Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend, message…
May 28, 2010

Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Sending a big ‘thank you’ to the soldiers and families that sacrifice for our country’s freedom. I salute you.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Gala
May 12, 2010

As many of you all know, I support efforts that try and make a difference in the lives of children. This past Friday, I along with my colleagues attended the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Gala at the Corinthian in Downtown Houston. Gorgeous venue which interestingly was the first steel-framed structure in Houston. But the important aspect of the night was Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission: to mentor children so that they have a better chance at reaching their potential. To read more about their vision:

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2010 Gala

You can see more pictures on my Facebook Page:

P'nina Mossman, Jennifer Reyna

Kristin Kruse, Jennifer Reyna, Emily Herbster

That evening…I thought about the people who took me under their wing and I also thought about the children that I have tried to positively impact. A balance of love, discipline and education all come to mind when I think of what was important to pass along to them.

Jen with her Little at KPRC

My “little” in the picture above is not with Big Brothers Big Sisters, but we are in line with their cause. We recently spent an afternoon together; one that we will both cherish for years to come. I surprised her with a trip to the Local 2 Studios. She was amazed to see hundreds of buttons, lights galore, the set, my office-everything! We still had some time to spare, so I thought she’s be thrilled to go to Chocolate Bar in the Village. Funny thing is…when we pulled up she read “Bar” and another sign that said, “Happy Hour.”  So, she adamantly explained how she couldn’t go in with me. I started laughing because it was so cute and innocent. I explained that it was just a play-on-words and that it was only a dessert shop. Here, she is trying her first white-chocolate covered strawberry and in the next photo she’s ordering a chocolate bar filled with skittles, gummy worms and walnuts. I know….interesting combo for sure.

Tasting her first white-chocolate covered strawberry!

Ordering a giant sized chocolate bar.