Thursday, September 30, 2010

High Fashion

Several weeks ago, my precious friend, A, invited me to a fabulous fashion alumni event for her alma mater.  Her dear friend, L, put it all together and she did an incredible job.  We had such a fun time!!  I felt just like I was at New York fashion week! 

Here are some photos from the event:
What a beautiful centerpiece! 
These were on the tables scattered throughout the venue.
The refreshments were incredible, too!  They had the yummiest cookies and petit fours all from this adorable bakery.  I'm so sad I didn't get a photo of them, but trust me when I say they were as darling as they were delicious!!

The Runway
Love that leopard carpet!  We got to sit on the front row, too!!  So fun!
After the fashion show, we got our picture taken at a photo station with one of the models and were instructed to visit the David Yurman counter to sign up for a David Yurman bracelet they were giving away as a door prize.  Sadly, my name wasn't drawn, but what a fun prize!!

Thanks, sweet friend, for such a fabulous treat!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!

Yesterday was the birthday of one of the most wonderful men on planet Earth, my Dad.  God has blessed me beyond all measure to have him for my father.  Dad has taught me so many things throughout my life.  Bless his heart, we're still working on basic football terminology and I'm trying to get better at learning what all those penalties mean.  I think I've finally gotten "offsides" down now! :)  Maybe one day I won't have to text him in the middle of the game after the referee makes an announcement to find out what's going on!! :)

Dad, thank you so much for being my coach, encourager, teacher, spiritual guide, and friend.  I am so thankful for all the things you have taught me and look forward to many more life lessons. 

I love you, Daddy, and hope you had a wonderful day!! 

Mom shared some pictures from their celebration at home:

L to R: G, M, and Dad  
BTW, I love the pumpkin centerpiece, Mom!! :)
Notice the perfect gift bag for the sports aficionado! :)
Mother and Son :) So sweet!


Dad and Mom  
The best parents a girl could ask for! :)

Oh, how I love all those smiling faces!  Makes me miss home.  I'm looking forward to seeing Mom soon, though, and hopefully I'll see the others soon after that! 

Hope you are all enjoying this cooler weather. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday, M!!

We celebrated my beautiful grandmother, M's, birthday last month.  I met my mom, the honoree, and M's dear friend, O, for lunch at Bistro Louise in Fort Worth.  What a fun place to celebrate!
l to r: M, Mom, and O.  Love these ladies!!

For an appetizer, we each tried the delicious carrot soup.

As you can see, I had already begun enjoying my soup before I took the picture. :)
Doesn't it look so lovely and autmnal?  It definitely makes me long for cooler weather!

M, your wisdom, love, creativity, and zest for life inspire everyday.  
What a blessing God has given me, allowing me to be a part of your life!  I love you so much!! 

Hope you all are having a good weeks!  A little update on the baby bananas...they are getting ripe and delicious!  I just enjoyed one for a little snack with a chocolate Vitatop muffin.  Have you tried those?  So yummy!!  http://www.viatlicious.com/ 

Sweet dreams to one and all!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Breakthrough

Ladies and Gentlemen, attention please.  I have an announcement to make.  Last Thursday at approximately 7:38 am, I experienced a breakthrough of gargantuan proportions.  Yes, it is true, I ate a banana and enjoyed it.  I mean loved it!  After living for almost 30 years on planet earth, bananas seemed to be the food I didn't like.  I had always admired the banana with its excellent biodegradable packaging.  What a perfect snack food!  Not to mention the valuable nutrients nestled within its peel, but it was just never for me before Thursday.  Now, you may be asking yourself, if I didn't like bananas for the past 30 years, how did I find one in my possession?  Excellent question, dear reader.  I was visiting my local grocery last Sunday when I happened upon a meal deal that I could not refuse.  With the purchase of 4 Lean Cuisine frozen meals, I would receive a bag of fresh spinach, bottled water, a box of candy, and 1 lb. of bananas.  When they are giving away the bananas, even I couldn't refuse.  So, it was with great trepidation that I entered the produce section.  What am I looking for?  Should I go for the ones with a little green?  A lot of green?  No green at all?  How many bananas are in a pound?  For the record, I chose some that were a little green, so I could work up my courage throughout the week to try one.  As you can tell from my Sunday purchase to my Thursday breakthrough, I took my time before I tried the banana, but this experience has changed me so much that I found a new treasure at the store today:
How cute are those baby bananas?!  That is really their name!  They are pretty green now, so I can't wait for them to ripen a bit. :)
Since I was on such a kick, I decided after my workout that I needed a little snack with my new favorite food and some fellow food friends...

So yum!!  A little pb spread on a homemade whole wheat tortilla from the grocery with some banana, craisins, and this yummy cereal to top it off!!

Have y'all tried this?  It is totally delish!!  I highly recommend it. :)
Well, thanks for listening to my breakthrough story.  Next stop: Banana Split!!  I just realized that I will like those now. :)
Hope you have a great week!!  I have lots of stories to share about the past few weeks, so stay tuned! :)