The Bucket List

  Tom and I recently learned that our beloved, 11-year-old Cairn Terrier, Pumbaa, has cancer. It’s really not treatable because it’s in his nasal passage and has already spread into the bone. We are simply devastated. Pumbaa is the perky, cheerful, adventurous peacekeeper of the Tabler family. He’s also fearless and would go after a dog three or four times his size to “protect” us. He is ever patient with his brother, Rowdie, and all his silly antics. He has even allowed {Read More}

Sneak Peek of the Wedding of Trevor & Rachel!

So you may have noticed that you haven’t seen many posts from Tabler Party of Two during the month of May. There’s a very good reason! My handsome, youngest son, Trevor, married the girl of his dreams, Rachel, this past Sunday. I was blessed beyond words to coordinate this event with Rachel, and things got pretty crazy the last three weeks! Both she and I got very little sleep and our heads were spinning most of the time. Would I {Read More}

A Sailor at Heart!

I spent many of my childhood and teen-year weekends boating on the Ouachita River and on Bayou Desiard in my hometown of Monroe, Louisiana. We fished, skied, tubed, and just cruised on the smooth-as-glass southern waters. Just after graduating from college, I joined a friend in a sailing regatta in Arkansas. And that’s when I knew I was truly a sailor at heart! (Or at least a boater of some sort, as it turned out to be). I moved from the {Read More}

Coachella 2015 for the 45+ Crowd

One of the most amazing aspects of living in the Palm Springs area is the diverse array of special events, shows and festivals. When it’s not blazing hot, there’s an event for almost everybody on any given weekend. This week finds the Coachella Valley in the middle of week one and week two of the Coachella Music Festival, one of the biggest events in the desert. Tom and I ventured into the unknown (for us) territory of modern music festivals at {Read More}

Why Date Night Matters + a Desert Date Night Giveaway

  Whether you have been married five years or 25+ years like me, you’ve probably wondered if date night is really all that important. YES, date night matters! No matter how long you’ve been married. And especially if you are in the midst of raising kids. I know, it can seem like one more thing you “ought” to do, like a chore. Yet it’s so important to the health of your marriage! Of course, I know that isn’t a new flash {Read More}

Cowboy Boots, Breakfast Tacos & More Reasons I Miss Texas

It’s been a little over a year since we settled into life in the Southern California desert. And we absolutely love living here. But, goodness, there are some things I really miss about the Lonestar State! It goes without saying that most of all, I miss my family, my friends and the CrossBridge Community Church fellowship. But after living there for 17 years, I long for a few other Texas things as well. Here are the top six reasons I miss Texas.  {Read More}