March 2016 – Exclamation Points!

Kolton and Patti Kaminski.

Kolton and Patti Kaminski.

Spring Has Sprung?

It’s spring in Texas and that means three things:  bluebonnets, unpredictable weather and of course, Texas Independence Day. This year marks 180 years since Texas won its independence from Mexico, and our rich heritage as Texans is still alive and well today. The Fort Bend County Museum Association’s mission is to preserve our history here in the Bend, and they do an amazing job of educating young Texans about where they came from and what their ancestors accomplished to make our great state what it is. In this issue, we collaborated with the Museum Association to bring you Fort Bend’s role in our independence. I guess there’s nothing left to say but “Happy Birthday Texas!”

Celebrating milestones is something we love to share, and we have yet another amazing milestone to share with you in this issue. For their first Christmas in their new home, Doug and Susie Goff celebrated by opening up their new abode as a stop on the 2015 CASA Christmas Home Tour. And let’s just say the results were dazzling! Decorated by Susie in her unique glitz and glam style, the new Imperial Sugar Land home is both sweet and sparkling. Take a tour of Casa Goff on page 16.

Speaking of home tours, our Home Is Where the Heart Is feature has something for all homeowners. Whether it’s organizational tips, relocating to a new area or finding the perfect Realtor, we’ve got you covered.

Traveling through Texas in the spring is something that our family has enjoyed for years. I will say, however, that traveling through our state this time of year is an interactive sport. You never really know whether to pack swimsuits or sweats.  Someone once said to me about Texas in the spring, “Let’s enjoy the gorgeous summer weather before it somehow tries to murder us.”  Of course, the other well-known quote about Texas weather also sums it up: “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait 5 minutes, and it will change.”

Enjoy the beautiful – if unpredictable – Texas spring, and we wish you and your family a happy and blessed Easter.

Stay focused,