May 14, 2017

April 30, 2017

Mar/Apr 2017

March Adventures-

We ended up with two different spring break weeks - the first week off for me with lots of lounging and plant shopping, then a week off for Matt for disc golf and planting

A weekend trip to Palo Duro Canyon

Matt's dissertation defense - big news!

Spending time with family while my grandfather was sick & remembering Papa

Celebrating Junior League's 40th Anniversary with 40 projects, so grateful I get to help the community and improve myself through my involvement with JLCC

April Adventures-

Fun at the Denison Culture of Arts Festival, McKinney Arts in Bloom (3 days/3 visits), visiting Bonham, and eating on the square with my parents (their first trips to Snug & Mellow Mushroom)

24 hours in San Antonio for the library convention, it didn't work out quite right with work/time/money so it was a quick visit for TLA this time, but my session was highly attended and helpful so the drive was worthwhile (plus I got to finish listening to Making Oprah and Only Human)

A busy Junior League month working at our Trinkets to Treasures rummage sale, taking a great class on emotional intelligence, and interviewing for next year's placement - looking forward to working on new service projects through the Done in a Day committee

And lots of spring antiquing - we've been having fun as McKinney pickers collecting vintage landscape paintings, current favorite shops are Touch of Class in Sherman (also a random history museum), Antique Company Mall, and High Street Market in Plano
And around the house...
We (Matt) did a lot over spring break - annual spring landscaping, plus an overdue pool repair (the spa gets hot again-yay!), an overdue oven repair = buying a new oven, buying a hedge trimmer, sound bar for the den, and stocking up on pool supplies for the season and other yard maintenance.

March 18, 2017

Palo Duro Canyon Weekend

Spring break didn't align for us this year, so we fit in a fun getaway during the shared weekend with a trip to Palo Duro Canyon. It's always good to get time in west Texas.
The main event was visiting the park for hiking - 5 stars to the Lighthouse Trail at the grand canyon of Texas. In true tourist style, we stopped for lunch at the famed Big Texan on our way into town, and enjoyed Canyon's cute downtown shopping, Palace Coffee, the Bar Z Winery, and had plenty of time to relax at a nice B&B too.