Sunday, October 25, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS...

Winner of the Judi Fennel Jelly Bean contest is...LEONTINE!!!

WOOHOOO!!!

Leontine came closest to the correct number on Jelly Beans IN THE JAR...She guessed 55 - there were 45 in the Jar and I don't know how many were around the jar...I didn't count!
{{;-D Got ya'!

So Hon you get a free signed copy of Judi Fennell's
WILD BLUE UNDER when you send me your snail mail addie to HOUSTONAWKNIGHT@tampabay.rr.com. I'll forward it to Judi and she'll sign it and have it out to you asap.

Congrat's!!! Hugs!!!

I thought you girls would enjoy seeing a few of my vacation shots - Vegas on a sunny day (that's everyday).




Yes, we went up it and I won't do that again - I'm hate high places and this, tho' it's only half the height of the real one, was way too high for me.



In this shot the water is dancing to the music.










Above and Below is me with my twin, who was just recovering from a very complicated operation...but she was starting to feel better a few days before I left. She's going to be mad I put this one up...it was before she got her make-up on...but I think she's beautiful without it! That's my Zeus she's holding.

No, I'm not taller - she was playing around and had her knees bent.


Vegas at night.


Largest TV in the world and it's in Vegas!


Last night out and that is me, my twin and her hubby. Yes, he's making a funny face because he knew I wanted it for the blog...he thought I wouldn't put it up...hehehehehe, guess I get the last laugh.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures - I'll be guest blogging on Cecile's blog this week, come check it out, we're talking about ghost. You'll find her link on the right side bar under Hawk's friends. I'll be looking for you.

Hugs
Hawk

28 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Nice looking pics :D
Must have been fun.

And congrats, and yay for being so close leontine

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Top of the Mornin' ta' ya' Sweetie!

Yes, it was a fun vacation, once my twin started feeling better. It was hard on her but I'm glad she got it done.

I'm just hoping she'll put on a few more pounds...you can't tell from these shots but I'm a size 5 right now and she was only a size one! Normally she and I wear the same size around a 3 - I need to lose and she needs to gain so we can meet in the middle. :-)
I know once she put on a few punds she'll feel stronger and have a wee bit more energy.

So, when are you coming over this way? Don't the picture make you want to go to Vegas, Blodeuedd?

hugs
Hawk

Leontine said...

*grin from ear to ear* I gotz me a prize!! I can pet the cover (which satisfies my inner cover lover) and smell the pages in a while *YAY* HAWK, You'll be hearing from me :D

and wonderful pics, of both Sin City as your twin sister and you!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Leontine!

Congrats on the win girl!

I'll be waiting to hear from you.

Yes, I enjoyed sin city for sure....but mostly I was just happy me twin was recovering nicely...slowly but all went well.

Me twins the devil ya' know....she's the reason I have to dye my grey hairs blonde...she makes me worry a lot! But I love her dearly, that I do.

xo
Hawk

~Sia McKye~ said...

Congratulations to Leontine! You'll love the book!

Hawk, I haven't been to Las Vegas in about 7 years. I loved looking at the photos. I also want to go again. The Casinos are so much fun. I'm not a big gambler but I am a gawker and love the themes of the strip. Lots of fun!

You're correct about your twin, she's beautiful without makeup. Zues is so shiny and cute. :-)

No, life is not less complicated and is still insanity, but I'm in the process of taming it, dammit. lol! Thanks for stopping by and giving me a gentle kick in the pants, lol!

Vicki said...

Yay Leontine!!

Hawk, I love the pics. I think this is the first time I've seen your sister. You both are beautiful. Of course I already knew she would be just like you because she has such a wonderful heart and spirit, again like
you. :)

Although I do recall a few stories you've told of your youth and fooling others. Having a twin must be the most incredible thing in the world.

The smiles on both of your faces tells it all. Spending time together, an amazing healer.

Hugs,
Vicki

Judi Fennell said...

Congrats, Leontine! I'll get that out to you this week!

And your sister is gorgeous, Hawk! But then, having met you face-to-face, that's not a surprise. You two look great! And so does Vegas. Last time I was there was right before Excalibur opened (sadly I never got inside it...), so I need a new trip out there! :)

Liza said...

Congrats Leontine!

Great pictures Hawk! Y'all both look wonderful. I've never been to Vegas, but am going in a couple of years with my friends when we turn 40. I sent you an email today, so I'll talk to you soon. Will be traveling for a couple of days with work, but hopefully my blackberry will work if nothing else.

M.V.Freeman said...

You are wicked one Hawk! ;-P

LOL, congrats to you Leotine. :-)

Those pictures are lovely, and both you and your twin are beautiful. May she continue to heal and all be well.

Now, I have to get back to work on those blasted revisions. er, wonderful revisions.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

GIRLS!

I just spoke to me twin and she said to thank you all for the sweet words and kind wishes for her continued recovery and yes, she gave me hell for the one without her make-up (I knew she would).
{:-(

She just doesn't see herself the way I see her...she doesn't need make-up because her soul is as beautiful as her face, and her personal light is the most beautiful of all.

