May 10, 2015

Love ya Mom!

Happy Mother's Day!
{My grandmother, mother, and great-grammy.}

April 30, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • A relaxing weekend in Spring to visit M+J, Lydia is growing quick! We especially enjoyed a fun dinner out with fresh seafood at Blue Water and stops at big Sam Houston AND Bucee's on the way home - sometimes dreams really do come true.
  • Matt hosted Grayson's first Civil War anniversary event and a WWII community event at work. He was even interviewed on the morning news and did an awesome job. The video is already down but you can read more about it here.
  • Lots of art! We're always on the hunt for original art for our house and this month we hit the jackpot. We found an antique beach scene at the Antique Company Mall downtown, a large modern piece in a snazzy gold frame hanging on the wall at the Loophole in Denton, and a oil scene of Yellowstone at the McKinney Arts in Bloom Festival. Love them all (and the art budget is now depleted for 2015).
  • Lots of social events! A nice Easter lunch in Carrollton with my parents and Aunt Jenny+Audie; finally getting to know our neighbors at the Gage's housewarming party; celebrating Ricky+Holly's wedding with college friends at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; plus fun on the square with the Motts and fun at our house with the Sielings.
  • I wrapped up the Junior League year finishing facilitations for several committees and had another busy month at work, and Matt got to learn more about pool equipment: including replacing the motor, repairing 2 leaks, and cleaning the filter himself for the first time - woah.
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March 31, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • Charleston Mother-Daughter Trip
  • An awesome, busy spring break... I went to Charleston while Matt painted our bedroom and worked on his dissertation, then we checked out the new Nebraska Furniture Mart and cool little Lone Star Taps & Caps Beer Store, went camping at Colorado Bend State Park, and I hosted Junior League book club at my house for Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - whew & fun!
  • Fredericksburg Sorority Weekend
  • Plus open house and another snow day at work, Collin County Gardening Show, and time in the yard getting things ready for spring (new herbs and ferns in the pots, weeding, and replacing a few plants that didn't survive the winter)
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March 30, 2015

Fredericksburg Girls Weekend

For my 3rd (!) vacation of March I headed south to cute little Fredericksburg for an impromptu sorority reunion. A few sorority sisters decided to head to the hill country, invited everyone on Facebook, and the next thing you know we had 3 houses and 22 Tech alums together for the weekend.
 We walked the town and enjoyed meals at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm, Altdorf Biergarten, and Old German Bakery. The highlight was, of course, the two chartered busses that drove us down the 290 Wine Trail all afternoon: Four Point WineWilliam Chris VineyardsSister Creek Vineyards, with a final stop in Luckenbach.
I think it's fair to say we had F-U-N.
Next time we won't wait so many years between reunions!