"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I thought this was so fun. I copied the instructions from Adam's blog. Try it!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Oh, What a Night

My mom and Carrie and her parents and I went to see Jersey Boys last night at Music Hall in Fair Park. I cannot say enough good things about this musical...it was truly phenomenal! Its about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons for anyone that doesn't know. Obviously the songs are fantastic and the singing was excellent and its just so cleverly done. I think you can still get tickets so I definitely encourage you to go if you can!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 Day Birthday Event

My friends, Stephen and Carrie, and I have birthdays 3 days in a row -- July 10, 11, 12 -- so we decided to throw a 3 day party. Thursday we went to dinner downtown and then to Sundance Under the Stars movie. Friday we went to the Rangers game and our friend Dustin hooked us up with a sweet suite. Saturday we finished it all off with a party at Stephen's. We ended up with a really good turn out for each event and had a wonderful (although a bit exhausting) time. Thanks to all our friends who came and made our birthdays so much fun!

Small Group Love

Alison and me at Billy Miners

Most of the group at Sundance Under the Stars

Carrie and me from our sweet suite at the Rangers Game.

The sweet suite

The Birthday kids

With our donut cake and its maker
Blowing out the candles on our donut cake

Ryan was trying to shove a cupcake in my face.
With our patriotic party cups
Ashley sandwich from Sain and Rob

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dream Come True

Alison made us a donut cake for our 3 day birthday event...I will post more abut the birthday celebration later. Thank you to all my friends and family who made this birthday special!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Adam and Dani are engaged!!

My brother Adam just got engaged to a wonderful girl, Dani. She and Adam are perfect for each other and I am so excited to add her to our family. She is just such a cool girl and I couldn't have asked for a better sister-in-law. While we were in California our cousins, Kim and Brent and Jill, threw a phenomenal engagement party for Adam and Dani. Kim's parents graciously let us use their gorgeous home for the party once again. Kim should seriously be an event planner because she always does a fantastic job...and, of course, this was no exception. It was great to be altogether with our family and to meet Adam and Dani's friends. I think a good time was had by all :)

Adam & Dani's friends and family

Kim and I matched the party colors The other couple as we are lovingly referred to in our family

I just love them.
Typical Adam.
Practicing for the feeding of the cake at the wedding.
Their wonderful friends.
Family Photo -- Brent, me, Kim, Jill, Dani, Mom, Adam, Linda & Ted

Brent and Kim just relaxing in the couch in the yard

Mom and I with the happy couple
Kim's fabulous table decorations
Dani's place setting
More of the great setting
Kim had these really cool pictures of Adam & Dani made

Only at one of our family's engagement parties would we bring out the TCU cheer- Riff Ram. It was a special request though by the party host.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Back to California

Another phenomenal trip to California down! Mom and I went to see all our California family last week. We had a wonderful time. We were able to spend lots of time with some of my favorite people :) We traveled all around the OC from Laguna to Long Beach to San Clemente to Orange and more...Jill was a fantastic host and chauffer. Adam and Dani just got engaged and Kim put together an AMAZING engagement party for them...which I'm going to do a separate post about since I have oodles of pictures from that and from the rest of the trip. We got some beach time in with the sunburns to prove it (it was cloudy...who knew)...some kayaking...some shopping...lots of yummy food...and lots and lots of laughing.

Sad due to the lack of sun.
Las Brisas in Laguna Beach for girls day breakfast

San Clemente -- Adam's home
Corona del Mar
Brent loves the napkin button hole at Bandera.
Adam being silly at yummy Bandera.
A wonderful evening with wonderful people
Open Sesame for lunch during our Long Beach day
Jilly and I at Corona del Mar for Fuel at the beach

We love our diet coke!
Showing off our shopping finds.
love her!
Mom and I at Bandera

Thank you to Jill, Adam, Dani, Kim, Brent, Linda and Ted for making our time in California so special and as fun as always. Its so great when we get to be together...miss you all already!