February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom

Love you - hope your day is wonderful!

February 12, 2017

Grandma Anita

A few photos of my mom's mom, Anita Hall McCluney. Grandma Nita passed away last weekend after a long life as a mother to three girls, an elementary teacher in Dallas, and small town-Texas daughter. Unfortunately, she lived out her last years battling dementia and illness, but is now at peace in Kerens, Texas.

January 28, 2017

~Happy Birthday Matt~

Matt's birthday brought lots of fun and eating again this year, 3 fun celebrations for my favorite 36-year-old:
-Cowboys Stadium tour and lunch with Matt's mom after a great season, Go Boys!
-Shopping spree at Willow Bend with my parents and a delicious dinner at Whiskey Cake
-Lunch on the square and antiquing for Matt's new vision of a gold-framed art look in the bedroom 

~Happy Birthday~

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year [Goals for 2017]

Brunch 2016 was an awesome goal, here's hoping 2017 will be just as great.

On the docket-
  • Host at least four seasonal dinner parties with different folks
  • Make at least one nice sit-down meal each week at home (trying to get out of the burger/taco/spaghetti weekday rut)
  • Start daily journaling
    Plus-
  • Keep documenting life with bi-monthly blog posts
  • Spruce up the side yard shade garden, fix the pool spa heater and learn how to pressure wash the house/deck
  • Hit the road this summer - California is the plan, but Key West hasn't lost its appeal, Oregon/Seattle would also be fun.... or even just Big Bend again, we will see!

December 31, 2016

Q4 2016

Adventures in Quarter 4
October
-Antiquing all day at the Denison Fall Fest
-Started year two of Junior League's Go Govern program, learning about local government
-Lots of football, fun with friends, and trick or treating with the Motts

November
-Finally finished up the Trump House saga
-Fun with Junior League volunteering at our big 'Neath the Wreath market
-Celebrated our 11th anniversary
-Spent Thanksgiving in Carrollton with the Abbott crew too and visited McKinney's cute downtown Christmasfest

December
-Holiday fun at Prestonwood, caroling, parties, and typical December elementary school happiness
-Early Christmas celebration with my parents in Carrollton and dinner @ Whistlebritches
-Our big Virginia Christmas Trip to see Matt's brother+crew, the nieces and nephews were tons of fun
-Finished our Bruch Resolution with a trip to the Rustic #goals

House Updates
-Finally found a new washer and dryer for our tiny laundry closet after looking for hours over the course of 2 years, yay for quick drying clothes and a spin cycle
-A minor plumbing repair in our master bathroom, a first but also an easy fix

-Adventures in 2016-