She would have answered you all herself put she's just not at home with computers...and all this modern tec stuff.

So I give you all the hugs and words of gratitude she has offered in return to all your wonderful words.

Many hugs and good wishes to each of you (Jesuree)

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Sia, darlin' I've missed you!

Oh, Vegas - it's always sooooo much fun, and like you, I'm not a glambler, so I didn't do much of that.

I like the shopping, and rubbernecking and we hit the RENAISSANCE while I was there - OMG, that was soooo much fun and so different from the ones we have here.

I love the city lights and just looking at all the wonderful buildings. People are always happy there - I love the vibs of that.

Oh NO! Sia, beware what you tame, you'll be forever responsible for it!

I'm so happy you came back to visit - we've missed your comments!

Big HUGS!
You've been missed girl!
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Vicki,

Thank you for the kind words...and yes, for me, having a twin is the most wonderful thing in the world...I can't imagine my life without her. She is part of me...she is my better half.

I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. Vegas is a fun filled place with so many wonderful things to see and do...there's never enough time to see or do it all.

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Judi!

I try to make it every year. And I've yet to get over to Excalibur - each time me twins says we're going to go but each time something has come up and we never get over there. She's been and loves it!

I swear I will make it there next time. And I will get to a stage show as well - I wanted to see KA this time around but didn't make it nor did I get to this Italian restaurant that me twin says is like the old Mafia Vegas...you go up to a door, knock on it...wait...then a guy opens a small hatch and peeks out and ask you for a password, when you don't answer (because you don't know it) he shuts the small window door. In a moment he opens the big door and let's you in to eat...

me twin says the place is decorated in the old Vegas style (richly done) and you get a true Italian meal and songs...
It's a place I wanted to go but didn't get to....but I plan on hitting it the next time!

Never enough time! I love the place. Always have.

Yes, I agree with you - she is beautiful...I keep telling her that but she doesn't believe me. Best thing about me twin...her heart is even more beautiful than her face and her soul is the beauty of her sum total...she is a woman with a golden heart and soul...and I'm so lucky to have her as me twin...I have been blessed to share this life with her...and trust me, she keeps me busy, she does!
;-)

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza,

I got your e and answered it, hon! Hugs

Oh, you've got to go to Vegas at least once in your life...there's nothing like it - nothing!

Have fun on your trip - drop a note when you get back and let me know how it went!

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.,

Me? Why am I a devil? Oh, you mean the Beans IN the Jar and those out of the jar? Teeheehehehehehehehe.

I have to keep you girls on your toes, don't I?

Hey, I'm going to be guest blogging on Cecile blog this week - head on over and join us at her B-day party! We're talking about ghost!

See you all there!
Love and hugs to each of you

Hawk

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...
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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Hawk!

And Congrats Leontine! Happy Reading! And Thanks Judi and Hawk for an excellent contest!

Your Vegas vacation looks great, wish we all could have come with you.

I've never been to Vegas, so I'll have to live vicariously through your pictures. LOL Maybe someday!

Your sister is beautiful Hawk! Make up or no, beautiful. Give her all of our well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery. It's hard to make yourself slow down, but she'll know feel like her old self.

(((hugs)))

Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Oh Dottie - and I wish you all could have come with me, I adore each and every one of you girls.

That would have been fun -

I know me twin would love you as much as I do!

She's come to know each of you girls because she reads my blog even if she doesn't comment - she hates high tec stuff....so she won't comment...

At times she will call me and comment on one of your comments and then we start talking about you girls and how I've been so lucky to have such wonderful girls join me on me blog.

Oh Dot...you've never been? OMG...I've got to get you there (to Vegas) Tinks all over the place! It's like the Grand Canyon you've got to see it before you step over to the other side!

Yes, me twin ...she's a sexy little thing...men fall all over her even now and we're 53 soon to be 54.

Funny, our last night out me hubby and I were walking behind my twin and her hubby. A guy walked pass me twin and I could see him eyeing her as he passed her...he didn't see me watching him looking at her because we were several steps behind me sis.
Then - HE ACTUALLY STOPPED DEAD IN HIS STEPS, as she passed him and stood there staring at her behind! I turned to me hubby and said "do you see that guy?" and in a very unhappy voice me hubby said "Yeah, I see him!"

So I was sure to push my very Italian hubby pass the man (who was STILL EYEING me twin's butt) AND get us to the elevator before a fight broke out...

I told Jesuree about the guy's reaction and she frowned at me as if I were making it up - I got me hubby to confirm what I saw and she still didn'tbelieve me! BUT IT'S TRUE! She still draws the men. She always has.

Vegas is an awesome town. There's so much to do and see, and yes, if you're into gambling there's lots of that around but there's soooooo much more!
I love that town - the lights, the local people and the life within the town itself.

From me twin's back patio I'd get up each morning to watch the sunrise - it's pink and yellowish glow would silhouette the mountains first then splash the sky with a wonderous glow before father sun would peek his bright yellow eyes above the mountains to say good mornin'
Ah, the beauty of that land, I love it there.

