Thursday, November 19, 2009

shopping day in salado

today danielle and i went to salado for the afternoon to shop around. in front of one of the stores was this beautiful tree. don't the clouds look pretty behind it? it was perfect weather for shopping outside-cool and breezy. this porch i'm standing on is the front of a little shop called horsefeathers. we found some beautiful things in here. can't wait to come back when i'm decorating our new home!

this was in front of a cute baby photography studio
the front of an old building. isn't the combination of old brick and rock pretty?

what a fun day! the next time we come back will be with little sadie!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day in Austin

After getting home Monday night, Les from Naples and me from Plano, Tuesday we had to make a quick trip to Bergstrom Airport in Austin to pick up Les' luggage that he couldn't retrieve at DFW. So, why not make it a fun trip! We had lunch at Pappadeaux's and then did a little shopping, a real neat appliance store with all those wonderful commercial ranges, then to Nordstrom's Rack, Whole Foods and then we topped it off at The Oasis on Lake Travis.

It was a beautiful day and the evening was so pleasant sitting on the patio, sipping wine and overlooking the lake. Enjoy my pictures!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weekend @ Fredericksburg

Les and I decided to take a little trip to Fredericksburg and enjoy the sites. We didn't realize it was "Trade Days" and a big wedding in town, so we didn't make reservations. The first night we stayed where we could find a room and the next night we had our choice.

We spent Saturday with Larry & Susie Lardy from Kerrville and we had such a fun time starting with breakfast at a German bakery and then on to shopping. I purchased a beautiful urn (No, not Grecian) for our new house--when that happens. We mostly "looked" at shops-one an art gallery where we could go outside and see the outdoor art of different designers. (This is the shop where I dropped my camera and no more pictures!)

That afternoon the Lardy's gifted us with tickets to a local performance of music, comedy and impersonations. It was a great show! After that we took them to dinner at a restaurant that was formerly a cotton gin. Wonderful food! (no pictures)
Oh, I didn't mention the wildseed farm...that was interesting and beautiful plants, I didn't buy any seeds but I did buy some jelly/jam.

Sunday we went to Enchanted Rock and enjoyed our drive seeing wildlife along the way. Then back to Waco via Marble Falls which is such a quaint town. We ate outside on the river and it was very scenic. Lots of fun and few pictures :(

Monday, October 12, 2009

TV Dinner

Sunday was a "stay home" day, at least for Les. I bought groceries after the meeting and delivered Mom & Dad with their shopping request. After that I decided to watch a movie and it was one of my favorites, "To Catch a Thief". We had eaten lunch at Olive Garden so it seemed to me that we should have a light dinner while watching TV. And we did! Consisting of laMadeleine Tomato Basil soupe, broiled sausage, cheese, crackers,veggies, wine and a lemmon pie.

This reminded me of years ago when we would have a fun dinner and watch TV in our I thought you girls would appreciate reminiscing. Is it any wonder that you both are constantly serving gourmet dinners???

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Last Blooms

Fall is always a sad-happy time for me...I love the change in temperature and the crisp feeling I get when going for my walks, but I'm sad to see the flowers die and the earth turn its' brown stage of color. So, here's two of my favorite flowers!

The pretty purple flower Les bought after seeing it in service. We love it! It is so dainty and colorful with its' delicate while laced edges.

The other is an African Violet that I purchased and have not tried to nuture. It blooms faithfully for me, perhaps begging for one more season.

I took pictures of some other remaining flowers, but they looked worse than they really are! Anyway, enjoy my last summer blooms!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall is in the Air!

Here I am trying to "fallize" my living room. I bought a few pumpkins (mantle) and some fall flowers ( which I'm proud of my arrangement--it looks orange, but it's really red) and of course put out my reliable red apples. It looks cute, but no comparison to my daughters' fall theme.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Night At The Symphony

Les and I decided to go to the symphony for a little culture. I was mentioning that we might go to Danielle and she said they already had tickets! Since they were going, that made the evening more fun. It was spectacular! Nikolaas Kende is an unbelievable pianist! What a performance!After hearing him perform, we enjoyed meeting Danielle & Mike at Cheddar's for some refreshments. What a nice evening!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

6th Month Anniversary

Well, here it is 6 months of marital bliss! We have had lots of fun and lots of's a rewarding challenge.
Our dinner was going to be at Diamond Back's, but they were closed due to the Labor Day Holiday, so we went to 135 Prime or is it Prime 135? Anyway, we had a very nice dinner of wine, New York Strip steak , garlic mashed potatoes and delicious salad. Oh, and wonderful olive bread.

After dinner we came home and opened presents. Les bought me a pretty diamond ankle bracelet--unfortunately it was a little small so he's getting that taken care of today. A nice surprise!!! My gift to him was a Cross ballpoint pen (not pictured). It's really pretty but not quite the equal...although he really liked it.

We sat on the patio under the stars and listened to music...and reflected!
It was a very nice evening and a special memory!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Girls' Weekend

What a fun time our little "foursome" had in Plano! Yummy lunch at Central Market, shopping, more good food (Freddy's was so cute & delicious) and lots of conversation and laughter.

Had fun with McKinlee while Susanne and Chris shopped. She is a great little kitchen helper! Two pans of brownies and even cleaned up!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

san antonio trip

Danielle covered our trip quite well on her blog, but might I add...we did have fun although there were a few negatives! Hence the spiders and no power were "biggies". The IMAX was beautiful --almost like scuba diving . The shopping turned out good! I have some new outfits... Anyway,

here are just a few pictures. I didn't get my camera out very often. I'm going to try and start posting more.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Luncheon with the "kids"

It's been so long since I've posted I had to call Danielle for help! Does that tell you I've been busy settling in back in Waco! We did have a fun luncheon with "our kids" while Staci was here from Florida. We met in Lewisville and my girls got to meet Leslie for the first time. We had a good lunch at Saltgrass and some good laughs...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mike & Danielle's visit to Naples

the first night we ate here and it was wonderful!

They are here!!! We have already had lots of fun in spite of the rains that started a day or so before their arrival. At least they had a few hours at the beach.