David and Cathy Herr invite people into their backyard just about every Sunday. (Photo: www.lawellphoto.com)

Take it Outside

September 2014

Backyard bashes worth the effort

There’s something intrinsically special about being invited into someone’s home. It’s more intimate than meeting at a restaurant. It takes more thought. It’s entry, for a little while, into someone else’s world. But for whatever reason – the huge numbers of great Houston restaurants, the extra effort entertaining requires, the fear of pulling it all …

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Babymoon

Babymoon in Jamaica
Dr. John Barras
and his wife Gina celebrated the soon-to-be arrival of their little boy with what Gina called “a dream babymoon” in Montego Bay, Jamaica. While there, the Barrases enjoyed the five-star Iberostar Grand Hotel and Resort. The thrill-seeking couple went on an excursion and climbed 600 feet up the famous Dunn’s River Waterfall. The newlyweds …

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In This Issue

  • Editor’s Note – September 2014
  • Neighborhood Tails – Bella, age 3 months
  • With Little Warning
  • Back Porch – Entertaining the family
  • This Month in Dining – Almost-homemade entertaining
  • Taking Flight
  • Travel Buzz – Togetherness at sea
  • Mailbag – September 2014
  • Rumor Has It – September 2014
  • Buzz Kidz by Lauren Rice, age 14
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – September 2014
  • Twenty Steps to Bliss
  • SportzBuzz – September 2014
  • Outdoor Play
  • Take it Outside
  • Buzz About Town – September 2014
  • School Buzz – September 2104
  • We are Here
  • A Word on Compassion
  • What I’m Doing with the Rest of my Life
  • Stuck in Quarter System Limbo
  • Summer Internship Conclusion
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  • Getting my Head in the Game through Creativity, Action and Service
  • Reflections on Summers Abroad
  • Memorial and Carver Showcase ‘Memphis the Musical’
  • Class of 2015 Travels to Round Top for Senior Retreat
  • Strake freshmen traditional head-shaving event
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