As I previously blogged, we had planned to go to Dallas the weekend before Cohen’s birthday. We wanted a little getaway before the twins arrival and it just kind of felt right to be where Cohen was born and lived around his birthday. We spent about a month there and we prepared to spend however long we needed to.
For record, I am a Texan 🙂 I lived there until I was 18, and then I left for college.
Below, is our first picture in Dallas and our last. Pretty surreal. The first is a bit blurry because it was my mom’s first attempt at an iphone picture. We were almost into Dallas and decided on dinner at Cracker Barrel. If you are new, in the last picture, that’s Cohen’s best stuffed friend, BT. He was with him 24/7. I first blogged about him here, from the hospital. Brent picked him out in the Children’s gift shop and showed up to my hospital room with him before Cohen’s first surgery (the BT shunt). In the last picture, BT is looking at Children’s Medical Center as we are leaving the Dallas (it was across the street from the hotel we stayed in once we left the hospital). BT was sad to leave there without Cohen as well 🙁
Anyways, I was pretty excited to go to Dallas for Cohen’s birthday. I knew I couldn’t be on my feet much, but I knew something about being back there I looked forward to. Sure, I expected it to make me a bit sad at times, but that’s expected.
Well, a few weeks before, our trip to the hospital determined I wouldn’t be able to travel. I was bummed, but knew it was for the best.
A few days after Cohen’s birthday a big box arrived at the door. This was inside….
A Texas goodie basket! Since we couldn’t go for a Texas visit, a sweet family sent Texas to us!
Yes, I got big crocodile tears when I opened the basket and then read her card.
So nice of them!
The fun Texas tin was filled with all kinds of goodies!
Once I opened the plastic, everything was packed so perfectly, I couldn’t get a picture of everything, so I arranged it two different ways to show all the stuff within two pics 😉 OCD maybe..
I love all the little Texas trinkets. There were even bluebonnet sends in the package!
I’ve definitely enjoyed snacking on the goodies over the past few weeks. I think the pecans were my favorite and I LOVE jalapeno jelly on cream cheese.
You should have heard Brent when he saw this package. He sounded similar to when the bibs arrived. He kept saying “we have GOT to send them like a cool Oklahoma goodie basket.” I was basically thinking, I have no idea what Oklahoma goodies I would get them, haha.
Thank you, sweet Blackwells 🙂
There is no telling when we will get back to Dallas. Maybe next spring we can take Knox and Sloane to see where Cohen lived 🙂 I also have been meaning to blog about the donation we plan to do to Children’s. I keep forgetting. I’ll post a sticky note to do this next week. I’d love to have it done by Christmas, but just depends on finances since we have a few other little expenses arriving 😉 Maybe by Cohen’s second birthday.