Weekend in PHX

Weekend in PHX

Our weekend in Phoenix was short, but packed with fun, mixed in with training. It was Rob’s birthday, which we spent at the ballpark watching the Braves, but we also made time to learn how to edit a video. Rob took the time to set it up prior to our arrival and it was a quick, but very informative couple of days. It is always great to see Rob and Dawn. They are good people who are generous with their time and knowledge, and always fun energy to be around. So, thank you both, for sharing your weekend with us, but especially a birthday. I hope to be able to expand on my video editing skills once I get a hang of what I am doing with the simple steps required.

Friday we did some day drinking and I am pretty sure that I was drunk and hung over all at the same time.

Saturday was the day that we went to the Braves game. I love ballparks. And, I ate a hot dog.

Sunday Dawn cooked breakfast for us and ChiDiablo. Have you ever had bacon cooked in the oven? If the answer is no, you need to stop what you are doing and throw a package in the oven right now. And, she made biscuits and gravy, which is my favorite. The gravy was perfect and the biscuits were fluffy. So delicious!

Love you both. #family

Baklava. Gone.

I am struggling to get through my day and to make matters worse, the baklava is gone! All gone! The next baklava holiday is not until July 17th, which happens to be Dawn Marie’s birthday. If you are not aware, she loves her some birthday and it is my favorite of all birthday’s! 


My Favorite Birthday is Here!

It is finally July 17th; my favorite birthday of the year! In fact, next to T’giving, this is the best day to be celebrated! Let me tell you why. Dawn Marie loves her birthday, more than anyone I know, and she always has. She loved it as a girl and she still loves it years later, just as much as she always has, maybe even more. I do not know for sure on that. lol. It is not for gifts, because she does not expect any, it is because it is her day and she has every reason to be celebrated! I look forward to the birthday countdown each year and leading up to her day. 

Last year I was lucky enough to spend her birthday week with her and it was an amazing experience! If you are a member of mine, or hers, you have access to a couple videos that we did the night of her birthday. We had such a blast drinking together and the videos were fun and kept us both laughing for days. 

This year is even sweeter for DM because her and Rob are in Chicago visiting her son, daughter-in-law and their grandson. She is where she needs to be this year. 

Dawn is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever known. She always things of others first, expecting nothing in return or any recognition for her friendship, as long as you are a friend, I might add.

I am going to share a story with you, and then I promise to get back to the silly antics that have become my blog…

My dad was a man of many talents. He was a horse breeder, a rancher of sorts, a barber, a contractor, and a handyman, to name a few. In the 80’s one of his odd-jobs was taking down old insulators (on telephone poles) on the LBJ ranch in Johnson City, TX. I cannot tell you why, but it was probably to have some extra “stash” money that was his to spend and he liked to keep busy. So, he had a huge trough of insulators that had a neat story to them and I ended up with a big lot of them. Dawn is a crafty person and I gave her a box of them, thinking nothing of it. She had someone make a lamp with one of the insulators for my birthday last year. She spent time on Pinterest looking at ideas, then contacted someone to see if he could do it and then mailed several for him to make three lamps. One for me, her and JoAnn. All because she knew what something as simple as an insulator meant to me.

She is a lady deserving of everything good in the world. Baby kisses, a family that loves her, friends who cherish her and days full of laughter and good memories. 

Please send her a happy birthday message just because it will make her smile. 

Cards Against Humanity

Last week I received a card in the mail from Dawn Marie, which is not unusual. She is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever known. She sends cards to say “thank you” for thinking about her, being thoughtful, for checking in, and for special days. She even sends cards after staying with us for a few days. What I am getting at is that it was not surprising when I received a card in the mail from her, however, I have been a terrible friend lately. I have not done anything to warrant a special card from DM. 

When I opened it, a card dropped out:

What was on the flip side made me laugh out loud! 

The message from DM was 

I ordered this special pack of cards and this was one of them, though of you! 

What do you think was on the other side of the card? I will give you a hint, it is one word. 

Dawn Asked Me to Post:

First I want to thank Angel for simply posting this for me in her blog.

Secondly, I want to thank her fella’s for all the times they have stopped in my VNA Cam to vote for me.  I really do appreciate your support, even if it is forced upon you, lol.  Also, I want to thank you for letting me stop in her cams and chat with you guys for a bit, I have enjoyed getting to know you all a little bit better.. So thanks Cliff, Outlaw, Red, Bubba, MntMn, Windsor, Zany, Gregg, and Lefty,  for allowing me to share your time with her.

Lastly, I truly want to thank Angel for being Angel!  She is one of the sweetest, kindest and most generous and thoughtful people you will ever met.  Last year was a rough one for me and she was there EVER single day asking me how I was doing and always thinking of me.  And she continues to support and encourage me!!

She has been there with words of wisdom when I needed them last year when my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and earlier last year when we were struggling with an extended family members actions.

And even now as I know I must be boring her to death with things about my future Grandson, she replies with heartfelt comments.

So to sum it up, thanks just doesn’t seem like enough, but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!  You are truly one of my very best friends, you are my person, you would be my girl crush if I had one and I absolutely love you for being you!!





Dawn Marie’s Q&A

DRUNK Q&A – DAWN MARIE: Earlier in the year she asked me questions while I was drinking and doing shots with Rob. This time I will be the one interviewing her while she is getting her drink on. I have known her and Rob for a long time, but to see DM really tie one on is going to be epic! I want you guys to dig deep and ask her some interesting and fun questions. You have to email me, not her. Please send your questions before July 15th to angel@lonestarangel.net and I will have them ready for the video, which will be added to her website soon after.

No VNA Tonight

dawn-marie-kitchen-005This is just a reminder to those of you who might not remember that I am still out of town and won’t be doing the VNA show tonight. However, Dawn Marie will be doing a LIVE VNA show at 7p EST – if you stop by, please tell her I said “hi” and feel free to tell her how amazingly sexy she is! *wink*



<—- Dawn Marie’s latest update.