Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sweet memories from Thanks-Christmas 2010

Volunteering to sort food at the North Texas food bank

Dinner at Seasons 52 - my new favorite restaurant
Decorating a beautiful tree while listening to Christmas music from "Mitch"

Manis and Pedis at the spa - glitter nail polish and flowers for my nieces
Games at Dave and Busters - winning stuffed animals all around
Seeing Tangled - an AWESOME new Disney movie
Playing a lot of "Ticket to Ride"
Trying chocolate beer - and loving it
Attending an adorable holiday festival in historic McKinney Square and watching my nieces enjoy riding the outdoor carousel

Laughing at how unspectacular the Fushigi ball is
Cooking and eating A LOT of great food!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time to get on board

Every year I set 10 personal goals. Well, 20 actually - 10 for myself and then Dana and I set 10 for our marriage. I've found that since I started doing this a few years ago, I have great satisfaction by seeing us make progress towards accomplishing our dreams.

This weekend, I'm successfully achieving one of these goals that is particularly important to me - joining the Board of a non-profit. I'm coming on board with Partners International, a Christian organization that is near and dear to my heart.

That means I'll be coming up to Spokane, Washington twice a year for Board meetings. It's not the easiest place in the world to get to from Dallas, but it's totally worth it. I'm truly inspired by the vision, passion and commitment that I feel when I'm here. If you're not familiar with Partners yet, check them out at: