In July my mom was (as always) an amazing angel and came down just to watch the boys while Danny and I headed to Texas for a few days. The annual Mary Kay Seminar is always held in downtown Dallas, and this year we were a-goin'!
I won't lie, saying good-bye to the kids was hard for me. I fought the tears and put on my game face for Danny.
|Waiting for luggage, oo la la|
Once arriving at our hotel, things got easier. We were able to hang out in a beautiful hotel (the Fairmont) and eat *free* hors d-oevres and breakfast every day together before I headed to the convention center.
|Our lovely room on the highest floor|
|The *free* lounge that we had "dinner" and breakfast in every day|
Danny had a sermon to work on, so outside of a little sight-seeing and working out, he worked primarily on his sermon while we were there.
|Check out my hot man!|
On top of learning A TON, getting a bunch of insider knowlege about the current and upcoming make-up trends, and getting to know some pretty fabulous people, I had a great time just being "Jolene". I walked, had quality alone time, and really memorable and special time with Danny, which is something that we agreed we need to make more of a priority. (And on a side-note, I only had one breakdown, missing my boys.)
On the last night before we left, the grand gala for the Seminar - Awards Night - had Danny and I dressed to the nines. The night went long, but it certainly was a memorable and special evening; filled to the brim with inspiration, entertainment and electricity.
I'm definitely doing this again, except next year I want to go in a Pink Cadillac.