It all started on Saturday around 4:00 pm. Some of our family was still at our house from the Thanksgiving holiday. We were all in the front living room putting up the Christmas tree when there wound up being some sort of mess and confusion about an already-paid-for-unclaimed-hotel-room at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. So after the confusion had been settled, my parents decided to pay the owner of the said hotel room and give it to Brian and I as an early anniversary gift!
Brian and I have also started a tradition a couple of years ago to go to The Melting Pot in Addison for our anniversary dinner. So, we decided, since we were going to be spending the night in Dallas, lets just make it an official anniversary date and go to dinner as well. And that we did. Had I known we were going out to a nice dinner and an even nicer hotel for the evening, I would have washed my hair when I got up that morning, I would have bought a new dress and I would NOT have eaten so much for lunch.
By this time it was about 4:45. I made a quick reservation for 6:15 for dinner. We only had about an hour to change clothes, pack our bags, say our good-byes (Maddie doesn't like to say good bye, it takes forever to leave the house) and drive to Addison which takes about 20-30 min.
We had a GREAT time! Dinner was FABULOUS as always and the Hotel reminded me of the Titanic since its a historical hotel. I didn't get any pictures of dinner since I didn't want to take my ginormous camera inside with me but I got plenty inside the hotel.
This was our view outside. It was neat how the stop lights had a large ornament hanging from the middle. The ornament changed colors also.
A plate with chocolate covered strawberries and other chocolate treats greeted us as we walked in the room.
Yes, the sweet well-wishes were made in white chocolate as well!
They had the hotel decorated for Christmas. It was beautiful!