Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where have I been?

Cleaning my room (which is an ongoing process), working on the Dog Park Project, and continuing the living room revamp.

Firstly, I have discovered that a little bit of cleaning every day really adds up, and is far less annoying and taxing than spending an entire day cleaning. And you're FAR less likely to just shove stuff in the closet. And I've finally hung my curtains! I've (shamefully) had them for over a year. Yeah.

Secondly, we have been hard at work with The Park People in an effort to bring a dog park to Abilene. It will be an off-leash area where dogs can run and play, and their owners can hang out too! We're working through a non-profit, Connecting Caring Communities, we aren't asking the City for money, so no raised taxes. Check out our website, and if you're in the Abilene area, come to our informational meeting this Friday, the 28th at 5:30, The Abilene Garden Club @ 300 Westwood.

Thirdly, the living room revamp continues! I spent several hours this weekend painting our very 70s fireplace a lovely pristine white. I've still got a few coats to go on the top 1/3 (above the mantel), but I had to give my arms and hands a break. After 4 1/2 coats on the bottom my right hand was starting to resemble the Claw.

Photos coming soon...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Old friends, good times

This weekend I made a quick trip to San Antonio to see one of my best friends from college. We usually see each other once a year at Homecoming, but last year she was on vacation that weekend and I went to Gruene for their annual pottery festival.

After Saturday's visit, I realized that once a year is not nearly enough. She has the most adorable family: amazing husband and two adorable and awesome kiddos. We had a lazy lunch and then (despite the 135 degree heat) headed out to a park by the San Antonio zoo to do a quick family photo session.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Love you guys!!

Monday, August 03, 2009


Last week was spent trying to get the house in order for the big double birthday bash for Gina and Cassi. They decided on a Luau this year! We transformed our backyard into a tropical paradise, complete with tiki torches, sand, and a fire pit.

The pups were even decked out! Though after a few hours they were pooped!

Lots of yummy food (homemade peach salsa, beer weenies, various chips and dips), jello-shots, and a great luau cake made by Jessica and Aaron (great job guys!).

The party rocked on til the wee hours of the morning, and a good time was had by all. Now who's gonna clean up this mess? :)