Monday, July 23, 2012

The Weekend

This weekend we were in Dallas, Texas and went to Medieval Times for my sister's 30th birthday. For those who don't know what Medieval Times is; it's a dinner theater that features staged medieval-style games, as well as horsemanship and falconry. Wanna know a little fact about me? My family goes to Medieval Times almost every year. My first time to go was in 1993! That was 19 years ago!! I died when I calculated that. I also died when I found this photo of me in 1993! 
I was 8 years old in this photo! 
The most memorable Medieval Times visit was last year, when I went with my mom and sister. The falcon that flies around landed on my food and spilled my drink on me!! The falcon sat there (which felt like forever) until an employee came and poked him to fly away. It was a mixture of awesome, scary and embarrassing.
Awesome, because I got to see this amazing falcon so close! Scary because I thought it might be moody and want to claw my face. And embarrassing because the falcon sat on my plate for several minutes, I was frozen in my seat laughing my nervous laugh and I felt like everyone was looking at me!
I noticed this year they had the falcon fly around before they served us our food, so maybe it happened enough times. 

Alright, now it's time to share some photos after that intro!
1. Husband and I are super pumped in our green crowns! In all the years we've gone I've never been the green knight! 
2. This is how I take a picture with the king. 
3. Loving our little cups of strawberry daiquiris!
4. My beautiful sister celebrating her 30th!
5. My mom, my sister's step daughter, my sis & I before we took our seats.
6. My sister's reaction to getting this paper letting her know they will announce her name during the dinner.
7. This is from Riley's instagram. I loved his caption: Shit just got real.
8. Some medieval-style game action. 
9. Our green Knight won his battle!! 
10. And then he died shortly after. You can see him napping on the floor there.
11. I think our king was drunk. 
12. And a nice backwards Texas waffle for breakfast before we head home to Oklahoma. 
In attendance for my sister's birthday dinner was her husband & step kids, my mom, Riley and I. I love group photos that they only take one shot and you can't check it. It's always priceless. 

If you ever get a chance to go to Medieval Times you totally should! It's such a fun time! 


  1. Hi Stela!
    we have medieval festivals in summer, but nothing as fun as yours!! I would have loved to have seen the falcon up close :)
    You were such a cute 8 year old!! The smile is unmistakably you :)

  2. how fun! I have never heard of this!

  3. Great way to spend a Birthday! love the pictures too :)

  4. This looks like so much fun! We went to Dixie Stampede one year in Branson and loved it, so I know this would be awesome too!
    Love all your photos :)

  5. That is soooooo awesome! And I love that she went for her 30th birthday.

  6. I've never been there but that looks like so much fun! Love the pics that caught all you guys mid-laugh!!

  7. 8-year-old Stela is so adorable! I feel kinda bad for the woman in the photo with you...she has that look on her face like, "This is my 800th photo today. When does my shift end?"

    You guys look like you had so much fun. I've never been to Medieval Times, only seen it on tv or movies. The falcon thing might terrify me. I love group photos like that. Someone in my family always has their eyes closed or mouth open or something. Good times.

  8. Your pictures are hilarious! I'm glad that you had such a good time with your family. The last time we went to Medieval Times, my littlest sister-in-law was turning 10. She'll be 20 next month. Now that we live closer to the Renaissance Fair, we usually do that, but it would be a blast to go to Medieval Times again, too.

  9. Oh man, what an awesome time! I've still never been, even though there's one close by. It's on my list...
    Oh, and also, when you said 1993, I though...oh that's not so long ago, and then I realized as you did the math for me that, yes, yes it actually is! LOL.

  10. I love medieval times! We used to go in high school during these crazy school trips we went on. And I just recently went a few years ago to one near Baltimore for a friend's birthday. It's so cheesy, but so fun!

  11. I saw Medieval Times on an episode of The Apprentice and thought it looked like so much fun! Love these photos...especially the one where you are 8! So cute :)
    XO - Marion

  12. these are great photos! looks like so much fun! i recently went to one of these, and all i could think about was an episode of Arthur (pbs cartoon...oh yeah!) that featured a restaurant like this. so great:)