i’m back…with news

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I swear. I have just had a very busy and evolving couple of months. So, to update on what is probably the biggest change… I started my new job Monday. Yup, totally new job!  I resigned from my previous position and I look forward to yet another chapter in learning that life is journey and to let go & enjoy. My new position is merchandising for the .com division of a retailer here in Dallas. Who knows what’s the right decision? I certainly don’t, but I believe you have to stay just ahead of your comfort zone to keep growing. With my resignation, I was also able to take a last minute trip home and see my family and I used that time for recharging and relaxing. I enjoyed nature walks everyday and even saw snow!

The beautiful colors of the leaves, nature walks, my dad picking cattails.

Wine bar date with my mom, snow on the trees, and my all time favorite view.

life lately according to my phone

Lately we’ve been splitting shakes and burgers as big as your face at Twisted Root, enjoying wine and friday night movies, playing with the big food while shopping, melting, snacking on dark chocolate covered almonds (yum!) and I made my first ever batch of homemade 3 bean beer-chili, quite successfully I might add…when in Texas!

welcome to basecamp

Husband and I have long talked about Lake Tahoe being on our bucket list of travel places. Combine one of nature’s best places, my love of themed hotels, nostalgia for summer camps and I was instantly in love with the idea of the  Basecamp Hotel. You can sleep in a “tent” hotel room, breakfast in the mess hall, have s’mores every evening at a bonfire – plus a hot shower to finish off each day – my kinda camping!

so long summer

So even though it’s still hitting over a 100 every day here in Dallas, what I would not give for a crisp day in the 60’s, summer is officially over. All in all, it was pretty good. This summer we :

Enjoyed a relaxing vacation re-do with family.

Went to our favorite outdoor concert series.

Had leisurely dates every weekend.

Made a vintage inspired vacation  movie.

Tried new recipes.

Celebrated our 4 year anniversary.

Golfed a little.

Had our first belly-dancing experience.

Started a side-project.

Wasted a way in Margaritaville.

Received care packages from home.

Had a front row view of our favorite artist in concert.

Went to our first crawfish boil.

We also set our course for the coming year over Labor Day Weekend. (But you know what they say about best-laid plans…)

summer camp

Close to the last day we went boating again, this time out to our favorite spot called Beyond Hope. It seriously looks like a quintessential summer lake camp, in the best way possible. We enjoyed cold beers on the deck and then got back to serious business of cruising the lake and swimming (synchronized diving videos coming soon) all in all, it was a perfect day!