I love Independence Day. It ‘s a time where Americans remember the birth of the United States of America, pay respect to our forefathers, and remember our great patriots and the amazing scarifies they continue to make to keep our country home of the free and the brave. This year was extra special as we got to enjoy July 4th with our +1 , as we like to refer to him as “TOS – The Boss!” Life is truly so much more fulfilling with our little guy in the picture. This year we joined the festivities at the Royal Oaks Country Club and it did not disappoint! The club actually set a record year in attendance with over 400 patrons. On the great lawn they had food stations, cash bar, table set ups, plus exciting games and rides for the kiddos. And my favorite being face painting, because I have limited time in my son’s life to dress him up like my little doll! They even had an area fire department bring their big red truck, which was a true hit for the kiddos.
My husband and I joined the club exactly one year ago and it was fun to see our friends out enjoying the evening with their families and loved ones. I admit, I loved all of the red, white, and blue and patriotic preppy fashion! Also, I have sold some properties in this community too so my extra bonus was to cross paths with my clients who live and love the community! It is such a happy place and the people here are very welcoming and nice.
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Friday, May 10th I attended the annual Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR Spring Awards Luncheon. The Daughter’s of the American Revolution is a very special organization of women paying tribute to their American patriot forefathers. Some members are traced back to their ancestors who arrived to America on The Mayflower! This event honored all of the fine women who have provided great service to the group on a multitude of levels. A special congratulations to all of them and their accomplishments!
The luncheon opened up with the DAR ritual, followed by The American’s Creed, then The Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag. I love the patriotism in the group. I also love to be reminded of the amazing privilege we have to be an American citizen and to love God and Country.
Besides fancy hats, outfits, a lovely meal, and good conversation, we were greeted by our guest speaker Lynn Forney Young, the Honorary President General of NSDAR, the Honorary State Regent of Texas, and the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. She shared wonderful stories of our great American history, women’s influence throughout the years in legislation, and provided a real-life update on the political life in Washington today. Believe me, this group of women on a national level truly makes a difference in the United States! If you ever get the chance, visit the DAR building in Washington D.C. If you love ancestry, this is one of the richest archives in America!
Our trip to Carmel By The Sea would certainly not be complete unless we did some wine tasting! California does produce some of my favorite wines. I was born in CA so perhaps their grapes are in my bloodline? LOL.
There are wine rooms on every block in this town. We took a stroll into the Galante Vineyards tasting room. There was a good social echo coming out of their propped open door. It sounded inviting, so we literally followed the vibe thinking, we’ll just pop in for a minute. Well, that minute lasted more than an hour and before we knew it, we tasted all kinds of wines from their extensive library, nibbling on cheese and snacks, chatting up the locals, and hanging out with wine guru Jack Galante himself! His family is some of the original founders of Carmel. They have a deep history here and it was fun to hear his stories. Did you know that a woman’s high heels is banned in this town? A funny local law that is still in place but not enforced. LOL! Ok, back to the wine. Our tasting only cost $30 by the way. Not a bad deal at all!
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Baby Schnitzel is one lucky man and he’s not even here yet! Recently, my blonde mafia besties hosted the most incredible baby shower for us in Houston. Graciously opening her doors to her fabulous home for 30 women, Lori Bergeron offered the most magical venue for the event. Add in all of the amazing and personalized decor, food, and hottie friends, this party was a “looker”!
My friend Anna Kaplan quoted, “This is straight out of Town & Country Magazine.” And, I cannot agree with her more! Every detail was thoroughly thought out and I really felt like the most special lady alive that day! I still do actually!
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