Monday, February 27, 2017

February in the Desert

I truly believe that February is our busiest, most populated and exciting time in Tucson.  The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show commences at the very end of January and ends mid-February. 


 Galloping into the month at mid-term is the Tucson Rodeo, 


not to mention Valentine's Day and all the excitement (or not) that the holiday brings with it.

I've certainly done my part to help our economy flourish this month!  Four new jewelry classes;











Six purchasing trips to the various gem shows throughout the city;


Catching up with old friends and supporting the local food industry with many social dinners! 


  
Then there was Broadway in Tucson ~ MOTOWN The Musical!! ~ taking us back to the 60's and beyond...awesome memories of music we'll never forget!

 We were thrilled to help celebrate the quinceanara of a dear friend's daughter, and visit with old friends and new ones!








Despite this busy schedule, I've managed to keep up with my One Little Word, finding meaning each day in "enough."  Which, amazingly, has been so enriching!

Making time now for spiritual life, family, reading, cooking, and a lot less social media as Lent approaches.

Have a beautiful month, dear friends, and thank you for sharing your time with me! 

Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Time...REWIND!

2016 ~ like the dark at midnight, the year has faded away into the archives of our minds and souls...

2017 ~ the new year, bright with promise as the radiant sun that rises each day...

I love to rewind the year and visit those memories...
JANUARY ~ a new kitchen for the Guest House
FEBRUARY ~ a new Studio for me!

High School girlfriends visit Tucson


MARCH ~ trip to Orlando with old friends
APRIL ~ Proud godparents to Serena Marie
High School girlfriends visit Tucson
MAY ~ Tu Nidito's "Havana Nights"
Mother's Day Tea at the Mini Time Museum
6th Annual Spring Trunk Show
JUNE ~ The godparents celebrate Serena's 7th Birthday

Annual Vine of Grace Womens Retreat
Celebrating Father's Day at Hacienda del Sol
The Window Depot sponsors Tucson Summer Pro League
            JULY ~ Host daughter, Lee, in town for her 30 year 
                          Up With People Reunion
AUGUST ~ Ron gets a new bathroom

Kiki and Mom share a weekend in Phoenix

We bid a heartbreaking "good bye" to our beloved Alice
SEPTEMBER ~ A week in Reading for Ron's 50th high school reunion




OCTOBER ~ We celebrated the Butler's marriage with an Octoberfest theme

Walked through the Holy Doors with the Daughters of Isabella in celebration of The Year of Mercy
NOVEMBER ~ 7th annual Holiday Trunk Show
Awesome visit with brother Erik who lives in NYC
My birthday celebration at Flemings
One of the inspirations behind me choosing my word for 2017 ~ ENOUGH!
DECEMBER ~ The Window Depot annual car show
December Daily with Ali Edwards begins for the second year

Tea with my ladies at Loews Ventana Canyon

Family outing for Luminaria Nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens

Faithbooking Holiday Soiree

Celebrating the big guy's birthday at Vero Amore

Christmas celebration with the Edwards
Gaslight Theatre for the win!

AND A VERY
Wishing you and yours all the love and happiness this new year holds.  Thank you for hanging out with me this year!