RIPE: A Spirited Market at Eilan

Do you remember how much I love a farmer's market? Well I do! I really, really do! And beginning tomorrow, September 8th, the RIPE farmer's market at the Eilan begins every single Sunday! Do you know that this has some major implications for my weekend plans? My family no longer has wait in the car right after church and try and decide where to eat! We can choose from the food trucks and have a leisurely lunch surrounded by the water fountains. They always have live music and art activities for the kids. With the fresh baked breads, farmhouse eggs, and organic produce, we can … [Read more...]

Pinterest Comes to Life Once a Year

I just spent the weekend with my husband. And unlike the other fifty-one weekends of the year, it was just us. We have gotten away for at least one night together for the last nineteen years. It started out as a way to celebrate my husband's birthday. After the kids arrived, it became mandatory for our marriage to stay happy. If the budget allows, we like to choose a four star hotel because it just makes it even more special. There have been plenty of years that it ended up being a one star hotel! It really doesn't matter where we escape but just the fact that we … [Read more...]

Gardens by Moonlight

Feeling a little stressed and in need of a date night? Do you even remember those? As you start making your plans for this weekend, you might want to include this one. Gardens by Moonlight is one of the most stress-free and romantic events in San Antonio. And it just so happens to be coming up this Saturday evening. Can you picture sipping a glass of wine while strolling through the gorgeous grounds of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens? Can you smell the scrumptious food that will be available for purchase prepared by Central Market? Need even more relaxation? Now, add all that … [Read more...]

A Recipe for Love

            Nick and Sarah     A few weeks ago, my husband and I attended an engagement party for a young lady who was barely a teenager when we first met her over fourteen years ago. She moved to New York City and fell in love with Nick, who had gotten down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. It truly sounds like the perfect fairy tale. He managed to completely surprise her; which is very hard to do. The romantic proposal took place in early November, along the Hudson River. I love stories of finding love in a … [Read more...]

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