Friday, June 15, 2012

Dallas, Part 2

I was so excited to write this post and insert some great pictures....until I went to download my camera and realized that I was missing over 300 pictures from our trip.  I have no idea what happened.  I went into panic mode and downloaded a recovery manager to try and recover the lost pictures but haven't had any luck.  Does anyone have any tips for getting these pictures back?  I remember looking through them on my camera, just recently, but when I downloaded them to my computer they aren't there.  So sad. :(


Anyway, I'll try to explain what we did and use some pics from google images.  Abby loves American Girl dolls so I made reservations for she and I to have brunch at the store/bistro.  It was perfect!  It is the neatest store with a bistro upstairs.  We dressed up and were treated to a special time.  It was decorated in pink, apple green, and black and had the neatest flower sculpture on the ceiling.  The table was set so nicely and there was a little box of conversation starters.  Neat!  The best part was the little doll booster seat that attaches to the table for Abby's doll.  They even brought her doll out a little cup of tea!  She was in heaven.  The food was delicious too!  The server brought us out some little mini cinnamon buns with our beverages.  Abby had apple cinnamon french toast with maple bacon and I had a roasted vegetable frittata.  I wasn't sure what to expect at this little bistro but it was actually really high quality.  Loved every minute of it!

After eating we went downstairs to shop!  We thought about taking her doll to the salon but the line was really long and she decided she would rather use her spending money on something else.  The store is just a little girly girl's dream come true.  I would have loved this when I was little, and I could just see how much Abby enjoyed it!  She has one of the dolls that is customized to look like her as well as a couple of the historical dolls, Kit and Molly.  She bought a couple of outfits, a pair of glasses for her doll, and the healthy smiles kit.  I have no idea why she wanted her doll to have glasses and braces, since she has neither but she insisted. :) 


I hope that Abby and I can go back very soon.  She is growing up so fast, and will turn 8 in a week.  Many of her friends are starting to grow out of the doll stage so I am holding on with everything I have.  Kids grow up too fast these days. 

Since the American Girl store is at the Dallas Galleria, we hit the mall and did some shopping.  I had to go because they have some stores that we don't have here in Amarillo.  One of my first stops was LUSH.  Wow!  I have looked at the online store for the longest time and couldn't wait to go in.  It smelled so good!  All of the cosmetics and bath products and handmade and many are vegan/organic.  I found some great body butters and bath washes for the kids since they both have allergies and eczema.  I also picked up some bath bombs and solid shampoo.  I might have to do a seperate post on these soon. 

After hitting the Clinique counter, Macy's, and a few other stores, I went to the Dooney and Bourke store.  I knew I would leave with something!  I got a large Dooney sac purse in saddle for my birthday and love it but was looking for something smaller and in a fun color.  I found just the bag and it was 45% off so it was perfect!  The color is seafoam green and the size is perfect.  It has helped me scale back and only carry what I need instead of everything plus the kitchen sink. 

I will finish the Dallas trip tomorrow.  Birthday parties are coming up and Father's Day (Wyatt's this weekend, Abby's sleepover next weekend) so there is lots to do.  Plus, I still need to post about our new house!  I have lots of pictures that I am editing so it is coming up soon.  I am still trying to get everything where I want it and am in the process finding a new accent chair.  Too many choices!

I'm off to see if I can recover my lost pictures.  I am just sick about it.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Emily said...

I'm not really sure how to recover your pictures, sorry!

I loved hearing about your trip to the American Girl store! That sounds like so much fun for a doll loving girly girl!!!

Hope the birthdays are so fun and you have a great weekend!!