Friday, December 30, 2011

We're Back

You guys saw photos of the cottage we stayed in. It was adorable. Next time, though, we will be sure to get one with a standing shower, not a handheld shower. There IS a difference!

This first two photos were taken on the front porch of the cottage.

This is us with my old college roommate, the one who kept me in line while I was away from J for a year. If you're ever in San Marcos, Texas, you must stop at Grin's for a burger!

This is me with our high school band director. She taught me the love of music and was one of the best marching band directors in the south, I believe, probably the country. This picture was taken in historic Gruene, Texas. A visit to the Gristmill Restaurant on the Guadalupe River is an absolute must. I loved my Rainbow Trout!

J and I wish you a happy and healthy 2012!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We are off to the Hill Country for a few days! Nothing like reminiscing to lift the holiday blues!!! We are staying at a cottage in Gruene, Texas. Check it out!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I loved this game. I can still remember dropping the ball down the chimney and watching it roll down the staircase. I would drop it over and over and over again for what seemed like hours. What, did I think something different would happen? It could only go four ways.

I loved putting the board together. I remember once when I wasn't gentle enough, I tore the end of one of the panels. After that, I had to be careful attaching that panel to the board so it wouldn't rip any more. The things you remember as a child.

My Daughter, The Songtress

Here's a song K18 is planning to record with her BFF. Their duo is called Pink Lemonade. Take a listen. They have a FB page. K18 is on the left.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Four and a Half More Days

On Friday afternoon, I will be free until 2012! Look for a post on my Around and Around blog for an update. I am so ready for the Christmas season to be OVER!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In Public

J and I went to our first Houston Texans game today and it was great! She won the tickets at work; they were on field level. It was fantastic because the Texans won again; they are in first place for the first time in franchise history. But something else made the day even greater.

The seats were so close together that sitting in our seats with our hands in our laps was basically out of the question, so she spent most of the game with her arm around me - in public!!! You probably think nothing of this, but let me tell you that J NEVER shows public displays of affection - EVER!

While we were sitting there, I went back in time. In the 1980's, even if our seats had been so close together, she would have found a way to have not put her arm around me, even if it killed her. We were that scared to be found out. She would not have, like she did today, grabbed on to me in the crowd to keep us from getting separated. If she would have been caught doing either of the above, we would have been sent home from high school or possibly kicked out of the college dorm. It just wasn't acceptable.

Today, I looked at the people beside us and behind us, and they were all grinning. They were having a good time; they could have cared less that we were obviously a couple. I love living life with J in the year 2011!