In the past few weeks, I have taken an unexpected departure from posting in my blog. It started shortly after spring break in March. However, I am glad to be back. I thought that I would share with you some of the highlights and pictures during my hiatus.

Spring Break 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana

It is always a pleasure to bring my family back to my home town, New Orleans, and visit with family. We enjoyed the drive from Dallas, stopping in Natchotiches, along the way. In New Orleans, we enjoyed a day at the Audobon Zoo, the French Quarter, Xavier Univeristy of Lousiana of which my husband and I are alumni. It was without a doubt a great time! I think we gained a few pounds from all of the good food, as well.

The boys having a great time at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, La.

The boys having a great time at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, La.

We love the giraffes. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, La.

We love the giraffes.
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, La.

Gotta see dem gators! Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, La.

Gotta see dem gators!
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, La.

Goins’ Brothers Black and White Birthday Party – Dallas, Texas

I have the fortune of celebrating my sons’ birthday at the same time as they were born on the same day three years apart. I love picking a them for their parties. Since they are getting older, I wanted a them suitable to growing young men. I thought black and white was they way to go. All of the guests were asked to wear black and/ or white casual attire. I decorated the dining room and foyer,ย rented a Game Truck, and had kid-friendly and adult satisfying meals. It was fabulous!

Before the party.

Before the party.

Singing happy birthday to the boys.

Singing happy birthday to the boys.

Easter 2015 – Houston, Texas

Normally we spend Easter at home in Dallas. However, this year Easter weekend fell on the weekend of my sister Ardis’ fortieth birthday.ย So the family I and had a great Easter weekend and enjoyed the look of surprise on my sister’s face at Easter Sunday Brunch. That was a memorable day!

The boys looking out from the 5th floor hotel window above Dallas Street, Houston, TX

The boys looking out from the 5th floor hotel window above Dallas Street, Houston, TX

The Sam Houston Heritage Park in Downtown Houston, TX.

The Sam Houston Heritage Park in Downtown Houston, TX.

My beautiful sister, Ardis, my son, Solomon, and myself. We were enjoying her Easter surprise birthday brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, TX.

My beautiful sister, Ardis, my son, Solomon, and myself. We were enjoying her Easter surprise birthday brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, TX.

Everyone needs a rest at one time or another. Whether it be a few moments of quiet or a family vacation, it is needed to maintain balance in our busy lives. Allow your self that rest and it will make every day that follows more “marvalous.” Have a great weekend.

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