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Life in DFW

My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

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Spring Picnic at Klyde-Warren Park

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

It's been 4 months since Mr.Man moved to his new job in downtown Dallas and we're loving it so far. We're so grateful for this God-given opportunity and we don't ever want to take it for granted. Now since the sun is out more often and the weather is not as cold as it was at the beginning of the year, we finally got to do what I've been wanting to do for a while : taking him out on a lunch picnic with J around downtown Dallas. Megan_Weaver_11a

It was a no-brainer to pick Klyde-Warren Park, 'cause it's only 2 minutes away from his office and it's more spacious and kid-friendly than the other parks at downtown Dallas.

And even though they have tons of food trucks there at the park, I decided to bring our own homemade meals that were healthy, filling, affordable and yummy!

Spinach and Almond Salad in A Jar

Super easy to make. I layered spinach, some kale, almonds, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes in two mason jars and topped them with my Chia-Apple Cider Vinegar dressing (made of chia seeds, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil).



Crunchy, cheesy, nutty, tangy, and sweet at the same time! I also brought some turkey sammiches with mayo and kethup on wholeweat bread.


Look at him, the dude was hungry!

Now since he had to go back to work, I couldn't bring him anything 'boozy' to drink. So I made some...

Strawberry & Rosemary Water + Virgin Mimosas 


I used limeade and Sprite to substitute the champagne. And I added some cut fruits to add more color to it! And for dessert we had...

Baked Mini Donuts with Powdered Sugar 


So delicious, affordable to make, and hmm...I wanna say healthy but not really. I mean, they might be baked but they're still donuts. But you don't eat desserts to be healthy anyways right? So yeah click here for the recipe!


Ow yea, he sure is one, just like his mama ;)

It's always nice to sneak some quality time in between our busy days. Next week is going to be even sunnier! I wish you all a lovely weekend with your family and I'll leave you with this piece of advice from my picnic box right here.



Photography by the amazing Megan Weaver (check her out on instagram and facebook :) 

Donut Slayer top by Prefresh available at Ollie and Mave Pop Up Shop 

Decks in The Park : Millennial Parents' Party

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Whoa...I can't believe that I'll turn 26 this Friday! Still very young right? Probably too young to have a 20 month-old boy and a husband (for some people). Marriage is often believed to be something that would suck the youth out of you. But to be honest, I have learned that if you're not being intentional about keeping your spirit/positivity/ hope/ love turned up, life itself will suck the youth out of you, regardless of your marital status and age. Now I am very grateful that our little family is blessed enough to have moved to Dallas last year. Here in America, like in many other western countries, having kids is more 'accommodated' with tons of free activities at beautiful parks, museums, libraries, and other public spaces. I remember how difficult it was to get around and look for fun activities for J back home in Indonesia. The traffic, smoking policy, poor condition of the public spaces, limited activity options for kids that are outside the malls --Hmm...let's just say I really needed to be extra creative to come up with our own activity options.

Anyway, thankfully, today, I get to truly enjoy learning to be a wife and a parent in Dallas without forgetting to have fun! One of which is by going to a FREE dance party at Klyde-Warren Park which is famously known as Decks In The Park.

Last Thursday we went there for the first time with our friends Craig, Tara and their son Israel. We got there at 6, and not many people were there, just some kids running around on the empty lawn.


We then set up our little picnic space right in the middle of the park, and shortly after, other families, couples, and friends began to arrive to take their spot.


But of course my little J wanted to play with the splash fountain before we got him to do anything else.


Meanwhile, Israel was having a good time with his daddy.




Israel was being silly. Love that kid.


Fruits, chips, nachos, quesadilla, fried catfish, ice cream - ow yeah!


I love how this event is kid-friendly! It's just perfect! You get to bring your kids, eat good food, sip some drinks if you want to, bring your dog, and dance to some good music! And the weather was nice too!


DJ Samma Lone started spinning some funky tunes at 7 and the kids where dancing right in front of him. Some adults too! With hula hoops!



For some reason, J kept on walking towards the lady in the denim top on the left. She was pretty, and I think J kinda noticed it.



I saw some parents were dancing while babywearing as well, what a genius! I'd do that next time when I have another baby! J's too big for his baby carrier now, plus he couldn't stay still whenever there's music being played.



Before we left, Mr.Man and I took J to see these freestyle dancers busting up some moves. The sky was getting darker, the stage lights were shining beautifully, and we left with a smile on our faces. Realizing that with this kind of joy, peace, love, and hope that we got in our hearts - we are forever young.