......one day.......

Hugs darlin'
Hawk

Cecile said...

Congrats Leontine!!!! Happy hussy reading honey!!!
Hawk, thank you for the wonderful contest!! I loved all the jelly beans and m&m's that were there!!! LOL!!!

And OMG, you and your sister are gorgeous!!! ((To sister... Yes you are and don't argue with me, lol)) - since we know you read the comments now, lol!
And I have to agree with Dottie, I will live through your pictures, I have never been to Vegas either. It look like you had a wonderful time! I am so glad that you got to spend quality time with your sister! And I can believe the story about the guy checking out your sister!!! Hubbys reaction was too funny!
One day... One great day...!!!
See you over at my place!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile!

O.k., I have to think of a way to get both you girls over there! I can't believe you've never been!

Yeah, you let me twin have it - when I scold her she never listens - says she's the older twin (up for argument there - since no one is really sure - do to lost baby bracelets with us both in the same incubator!)
Maybe she'll listen to you!

{;-D

A funny story about the man eyeing me twin but it's TRUE! And me hubby was very upset about it - boy did he glare at the guy as we passed...but the guy was so stunned by me twin he didn't even notice my hubby's killer stare or for that matter anyone in the hotel....he was mesmerized.

I've see that look in men's eye my whole life when they're looking at her ...she denies it...but it's true!

Oh BTW, did you know the road that leads to Vegas is lined in little red Jelly Beans?

Yes! Today I'm guest blogging on Cecile's Blog I hope you all come over and visit - it's PARTY TIME!!!!!

Hugs to all
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile,

Me twin said to tell you -

"You're way too kind and very sweet!"

Then she said she'll call me back ...she was shopping and couldn't talk at the moment but she said she wanted to tell me she's done something different to her hair ...

I'll let you know when she calls me back!

BTW, things are really going over on your blog! WOO HOO!
Love it!

Hugs
Hawk

Cecile said...

You girls are too much!!! I would so love to meet up with you girls... and omg could you imagine if we got together in Vegas (the damage that could be done, lol)!!!
Well, your sister better listen to me, because I only speak the truth... My nose grows when I lie!
I can not wait to hear what she did with her hair!!! Honey, things are popping at my place... pictures are changing... You better pop over and see for yourself!!!
My word verification is testmme

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile!

TESTMME - OMG, that's too much!

I'm telling you - ghostly things happen all the time! And it bumps up a notch when he becomes the subject of conversation!

Did I tell you? He's now bouncing back and forth between me and me twin's house! Yap.
Well, I guess he'll allow me to sell me house now that he likes me twin and Vegas...I guess he plans on moving with me...which is fine with me. LOL - who would have guessed. But I hear some ghost to attach.

Oh, her hair! She told me she's cut bangs like me to soften her face. BUT because she has a widow's peak (I don't) her bangs won't stay across her forhead like mine do, so she's doing only a partial bang - like a one sided bang...kind of like Raquel Welch bangs.

I know she'll look good! She said she'll send photo once she get her hair done. She wants to go to the hairdresser - it's been awhile because of the operation and recovery time.

I'll post her new look when she sends it...OMG, I wish she'd let me post her newest modeling pictures - they look awesome.

I just might have to sneak a remote visit into her computer and take 'em! LOL

I'm having fun on your blog, Sweetie! Your parties are fun! And OH, the naked men! Whew! HOT! Or is that just a hot flash? LOL

I'll be back later today to see what new remarks are made!

Hugs
Hawk

Vicki said...

Hawk,

I've never been to Vegas, Science Guy's been several times, but that was before I met him.

I'm trying to get over to Cecile's blog, but my computer (at work) isn't letting the blog load. :( I'll be by as soon as I'm home though.

And OMG, your ghost followed you guys to Vegas? Wow, he's really attached to your family. And although I'd miss you bunches, the thought that he might let you sell your house and be closer to J is wonderful. I know how much you'd love to be there.

Please tell J I'd love to talk with her again, it's been way too long.

xoxoxo,
Vicki

Jenn said...

Its Jenn "The Outlook Email Fixer
;0)" Tell ur sister I said hello and i hope she feels better soon.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

((((JENN)))!!!!OMG!!!!

Hey Sweetie! How are you? You can e me privately at HOUSTONAWKNIGHT@tampabay.rr.com

I'll be speaking to me sister today and I'll tell her you dropped in on my blog! She'll be thrilled to hear you're still in touch.

I've learned how to do what you did, as far as remote assisstance...so I'll be able to help her from home...Now when I get the troubles she had... I still might have to call you in to save the day errr computer....you're so much smarter than me when it comes to the heavy techno stuff on these darn things! ;-)

So, is it cold enough for you up there or can I expect you to drop in soon?

Many Hugs
Hawk

Lea said...

Congrats to Leontine!!

Wonderful pics Hawk, I'm so happy to hear your sister is on the road to recovery. :)

Vegas looks amazing and I hope you had a good visit and fun. Zues is such a sweetie.

Thanks for sharing..

L

Houston A.W. Knight said...

(((Hugs))) