I started out the day at the Boosterthon.
I was able to get a picture of Hayden and his friends. Henry avoided the camera entirely. Beautiful weather and the rest of the day FREE! After the activity, I decided to help out Miss Ashley and visit the opening of a new store in McKinney. Understand, this is quite a sacrifice to go down on the old Town Square where there are shops and shops of beautiful and fabulous things! Ashley, I'm doing this for you. Unfortunately, I was met with . . .
and this! Crap - it's Oktoberfest! It's already hard enough to find parking down here without all the added confusion. Ok, calm down - this is for Ashley.
A few shops and a pair of shoes later I found it!
Ok, going to the door and inside I find . . .
Kendi and Bryan!
They listened to my whole crazy lady story of coming down on the square to help my niece and blah blah - and they still let me take their picture. And a few more.
Isn't the shop great? I did find a dress that I really wanted, but I'm too fat for it now. I promised Kendi and Bryan that I would be back in three weeks (after some serious working out) when I will hopefully be able to zip it up properly. They agreed.
So, I didn't score at Bloom, so I went and drowned my sorrows at my favorite treat shop. Mom & Pop Candy and Popcorn Shop. Love, love, love this place. It is an old time candy shop. I never leave empty handed. (I guess I'll be visiting Kendi and Bryan in six weeks).
I went across the street to one of my favorite shops - EVER.
Everything is Frenchesque. Some of their Christmas goodies.
Love these ribbon roses.
They have tons of French linens. This bedding is precious.
I grabbed a sandwich at this fabulous little eatery and headed home. Good-bye, Oktoberfest! Thanks for almost ruining Ashley's adventure. I guess I'll just have to go back when the streets are clear again.