Thursday, May 31, 2012


We're friends with the executive pastry chef of one of the schmanciest restaurants in Houston, and  my birthday gave us the perfect excuse to go visit him at work. His desserts are unreal. He also made sure we got VIP treatment and I ate every last bite of the three desserts he sent out for us. Best birthday dinner ever. 

The morning of my birthday I walked out of the bedroom to find 29 photos of TJ and I hanging from the ceiling fan, each with a "remember when..." written on the back. I'm not a terribly sentimental person, but this one got me.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

first beach holiday

Memorial Day weekend in Destin with Nicki and Kevin. Wells didn't love the ocean. Or the sand.

 But the rest of us did love the seafood...

 the morning walks on an empty beach...

kicking it with our favorite Floridians... 

swimming in the ocean...

hiding from the sun while the L's worked on their tans...

and taking loads of pictures on the boardwalk!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Texas Forever

Proper Texans have ranches in the country. Lucky for me I'm friends with one and we spent two lovely days at her place near Gruene. 

Between Wells and Sara's twins (all 5 months) I was certain the trip would be a disaster - but they did great and we had Amanda to even out the ratio. Wells is quite taken with Avery. 

We spent one afternoon in Gruene - wandered by the old dance hall TJ and I went to this time last year and had dinner at the Grist Mill.  I'm totally in love with the idea of a ranch in the country and think we should all have one!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

our deal

He likes to go on walks. I like treats. It works out quite nicely.

A first

Wells greeted his first swim mostly with suspicion.

Eventually he came around....sort of.