Wednesday, August 22, 2012

 "I count myself lucky, having long ago won a lottery paid to me in seven sunrises a week for life."
- Robert Brault

This beautiful quote
{and so ingeniously clever as always with Robert Brault}
reminded me of what my father so often says...

"When I open my eyes each morning, I thank God for the gift of another day."
Dad will be 88 next month!
 ... to start each day with gratitude...
this is how we grow
{Thank you for the hot air balloon photo, Jason!}

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A River Walk

We had a beautiful trip to Austin, Texas last week. 
We loved every minute we spent with Jason. We were also
lucky to be there with our daughter, Amanda. This time, we
flew into San Antonio. The price was so much lower, we were
able to rent a car for the difference. 
We stayed at the Crockett Hotel, on the recommendation of my friend,
Claudette - who stayed there this spring. They have lovely rooms that
overlook The Alamo and a wonderful continental breakfast.
 Isn't this great?
It was delicious too!
After resting a bit from our travels, we enjoyed the evening sun
and walked through the grounds of The Alamo.

We also spent hours strolling along The River Walk..
There was a warnm, dry breeze...

...the aroma of amazing food everywhere!

..and the music...

After two days in San Antonio, we drove with great anticipation to Austin.

Getting BIG family hugs was the best part of the week...
nothing tops that!

Wishing you much love, peace, and joy,
warm summer breezes,
and most importantly
knowing how much
you are loved by
an awesome