Saturday, January 08, 2011

Home Away From Home

This past week Mr. D and I have been in Florida.  Let me just tell you how amazing it's been and how much I've missed this place!  We've been visiting with our local friends and hitting up all our favorite eateries.  If only my Sister Puffin were here to enjoy all this fun with us...then it would be perfect! 

My dinner at Tijuana Flats.  Nom.Nom.

As soon as we rolled into town on Sunday night I insisted we eat at my most favorite place, Tijuana Flats.  It's kinda like Moe's or Chipotle....except much, much, much better!  If you're ever near a Tijuana Flats do yourself a favor and go eat there! 
(The TJ's in Gainesville always had $1 drafts for happy hour.  Who can beat that?) 

Lou & Mr. D at House of Beer

Monday we got to catch up with our best friend, Lou.  (Back story: Lou and I have been best friends for ten years now and I promise you he makes my life a better one.  I met Lou in 2001 when the two of us were studying abroad at Cambridge University in England and we've been BFF ever since.  Mr. D and I are so blessed to have a guy like him in our life.)  We all went out for dinner and drinks and it ended up being a later night than I expected.  That's what happens when you're hanging out with Lou.  Time just flies by!


The rest of the week was spent pretty much the same way...after work we would go out for dinner and drinks with Lou.  :)  The 3 of us would laugh and laugh and I'm sure the other patrons thought we were a little bit loud craycray...but we didn't care.  We were reunited and so happy! 

"To know us is to love us!"  Haha.

Mr. D showing off the awesome alligator bourbon glasses Lou gave us for Christmas!
They are perfect!  (Lou is too generous and knows us well!)

Enjoying a sundae from my most favorite dessert shop!
(Okay so maybe I enjoyed these a couple nights while we were in town...but I had to have one for my Sister Puffin too...didn't want to disappoint her!) 

This weekend we are off to Howey in the Hills, FL (yes, this is a real place) to visit Mr. D's parents.  Let me just tell y'all...when it comes to family I thank my lucky stars every day.  Not only is my family absolutely incredible...but my in laws are amazing too!  I have always loved spending time with Mr. D's family and his parents are just the most adorable couple ever.

Mr. D and his Dad in front of their new home on New Years Eve 2010.
(Look at the Herb hammin' it up for the camera. No question where Mr. D gets it from!)

What about you?  Any big plans for today or tomorrow? 
I hope your week has been nothing short of fabulous! 

Mrs. D

Please excuse the look of all these photos.  They were taken on my iPhone - I know the quality is lacking.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are a having a blast! It is always nice to catch up with old friends.