Blinn College Graduation 2018 | Randall

Blinn College Graduation 2018 | Randall

If you don’t already know him through my other social media posts, meet Randall.  Randall is my son-in-law.  He takes great care of my Boo and my wee ones.  They are my world so I guess you could say that this man holds my heart in his hands.

We were all blessed when he came into our lives.  Not only does he love and nurture them daily but he works hard supporting them, is a Youth Leader at church and somewhere in between all of that he managed to complete his first step on the higher education ladder by completing his Associates Degree from Blinn this month.

Congratulations Randall!  We are so proud of you!!  Now on to A&M.  Can’t wait to have another Aggie in the family!

 

 

 

Klein High School Prom – The Woodlands, Texas | Jess + Josh

Klein High School Prom – The Woodlands, Texas | Jess + Josh

Cotillion, Belle Ball, Homecoming, Junior and Senior Prom were always such a special time in our house.  Mother-daughter mani-pedi’s followed by a house full of girls and their mom’s became a regular event.  Music & laughter filled the house as the master bathroom slowly transformed into what looked like a miniature Sephora/beauty salon combo.  By the time my two girls graduated I could have probably opened a small boutique selling used formals.  I know a lot of you mom’s out there are nodding your head while reading this.  Such sweet, special memories and happy times.

Last night Klein High School held their 2018 Senior Prom and we were super excited to be able to spend some time with Joe’s daughter Jessica and her handsome boyfriend, Josh.  I just love taking pictures of these two.  They are a sweet, beautiful couple and the camera just loves them!  We arrived early and waited out front as they drove up to the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in his father’s early 80’s model TransAm.

Jessica looked like a Princess as she stepped out of the classic car.  Her dress was just beautiful, her make-up was flawless and she was perfectly coordinated from head to toe.  Josh was in the matching tux and stylin’ in GQ fashion from his head to his shoes as well.  Everyone turned to admire them as they walked through the lobby of the hotel.  They were so excited, I don’t even think they noticed.

Congratulations on your Senior Prom Jess & Josh.  I hope your night was as magical as you dreamed it would be.  Thank you for including us in your special day!

 

 

National Peanut Butter Day!

National Peanut Butter Day!

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!  

Yummy! Creamy or chunky, peanut butter has been an fav American staple for generations.

Fun fact:  A peanut is a bean…not a nut!

Did you know that peanut butter didn’t become a thing until the 20th century? Originally peanut butter was considered animal feed.  How crazy is that?  In time inventions that made planting, cultivating and harvesting the peanut made it easier to view the peanut as a food item.  Peanut butter is a great source of vitamin E, B6, niacin, calcium, potassium and iron.  It’s packed with protein and healthy monounsaturated fat.  I’m not a huge peanut butter fan like my oldest daughter who used to sit down with a jar and a big spoon and just go to town.  I do love some good old fashioned peanut butter cookies though!  Yummy!  Here’s a great recipe for you:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
extra sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix in sugars, salt, and baking powder. Gradually mix in the flour. Beat in the eggs. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, and then roll in the sugar. Using a fork to flatten the cookie and make a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven & let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before storing.

Do you have a favorite Peanut Butter recipe?

 

Well hello 2017!

Well hello 2017!

Our family is beginning 2017 anxiously waiting the arrival of our newest member. Precious little Phoebe is scheduled to make her big debut on 2/13. Just in time for some Valentine love.

My youngest will Graduate from Texas A&M in May & our adventures will continue with a trip to Spain, France& back to Italy in June then Bahamas in July.

In 2017 my goals are to live authentically and with intention. To smile more, love harder, give back as much as possible, truly cherish my family & friends, to take time to enjoy the little moments in between and live each day with a joyful, grateful heart.

What are your 3 words & goals for 2017? My hopes/goals for 2017 in 3 words are…authentic, focused, joyous