family: Tuesday's Treasures ~ Family - 08/14/19 08:52 AM
There are so many apps out now making photo-taking fun and creative. One App called Waterlogue produces a water color photo. Son and his family were having fun and I love this one they took! Of course Beautiful Beckett had to show her streak of independence.. love this about her! See the world like an many fun renderings to create.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." Henry Ward Beecher

family: Serendipity Sundays ~ Happiness - 08/04/19 04:10 PM
Some days are better than others but this day just a week ago was a happy one. I'm counting our blessings each day we have my Geno with us. Some personalities that are larger than life never fade even when we find our bodies giving out. Look at that smile on my Geno's tells the whole story.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."  Maya Angelou                              

family: Thankful Thursdays ~ Family - 07/22/19 06:29 AM
As many of you know Geno has been having a rough time with his Congestive Heart failure and COPD. There are some days when he has enough strength we like to get him out and take advantage of time with family outside the home. 
"Family is the most important thing in the world." Princess  Diana

family: Dishing with Dorie ~ 7 /15/19 - 07/15/19 05:25 AM
It's the middle of July! How can that be? Austin's weather was sunny and warm, the kids came over for an UNO challenge on their way to a birthday party, of course Hudson was the big winner! I was able to get Geno out for oysters and use the new wheelchair lift for the car. Glad to see he rallied some this week-end.
My new listing is under contract and inspections are scheduled for this morning. I met with my sellers who are moving this week, getting their home ready for staging and photos next week. It's a great single story!
Did you … (17 comments)

family: Thankful for sons and grandsons - 11/12/18 02:08 PM

As many of you know Geno has endured his share of trials and tribulations with breaking his leg which then triggered a COPD attack causing him to land in the heart hospital four days. He's been doing better with physical therapists and nurses coming in and out. We went to the vein clinic on Monday but because there was so much fluid on the right leg they couldn't find his veins. We were sent home to put on compression hose and started full force with the diuretics. He has been wearing them dutifully and the swelling has gone down considerably.
Last week-end son John and grandson Handsome … (20 comments)

family: (Not so) Wordless Wednesday ~ Like Leaping Lizards I Can Fly - 09/07/11 09:19 AM
(Not so) Wordless Wednesday ~ Like Leaping Lizards I Can Fly
Labor Day weekend our kids and grandkids gathered at our house for a BBQ and fun in the pool (before the fires started in a nearby community).  Our granddaughter who is attending cheer camp decided to try out one of her moves while diving into the center of the brightly colored tube that was the hit of the afternoon.  Our daughter always finds something new that makes a big splash with all the kids.  Like Leaping Lizards she can fly!

family: Sisters ~ A quiet moment - 12/28/10 11:38 PM
After the Christmas presents were opened and dinner was devoured the afternoon slowly began winding down.  It was chilly outside and our two granddaughters were mellowing out and enjoying the warmth of the fire.  I guess I'll always remember this quiet moment I saw them sharing.
It made me reflect on Amy Li's quote:
"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of.  You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."

family: Do you have a pickle ornament for your Christmas tree in your family? - 12/27/10 11:19 PM
Do you have a pickle ornament for your Christmas tree in your family?  I know you are probably saying a what?? I'm talking about a green shiny ornament shaped like a pickle.
Several years ago I blogged about "The simple joys of Christmas" and explained a ritual we started when the grandkids were small.  A friend told me about a German tradition (my mom is part German so I figured what the heck!).  I looked in several stores and Christmas shows until I found a green shiny pickle ornament.
The tradition began once I had one in hand.  On Christmas after … (32 comments)

family: Happy Thanksgiving From Our House To Yours - 11/24/10 11:24 PM
As tradition would have it Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday in November.  Although the precise origin of the holiday is disputed it really doesn't  matter as it is a holiday to enjoy with family and friends.  Gene and I would  like to extend our very best wishes for a bountiful harvest for all.  We are thankful for our family, health and prosperity. 
We know and appreciate how truly blessed we are and wish to say thank you for allowing us to share our lives with you this past year.


family: It's nice to be remembered - 11/22/10 06:44 AM
The other day I had a call from a couple I sold a home to 19 years ago!  I remember them well as their sale happened in my first year in Real Estate.  They fell in love with a property across from a park and have been very happy with their home.
I have chatted with them over the years, helping them fight their tax appraisals and sent calendars and Christmas cards throughout the years.  They are now 80 and need to move closer to family so they called me to come take care of selling their home.  
I smiled and thought this … (16 comments)

family: The Be Thankful Challenge - 11/07/10 12:04 AM
Okay here is post #4 for my continued quest to highlight thankful things in my life.  I am blessed to have an older sister and younger brother (yes I am the middle child). 
My brother is married to a crazy gal, Kathy, who when she and Geno get together...stand by (just ask Kathy about the bongo drums)!  They have two grown children. 
My sister is a widow, has 2 children and is enjoying much excitement  in her life right now, but that is a whole other blog!
I am very thankful to have them in my life!

family: The Be Thankful Challenge - 11/06/10 01:38 AM
Joni Staples got me started after reading her post she wrote about accepting the challenge when she read Lisa Lambert and Donna Foresters posts!  A post a day on something we are thankful for is the quest!  No points just a challenge to remind us of our bounty in life.

