Swining and Dining

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We are taking all precautions to insure that Miss Piggy does not get exposed to the flu of any kind. We wash our hands and sterilize the plates before we fix her slop. We tried to get her to have a sip of red wine for the antioxidant properties of “resveratrol and the flavonoids” but she opted for a sandwich with organic peanut butter and grape jelly. We added some vitamins and flaxseeds and she is limiting the number of visitors until further notice….dinner

less chance of a Canine or Feline outbreak here, either. antioxidants

Peace and Power

It would be great to have both. World peace and the power to protect it would be paradise. Even as a person it is hard to have both. I know I don’t. I think my friend Martha does. She has been through more heartbreak than any one I have met, but her faith keeps getting more powerful with every challenge. We have deep conversations on our daily runs, and whether the topic is sex,religion or politics we don’t have to edit our details and opinions. Of-course I prefer talking about movies,music, food and sex, but even the other two subjects that are often ruinous to a friendship can be “no importa nada” 

Creo que si

Dana and Martha

Dana and Martha

What does bother me though is that when we are running together she flies like a little deer and I look more like Sponge Bob Squarepants……

Joy And Contentment

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I admit that I am no Einstein, but in his words…..

There are two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though 

everything is a miracle.

I see babies everywhere and think of them all as little miracles. Looking at their little feet makes me wonder where those little feet will take them. When I look at my two boys, I am in awe of where they have already gone and where I know they are capable of going in the future. I sit here struggling for the words to express the way I feel about my role in all of this. I have loved them since before they were born and really that is about all I know how to do. I can’t always be there for them to lean on, but I know that if I have done my job the way it should be done that they will not need to lean on me.In fact they really never have needed me as much as I need them.  My role is obsolete. That is not easy to accept, but otherwise I have failed. Having an empty nest is not going to  kill me. It will fulfill me. Did I just say that?rcp-white-houselevipeyton-white-housewhite-house1

 Listening to Peyton on the brink of seventeen talking to his friends and reminiscing about their junior high and high school years together, I could easily have had a downpour thinking about how much I will miss these times with all of them. I feel like I’m balancing the highs and lows of letting go and I am excited to witness the miracles created by God in me…….

Easter was One Week Ago Today

It was a great time. April is a time of joy and sorrow, just think of the 15th! Sad in many ways, right, Mamacita? Today is April 19th and if you know me you will be happy to know that I only cried once today, OK twice, but the 21st is Christopher’s birthday and that is a time of celebration!!!! Happy birthday early to RCP!

Easter Blessings

Hope Easter was as great for you as it was for us! The Easter egg hunt was fun for all, especially Macaroni and Patch

Silly Macaroni

Silly Macaroni

 

I love being the boss!

I love being the boss!

The girls loved being the center of attention and had a great barking contest. I’m not sure who won….

 

taking a break

taking a break

Mac took a few minutes to rest before racing around looking for candy

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We tried to get them to settle down, but they weren’t listening!

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Caitlin got a haircut. I love it!

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Peyton got a haircut, too, by Hannah his girlfriend….

 

I found one!

I found one!

Shana found a pretty sparkly egg and Taylor found an icky one from last year!

 

Gotcha!

Gotcha!

Meanwhile, the girls were still going wild! They must have eaten some deviled eggs! They were good!!!!! So was the cheese tortellini the salmon stuffed with crab,the shrimp salad and  the fillets wrapped in bacon. Sharon grilled veggies in olive oil, we will have to have them again, they were perfect. 

 

making a wish.....

making a wish.....

Tracy made his famous pound cake for Shana’s birthday

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We Just Love These Guys

 

Such a dainty eater

Such a dainty eater

I haven’t lost a finger yet…..These Cow boys are amazing guys. Of-course horses, sheep, goats, are wonderful and our dogs, cats and pig (are) human but we are just getting to know about the cuteness of cows…..and it is really fun

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I don’t know what he told her, maybe he just breathed in her ear, but whatever, I walked outside and Miss Piggy was sure having fun with Cactus Jack…I oughta write a book!!!  img_0370

Happily Ever After

“Are you goin’ to get duded up” Tom will ask me on the week-ends. This means that when we are saddling up the horses for the afternoon, we wear boots,chaps  and bandanas maybe cowboy hats…..This week-end we got duded up big time for an elegant black tie wedding next door. Manicures and pedicures in case we might be dancing barefoot or maybe jump into the pool, fountain or the lake.

I Love Lush

I Love Lush

I stocked up on this facial stuff in Chicago and now I found out they are opening a Lush store here in San Antonio. The ingredients say “live, active ingredients” what worms? Well it works as you can see……

You are going to look marvelous!!!!

You are going to look marvelous!!!!

Then we did a teeth whitening that made us gag, but Paul Overstreet was the photographer and he took tons of photos of us and his son Duncan was also taking pictures with his beautiful wife Mirasol…. so I’m glad we even shined our shoes….

Duncan & Mirasol Overstreet

Duncan & Mirasol Overstreet

 

 

My husband is HOT

My husband is HOT

The weather was perfect for a hot air balloon ride, but I was afraid that I would spill my champagne . There were three helicopters, but again I couldn’t press my luck after surviving my last airplane ride without mishap.

Up, Up and away

Up, Up and away

Gee, if anyone got lost trying to find this place……

 

Bienvenidos La Paloma

Bienvenidos La Paloma

l1000827The couple were married at Sunset by one of my favorite people in the whole world, Buckner Fanning.

La Paloma sunset

La Paloma sunset

The winds have been strong for several weeks, it has been freezing one day torrid the next, but on April 4, 2009 the weather was a gift !!! As perfect as the most beautiful bride in the galaxy…….ummm,I think the Pope was there!