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Entrance to The State of Texas Capitol http://princessmouseycards.com #Texas #GodBlessTexas #Austin

Entrance to The State of Texas Capitol
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Hello Sunshine! Last week I had my nephews visit for the week & I think this is normal that the 2 are completely opposite. One is into museums and the other is into playing at the parks. We compromised,one day at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum & a Pinball arcade then Zilker Park & Barton Springs to exercise both. Another day visiting The State of Texas Capitol, another pinball arcade & park for exercise.

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The Back of The State of Texas Capitol
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I am a Native Austinite & I have a son that I have taken to both Texas landmarks frequently when he was younger, also I attend mass weekly at a Cathedral about 2 blocks away from the State Capitol that I see it so often, I kind of take it for granted. I thought I would share a few pics I took with my nephews.

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Goddess of Liberty Plaque
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Original Goddess of Liberty http://princessmouseycards.com #Texas #GodBlessTexas #Austin

Original Goddess of Liberty
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The original Goddess of Liberty that towers above the Capitol is in the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum.When she was replaced in 1985 my dad took us to the capitol to see it. I still have the memory. There was a crowd and my brother & I had hot cocoa, while my dad had coffee. I am sure my dad is the reason why I have Texas Pride today. When I was telling my son all of the places I took my nephews to, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, The museum, The Capitol; he said those are all the places I took him to. We were frequent visitors of the museum because we always saw the new exhibits.

The Rotunda ceiling is grand and has a star with the letters TEXAS around it. It is a must to get in the center of the floor look up and take a photo. Just as much as when you get to the top floor, it is a must to look down and take a photo of the floor.

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Rotunda
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Rotunda ground http://princessmouseycards.com #Texas

Rotunda ground
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On the walls of the rotunda are painted portraits of the past Governors of Texas. I took a photo of Ann Richards because, I took my son to her Texas Flag-draped casket in The Texas Capitol when she died. Something I will always remember because there where so many waiting to see her.

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Ann Richards
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The House of Representatives Chamber

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House of Representatives
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The Texas Senate Chamber

The Texas Senate

The Texas Senate

Door Hinges of The State of Texas Capitol http://princessmouseycards.com #Texas #Austin

Door Hinges of The State of Texas Capitol
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Door Knobs of The State Capitol http://princessmouseycards.com

Door Knobs of The State Capitol
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Bob Bullock Quote http://princessmouseycards.com #BobBullock #Texas #Austin

Bob Bullock Quote
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I often use The Great Texas political & historian, Bob Bullocks quote of “God Bless Texas.” He has it on his headstone at the Texas State Cemetery. He had a love for Texas that that is more than any of us can claim, but I will always aspire to.

The State of Texas Capitol was Completed in 1888. An extraordinary edifice by any measure, the 1888 Texas Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state capitols, the 1888 Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart.

Extension Rotunda Floor Extension Rotunda Floor #Texas #Austin

Extension Rotunda Floor
Extension Rotunda Floor
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In 1993, the $75 million underground Capitol Extension was completed in the North, doubling the square footage available to Capitol occupants and providing much improved functionality. In 1995, a comprehensive interior and exterior restoration of the original building was completed at a cost of approximately $98 million. Finally, in 1997, the park-like grounds surrounding the Capitol were given a much needed $8 million renovation and restoration.

Thanks for visiting & please share.

Lots of love from Austin, TX,

Lisa

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Golden Art & Heroes

Hello Sunshine! You know I love to see movies! I recently saw 2 movies I wanted to share with you that I really adored. Woman In Gold is in Theaters now & it is absolutely perfect for a date movie. If you are a lover of Art, you may know the painting that the film is about & the story behind it, but if you don’t~ then go in and this will be a nice story for you. I appreciate and love art. I have read so much about history and this movie still shows so much more of the story and I felt so much emotion that I recommend this movie to you for a date or even a family outing. Then have lunch or coffee after to discuss like we did.

This week I finally saw Big Hero 6. I had heard that this is a great movie, but I don’t have kids to watch it with! Anyway, I finally put it in my Netflix DVD Queue. I loved it! These animated movies are really so advanced. Showing kids how to build robots and how to cope with death. Kid or adult, this is a great movie.

If you know of any movies I should see, let me know! I love a movie. Be sure to follow my Instagram @princessmousey. I usually post my movie watching with the #MustLoveMovies.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Family Vacation 2013

Family Vacation 2013

Family Vacation 2013

Thank God for His Blessings! We have been having a wonderful time on our Family Vacation! Colorado is just beautiful & everyone is so friendly here.

Castle on Fall River

Castle on Fall River

I hope I never forget the angelic voices of my nieces calling my name everyday, The echoes of July 4th Fireworks in the Mountains sounding like roaring thunder, Our silliness acting like Zombies after seeing World War Z at the local theatre, Singing ‘Put Your Head On My Shoulder’ @ Penelope’s, Our Family staying at  the Beautiful Home named ‘The Castle on Fall River‘, Spending the day in Denver with The Hubby~sharing our own ‘special moments’, touring The Stanley Hotel where Stephen King was inspired to write ‘The Shining'(& did film his mini-series),

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen Kin

Shopping the great paper and stationary shops in Estes Park (Longs Peak Coffee & Paper , Rocky Mountain Memories are fabulous),

Longs Peak Coffee & Paper

Longs Peak Coffee & Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The love I have felt from being around family & just So Much More! I feel like I have been given a heart full of love & I can not wait to share it with all of you! I Give Glory & Praise! — at The Castle on Fall River.

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mamas enjoy your family today! Everyone, enjoy & Remember your Mamas today!

Does anyone remember making their mother a handmade macaroni or beaded necklace? Or maybe a Hand Printed Poem Card. Our Mothers always cherished the handmade gifts and wore the Baubles as if they were on the Red Carpet or Displayed the Art as if it was on loan from The Louvre! A Mothers love is ALWAYS.

A little bit about my Mama Bear: Every time I tell her I love her, she says, “How much?” I tell her, “this much” while opening my arms wide and embracing her in a huge hug.
After visiting with her, I always give her my good bye with a hug & kiss while telling her ‘I love you’ & she always says in my ear, “I miss you already.”

If you have loving stories of your mom, tell her. Always tell her how much you love her. Tell her how much her loving gestures mean to you. Always pass on the love you receive to others.

Lots of love to you.
*I miss you already.*
~Lisa
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