Weekend Recap – 8.28.2017

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It’s time for a little weekend recap action on the blog today. Hurricane Harvey has made its impact across Texas. However, it didn’t impact me quite as much as we thought/hoped for. Nonetheless, I’m sending up my prayers for all affected. As terrible as it has been to see the damage and pain caused, it has also been a beautiful thing to watch people helping others no matter who they are. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see all of these good deeds and efforts publicized for weeks, months and years…

About Me 2.0 / 27 for Twenty-seven

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It has been way too long since I worked on my About Me page. Today I was reminded of a post I did two years ago called 25 for Twenty-five. It was such a fun way to share more about myself without just babbling on. Therefore, I found it fitting to update my About Me during my birthday week. So here goes a little Q&A session: 27 for Twenty-seven: About Me What is my favorite movie, song and book? Movie: Sabrina (1954) Song: Silver Wings by Merle Haggard Book: The…

Grandpa’s Girl

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Someone once said, “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” Eighty-four years young, and my grandpa embodies that statement to a T. If you ever wonder how I got my affinity for old country music, paperback westerns and sawdust covered dance floors, look no further than Gramps. The love he shows to all around him is admirable. So much to look up to. A dancing machine. He can stay up way longer than me, or you I’d bet. No better way to spend an…

Diamonds are Forever

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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

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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.

Family at Quiet Hill Ranch

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

Chisholm Trail Winery

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

Sunset at Quiet Hill Ranch

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…