This is the story of a girl from the North Shore of the Chicagoland
suburbs and how she met and fell in love with her Texan.
I met and fell in love with a Texan back in the 1980's in Houston.
It was never my intention to fall in love with a Texan because I had
every intention of going back to my hometown, but what's a girl to
do when she is she meets a guy who is determined to make her dreams
David and I were married in Houston, Texas in 1989. But we didn't
live there after the marriage. Instead, we moved to northern Virginia
right after the honeymoon because David's job took him there. After
four years of living in Virginia (the state for lovers), we then moved to
Idaho for twenty years. In August of 2013 we moved back to Texas.
So here we are living happily ever after in the state where we met.
Come on in and visit our happy home in Texas! Bentley, my little dog,
and I are so happy to welcome you. Let's go out back to our patio first
because we have some Texas barbecue to share.
When we bought this house we fell in love with the yard as much as
with the inside of the house. It's big and lush with many, many live oak
trees and lots of ginger, banana trees and an enormous magnolia too.
Here we are, have a seat and enjoy the weather.
The weather has been so very beautiful here in South Texas. We are
loving every moment we can spend outside since it has finally cooled down.
Here is David's smoker ~ the pride and joy of every Texan! See all that
ginger out there? Isn't it gorgeous?
Let's relax on the back porch swing. It's a favorite spot too.
My potting sink on the porch is ready for Christmas too. Would you like
to go back inside and see the dollhouse miniatures in my breakfast room?
My minis in here are all on a vintage shelf.
Next is my full size kitchen ….
Christmas tarts on the island just waiting to be eaten.
Or ready to serve up some lunch. Let's go into the dining room next.
And into the formal living room ….
Boots? Well it is Texas y'all know ;-)
Let's go into the family room next. We love that cozy spot.
David made me promise not to paint the paneling, so I have not. It's
so cozy in here. Just like a cozy quilt that envelops one with love.
Here is the little tree in this room all decorated with rustic fun. The big
tree in the formal living room is waiting to be decorated so stop by
next week when I will be joining another Christmas home tour.
And our golf loving Santa. A tribute to my hubby's favorite sport.
Hats hung from a vintage hat rack in the back entry.
I was at a brunch last week with a large group of women, most of whom
were born and raised here in Victoria. When I was relaying the story
of how I was from Chicago and how David and I met, one woman
paid me the nicest compliment when she said ….
Well honey, you're a Texan now!
And I am, and I am proud to be one too. Thanks for stopping by.
I am so pleased to welcome you into our home and to be part of the
Texas Blog Tour. Y'all come back again soon! Don't forget to
visit the other gals today.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley