New Energy

“When, at some point in our lives, we meet a real tragedy — which could happen to any one of us — we can react in two ways.Obviously, we can lose hope, let ourselves slip into discouragement, into alcohol, drugs, and unending sadness.Or else we can wake ourselves up, discover in ourselves an energy that was hidden there, and act with more clarity, more force.”
-The Dalai Lama

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BBQ Night

We had a great time having all of our friends over for

grilled food and a good old fashioned ping pong tournament

(and their dogs!!)

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Pictured: Griffin, Murphy, Wally and Brady

Roses are Red

Brandon and I went out to Marble Falls, Texas for a wedding and they had the most beautiful rose bushes growing, of course I had to get a picture!!

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Bonus: They had a donkey that carried Topo Chico for the guests!

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Peter Pan Putt Putt

This week I went to Peter Pan Putt Putt on Barton Springs Road to play around with some girl friends. It was actually pretty crowded but we played the “hard” 18 holes on the right side of the course. The players in front of us didn’t really slow us down, but we were careful not to be the ones holding up the people behind us.

I had a lot of fun. It was a little hot, but it is BYOB so we picked up some Lone Star before teeing off to keep us cool. Even though it was hot I am glad that I wore pants because one of my friends was in shorts and got chewed up by mosquitoes.

 

Labor Day 2016

Labor Day 2016 Brandon and I entered Brady into our neighborhood “cutest dog” contest.

After the parade was over and the watermelon had been eaten the host came to us and let us know that “Bradley” would be getting an award. We are so in shock that we didnt even correct her on his name (and I mean, would Brady really be unhappy that someone accidentally mispronounced his name?).

We waited through some announcements, best dressed award and best decorated bike award for the announcer to say,

“Second place in the cutest dog category, Bradley!!” as he came to us with a ribbon.

We decided not to tell Brady it was second place (again, something he didn’t need to know!!) but we did give him a treat when we got home.

He was one proud dog walking around with his ribbon on his collar.

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The Contemporary Austin

The Contemporary Austin is a museum as well as an art school with locations in both central and downtown Austin.

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The location at Laguna Gloria is one of my favorite spots around town. The museum is still in it’s original home on the Clara Driscoll estate, where it was known for 34 years as Laguna Gloria Art Museum. In 2013 Laguna Gloria changed it’s name to The Contemporary Austin. It consists of 14-acres overlooking Lake Austin and, in addition to the historic Driscoll Villa, includes the Gatehouse Gallery and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, where visitors may view temporary, long-term, and permanent contemporary sculpture and art installations.

I had an office party at The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria and the setting could not have been better.

I loved the outdoor sculptures and the indoor installations. We had great food and a talented band. I would love to go to another party there anytime- The Contemporary Austin is somewhere that everyone should visit.

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Look Up

“Here is the holy message coming from the bridges:

Help people in silence without asking anything in return!”
-Mehmet Murat Ildan

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 love from the Golden Gate Bridge on a foggy day

VW ADVENTURE

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”

“I don’t much care where –”

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

-Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland