Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Gaylord Texas

My awesome mother-in-law loves nothing more than having all of her family together for a meal. She always makes the event as special as possible bt pulling out her china, making a lovely display of her wonderfully cooked meal, placing beautiful linens on the table and lighting the candles as we sit down to eat. From time to time, she also plans an outing for the family. Since everyone was home for Christmas this year, she planned an outing to the Gaylord Texas, an amazing hotel in Grapevine which puts on amazing Christmas displays. This year, they were displaying a collection of ice sculptures! We didn't see those due to the hefty $25/person price tag to get in to the display, but we did enjoy the other Christmas trees, trains and lights around the hotel. While it wound up being quite a chaotic evening after fighting through terrible traffic to get to the hotel, wading through massive crowds of people to see the displays, and eating at a sports bar instead of the nice restaurant we had all envisioned - without a table!, it was still a great photo-op. Take a look!

The lighting displays are amazing.

The kids made the most of our interesting seating arrangements!

Isaac spots the train traveling around all the trees and lights

Two lovely ladies
He's a keeper, folks.


  1. the lights there are absolutely gorgeous!! i've always wanted to go see them-all i ever see are pictures!! lol!!glad ya'll had a great time. looks like you guys had a wonderful christmas. isaac is so cute and getting so big!!! wishing you guys a happy new yeaR:)

  2. I LOVE that look Isaac is giving the train... so fun! Give that boy a kiss from Aunt Mel.