At the top of my hit parade are our darling 5 grandchildren!  From ages fourteen to nine our energetic angels are growing up and blessing us each day with their creativity and boundless zest for life.  I am grateful each day … (26 comments)

family: The Be Thankful Challenge - 11/05/10 10:19 AM
I'm getting in the swing of  "the be thankful challenge"!  I have a daughter, Melissa, a son John and a stepson Jeff.  All are very important to me.  Melissa was my first born child and John was the baby, Jeff came into the fold later in life.
Rose Kennedy's quote sums up my outlook on motherhood:
"I look on child-rearing not only as a work of  love and duty, but, as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it."


family: The Be Thankful Challenge - 11/04/10 06:43 AM
This morning while catching up on some posts my friends wrote, I caught Joni Staples post!  She ran across the night before two posts by Lisa Lambert and Donna Foresters concerning making a challenge to write a post on something we are thankful for everyday (starting today) until Thanksgiving!
Then what fun we will have sharing our grateful ideas with family and friends!  No points, just a wonderful feeling to really express our love and joy in celebrating "Thanksgiving"!
I have so many wonderful things to be grateful for in my life. I'll start out my first day of the … (17 comments)

family: Friday Foto's ~ If Only The Fountain Could Talk - 09/17/10 12:12 AM

My nephew's wedding day was last weekend on Sept.11th.  We stayed in the Marriott Hotel in Cranberry Woods Township in north Pittsburgh as the wedding reception was being held in the ball room.
In the center of the lobby a magnificent fountain was enjoyed by many guests sitting and talking waiting for the events to begin.  Oh, can you imagine the secrets this fountain has learned....of all the private conversations it has heard...Huummmm!

family: Sometimes It's Important To Take A Day Off - 07/19/10 06:22 AM
Sometimes it's important to take a day off
Last Friday July 16th we took our 5 grandkids ages 10-14 (plus daughter and son) to the Schlitterbahn, a Water Park Resort south of Austin. If you haven't been you need to treat yourself and family to a fun filled day of non-stop water thrills!
We decided to have a base camp so reserved 2 Lagoons (covered with 2 fans, 2 tables, 8 chairs and 4 lounges).  After showing our on-line receipts our wrists looked like we were checked into a hospital.  We received bands howing we paid for all day, … (16 comments)

family: It's Miller Time! - 03/08/10 05:39 AM
Time has a way of flying by!  My mother had two sisters, their last name was Miller and they were born in Kansas. 
Their parents died in 1917 due to the plague and they were raised by extended family.  There are 5 daughters left to carry on their memories and we just got together in Florida!  Our reunion was centering on having fun, reminiscing, sharing stories, experiencing great food, gathering pictures and building a book filled with memories!  My sister trekked from Pittsburgh, another cousin came from Iowa and I came from Austin to stay with our two cousins who live … (18 comments)

family: Humor Me ~ Make Yourself A Gratitude List - 03/01/10 05:23 AM
Are there some days you feel like the cards are stacked against you?  Or do you feel like someone has singled you out to make you feel as if nothing you  do is right? Everyone encounters days like this and the best thing to do is look at  your gratitude list.  What you don't have one?  Humor me and sit down amd make one right now.A gratitude list is different for everyone but the one thing in common they all share is when reading your own, it will bring a smile to your face and a dance in your heart!I'll share … (20 comments)

family: Moments To Remember - 02/08/10 02:56 AM

Tomorrow is my  Geno's birthday but we began celebrating early Sunday morning with a family brunch at the Roaring Fork!  5 grandkids from 3 great kids....all many conversations going on...trying to interact with each one!  

Time spent with everyone makes me feel so grateful for family.  Each one brings something special to the table...Life is good!Happy Birthday, Geno!

family: Puffy and Pouty - 12/14/09 05:04 AM
Do you find you are so busy at this time of year you can't think straight?  Do you have business appointments, family obligations, dinners, lunches and parties to make time for?
Today in church our pastor had a recliner out on stage with a table, lamp, cup of hot cider, a candy cane and a Snuggy (you know the craze over the blanket with the arms!).  He donned the Snuggy (it was a UT one to boot) and settled leisurely in the recliner while expressing to us the need to slow down and make sure we were getting the most out … (8 comments)

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR

Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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