Friday, April 22, 2011

Texas Time

Returned Wednesday
from a wonderful
extra-long weekend

My mom's gift
to me ~
Each year we
meet somewhere
and indulge
our whims
for a few 
precious days

The Craig's Place Inn
This year, we
headed south....
that is ~
San Antonio, Texas
was our base
for two day trips....

The first, to the
north-east, the little
town of New Braunfels,
where we 
through some great
antique malls.

I bought a pair
of well-loved
cowboy boots ~
With some amour
from Bob the Shoe
Man, they will be

I also bought some
turquoise Fiesta Ware
for the collection
of this sweet blogging
 girl, who we had the
pleasure of whiling
away the afternoon
with over lunch.

Elizabeth was a breath
of fresh air ~ one
of my younger blog
simpaticos who I 
just love.  Beautiful
inside and out....
full of hopes and 
dreams for her future....
She was exactly as
I'd imagined her.
If only one could adopt
 a younger sister ~
she'd be mine : )

{Sending you hugs,

Our other adventure
took us due-north
to that hallowed Texas
Hill Country town that
we'd read so much about...

{Cue harps here}:


Not only home to the
cutest little houses and
shops, but one of my most-
admired bloggers, as well.

She just passed her
2000th {!!!} follower mark,
but Anne, aka Fiona & Twig, has 
her lovely cowboy boots 
firmly planted on the 
warm Texas soil : )

With a heart as big
as the Lone Star State,
Annie was our gracious
guide for the whole
afternoon and into the
evening, sharing her
favorite shops, her soon-
to-be {gorgeous} church
and giving us a tour of 
her new ranch....
So much charm
that it will have its
own dedicated post, soon!

She even treated us to
lunch and an excursion
to that wild west outpost,
Lukenbach, Texas!
{Thank you, girlie; you
are the best!}

I made her stand a step above me : )
As always when we are
together, my mom and
I enjoyed lengthy talks,
punctuated by
long walks
and 'lots of good
Southern iced tea!

Time.  Texas style.

Thanks, Mom!
I miss you, already.
Left 88 degrees, sunshine
and some of my heart ~
Landed in 38 degrees
and melting traces of snow.

But a warm welcome
awaited me from my
little family at home.

I feel so blessed.

This Luckenbach kitty has it down pat!
I hope that Y'all
can carve a little
Texas Time for
yourselves over the
I highly recommend it!

Don't forget to
enter my blogiversary
giveaway, here.

Sending you all
heaps of Easter love,



Teacup Moments said...

suzanne, what a cool mom-daughter tradition! you are blessed, indeed! the company, the shopping - i can't think of a better way to spend a long weekend. xx T

quintessence said...

Sounds like a simply wonderful trip with your lovely mom!! And what fun to meet up with some blogging buddies - it's amazing how this online world connects you with so many wonderful people. It was surprisingly cold today - so craving some of that Texas warmth!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fantastic time you had. I so envy you for having the chance to slip away with your mom every once in awhile for your little excursions. How I'd love that. Make every minute count {but you know that}.

I enjoyed all of your pictures and how lovely it was that you were able to meet some fellow bloggers. I really enjoy Anne's blog and look forward to your upcoming post!

Wishing you a happy Easter, Suzanne!


Happy Homemaker UK said...

So cool that you had a family getaway and met a few wonderful bloggers along the way :) can't believe it is still snowing in MN? Wishing you sunshine and warmth, XOL

KarenSue said...

What fun!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What a lovely trip you've had! It's been several years since I've been to Texas, but plan to go back again sometime. My college roommate lives there and Kate's godfather (his wife is my dear friend), so I'll get back there sometime. In the meantime, I'm inspired by your wonderful trip with your Mom. That's the kind of tradition I would love to establish with Kate.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SUZANNE DEAREST!!!! What a wonderful trip you have made! AND ANNE.....I REMEMBER HER VISITING ME A COUPLE OF TIMES! 2000 followers? WOOWWW! And all the lovely WARMTH and beauty you have seen! Oh, it is good to have you back, but we are still in the cold temps, aren't we? Your mother is simply wonder you are such a beauty!


Susan T said...

Treasure those times with your Mother as I am sure you do. So many happy memories stored away.

Have a lovely Easter Suzanne

Sue xx

traci said...

what an amazing weekend getaway suzanne. you crammed a lot of goodness in there. spending time with mom is special enough and then you threw in great blog friends and shopping. wish i could have joined ya. have a wonderful easter weekend.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely sweet get away you had. Totally charming.

Oh, and I love the idea of buying used cowgirl boots. :-)


Jenny Schouten Short said...

Hope there were still some Bluebonnets for you! xo Jenny

Razmataz said...

Your mother looks absolutely fabulous. She's beautiful.

So wonderful to make the time for each other.

I would love to go to Texas.....

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Texas loves you too, Suzanne! You visited some of our prime real estate and shopping in the state, and I'm so glad you had a great time. Your next visit here must take you a little further north and a little more urban. I'd love to show you Dallas! I'm ready for a trip to the Hill country too...nothing better!

Cindy said...

i'm so sorry you had to come back to such a mess after the beautiful weather in texas....sometimes i think we are never going to get warm temperatures. this has been such a long and awful winter, it's such a treat that you got to have a little break someplace nice and warm....

how fun to meet blogger friends in real life...something i hope to get to do someday!!

hugs, cindy

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Looks like an amazing weekend! I have two sisters in Dallas, and that looks like a perfect itinerary for a sister getaway. Awesome!

Alicia said...

looks like a great time, suzanne :) i love elizabeth! so glad you got to meet her :) welcome spring?? no, i think april thinks it's a winter month now!

Olive Cooper said...

Your Mom, good friends, and Texas...what a line up for a trip! It is wonderful you have these trips with your Mom. Happy Easter. ♥O

paige said...

oh my, what a fantastic time!!!
first off, how very special that your mama treats you to such a fun getaway.
then you were able to spend time with two super sweeties!
( you are so photogenic by the way)!

i wanted to visit fredericksburg for forever!! i'm sure it was charming. i hope you'll share more pics

oh & $16.50??? lucky girl!

Low Tide High Style said...

So, so fun! I'm glad you had a great time with your beautiful mom, and how special to meet two wonderful and talented bloggy women to pun intended...ok, maybe a little intended! ;-)

Kat :)


Suzanne...I would give anything to take a trip with my Mom :(......Since you are a Mom you know how much those times mean with your children. Good for you to have a little sunshine on your skin after your cold hard winter!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful post!
You captured our time together perfectly. I absolutely loved you and your dear sweet mom.

I'm supposed to be taking an Easter break from blogging, but I had to comment when I saw your post was up. Mine's coming next week.

Have a wonderfully blessed Easter, sweet friend!


A Rosy Note said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful getaway Suzanne. How great to spend time with your mom and meet Anne too! I love all of your pretty photos, especially the one of the kitty lounging :)

Have a blessed Easter ♥


Linda said...

OH Suzanne- your special trip looks so fun, yet relaxing! It's wonderful you can spend one-on-one time with your mom and get to meet wonderful blogging friends, too! It looks like a time full of memory making...thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!

Biz said...

You are so kind.
I loved every moment I spent with you and your wonderful Mom!
Your kind words make me smile today.
I'm trying my hardest to send y'all some Texas heat! Time to thaw out MN!
I hope very much to see you next year in NC for that promised cup of tea/coffee!
Have a Blessed Friday and know that you were a blessing and joy to meet!
Love & God Bless,

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Same to you! And LOVE those boots!

Lisa said...

Suzanne, sounds like you had a wonderful getaway full of fresh and lovely memories! How nice that you and your mom do this on an annual basis - I love that!
Wishing you and your family a joyful Easter weekend!

Stitchfork said...

What fun you had! I seriously need some of those boots! And Anne is always a favorite blog stop for me. Can see where you get your beautiful looks too!
Humming Luckenbach Texas song now...
Happy Easter Suzanne!
xo Cathy

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Dear Suzanne,

So happy you received your Grimy Hands Girls' Club gift packet. The seeds will thrive when you plant them, I'm sure.

I love traveling in Texas. The people are great and I adore the Antique Rose Emporium, the Hill Country, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and of course all the GREAT antiquing. (and boots!)

You deserved this and I know you enjoyed every second.

Love and happy Easter to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

pollydove said...

What a wonderful tradition for you and your mom to have regular getaways together! You are both just darling - looks like you had a great time! Happy Easter to you and your family Suzanne!

June said...

