11.19.2014

Fun Random Happenings...

I like the sites in my neighborhood and the fact that someone
  has a sense of humor.
This is a shot of our coffee table before we left for Louisiana for a wedding.

While in Donaldsonville for the wedding, we had a tour of the family's sugar plantation...
 
 Cousin Bubba gave us a tour of the modern enterprise and a taste of sugar cane.  Below is the raw sugar mountain before it's processed one last time.
This is another California cousin, Janice…having a taste of the raw delicious sugar…and she's even a dentist!


 In New Orleans, we stayed at the beautiful old Roosevelt Hotel.  As we were checking in my brother said "Looks like the kind of place where vampires stay!" 

 This sweet goodie bag was in the hotel for us...

It was a fun wedding…I ate too much gumbo, danced a lot and didn't take any photos.

The night after the wedding, we had a lovely dinner at Roberta and Buddy's house…shrimp and grits and three kinds of desserts (I currently weigh 500 lbs.)

Roberta collects fine antique linens.  If there were any red wine stains…blame my sister.

After New Orleans, I went to Southern California to visit two clients and get Chief back (our dog was away for way too long).  

We are in the San Diego airport now…  delayed flight to SFO.

So, I just sent this photo to Tommy, our son in college
…let's see if Supercuts can duplicate this look for him.


I'm also playing on Instagram…doesn't this look fun?

Come see what else is going on on Instagram.

Finally getting ready to board the plan.

What have you been up to?

11.13.2014

A Serenely, Beautiful Family Thanksgiving

These are photos from our family's Thanksgiving last year at my cousins' home in Redlands, California.
 The china is the The Royal Worchester Group Game Series.

 The dishes were given to my cousins by a friend before she died two years ago.  That friend was given the china set as a gift by, Barbara, another mutual friend. Their husbands hunted birds together. Last Thanksgiving, Barbara was delighted to see the table set with the gift she had given to her dear, departed friend.





    Family "glamour" shots.  I'm not in any of them as I was taking the photos.  
 
You can see more of their remodeled, beautiful kitchen here.







 I feel blessed. 

I'm in the Houston airport as I write.  We are headed to New Orleans and Donaldsonville, Louisiana for a family wedding.
Here come the California Cousins!
 
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