She said Yes!!!


As mentioned in the last post, Ben and Bethany had a special date while visiting in San Antonio… Ben proposed to her at the Signature restaurant and she said YES!  We are super excited to see them begin this new phase of their lives, and looking forward to another wedding soon! Shortly afterward we shared the news with the whole…

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Family time in Boerne


“Your creativity starts with whether you are curious, or not”. Frank Gehry. Sometimes when events and days fly by so quickly the best way to review what happened is to go back and look at my photos.  Each day I try to take a photo of something beautiful and interesting.  Some days that is a quiet martini at the RV…

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Boat shopping & getting ready for the British to come…


“Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself— glorious life!” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬ This week we went down to Kemah Texas to look at a 2005 Beneteau 473 that had been on our radar for a while. Arrived on Wednesday and enjoyed re-visiting our old stomping grounds, the Kemah Boardwalk area where we once shared/sailed a…

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Not making big decisions fast…


“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. -Eleanor Roosevelt The weather has been near perfect here in Boerne this last week.  Sunday we enjoyed visiting Grape Creek Winery in Fredericksburg with Jim & Marvilyn, listening to great live music and relaxing at this beautiful place.  It is just amazing how huge the wine and brewing…

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Community…


“You don’t get a 2nd chance to make old friends” (unknown). Our time spent in Boerne is rich in relationships with family & friends.  Many of the friendships go back decades and are true treasures to be guarded and valued greatly. Early this week we were able to get out sailing on Boerne Lake & test Rich’s new Texas themed…

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The Rubik’s cube of decisions…


Decision fatigue – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_fatigue In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. While we have been enjoying seeing family & friends and catching up this week, we have also been experiencing some “decision fatigue” (an actual thing…

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Close call…


Difficult is worth it, difficult makes us who we are. (Mercedes commercial) Back in Boerne Texas now after a 4 day CA to TX trek that went smoothly up until the last 200 miles.  We made an unexpected stop just East of Ozona Texas on interstate 10 when the front driver’s side tire blew out.  Fortunately we were able to…

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Always leave them wanting more…


“Always leave them wanting more” P.T. Barnum We are looking forward to traveling back to Texas in the next few days. At the same time, we are feeling a little sad to be leaving Redding.  This is such a beautiful time of the year with the flowers blooming and perfect weather for outdoor activities. Today is Easter Sunday and Ben…

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Preparing for Travel


“Our biggest fear is living a static life. We half-jokingly say we have a case of Sedentary Lifeaphobia.  Because time has a way of thrusting us forward at warp speed.  Days turn into years and before we know it, we’re looking back at the past wondering what we’ve done with all that time”. (Niki and Jason, Gone with the Wynns)…

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