Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Phoenix

Business is getting back to normal around here. After Sage was born in '08, we scaled back a bit. Then we relocated family and business to the Texas Coast. David lost his father that year, as well, and almost simultaneously the economy plunged...and kept plunging deeper. We scaled back again...

Looking back, the past two years have been a bittersweet blessing. The joy of becoming parents for the first time has been the most joyous experience of our life. Nothing compares to this feeling -- if you are a parent, you understand. Losing a parent, especially too soon, is tragic but hearts are mending. Although our business suffered at the hands of the global economy, we were grateful for the extra time we could spend with our little girl. We are fortunate that BOTH of us were able to be there for every moment of the first two years of her life. Bliss.

She is older and interested in butterflies and plants, fish and beach activities, and books on all of these topics and more. Our little girl is the perfect blend of David and me...on so many levels! :)The economy is picking up steam, we have a new website with new products and services. And now we are ramping up for a 'normal' spring.

Our first presentation of the year will be on Saturday, March 27th, in Lewisville. This 3-hour workshop is free but you must register to attend. Click on "The Movement" tab on our new website (http://nativedave.com) and select "Events." Contact information is listed there.

Other upcoming events include BIG BLOOM at the South Texas Botanical Gardens (http://stxbot.org) in Corpus Christi on April 10th and Green Living Family Festival at the Heard Museum (http://heardmuseum.org) in McKinney on April 24th. We will also be speaking to the Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest (http://springcreekforest.org) in Garland on April 6th and Aransas/San Patricio County Master Gardeners in Rockport on April 20th. More events and presentations to come...

2 comments:

Matthew said...

We are looking forward to your presentation to our Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest April 6, open to the public.
I like your new website!

NativeDave.com said...

Thanks Matthew! I'm looking forward to being there, as well. Will post more info about it in about a week...thanks!