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[27 Dec 2013 | 7 Comments | 2,010 views]
One Night in San Antonio

Adam and I recently went to San Antonio for a little one night getaway — well, not exactly recently — it was last Christmas Eve to be exact. It was my first time staying in San Antonio overnight and it’s been on my “to blog” list ever since. We stayed at the Liz Lambert owned Hotel Havana¬†which was originally built in 1914 and opened in 2010 as a boutique, dog friendly hotel.

Our dog Lucy approved of the simple and evocative room decor.

Hotel Havana provides freshly laundered and bleached bedding for …

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[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,774 views]
Coco Coquette Wig Party

I like to celebrate milestone birthdays, well, all birthdays really, for a while. This year, I celebrated the actual day of my birthday at Utopia Fest. It was so much fun! Since I couldn’t be with some of my close friends, I decided to do something I’ve wanted to do since I read about it in the Austin Eavesdropper — host a wig party!

My wonderful husband was the only gentleman invited, and he graciously played bartender for the soiree, and took some great pictures of the crew as we got …

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[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,904 views]
Timberline Lodge in Oregon

This post has been in draft format for over a year, and I completely forgot to publish it. However, I definitely recommend Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood if you are planning a trip to Oregon. Here are some pictures from our overnight there.

A Northwest Artisan Cheese Plate at the Rams Head Bar.

We couldn’t help but order the famous Timber Toast in the Cascade Dining Room. This decadent dish, which could very easily be shared, is basically deep fried french toast served with hazelnut praline butter and maple syrup. It’s $15.95 …

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[30 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,541 views]
Three Generations of Family Wedding Portraits

A project that I started, but did not finish, before our wedding last October was to print out family wedding portraits to display on the welcome table. And since my parents and in-laws spent the time to find and scan the photos for me, I wanted to share them here in order of wedding date.
My mom’s parents, Joe and Betty Leitch, were married in St. Catharines, Ontario — Betty’s hometown — on May 24, 1937. Papa and Mama — as they were known to their grandchildren, met in early 1936, …

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[2 Jun 2013 | 12 Comments | 5,255 views]
Our Texas Hill Country Wedding

For me, really feeling like a truly married person has been a gradual process over a year and a half period. Adam and I got engaged in Paris on Sept. 25, 2011, got legally married in Houston in a hastily planned ceremony on Dec. 25, 2011 (Christmas Day), and co-hosted a second wedding ceremony and celebration in Austin on Oct. 6, 2012. Last week, I officially changed my name to Jodi Bart Holzband on my driver’s license, and today I’m finally sharing some of my favorite moments from our Hill …

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