Sunday, May 31, 2009

Everything Loved in May

May brought a good friends 30th birthday, Mother's Day, King George's birthday, my dad's birthday and wonderful Memorial weekend. Our yearly Memorial Day weekend trip to the Frio River, in gorgeous Concan, TX is my absolute favorite thing that the month of May brings. We go with a fabulous group of my best friends from high school and stay in a nice cabin by the river. Our activities include, but are not limited to: floating the beautiful Frio river, drinking beer, mimosas, mixed drinks at any time of the day, relaxing in the water hole, cooking yummy outdoor food, playing an unlimited amount of adult games; beer pong, flippy cup, catch phrase, washers, bolo-golf, etc, taking relaxing naps to get up and do it all over again! Some of the best memories of my that I have, have been made at the Frio River!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Simple Things In Life

Right now, I am enjoying the juiciest, most delicious and flavorful home grown tomatoes ever!!! Much thanks to my wonderful daddy and his delicate gardening talent and techniques, that I am still waiting to inherit by the way. I do love this time of year and the yummy home grown veggies and fruits it brings, along with wonderful past memories of helping my dad pick tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, okra, broccoli, and potatoes in his garden every spring and fall season. It is truly the simple things in life that I cherish most! And for the next couple of months, my dads home grown tomatoes are on the top of that list! Thanks daddy!

I also have to mention that we are having the most beautiful weather this week in Houston, TX. The highs are in the 80's, low's are in the 60's, very low humidity (which very seldom happens here), clear blue sky's and beautiful orange sunsets. I am taking major advantage of this amazing weather during the short amount of time that we have !

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Will you accept this rose?...

I'm guilty.....I so plopped my butt on the couch last night and watched all 2 hours of Jillian Harris, the newest Bachelorette. I could not help it, I do like that show, even though it does have some corny-ness and the dates are just un-believable amazing. And I thought she had a great personality in the last season of the Bachelor. Come on, I have to have something to watch every week now that it is summer time and all my regular shows are off. I enjoyed it like usual. Jillian is a smart, funny, beautiful woman and wants everything that any other woman wants; to fall in love with her prince charming and best friend and live happily ever after! So I wish her the best of luck and I am sure I will be highly entertained by this season of the Bachelorette!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday King George!

Yes, King George, as in George Strait! Happy Birthday to the King of Country. Ever since I was a little girl I was completely infatuated with George Strait, just like my momma! I believe very strongly that it has something to do with the mere fact that my momma was 8 months preggo with me when George Strait and The Ace in the Hole Band was called to fill in for a sick Eddie Rabbit at the famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in the Astrodome in 1983. He was not a household name yet, has just signed with MCA Records in 1981 and was still in the beginning stages, playing in honky tonks, small bars, and dance halls. But that once in a lifetime show turned into more than even he could ever imagine! He is known for his unique style of western swing music, honky-tonk style, bar-room ballads and fresh yet traditional country western music. The number of concerts that I have been to is more than I can count with one more this year in August, floor seats in Reliant Stadium!

In George Strait's more than 25 years of recording, all of which have been spent with MCA Records, he has garnered 57 No. 1 songs on all country charts and has more #1 hits than anyone else in any genre of music. Strait has sold more than 73 million recordings and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 32 platinum and 35 gold albums. His overall certification numbers are third of all musicians, behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Since 1983, Strait has often appeared at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, recording his album For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome during the final show at the Astrodome in 2002 (I was at that concert with my mom). The event set the record for paid attendance at the Astrodome with 68,266 people.

Here's to you King George! Happy Birthday!