Houston Area Flood Pictures May 2016

Last Thursday the rain began and school was cancelled for Friday due to the flood.  The rain settled down early Friday morning and came back strong that afternoon.  This weekend my husband and I were out and about and I grabbed the following images to share with you.  The picture above shows a business that is off I 45 that is on stilts.  This business sits high above the ground and my kids always comment on it as we drive by.  Now my nine year … [Read more...]

2016 Houston Rodeo Fun

Last week was Summer Break and we went to the Houston Rodeo for the day to check out the shopping, the rodeo and the Georgia Florida Line concert.  Check out the photo above, this is one of the stands that we saw on our way into the festivities.  Each year I think about this, but I have yet to try anything.  If you were to get something from this Fried A Fair stand, which would you get? How about this?  How many footballs would guess this … [Read more...]

Houston Area Must See Attractions

Planning a visit to Houston?  Having a friend come to visit Houston?  Just want to do some exploring?  Here are some great places to go in the Houston area! Houston has many world-renowned art museums if you’re looking for an afternoon of high culture.  The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel all hold beautiful works of art, however one of my favorite art museums to visit is a little more unusual.  Houston … [Read more...]

Houston Area Roadtrip Tips

The following post was sent into the mom blog from Emily Blount - Enjoy! As a recent college graduate I've been driving between Houston, San Antonio, and Austin a lot recently and have become quite the professional roadtripper along the way.  I have found some interesting things on the road (pop-up car repair service… their garage was an empty field with a large piece of cardboard reading “fix ur car here”) so in case y’all take a roadtrip of … [Read more...]

May 6 Houston Rockets Playoff Game Vs. LA Clippers

Our family was thrilled to be able to attend the May 6, 2015 Houston Rockets Playoffs Game vs. LA Clippers.  Here we are outside the Houston Rockets gates at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Here's a view from the inside.  There were lots of people proudly wearing their Red Nation tee shirts.  The doors open at 7:00 which gives you time to walk around before the game, take pictures, visit the food stands and hang out in the special … [Read more...]

Rockets Game Houston, Texas

I love living in the Houston Area because there are so many great things to do.  Our family went to see the Houston Rockets play basketball at the Toyota Center and we had a blast!  Here's a picture of the line in front of the Toyota Center as we waited patiently for the doors to open an hour before game time. Here's a photo that I captured right as soon as we showed our Houston Rockets game tickets at the entrance.  There were people … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider Before Moving to the Lone Star State

So, you’re interested in packing up and seeking your fortune in the Lone Star State?  Well, you’re far from alone. According to recent studies by the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is among the most popular permanent destinations in the Union — out of the top ten fastest-growing cities in America between 2011 and 2012, five call Texas home. and I LOVE living here! Indeed, there are plenty of compelling reasons to settle down in the Lone Star State, … [Read more...]

How Do You Protect Your Family?

I grew up in a small town, where everyone seemed to know everyone.  No one ever worried about locking their car doors or hiding valuables in their cars before going into the store.  I can remember my parents making sure our house doors were locked before we went to bed and that was it.  We didn't even have dead bolts, just the standard door knob locks.  The only thing scary that I can remember happening was the visits from the neighborhood … [Read more...]

My Newcomer’s Guide to Visiting Houston

So you've just moved to the Houston area, and you're not sure how you're going to spend your time. Well get excited, because there's a ton to do in this fabulous city! Fly in Style See Houston in style by taking to the air! A helicopter tour is a great way to get a unique take on any new city, especially one where you'll be spending a lot of time. A company like Apex Helicopters can take you up and let you see your new home the way few people … [Read more...]

MBA Programs Are Hard Work

This is the shoe tree at Murray State University where couples would place their shoes once they got married.  For each married couple, there was one shoe from the bride and one from the groom that was placed on the tree.  When we go back for a visit, my family still loves to drop by and check out the shoes on the shoe tree.  My husband and I met in college while attending Murray State University in Kentucky.  We got married after he finished up … [Read more...]