Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hopes and Dreams and Way Back When

Hopes and Dreams
Oil on Canvas
Nancy Medina Art

Carlos and Java Way Back When

Nine years ago I stopped my wandering, packed up my worldly goods, and brought my husband-to-be home to Texas. I strategically planned our drive across the Lone Star State so my Los Angeles-born beau would not see the trailer parks, tattoo parlors, and drive-through beer barns of my hometown until it was too late to turn back. In time, Carlos got over the initial shock of hearing folks say "ya'll" in casual conversation and he learned to accept the fact that gravy is the fifth food group here.

We settled in Flower Mound, adopted a pug puppy, and braced ourselves for 100-degree summers. On November 5, 2000, on a rainy day, my family and our closest friends gathered while Carlos and I exchanged vows. Now we have three pugs, a bit more gray hair, and so much to be thankful for. It's hard to believe how fast time has passed. Happy anniversary to my best friend.
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