Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A great day to meet W.

I have to share with you all.  I met Former President George W. Bush this morning!  He was in Houston for a book signing and I happened to be one of several hundred who had a 'reserved bracelet' to get into the event.  My opinion of Dubya has changed over the years.  I didn't vote for him in either election.  And up until rather recently, I didn't care for him much at all.  However, I will always remember his speech in the days after 9/11... when he showed up to tour the horrific scene and meet the firemen and first responders.  When he grabbed the bullhorn and shouted that he could hear the workers, and that the whole world was about to hear him (totally paraphrasing here).... I suddenly had a whole new respect for him. 

I also absolutely loved Laura Bush's book and started to really like W as a person as I read her account of life with George.  So by the time his book was released, I was sold.  I also came to the realization that as a President, he made decisions that we could not possibly understand unless put in the same shoes.  I do think that history will decide what kind of President he was (along with every other).  But I was thrilled to meet him and see that he was a gracious and funny man, and a true patriot. 

This will be my one and only political post, but it's not truely meant to be that at all.  It was just a cool moment in time that I will never forget!  If you haven't read Laura's book.... it was a wonderful account of her life growing up and leading up to life in the White House.  There are some fabulous decorating secrets of which first lady decorated which rooms too, and how they've changed over the years.  I couldn't put it down!  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hello Friends, It's been awhile!!!

Ugh, I am the WORST!!!  The past few months have been nothing short of crazy (CRAZY) busy... and I have totally neglected my little blog.  The funny thing is that I totally miss it ~ and reading all of yours ~ when I am not staying active on it.  But here I am again, resurfacing for some much needed blog time.

We've been baking up a storm 'round here.  My little miss and I made some sweet little scarecrow cupcakes for Nana and Pop Pop when they came for a visit.

We also enjoyed our first official year of trick-or-treating.  Oh to say it was a hit, would be quite the understatement! The night went a little something like this...

Now we are preparing for Thanksgiving! Grammy is coming to visit, and we are hosting our first annual "Big Hair Texas style Thanksgiving".  That's right folks.  If you want to eat, you've got to come with big hair and big bling.  It should be fun.  In the meantime, we are all carefully considering our hairstyles... my husband included.  I know he'll bring his A-game.

Happy Fall and Happy early Thanksgiving to all! We feel quite thankful for where we are right now, with good family and friends, health and happiness!