Botanical Garden in Pictures

We spent part of our Sunday at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This is the best time of year to get out and see the blooming flowers. It's been awhile since we've strolled around this gorgeous property. And the new StoryBook House exhibit was enough to get us to load up the car with camera packed and explore something new with the houses. Holding hands and watching our girl run from house to house was just what the big Stud and I needed.  I guess you can call it a date since it was just one kid! Day Date Light, yes, that's what I would call it. I hope you enjoy the pictures as … [Read more...]

Listen to your Mother San Antonio

Listen to Your Mother! Does this sound like good advice? Well it is. And it’s also a brand new production making its way to San Antonio on April 23 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. I know all of this because I was convinced to audition a piece of work  that I had written by a friend who knew I would need a little nudging. I’m shy y’all. And when I did my reading, I had tears streaming down my face and I was a big, hot mess. There’s just something so vulnerable about telling your story of motherhood out loud. I had never done it before that moment. When I got back in … [Read more...]

ThriveWell Against Cancer

As women of a certain age, we’ve all been there. The time between our annual mammogram and waiting on the results can be excruciating long, especially for those of us who have a family history of breast cancer. We wait. We worry. We pray. And for the majority of women, the result of their mammogram screening is negative for cancer. And for others, it is not. This starts the emotional roller coaster ride of being a cancer patient. It’s the label that no one wants and after the initial shock and realization of their new reality, most wonder where to turn in the journey to fight … [Read more...]

The Little Church

Last Sunday morning, I made the long drive home from East Texas. I was all by myself and had hours to ponder life, soak in the beautiful scenery from my childhood and pray. There was so much to pray about. Where did I start? There were so many family members and friends heavy on my heart.   I kept thinking of my sweet mom. She always had a list of people to pray for on a daily basis. When I couldn't immediately find her in the house, I knew to look for her in her bedroom. She escaped away with her rosary. It was her source of comfort, especially as she grew older and had a … [Read more...]

Magnolia Market Silos and Food Trucks

In case you haven't heard, Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame are kinda popular! And if you need proof of  how popular, just count the number of out of state license plates there are on the cars parked outside of Magnolia Market in downtown Waco. It was a lot! You might need one of those clickers to count them all like they use at Costco to count their customers! Yes, my friends, Waco is a certified tourist destination! I made a quick trip on Friday on my way to East Texas. I've been used to stopping on this part of the interstate in travels to Kilgore for the seventeen years … [Read more...]

Goldilocks and the Three Gyms

  I have been trying to decide what gym to join. Again. Do y'all remember Bally's? That was the first gym I ever joined in Dallas back in the  late 80's and early 90's. It was the one on Greenville Avenue. It was back when J. R. Ewing and big hair was in style, you know the good 'ol days! Sigh. I mean I can totally commit to marriage for over 21 years but to commit to workout facility is asking a lot. I broke up with my last gym because it was too far. It was one of those fancy gyms with all the amenities and a cafe. We even had the twin's birthday party there a couple of … [Read more...]

Moms and Sons

Do y'all remember Theresa and Monica? They've been on the blog several times modeling clothes for our Sassy Mom Model series. Weren't those fun? We are about to start doing those again! Anyway, I went to a mom and son luncheon at my son's school this morning. It's where the senior boys stand up and tell their moms how much they love and appreciate them. Theresa's son Isaac and Monica's son Marshall are both seniors this year. I wanted to go and support them as well as see what those handsome boys had to say about their mommas. To say there wasn't a dry eye in the house would be an … [Read more...]

Daddy and Daughters

Sometimes it is hard to believe that I ever had daughters. It took us so long to have another child after our boy. I never dreamt that it would be two at once. I will never forget the moment they told us that we were having two girls.  The men of the house chimed in with, "What are we going to do with two girls?" And now they don't know what they would do without them. I was looking through pictures and came across these that I took right before the twins left for their first "Daddy and Daughter Valentine Dance." It was a night of firsts. The first time they got dressed up … [Read more...]

By Denise

The other day as I was quickly scrolling through Facebook, I came across a post by a friend who grew up in my hometown of Kilgore, Texas. She had posted a poem that she had written. She prefaced it, "I don't write often much less do I share when I do write. I wrote this tonight and am just putting it out there." We have been FB friends long enough for me to know that this was very out of character for her. She always seemed so shy in high school. I had a feeling that this might have been her moment to take a chance and be brave. There is such a feeling of vulnerability when you do something … [Read more...]

A Little Sassy Update

I wanted to give y'all a little update about what's been going on in my personal life. It seems like I've been blogging here and there and not really letting my readers know what I've been up to lately. No one really prepares you for the grief you feel when you lose your momma.  It's gut wrenching, lonely, and no one really wants to talk about it that much. At first, I wanted to gloss it over like everything was just fine; always the pollyanna.  It didn't help much. You can't run away from grief, trust me, Lord knows I tried. You have to take it like a big girl. And one day, if you are … [Read more...]

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