Last weekend we drove about an hour and twenty minutes to the town of Saint Jo, Texas.

We did a bit of wine tasting at Arche Vineyards...

...before heading to Ancient Ovens. This place was beautiful! It is a ranch where you sit and enjoy a wood fired meal looking out over the pastures as the sun goes down.

We enjoyed our bottle of wine from the vineyard next door as we devoured a four course meal complete with spinach and artichoke dip, Italian tear drops (filo dough pockets filled with cheese that explodes in your mouth), crazy-good pizza, and chocolate hazelnut calzones for dessert…all cooked in a wood fired pizza oven!

The setting was beautiful, the food delicious, and the people so lovely...it was the perfect date night!


Wichita Falls is full of opportunities and sadly, through the past year, we have not fully taken adventage of all the amazing things available to us.

We are so thankful that we have made some new friends and opened some new doors into the world that is Wichita Falls, Texas.

In the past month we have enjoyed the Texas Ranch Roundup (a non-conventional rodeo):

The Shrine Fest in the Red Dirt (four country bands played while a few hundred people consumed a large quantity of Bud Light, in a huge empty field):

And the Hotter than Hell (a one hundred mile bike race in the 110* weather) where I worked the Starbucks booth and David volunteered at a rest stop on the base.

We are truly thankful for these opportunities that we have been given in the past few weeks to embrace where we are at this point in our lives.


My 28th birthday came and went without too many crazy events taking place. I enjoyed an awesome day relaxing and getting things unpacked and cleaned up from our trip to Bend the weekend before.

I was so blessed to receive some amazing gifts: a fabulous new clutch, a bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume, a gorgeous mango tree salad bowl, gift cards for eating out and TjMaxx, and from my husband my very first sewing machine!

I am so thankful that this marking of time, this passing of another year, could be celebrated in Texas with a yummy Texas steak dinner and an ice cream cake (in true Jaspers’ form).

I can’t wait to use my sewing machine for my first project, a pillow case for the chair in our bathroom.

It was fun to celebrate 28 years of life, 28 years of adventures, here’s to many more.



This is our Fifth year going to Bend for the Owen Invitational and every year it gets better and better. We were so blessed this year to enjoy time with Tyler and Melissa's little girl, Makenna. She is eight weeks old and an absolute doll. She only cries when she needs something and she was totally okay being handed around to all kinds of new faces. It was so nice to be in cooler weather and to enjoy time shopping, laying by the pool and drinking with great friends!

Makenna relaxing before a big day of shopping in downtown Bend.

Auntie Liz enjoying time holding sweet Makenna.

Girl's Night Out

Great friends and Prosecco what more do you need?!?!

The beautiful Owen women.

Uncle Dave chillin' with Makenna before the cocktail party.

The lovely Green family.

Ahhh, the cocktail party.

Ready for victory.

Some of the most wonderful women that I know!

Second Place Winners.

The whole crew.

Bright Lights, Big City...Life in Las Vegas