Crape Myrtle Festival

Crape Myrtle Festival

July 3 – July 4
Celebrate freedom with “Pinks Petals and Patriotism!”

Events include:
July 3 – Concert by Escape – The Dallas Journey Tribute Band & Fireworks at the Waxahachie Sports Complex
July 4 – Parade Downtown

46th Annual Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour

46th Annual Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour

Queen Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque and Greek Revival are a few architectural styles you’ll see in Waxahachie. Tour a special selection of five private homes. Get the inside scoop of restoration triumphs and local ghost lore.

Sponsored by the Ellis County Museum
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Tickets: Adults-$15; Child (Ages 5-12) – $7
Available at 201 S. College
For more information: 972-937-0681 or

Other activities include:
Arts & Crafts Fair in Getzendaner Park
Anitique Market inside the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park
Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Painting
Antique and Specialty Shopping Downtown
Classic Wheels on the Square
Courthouse Tours

Don’t miss out on the magic of Scarborough Renaissance Festival!

For one more weekend only,  renaissance magic will come alive at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas! Saturday, Sunday and through Memorial day, Scarborough Renaissance Festival will be delighting locals and those traveling from afar with mermaids, knight jousting, elephant( llama or camel) rides, shows, traditional foods, and so much more!!!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival mermaid
As a Waxahachie family, we try attend every season and have made our plans to visit this weekend as well!  So, look closely for the Chase family this weekend during your visit- we may be traveling with a knight or princess!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Here are a few pictures of our favorite memories at  Scarborough Renaissance Festival from seasons past:
Scarborough Renaissance Festival KnightScarborough Renaissance Festival fairy

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Knight BowFriends of Scarborough Renaissance Festival
This season has been extra special because several other of our favorite bloggers have come to enjoy the experience too! They’ve taken some amazing photos and provide excellent insider tips from their visits that you will find invaluable as you plan your time at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Read all about their experiences and then head out with your family!

You can find directions, ticket information, show schedules and vendor information at

Dallas Moms Blog

Carrie Elle

Digital Mom Blog

The nerd’s wife

Life with Captian Fussy Buckets

Three Different Directions

And the Winner is…….86th Annual Waxahachie Chamber Awards Banquet

86th Annual Waxahachie Chamber Awards Banquet

winner awards

One of the greatest things about being involved in your community is the opportunity to celebrate its achievements. Our family is blessed to be a part of an ever expanding city with exceptional businesses, industries, and inspiring community leaders. This week gave us another opportunity to do this as it marked the 86th Annual Waxahachie Chamber Awards Banquet.

The Waxahachie Civic center was beautifully decorated Academy Awards fashion in honor of the arriving guests and nominees. The evenings events are similar to that of an Oscars event too, with all nominees present and the winners officially announced at the event.

banquet table settingTable decor

It was an honor to see the beautifully decorated room quickly packed out with so many who diligently serve to make this community great. The Waxahachie Chamber did a wonderful job honoring the many contributions to our city that evening, those present and those who have passed. To say it was inspiring would be an understatement.

civic centerpacked house

And of course my handsome date for the evening….

awards banquet couple

Fitness Friday – 5K SANTA RUN

santa run logo

Looks like Santa is RUNNING to town this year!  Imagine hundreds of Santa’s walking and running through downtown Waxahachie and the beautiful Ellis County Courthouse.  On Saturday, December 14, 2013, that visual will become a reality with the inaugural YMCA Santa Run 5k presented by HEB and Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie.

This fun, family event will feature participants running or walking in full Santa costumes in either the Santa Run 5k or Elf fun run 1 mile format.

Live Christmas music, Milk and Cookies, Kids activities and plenty of smiles will be in abundance for the event that will surely become an annual tradition.

The run is set to begin at 10am but there will also be lots of free activities for whatever size kid you are. Pre and post-race activities will be available for all, bounce houses, letters to Santa, Mrs. Clause’s Zumbathon, photo opportunities and more. The run will be starting and finishing from the beautiful downtown square and incorporating the Train depot, the bike and run trail, Getzendaner Park and Jefferson Street.

Randy & I have already picked up our Santa suits for tomorrow and are so excited to participate in such a fun run in our own community. Thanks to everyone at the Waxahachie YMCA and all who have volunteered to make this such a successful event!

In other Fitness Friday news,  I have almost completed another 100 mile challenge but this time in just 2 WEEKS! Because of the icy days we had several of those miles had to be on a bike but this was a challenge for sure.  It was great to see what I was able to accomplish!