Canada Garden: 09/17

Thursday, September 28, 2017

My Sweet Friend Tami

 Our little fundraising team with Tami:  Mary, myself, Vickie, Tami, Dan, Dana, Roni.  It was an emotional day seeing so many people turn out for Tami.  She is loved.
 The silent auction was huge!
Our friend Dave K played with his music friends.  Dave was a social worker with us in the McFarland days but he's always been a musician at heart. 
  Doesn't her mom look great?   
 The old CP gang!  Tom, Mark, Sue & Mark visited and laughed together.  It was so good to see them!
 And Edward.  Our friend Edward traveled all the way from St Louis to be with us.  How long has it been? 
And this little shot was taken in Tami's backyard a few weeks ago.  I'm so thankful that she's in remission and we are in this life together.   

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Keto Con, A Reunion, & A New Boat

Here's a happy man with his new boat :)
We went to Keto Con in Austin and met so many of our keto peeps!  Here we are with the amazing Carrie Brown who is a pasty-chef-turned-keto-cookbook-author.  She has an incredible story of how keto helped her recover and get her life back too, and now she's helping all of us have success in our keto kitchens. 

We also met a baker who's lost 50 pounds and then founded Fox Hill Kitchens where she bakes bread for us.  Another person's recovery story led to building a wine company Dry Farm Wines that provides keto friendly wine to the world.  Keto Con was one inspiring story after another.   As Robin Roberts said, make your mess your message. 
We ate amazing barbecue at Black's barbeque.  Like every day!
We got to visit with Uncle David, Aunt Fina, and my cousin Denise.  They came to Austin to visit with us from their hometown of San Antonio.  We're already planning to go back to Keto Con next year!