Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I came across this little clip and had to use it in my New Year's post. I would have loved to have been a guest at one of those fabulous New Year's Eve parties back then. I would have worn a glamorous dress and danced my feet off. This year we do not have plans. I believe we might watch movies and order some take out. We are preparing to move soon so we are mostly concentrating on getting as much rest during this holiday season as we can. As soon as we bring in the New Year we know that things are about to get very busy. 2011 has a lot of life changing events but we are eager to start the next chapter.

As I reflect on this past year I have written down the top 10 highlights of 2010.

1.) My husband became a free agent and began consulting on his own. His reputation paid off and he was awarded numerous contracts.

2.) We became completely debt free.

3.) We spent a week in New Orleans for a conference. I got to relax, shop, and eat around our old stomping grounds. It was a fabulous trip.

4.) My husband enrolled into the Princeton Review and took the LSAT.

5.) We successfully got a hospital through a state inspection within 30 days setting a new record not only in the Houston area but for the state of Texas.

6.) We visited old friends in Bayou Country.

7.) My husband gave a presentation he wrote regarding the new health bill and was invited to speak at the capital in Austin during the 2011 session.

8.) We became more involved in Medical Missions.

9.) My husband got accepted into Law School.

10.) We spent our last Christmas in the Lone Star.

Can't wait to see what 2011 will bring us. Wishing y'all a very blessed and healthy New Year.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

San Antonio

My husband and I spent an some time over in San Antonio this past weekend. I love San Antonio during the month of December. Even with pictures I can't describe how beautiful and festive the River Walk is during the holidays. I enjoy it so much and considering that we are about to move we wanted to take the boat ride around the waterways for one last tour.

This is the same stage that you saw Sandra Bullock in the movie Miss Congeniality. To tell you the truth I've never stopped to take in a show. Out of all these years living in Texas and visiting the River Walk I never did. I've glanced here and there as I was passing by but one day I'll have to do that.

I just adore all these historic buildings in the downtown area. San Antonio is rich in history.

Cute little horse and carriage. That horse is so cute.

The guards are singing in Spanish in their traditional uniforms. It really sets the mood while crossing the courtyard.

Isn't this picture gorgeous!!!

The second night we drove north of the city to the Hill Country. We stayed a fabulous resort. The name JW Marriott San Antonio

This is the view from our balcony looking over the Hill Country. They had a fantastic golf course, spa, restaurants, etc. However, we were so busy with a conference that we didn't have much time to take advantage of all the amenities. If you are looking for a quick getaway I highly recommend this resort.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Y'all, I'm so excited!!!

I've shared with y'all that my husband has decided to go to law school. Well, this past Friday we got the big news. He got into his #1 choice. Looks like we are moving to Mississippi.

I'm very excited about this next chapter in our lives. However, I'm a bit overwhelmed with leaving the Lone Star. We've been calling Texas our home for nearly 6 years. It will be strange not to be a Texan any longer. I remember pulling into Austin and unloading the moving boxes from my car. It seems so long ago. I also remember getting the news that we had to move to Houston for work. I thought the traffic was bad in Austin, ha! Houston definitely takes the cake on traffic. It seems like only yesterday turning the key to the front door of this house.

I wonder what my first memory will be of Mississippi?

This past Friday I happened to be driving by one of my favorite thrift shops in Houston. I ran in for a quick tour and came across the most divine little set of plates. I really like the dark blue pattern. I have the perfect cobalt blue goblets that will look perfect with them. I imagined that they would be fab for a summer brunch.

And I wanted to share my little miniature portrait of Napoleon. I happened to spot this little jewel at an estate sale. However, you wouldn't believe what I paid for it. I managed to pick up this little guy for only $20.00!!! On my holiday trip over to Bayou Country my husband and I spotted a few in a pricey antique shop. They were the exact frame and backing as my little Napoleon. However, they were priced over $700.00!!! Yes, I believe that I hit the jackpot. I doubt I'll ever find another miniature portrait (not be mistaken for miniatures) again at this price. I did find a scratch that I'm hoping a dab of black paint will fix. This will be going in my bedroom.