May 20, 2014

Room 201


   I had the most wonderful weekend getaway with my mother, Cindy. We've never done this before and were looking forward to it for months. I wanted to give her a Mother's Day she would never forget. I've posted about Brenham, TX here and most recently here. It's my new favorite place in Texas. It's so small and charming and I find something new and amazing every time I go back. We left her house in Pipe Creek bright and early and had breakfast with my sister and nephew in San Antonio before the 2 hour drive to Brenham. We stayed in a cheapo motel the first night and then anxiously waited for 3 pm to check into the most fabulous hotel room we've ever seen.


It was perfect!! It was a corner room so it was filled with beautiful natural light. The antiques were exquisite. I only chose this room because it was the only one with two beds and I wanted maximum comfort for the both of us. After peeking into the different rooms, it was obvious we had the best one. It was well worth the $200 price tag. The innkeepers were so nice and helpful. Our room came with two luxurious robes that we didn't want to take off, there was a communal refreshment room with unlimited gourmet coffee, sodas and Blue Bell ice cream, a HUGE porch to relax on while overlooking the veranda and a board room filled with games and DVDs. Not to mention free breakfast the next morning. It was heavenly. I can't wait to go back. 





I wanted to steal this lamp. So cute!


   We stopped at a few places on the way into town. I loved this little house. It didn't look like anyone lived there for years. I'd live there! We stopped at Pleasant Hill Winery and took a few photos. I completely forgot to pay for our tastings and felt so horrible I had to go back and leave cash in the envelope.




   My mama is so precious. I have the best time with her. She is so lighthearted and kind. Everywhere we went, mom was all "hello"s and "thank you"s. She puts a smile on everyone's face. I want to be more like that. I don't get to see her as much as I'd like.


You can follow her super cute Instagram @moondancer9266 

 There's that smile!





Brenham is the hometown of Blue Bell ice cream so we had to pay a visit. I'm actually enjoying a bowl of mint chocolate chip while it type this. :)


Favorite moments:
1. Taking this photo
2. and this one
3. Listening to a great mixed CD my brother made us
4. Having a heart to heart on the steps of a huge abandoned Victorian House while the sun went down
5. watching A Room with a View on the back porch while it rained
6. pulling over and watching the horses run
7. Not letting the rain spoil our picnic and having it in a gazebo in the center of town
8. showing her my wedding venue for the first time and seeing the look on her face. She loved it. 




May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Away

   I just came back from a wonderful trip with my mama, Cindy. We had so much fun! I can't believe we don't do this more often. We will now! The full post of our adventures is on it's way. Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend. Later, duckies.

May 5, 2014

My engagement ring


I. Am. Obessed.

   James, I love this ring. I can't imagine a more beautiful symbol to cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much, Bear. I always wanted us to find something that was dainty with an antique look. It's perfect.


   I've looked at rings for a really really long time. This August will be our 8 year anniversary so you can only imagine. Hahah! We were looking for a cushion cut halo with a low profile and a raised setting so the wedding band could sit flush against the engagement ring. We were so close to picking another one and as a last minute decision we walked into another place. We didn't see anything we really liked and were about to leave when the salesperson shows us this gorgeous setting. It didn't have the cushion cut center stone that we wanted so it would have to be custom ordered. It was up to James on which one to pick. A few weeks later, he proposed to me with the center stone in a simple setting while we were on vacation. A month later, we dropped off the original and picked up the completed ring a few days later. I was so happy to finally see what I've been imagining for so long. I knew I was going to cry when James put it on my finger. Just a little. :)

May 4, 2014

Oh, what a perfect day



    Last Sunday, I took a mini road trip with Gabe and Megan (of Once Upon an Austinite) and Taylor (of Nothing but a Pigeon) to one of my favorite towns, Brenham, TX. You can see my first visit from last March here.  I am so in love with this place. It's so quiet and charming. It's famous for it's scattered fields of wildflowers and the Blue Bell Creamery. We planned on going for a awhile to take Megan's maternity photos. OMG, I haven't even shared that she's expecting yet! It's so exciting. She's expecting her first child, Lily Rose, in about 3 months. I can't wait to meet her! Megan looked so beautiful.




  We found this adorable, tiny, blue house on a hill and had to trespass for some cute-ass pictures. 

I love this dress, Tay!
Introducing my new brace face! LOL!
 Ok, no more brace face...
Showing off that ring... I'll post a close up tomorrow. ;)


   These were taken at the Antique Rose Emporium. I am so proud and honored to say that this gorgeous place is where James and I are getting married!!! It's perfect. I didn't want to post too many photos because (1) I'm taking my mama for a Mother's Day getaway here and she's promised not to look up any photos online and (2) I want to surprise all of you too! *sigh* I never want to leave this place.


It's good to be blogging again. I missed you, duckies! I'll be visiting your blogs soon and blowing up those comment boxes. *muah!
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