Rick and I went to Dallas, TX from Thursday night to Sunday morning for his Company Trip. We spent the days attending workshops and then they provided fun entertainment at night! Fred, Penny and Sophie had their Fall Break this weekend so it worked out perfectly for them to come out and stay with Daci while we went to Texas. It was so such a fun and relaxing weekend, and one that we really needed! Thanks so much to The Roberts for watching out little stinker so we could have some much needed alone time!
Friday night we had our Company Party and Talent Show at the House of Blues and it was 80's themed! I had so much fun dressing up. I even found my crimper that my mom use to use on my hair in the 80's and went to work!
Rick found this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt (doesn't that bring back memories!?), these 80's glasses and 80's hat. If we had had just one more day we would have been able to find suspenders and Chuck Taylor Shoes to complete the ensemble but it still turned out pretty good. All of his co-workers LOVED his costume and if it hadn't been for his height, they wouldn't have even recognized him!
Thinking we are cool and thuggin' :) It felt really weird going to a party without our little munchkin. I felt like we were dating again or something!
Probably the best of the night was when the Talent Show started. A girl came out on the stage and sang an 80's rock song and it was absolutely amazing! Then, a guy with a huge mohawk came out on the stage with an electric guitar. They were both so good and we all figured they were performers that worked for the House of Blues. After the song, the Mohawk Man started talking in this accent that was just incredible. After about five minutes people started realizing this one none other than their coworker, Adam! Rick said he is an incredibly soft spoken guy, he has maybe heard two words come out of his mouth in the four months that he has worked there. He grew his hair out and actually shaved it and made it into a mohawk the night of the performance. The girl that sang the awesome song was his wife. They did such a great job and it was VERY entertaining!
Not the best picture, but I snapped this of Adam and his wife while they were getting their photos taken.
Here are our "professional photos" from the night. We had a green screen behind us an then they cut us out and put us on an 80's background....thats why my hair is green on the edges :)
The Chicago Office all jumped in there for a pic. Rick and I are on the back row (go figure) on the left. Rick's shirt was green so it disappeared in the photo and ET's shadow went across his chest :)
We stayed at the W Hotel in Dallas. They have a club on the 33rd floor and we had breakfast up there Saturday morning. There is a glass balcony that extends out from the building. It was pretty scary walking out onto it! Rick really doesn't like heights so it was a big deal for him to be out there :)
We had SOOO much fun just relaxing as a couple. We haven't seen each other much this last month and it was fun to have a lot of one on one time together. Also, as much as I love my Daci Doodle, she is definitely A LOT of work and it was nice to get a little break from being a mommy :) Glad to be back home and with her now though! Sad that Rick didn't get to come back with me :( He is in Dallas for the week. He doesn't have to be there full time anymore though. Now, he is in Chicago two weeks then Dallas a week, Chicago two weeks then Dallas a week. This will go on until at least January. Its hard to complain though because Rick has an AWESOME job and works for an AWESOME company and we feel so blessed. After going to this conference, seeing his company's values and meeting the great people that he works with, I am truly grateful that we are in the situation we are. We are so blessed!