Monday, October 17, 2011

A Benefit Honoring the Life of Sophie

On September 14, 2010 heaven gained a beautiful angel, my dear friend Lindsay's daughter Sophie. Sophie was just shy of her second birthday when complications from a sudden illness took her too soon. I love Sophie more than words can say, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and miss her.

If you're in the Austin area and free on Saturday November 5th (Sophie's birthday), please stop by the Gallery Black Lagoon on Guadalupe from 5:00-9:00. All are invited to honor the life of Sophie whether you knew her or not. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door and a silent auction with proceeds going to Any Baby Can. I will be donating one of my book wreaths to the auction. Sophie loved books and loved to read, I can't think of any better way to remember her by making something from a book. If you have an item you'd like to donate for auction, please email me at and I'll forward your information on to Lindsay.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Special Post For My Grandmother

In lieu of my normal Friday post, I'm going to have a very special blog post for my Memaw today. My grandparents read my blog (Hey Memaw and Pepaw!), and I really wanted to share something special that happened to me with them.

It was no secret that Memaw has a sweet spot for country music singer George Jones, and I have to be honest here: So do I. While other kids my age had their bedroom walls plastered with pictures of New Kids on the Block, I had posters of George Jones, Vince Gill, and Alan Jackson (yes I honestly did), and I blame it all on Memaw. We spent a lot of time at my grandparent's house growing up, so her love affair with The Possum was bound to wear off on me I guess. To this day he's still one of my favorite singers. I always said if I ever got the chance to see him in concert I'd jump at the opportunity, so when he announced an Austin show, you better believe I jumped!

I didn't even think he was touring anymore, but he apparently still does 60 tour dates a year. Owen and I went with my friend Jen and her husband and had a great time. Instead of going on and on about him, I'll just share some pictures and videos that I took. We didn't have the best seats and the video quality isn't wonderful, but just close your eyes and pretend you're there. Hope you enjoy, Memaw.

It's mandatory to wear cowboy boots!