Before I blog about my little vacation to Texas, I wanted to let you all know of some changes to picasa that are so exciting to me, if you haven’t seen them yet! You can check them out HERE, but to give you a quick rundown, they have some great effects like picnik used, and I am thrilled with them! The only thing I would like picasa to add now is better collage options, and the sticker options for labeling your pictures with a tutorial title, for example. But hopefully those will come in the future. For now, I’m happy they are improving their free software, and I don’t have to upload every single picture as I did in picnik—they are already imported into picasa when I put pictures on my computer, and I don’t have to be connected online to use it, making editing pictures MUCH faster! Hurray!
Also, thanks for all the fun comments on Poppy’s new hairdo. It’s funny how common it is for little kids to cut their own hair!
My brother and I went to Dallas to visit my Dad this past weekend. What a beautiful place it is!
My Dad lives in Uptown Dallas right next to a beautiful trail called the Katy Trail. Such a pretty place!
We stopped to walk by the Dallas Temple. Such a unique and beautiful building!
We had a lot of great food. This place was amazing.
The Dallas Arboretum was breathtaking!
I also enjoyed my first Chinese massage. It was amazing!
This next food is from Truluck’s. Another amazing seafood restaurant! My Dad totally spoiled us. Pappadeaux and Truluck’s had THE BEST seafood I have ever tasted. Clam chowder, lobster bisque, salmon, shrimp—NOTHING had any type of rubbery texture at all and everything was flown in fresh daily. It was divine!
My Dad has great decorating skills. This bed was surrounded by some big walls, and rather than investing in some expensive art that he likes, he put curtains up to make it look like there were windows, when there really isn’t! I thought that was genius!
My Dad has always listened to the Beatles since they were big, and I’m thankful for that because I also love them. I LOVED this art he had in his office! Would be fun to try and replicate as a DIY!
I miss having my Dad close, but he’s lived farther away for quite some time. Me and my siblings are trying to convince him to move to Utah, and he’s thinking about it, so hopefully it will happen! He’s a great guy and it was fun to hang out with him and my brother for a couple days!