Deep in the Heart of Texas


Hope everyone’s labor day weekend is treating them well. I’m still in Texas…we had a bit of a medical emergency over here (we’re all fine–just a round of kidney stones) so I haven’t been at my computer much in the past two days. I HAVE been driving all over the state of Texas and eating pretty much every taco in sight. You know how it goes.

I promise to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely East Texas sunset photos and pray for the best. We’re trying to get back to California but between the weather and the kidney stones, it’s proving a little tough.




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  • Sana
    September 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Oh no! I hope you are ok!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    September 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Ahhh… medical emergencies?! Thats no fun! Enjoy the rest of your trip Jenna!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    September 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about the medical emergencies. I hope whoever is involved with the kidney stones is okay!

  • Angela (ohsheglows)
    September 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Wishing a speedy recovery to the person with kidney stones. That doesn’t sound like fun. have a safe trip back Jenna.

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    September 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I am so happy you are well, and that you are taking advantage of the Tex-Mex here in Texas 🙂

  • Liz @ LBBakes
    September 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Aw, hope everything’s better soon! Texas looks pretty.

  • Kris
    September 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    From someone who has been there (more than a few times), hope the kidney stones pass!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    September 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I’m glad you are at least eating every taco in sight. 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful photos as always. I hope whoever has kidney stones gets/feels better soon.

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Oooh, my thoughts are with whom ever has the nasty kidney stones…..

  • Texas Gal
    September 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Why would you only associate Texas with Tacos, like that is the only thing to eat in Texas? There is so much more to chose from, and with you in Austin there is definetely more than just tacos, which is all you have talked about for the last 4 days.

  • Camille
    September 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Oh no! Hope you (or whoever has the acursed stones) is okay! Sounds like being stuck there for a few extra days might not be the worst thing in the world 🙂

  • Zetetic Gamin
    September 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    So pretty! Best wishes for a quick recovery – kidney stones are icky!

  • Katie
    September 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Such beautiful pictures!!!

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    September 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hope whoever has the kidney stones feels better soon!! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Get home safely!

  • Errign
    September 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Kidney stones are the WORST. Hope whomever has them is feelin’ okay! Lots of fluids! Safe travels back to California when that happens too!

  • Heather
    September 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    i say stay there as long as you can…no place else like it!

    hope you guys are OK…kidney stones sound like ZERO fun!

  • kim
    September 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Take care! Thanks for keeping us in mind even when you’re not too well.

    Hope to hear from you…well and all!

  • Katherine
    September 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Kidney stones are no good! Hope everyone feels better!

  • Natalia
    September 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Wow- what a trip! Hope you get back to California safe and sound.

    PS. Those pictures are breathtaking!

  • meagan
    September 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I hope everyone is ok. Glad you’re enjoying our tacos! When I saw you ate Torchy’s I immediately wanted to get their bean, chorizo and cheese…::drool::

    Safe travels!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    September 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my goodness! Kidney stones? The mere thought of having them just made me wince with pain. Who got them? Either way, I hope you’re both healthy, pain-free, and healed!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    September 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    gorgeous pics! hope everyone is ok!!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    September 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Beautiful pictures.
    I hope the kidney stones pass soon!! 🙁

  • kristina
    September 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    hope everyone is okay!? thanks for thinking of us 😉

  • ida
    September 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Wow, kidney stones don’t sound like a fun part of a vacation. I hope you guys make it back to CA without too much trouble. Can’t wait to hear more about the trip

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    September 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Oh no – get better soon 🙁

  • Stacey
    September 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    That sounds like not a very fun time.

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    September 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Hope the weather and the kidney stones ease up quickly! Safe travels home.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    September 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Be well. We’ll be reading when you get back! Best wishes to whoever has kidney stones!

  • kate
    September 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hope all is as well as can be!

  • eatmovelove
    September 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Is it you with the stones? How does one get that….

    I love that first photo, very calming. It needs to be my background setting I think 😉

  • Sara @
    September 6, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Oh man, kidney stones are THE WORST. I got them during class my second week of college – embarrassing. All the nurses were like, “Well, at least you know what kind of pain you’ll be in when you’re in labor! HAHA!” Ugh.

    Hope whoever had them is okay and passes soon!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    September 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Wow!! Feel better!

  • Christena
    September 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Tacos, tacos, tacos… have given me a MAJOR craving!

  • Kate
    September 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Kidney stones?? Oh no I hear those are not fun at all 🙁

  • Laura (Starloz)
    September 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Hopefully you’ll get back to cali safe & sound soon!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    September 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    oh no! no fun. hope everyone is better soon.

  • Kim@BudgetOrganicLiving
    September 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that someone is dealing with kidney stones. My husband had one in July and it was the scariest thing ever. He was in so. much. pain. He went to the ER twice in one in a half to two days.
    Only one pain med helped him. It was called Dilaudid and he had two doses of it each time and I have been told that it is a very strong narcotic. When he went to the ER the second time the doctor gave him a steroid. I am not sure which one they gave him, but a hour later the stone passed. Thank goodness! I really think the steroid is what caused it to pass quickly. The doctor and nurses wanted to admit him because he was in so much pain and they did not think it would pass for another day or two.

    Also the narcotics that they give for pain can cause constipation. My husband was fine after one dose of Metamucil. (check the ingredients, some of them contain artificial sweeteners)

    Good luck and I hope the person feels better soon.

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim
    September 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I hope whoever has the kidney stones feels better and has a speedy recovery! Beautiful pictures as always!

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life
    September 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Best of luck getting home safely. And a quick recovery to those in pain!

  • Amber K
    September 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Praying for a quick recovery from the kidney stones!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    September 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I wish you well!! Or who ever it is w/ the kidney stones. I had one once when I was 22. I thought I was dying. I also had a baby and had a 100% natural no drugs involved childbirth. I would say that those 2 things rank right up there on the highest levels of pain I’ve ever had. Sending healing vibes!! 🙂

  • Seglare
    September 7, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the one suffering from kidney stones.

    Hope you will have a good and safe trip home, after all! 🙂