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    Favorite Quotes

    • "Constant movement creates constant life."
      -Salma Hayek, Actress
    • "Don't become obsessed with the little things so that we are incapable of great things."
      -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author and moralist
    • "We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones."
      -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author and moralist
    • "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
      -Colin Powell, US General
    • "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."
      -Colin Powell, US General
    • "Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."
      - George R. Tilton
    • "The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them."
      -Colin Powell, US General
    • "We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done."
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US Poet
    • "It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible."
      -Francois La Rochefeaucauld, French author and moralist
    • "If you are always trying to please other people, you'll never know true self-confidence."
      -Salma Hayek, Actress
    • "DANCE as though no one is watching you, LOVE as though you have never been hurt before, SING as though no one can hear you, LIVE as though heaven is on earth."
      - Souza
    • "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
      -Ashley Judd
    • "If you can't imagine it, it will always be impossible."

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    The Best Blogs...

    • Jodi's Blog
      The first week I moved into my Austin house, Jodi invited me over. Fabulous neighbor and terrific friend, this is her blog.
    • Merry's Blog
      Once upon a time Merry and Dewey lived in Austin, Texas. They fell in love, got married and moved to the frozen tundra of Calgary.
    • Lisa's Blog
      Lisa has introduced me to some of the eclectic experiences in Austin, which has made Austin more fun. An artist, she showcases her artwrok at
    • Dane's Sailing Page
      Dane regularly takes me sailing on his boat in Lake Travis. An avid sailer, this is his page for boat photos.
    • Mental Floss Magazine
      One of my favorite mags, its always filled with fun stuff
    • Kevin's Blog
      My friend Kevin who has just taken up the blogging quill.
    • Michele's Blog - 52 Firsts
      Michele's goal to explore new things in Austin, optimially something new each week of the year -- “52 Firsts".

    M. Christmas 2006

    • Sally & Scott
      Christmas in the Twin Cities - December 2006

    R. Minneapolis Again - April 2006

    • 28. Black Forest
      My second trip to Minneapolis this month allowed me to spend some more time with friends and family.

    S. Easter in Austin

    • 79. Looking Glamorous
      On Easter weekend I had four visitors to Austin. My aunts and godmothers from Minneapolis (Noreen and Sherrie), and my Aussie friends (Sven and Angele). It was a fantastic weekend filled with lots of activities and lots of smiles.

    T. Minneapolis - April 2006

    • Storytime
      On my visit to Minneapolis for work, I was able to spend the weekend with my family, goddaughters and friends. Here are a few of the pictures I've captured. * Out on the town with Chad, Laura, Sally and Scott. * Church on Palm Sunday with Grandma * Romping with my Goddaughters at Playworks * An evening with the Peterson family

    U. Dani's Visit to Austin-March 2006

    • Prickly Pear
      Dani, one of my best friends, came down from Minnesota to visit me in Austin. This was her second visit. We had a fabulous girls weekend and made every moment count.

    W. Feb 2006 - Norway

    • Heddal Stave Church
      On a business trip to Norway I got a chance to drive by two sites (a historic stave church, and an Olympic flame), as well as join the Norwegian office for dinner and sledding. It was really a fantastic opportunity.

    X. Jan 2006 - 3M Half Marathon Relay

    • The Finishers!!!!
      3M Half Marathon Relay - Sunday, January 29th. Finish Time 2hours, 10 minutes. Bib 5068 Deanna for first half of the race. Jodi for the second half.

    Y. New Year's Eve 2005

    • Imogene & Jonathan
      The Giefer (Chad & Laura) and Deanna Annual New's Year Party 2005! Back by popular demand Chad, Laura and Deanna host another fabulous party. Lots of fun, games, dancing and food. What a blast.

    Z. Dec 2005 - Goddaughters Bowling

    • Sarah
      Bowling with my fabulous goddaughters! What fun.