Birthday Weekend: Wine Tasting at Sugar Ridge Winery + Our Family Dinner

sugar-ridge-winery-veepeejayLast Friday I celebrated my birthday. If you read my Dear Me post  , you will recall me telling my younger self to embrace new experiences. Over the years, my husband & I have made sure that we do just that. We love exploring our “neighborhood”, so this weekend he planned a surprise mini staycaytion to Ennis TX, for a drive in movie and a Wine Tasting at Sugar Ridge Winery .

sugar-ridge-winery-ennis-texas-veepeejayI had mentioned that I wanted to see the Cinderella movie (don’t judge me) so he made sure I did…at an old fashion drive in 🙂
I have never been to drive in movie, so it was definitely a new experience for me. I wish I had pictures, but it was late at night, and it was raining, so the pictures are not blog worthy. But the movie and the experience were really great! 🙂


I thought the drive in movie was the surprise, but as we drove into our hotel parking lot, I realized I that we were not going home. We spent the night in Ennis, which is a small town about 45 minutes south of Dallas. On Saturday, we headed over to Sugar Ridge Winery.

I’m the type of person who will take one sip of wine, and the next minute I’ll be looking for somewhere to lie down. Yep, I’m that girl.

sugar-ridge-winery-birthday-weekend-veepeejaybirthday-weekend-wine-tasting-our-family-dinner-veepeejayI’m happy to report that I was still standing after tasting 8 different wines. We even settled on a favorite 🙂 The staff at Sugar Ridge Winery was super friendly and answered my million questions. Even the dog was friendly 🙂


Once the wine tasting was over, we headed back to Dallas because my friend Julian and I had plans to attend the Our Family Dinner Dallas.



Our Family Dinner was another fun, new experience. They even surprised the birthday ladies with a mini dessert. It was as good as it looks!
sugar-ridge-winery-ennis-wine-tastingIf you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that my birthday weekend was bitter sweet, because my grandma passed on Sunday. One of the highlights of my birthday was being able to talk to her for the last time. She wished me happy birthday, made sure I was ok (like she always did), and she also told me not to worry about her.
She was an amazing woman, she lived a long, full life, and I know she would be happy that I was out embracing new experiences.

YOUR TURN: What new experiences have you had lately?



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