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Canyon Gate at CR February 2018

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Glass Happy AQUA CLEAR Pool Service & Tile Cleaning • Weekly Pool Maintenance & Repair Weekly Service Starting at $90 per month. • Family Owned & Operated in Katy Richard & Shelley Roberts 832-606-8682 w e y On-Site Leaded Glass Door Repairs Free Estimates Call Larry Jones 281-579-7761 Discount Fence Company “When a good job really matters.” Residential and Commercial Fences • Wood Privacy Fences • Chain Link Fences • Fence Repairs • Insured and Bonded • Free Estimates • Tree Trimming (Certified Arborist) No Job Too Big or Too Small Custom Stained Glass Free Estimates Sidelights & Transoms to match your front door Half Round/Arched Windows Add Privacy and Beauty to your home Visit our Gallery www.glasshappy.com Stained Glass Restoration & Repair Daniel Burgess 832-378-2337 LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd. • Interior - Exterior • Power Washing • Sheetrock & Texture • HardiPlank ® Replacement • Minor Repairs Free Estimates Your home is an expensive investment! Painting beautifies & preserves that investment! 281-492-2643 Mike McKay "Doing business from the same location since 1978" WOOD DOOR REFINISHING STRIP • STAIN • URETHANE COATING ON SITE COMPLETION SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Kenneth Thompson 832-248-2315 www.refinishingdoor.com accompanied by an adult during the program. Park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed on the path to the log cabin. Upcoming programs include: February 6 th & 7 th : Art in Nature February 13 th & 14 th : Animal Valentines February 20 th & 21 st : What Do Animals Eat? February 27 th & 28 th : Nature Detectives March 6 th & 7 th : Gardening for Kids March 13 th & 14 th : (no mtg. - Spring Break Camp) March 20 th & 21 st : Butterflies & Moths March 27 th & 28 th : Animal Babies After School Nature Explorers Club Nature Explorers Club is designed for school-age children (ages 6-10, K-5 th ) who are interested in investigating the natural world. Each month we will explore a different ecology topic, focusing on our own native plants and animals. We will make a craft to take home, go on a nature hike, dip-net for fish and tadpoles in the ponds and get to know the plants and animals of the Bayou City! Fee/reservations are required. Reserve your child’s spot at www.houstonaudubon.org. For more information contact Bethany Foshee, Docent Programs Coordinator, bfoshee@houstonaudubon.org or 713-932-1639. Upcoming programs include: February 15 th : Wildlife Valentines March 22 nd : Baby Animals OWL PROWLS Houston Audubon Docent Guild sponsors 4 owl prowls for the 2017- 18 season. Owl prowls begin with a lively program on owls including an opportunity to meet live, rehabilitated owls followed by a walk in the woods in search of wild owls. For more information, to reserve and pay online go to www.houstonaudubon.org. Owl Prowl dates are February 2, 2018 and March 9, 2018. Owl Prowls start at 7 PM, end at 9 PM and begin in the log cabin at the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary. The fee is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 6-17). All prowlers must be at least 6 years of age and there must be at least one adult present for each two children. Dress for walking in the woods and the weather. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive or the Sanctuary’s small lot at 440 Wilchester. Pre-registration is required and there is a maximum number of participants for each prowl. COMMUNITY HEROES VOLUNTEER TO BE AN EVERYDAY HERO Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Community VFD offers free fire training and volunteering is a great way to make a difference personally while having a positive impact in your community. Volunteers can fight fires, drive apparatuses, extract patients from vehicles at accident scenes, etc. Community VFD also provides emergency medical services (EMS) and provides opportunities for individuals with a Texas EMS certification to serve their community. Visit www.communityvfd.org or email Chief Steve Fowler at sfowler@communityvfd.com. 22 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

Engagement Stories featuring your neighbors! Chelsea & William What was supposed to be a family vacation to Las Vegas/the Grand Canyon the week before Thanksgiving, ended up turning into the most picture perfect proposal. The morning we were supposed to leave for the Grand Canyon, I wasn’t feeling well, and said I would stay back. However, William was very insistent that I come. I took some medicine, got ready really quickly, and we hopped into the car for our grand excursion. When we got to the Grand Canyon, it was freezing outside (to Texans of course!) and there was even some snow on the ground. It looked so magical (especially considering I have only seen snow a couple of times)! As I was getting out of the car, I noticed that one of my fake nails had fallen off (I had gotten my nails done the week prior) ON MY LEFT HAND! William’s mother had asked, “what hand did the nail fall off from?”, which I thought was a funny question to ask. When we got to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to take pictures (and get me a jacket because I did NOT plan for freezing weather). During one picture, William had bent down to sit for the picture, but in my head I was thinking “THIS IS IT! THERE IS WHERE WE GET EN- GAGED!” My heart started racing and I was so excited. But....all that was said was, “Chelsea, sit down so we can take the picture.” I was slightly disappointed, but I wouldn’t let it ruin my time. We went to go grab a bite to eat, and William and his family were asking when sunset was so we could go to one final stop: Yavapai Point. By the time we got there, I was freezing and felt like my hands and legs were going numb and was apprehensive to take more pictures. Then, in the most perfect spot, right as we were posing for a picture, William got down on one knee and showed me the most beautiful ring that he picked out himself. I didn’t even let him talk I was so in shock that I just went in for a giant hug. When his family asked what I said, I responded with, “oh he never asked!” He officially asked, I said “YES!!!!!!!”, and the rest of our “grand” love story is history! Lisa & Matt My wife and I met on a blind date – we were immediately attracted to each other. Later, when the time came, I wanted to have the perfect way to propose to her, so I conspired with my mother to create the ‘perfect day’. First, my sister, Rachel, took a picture of me at our favorite place – Castlewood State Park outside of St. Louis, Missouri. From this picture, a wooden jigsaw puzzle was created – the largest piece in the center being a sign with my special message… ‘Lisa, Will You Marry Me?’. The remaining pieces of the puzzle were randomly divided into handmade velvet bags that each had a handwritten calligraphy poem on them created by me describing a new location for the ‘Treasure Hunt’. Each location has some significance since it was a place where we had experienced something special together. At the last location, I presented her with the final piece and the diamond ring. My wife is a very special person who has given me so much…I love her. Community Newsletter | February 2018 Violet & TJ "They" say that after a storm, comes a rainbow....it turns out that "they" are correct. I met my fiancé, TJ, about 20 years ago. Nothing became of it, except seeing the familiar face from time to time throughout the years. On July 15, I ran into the familiar face, yet once again. Except this time, it was God's timing and we were engaged on September 16. He is the biggest teddy bear with the kindest soul. He is the happily ever after that me & daughters needed for so long.... We will say "I do" on 2/11/18. 23