Saturday, July 14


Caldwell, TX Garden

My mom is really proud of her tomato plant.

Friday, July 13

Summer Recharge

Life can move too fast. So when it was time for the family summer beach vacation, my mind immediately went to all the things I needed to do at work and how would I fit in a vacation around my schedule.

I know I need to sit back and appreciate my family and my life. I hope you can take a second to do the same thing.


Garden gate in my parents back yard.


Orange Canna Lily


Texas Pink Crate Myrtle


Purple Wisteria

Wednesday, July 11

Making a French Connection

14. What's more fun than being around a 16 year old? Mixing in a few 14 year olds. I have two cousins who are 14. They're freshmen.

My mom is a high school history teacher. She's been teaching the subject for the last 25 years. Let's just say she knows the whole Texas curriculium for each grade, what should be taught each year and what you should leave each grade knowing. This is important information for the dinner conversation my mom had with cousin Chris.



Scene: Cajun seafood restaurant in Galveston.

Chris- What are they saying in this song? I don't understand it?

Mom- It's in French.

Chris- Why in the world is there a French song on in a Cajun restaurant?

Mom- (looks wide-eyed at Chris)

Chris- What? I don't understand.

Mom- Who did we purchase Louisiana from?

Chris- Ummmmm.

Mom- You're a freshman, right? You had to have learned this.

Chris- I don't know, my teacher is Canadian.

Tuesday, July 10

Y'all where are we going to eat

16. Do you remember that? I have a 16 year old sister. So, I'm getting regular installments of 16 year old logic.



Today's conversation started off like this-

Liz- Where are we going to eat tonight.

Mom- I don't know, what are you hungry for?

Liz- I've got this cute plaid top from A&F, the one with a bow. I'm going to wear that with my khaki shorts.

Mom- What does that have to do with what you're hungry for?

Liz- It doesn't, I just want to eat somewhere where I can wear that outfit.

Sunday, July 8 Review of the Day

I walked in the door from a fun weekend to my electric bill (not fun) and to find out that I got ROTD from! *blush*

Do you yelp? The mission of the site is:

Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great (and not so great) in your world. You already know that asking friends is the best way to find restaurants, dentists, hairstylists, and anything local. Yelp makes it fast and easy by collecting and organizing your friends' recommendations in one convenient place.

I've found lots of local independent bloggers from Phoenix on Yelp, it's been a great way to stay connected. I've looked up my old spots in Dallas, reviewed hole in the walls in Phoenix and planned for my trips to Vegas and Los Angeles using this site.

ROTD Single