Friday, September 28, 2012



fall has arrived, or maybe just the great state fair of texas!!
reasons you should go. parades, stampedes, fried food, live music, and THE FERRIS WHEEL!?! 
wait, and kevin costner?

its a must, more like tradition. 
...oh and here's how you can save a few extra pennies...

its been around for 125+ years... not much is around that long anymore. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


with the more frequent blog post and changes on the blog... 
i've decided to make it easier for YOU (pretty reader) to follow my little adventures!

so on the right you can now click to and 'follow' --  i would love to know that you are 
reading my blog, that way i can find your blog and read about your adventures as well!

thanks in advance for the 'follow' and going on this adventure with me- xo the lane

Monday, September 24, 2012


once a month my mom, sister and myself have dinner with the grandparents. 
we started out meeting at a different local byob restaurant every month, but this month we started the new tradition to host the dinner at my place. 
the time we spend together is precious- this past diner we started talking about my grandfathers baptism, he was trying to remember what year it was.. i reminded him that i had his old bible.. when i got it out for him he got all teary-eyed (don't tell him i told you!) and sure enough, the date of his baptism was written on the first page of his little bible!


Saturday, September 22, 2012


a dream/goal is coming true. 
training starts today!

Friday, September 21, 2012


this is such a simple and sweet reminder for each of us! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


waking up early and watching the sun rise is one of my all time favorite things. 
(preferably with a hot coffee in hands!)

this past weekend i watched the sun rise over the ranch for a few days.. 
this particular morning the fog was really thick and heavy 
(you could see the mist moving in front of your face kinda thick) 
but the sun came up anyway, in fully glory!

(picture taken with my iPhone; no filter or editing)

Friday, September 14, 2012


watching a storm roll in is one of my favorite things to do. 
watching the storms roll in over the ranch is even better.
bring on the thunder, RAIN, and fall weather!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


sometimes it still sounds crazy when i say out-loud that i lived in barcelona, spain for two years. crazy right?! 
i was flipping through picture albums on facbeook a few nights ago, and came across one filled with pictures and memories from the time i spent in spain. 

the picture above, is from the street i lived on- lined with trees; no cars allowed; so cute!
if i had to pick one thing i miss from my time in europe, it would be that we walk everywhere. i didnt have a car or a television for the two years i spent in barcelona- there was always an outdoor activity or cute new bakery/ coffee shop/ beach restaurant to visit. exploring the city like a local, weaving in and out of the cobblestone streets was one of my favorite things to do. 

Monday, September 10, 2012


strong is the new skinny

this month i will be checking off a little box on my bucket list... 
becoming a yoga instructor!

training starts this month. and to be prepared, i am dedicating more time per week to strengthen my practice and focus on the little things. like the headstand. 
having a strong base and starting without a wall to 'cheat' with was important to me...
 so my dear friend and amazing yoga/pilates instructor ms brittany was kind enough to teach me the foundation this past weekend...  thanks to her (and a few core muscles!!) i was upside-down in no time!

take one of brittany's classes here
her sequences are amazing and her playlist is the best in town!

Thursday, September 6, 2012


yesterday in a far away land, my dear friend hagar tied the knot to the love of her life!!

hagar, you know my heart was with you on your special day- but oceans, airline strikes and timing kept me from being there. 
i could not be happier for these two love birds- sending you hugs and love from afar! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


pictures above are from my instagram shots this weekend. 

note: i enjoy my drinks in mason jars!

its september. and fall was supposed to set in this past weekend.. but apparently in texas the beginning of fall still means 100+ degree weather. 
so much for boots, jeans, scarfs and layers... at least for now.