Time spent with moms are the sweetest ever. It sounds like you and your mom had a stellar time in Texas. It looks like a wonderful time spent with blogging pals too.
I enjoyed every one of your beautiful photos Suzanne. They are always a treat!!!
sending hugs to you ...

daniela rota nodari said...

Hi Suzanne,

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful trip! I miss the warm air--will it come up north soon? Glad you you had a reprieve--Texas style...

koralee said...

Oh My friend..what a perfect getaway! I would so love to go to Texas! What lovely friends you have! Everything looks so amazing.Mom time is the BEST!

Wishing you a very Blessed EASTER! Hugs! xoxoxo

Jill said...

So nice to feel like I got to catch up with you this evening, friend. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! xo~Jill


Ah, your mom is adorable. What a sweet way to be together.


Teresa said...

What a fun, fun trip! Texas is most definitely on my "one day" list. I'd love to do Round Top, and see the gorgeous Hill Country. I've heard San Antone is a very fun city, too.
Have a wonderful Easter, Suzanne!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

How wonderful that you and your mom were able to get away together. I so envy you that time with your mom. And also how wonderful to have met and spent some time with fellow bloggers. Sounds like you had a wonderful week with your beautiful mom and friends.
Happy Easter to you and your family. XO

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip!Have a very blessed Easter!

Joanna said...

What a wonderful time you had - I am totally green-eyed that you met Anne. She is such a sweet girl, I love her blog and I'd love to give her a big fat hug!

Special time spent with your Mother - memories were made:0)

Wishing you a very happy Easter.


Lissa said...

sounds wonderful! glad you had a great time! thank you so much for stopping by today! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Oh dearest Suzanne, thank you for the CARD!!! I had all these grandiose ideas of sending the SISTAHOOD a card, but wow, what a scary and wild teaching week I had with conferences....and I am so tired....but thank you for partaking in our romp on the beach, only to come to have an eternal feast of delights. May our earthly journey prepare us for the love we will share forever. Bless you today dearest, Anita

Amy Arnaz said...

I love your little mother. She's beautiful. Makes me miss my mom SO much. Your getaways with her are a treasure. I wish I could take a trip like this with my little mother. You are so fortunate. Love the photos. Love that lazy cat! xoxo Amy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Suzanne, What a great tradition you and your mom have created and this looks like such a fun trip. Thanks for sharing.

Whosyergurl said...

Looks wonderful.
"Luckenbach kitty." :-)

xo, Cheryl

pretty pink tulips said... were in my home state. So impressed that you and your mom chose the Hill Country for your girls' get away!!!

How wonderful to meet these darling blogging ladies, who I don't know yet, but would love to visit!

Happy day, Suzanne!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

paperbird said...

Suzanne I can tell you made the sweetest of memories on this trip spent with your Mom and sweet blog friends. I looks like it was a beautiful birthday celebration- the photographs are wonderful. I would have been that sweet grey kitty basking on that bench in 88 degree weather- I am SO looking forward to warm sunny days!
Have a beautiful week dear Suzanne.

Morning T said...

Great post Suzanne. I'm so jealous that you got to meet Anne, love that woman!
Hope you had a good Easter.

Deborah said...

Oh Suzanne
what a happy place to visit!
When i come here I always smile :)
What a beautiful visit you've had..
your momma,
and bloggy friends! Such fun!!
And your music..gorgeous!!
Love this post and all your happy photos!
Love to you xoxox

Deborah xoxo

Lili said...

First of all your Mom is so stunning in that pic, just like you my dear! I love that you get to travel together and know how special that must be. And then I was so excited that you and Anne met too, it's just so much fun to see bloggers that I follow meet each other. Can't wait to see your cowboy boots. I just know I would love Texas too. I definitely can relate to the feeling of coming back home from a warm place to the sight of a little leftover snow. xo ~Lili

Kathysue said...

Suzanne what a great idea to take a special trip with your Mom. Texas is a destination that is on my list. Lots of bloggers and friends out there!!! I can tell you had a wonderful time!! xo Kathysue

Jeanie said...

Well, first of all, happy birthday. I love this tradition -- you are so lucky to have a mom to spend time with, to share good talks, good times, such love. What a great trip -- and to meet a blog friend, too. I don't know how it could be any better.

Farmgirl Paints said...

well there she is. can't believe you got to meet elizabeth too! i'm just a little jealous!!