Diamonds are Forever

Diamonds are Forever

Sixty years. The diamond anniversary they call it. Not sure if Grandma knew that this year, but she missed her chance at scoring yet another ring with a big ole rock. If you know my grandma, you can picture just about all ten of her fingers sporting at least one ring, but a few may even have a couple stacked. I ought to do a whole post discussing her rings. She has a story for each of them. Not all are worth huge sums of money, but those usually have…

The Goings: Filling My Days with the Four-leggeds

The Goings: Filling My Days with the Four-leggeds

It sure has been a busy June. Already halfway through 2016. Unbelievable. But can’t complain too much about that. Halfway through just means I have had plenty of weekends so far in 2016 to have fun and toe the line with trouble! :) Figured it has been a hot minute since I shared pictures of cows with y’all. So today is the day, you’ll get to see lots of pictures. Disclaimer: not all pictures include four-legged mammals. Some contain no mammals at all. Also there may be a picture of…

Road Trip Reads

Road Trip Reads

A number of good things came about on my trip to the mountains this past weekend. One of those was being getting back into another book. Last month while on vacation with my family, I lost myself in the pages of a book called “Hill Country,” written by Janice Woods Windle. I found myself more interested than usual in a book of this type. I wasn’t sure if it was actual interest or due to reading at such a high elevation. Nonetheless, this historical fiction novel lured me in and…

God is Good. Yet another post about being blessed.

God is Good. Yet another post about being blessed.

God is good. Though it may sound like an original phrase, possibly under- or over-used depending on how you look at it, but after the week I had last week, I am reminded yet again by the dear Lord how blessed I am. From the seminar for work I attended last Monday to the 4 days I spent out in the middle of nowhere with my family then to the float trip with my fellow Ags on the Comal River and finally to my trip to Luckenbach, Texas, on Sunday….

100 Miles from Home

100 Miles from Home

For the last couple of nights, I have been on a blissful vacation with my family at a camp outside of Fredericksburg, Texas. The quiet of our surroundings set the stage for a couple of days of relaxation and fun. On Wednesday, our group, ventured into town to visit a winery and hit Main Street in Fredericksburg. Our group consisted of my parents and sisters, my grandparents, two of my Dad’s brothers, an aunt, and two cousins. A motley crew we were indeed. Our first stop: Chisholm Trail Winery. There…

A Getaway in the Hill Country

A Getaway in the Hill Country

Unplug and unwind. That’s been the theme of our family vacation this year. This is the third year in a row that one of my grandparents have turned 80. In 2013, we threw a big party for Grandpa out at our house that included a dance out on the patio. The next year, it was Granny’s turn. For both of these parties, we sent 100+ invitations. We had to turn fields for grazing into parking lots and have all of our relatives bring a picnic table so everyone could have…

Where’s Waldo? Where’s Alyx?!?!

Where’s Waldo? Where’s Alyx?!?!

Where have I been? Good question. I’ve been laying on a beach in the middle of the Caribbean,  climbing mountains over in Europe, oh yeah and I took a quick shuttle ride to the moon! Ok that may be too unbelievable of a story to satisfy you. How about this: moved into a new house, again; rodeo two weekends in a row for a total of four non-stop days; another wedding; another trip to the beach; baseball games; happy hours; and lots of miles traveled. No not near as exciting…

Song Request Please

Song Request Please

Do you sometimes randomly start thinking about a song, then listen to it several times in a row? And later in day do you hear it on the radio? Oh my goodness, this has been happening to me so often! I can understand this happening with newer music, but the kinds of songs that usually pop in my head randomly are the country gold kind of oldies. Most recently, this was the case with “From a Jack to a King”. Yesterday, on my way to work the catchy little chorus started rolling off the…

Movie Spree in Order

Movie Spree in Order

Many apologies! It has been since the middle of December since I last posted! Just can’t believe how the time flies. So much has been had over the past month. The good, the bad, and the interesting. But so happy that 2015 is here. A lot of things to be looking forward to in this upcoming year. A handful of resolutions on my mind that I will post shortly. Last year I had a pretty general list of resolutions and I feel like I kept up with most of them pretty…