Our White Christmas in Kilgore

We drove to Kilgore after spending Christmas Eve in Dallas. The candlelight service we attended with Nana was magical. This year, more than any Christmas before, we wanted to be with family. And the magic wouldn’t end in that historic cathedral amid the candles and singing of Silent Night. Although the weather forecast had predicted snow, we weren’t anticipating it on this Christmas Day.  Snow in East Texas is pretty rare and even more so on Christmas. Late in the afternoon, snow flakes starting falling from the sky. We all ran outside to see for ourselves. We all stood there is … [Read more...]

It’s all in the Christmas Card

This year, I started pretty early to book our photographer for our annual Christmas card picture. It was a lot easier since I have become familiar with more photographers since launching the blog. I have so much respect for all photographers. It is a hard job working with families and mothers who want the perfect poses with their sometimes uncooperative children. We have  taken family pictures every single year since our son was born. He is about 14 months old in this picture and in this year's pictures, he's fourteen! It is my absolute favorite Christmas card picture, … [Read more...]

Jackets Galore at Scarlett in Fredericksburg

When I was a little girl, my love of traveling around Texas first came from looking through Texas Highways Magazine. The pictures were what captivated me most of all. The magazine would first arrive addressed to my daddy’s medical practice where his patients would be the first ones to glance at them. When a new issue would arrive, we were then allowed to bring the old one home. I would read it cover to cover. And then go back and read through them again and again. It was so fascinating in my then child’s mind how all of these different topographies could be in the state of Texas. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Dickens on Main in Boerne

Last night, we finally made it out to Dickens on Main in Boerne. It seems like every single time we thought about going in years past it was already over. There are only four nights to catch it, Friday and Saturday night this weekend and next. I finally remembered this year. Let me explain the experience a little bit. The streets in downtown Boerne are closed off and opened up to pedestrians. The businesses along Main St. are beautifully decorated. There is live music, Santa Claus, a petting zoo and carriage rides. There is even snow! Make that fake snow that is blown out of a couple … [Read more...]

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