A Blooming Spring

It seems as if Spring has sprung earlier than usual this year. I’m not complaining because it’s one of my favorite seasons. It’s so nice to see the flowers blooming and the time change has made our days longer. However, Spring for us means more parties to attend and this past week we attended two amazing parties starting out with our dear friend fashion designer, Sue Wong’s fashion show.

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 Sue was kind enough to want to dress me for her big event, but I had no time due to too many business meetings we have been having recently for Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce. So I found my own Sue Wong dress and enjoyed the festivities of her amazing after party that Jawn Star attended with us, along with Gun’s n Rose’s keyboardist, Chris Pitman. Sue always has great entertainment at her beautiful home, “The Cedars,” which can only be described as a work of art from the décor to the history of it.

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 Last night we attended the Mayor’s Mask Ball and got to wear our amazing hand painted and designed masks. Our masks were gifts and made for us by Sergio Boldrin. Sergio is the premiere mask maker in Venice, Italy. This event was for the UNCF and we were happy to catch up with our friend singer, Freda Payne. Also in attendance were the gorgeous Jayne Kennedy and Jeffery Osbourne. Ronn’s mask was a bit scary, but he got tons of compliments on it.

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 So now that Spring has sprung and our taxes are done, I’m finally have some time to focus on writing and more creative endeavors. We have some amazing projects forming that I will tell you about soon. Right now our focus is stopping to smell the beautiful roses that are blooming in our yard. I feel like there hasn’t been much down time for us and I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s important to take the time to spend with family and friends.

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 We took the day off to spend with our friend Tina Hillstrom, who was our Matron of Honor. Tina, as most of you guys know loves to socialize and entertain. So I’m happy to share a video of her amazing afternoon lunch that she threw in honor of Ronn’s birthday. She taught her pet rabbits how to walk for their treats and it’s just too cute! So if Spring has already sprung for you, please take the time to stop and smell the roses. If you are still experiencing the harshness of winter, try to stay warm and look forward to Spring and all the beauty it brings!

Milestones

In this past week, we have experienced some major milestones in our lives. Creason turned 21, which is just mind boggling to me. Seems like only yesterday she was ten and only interested in horses. So it was only fitting that Ronn and I drive up north and visit her in college to celebrate her!

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Since her birthday fell on a weekday and she didn’t have much time to spend with us given her busy schedule in school, we took this rare opportunity to continue on to San Francisco. I hadn’t been there in over 15 years and had never been there with Ronn. It was wonderful to see this beautiful grand and unique city again. We stayed at the Hotel Nikko and had a wonderful dinner at Le Colonial, which featured a unique combo of French/Asian dishes such as, braised BBQ short ribs, which were to die for. Le Colonial also has a live band that plays swing music, so many people go there to dance. I highly recommend checking this place out if you visit San Francisco. 

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We stopped off in Sausalito for an afternoon cappuccino and enjoyed simply gorgeous weather walking around the cute little shops. And then we headed back home only to see Calee driving up in her new vintage VW Jetta, which she loves. Now this milestone really made me feel old, because I still have visions of Calee singing in her car seat at age five! I believe Calee is a wise old soul, which may explain why she loves everything vintage and classic rock more than any other 16 year old I know.

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Now this week we will celebrate Ronn’s birthday, as we embark on an exciting new adventure later this year. The universe is working it’s magic in mysterious ways and I’m in awe and in gratitude for all it’s blessings. It’s so nice to see my husband so happy! Age is simply a number to us and we are embracing all these milestones with eagerness to see what’s coming around the corner. As we prepare for these changes, it’s clear to see that we are starting an exciting new chapter in our lives that we can’t wait to share it all with you guys!

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Some of these changes will involve travel and all I can say is we may visiting a city near you very soon!

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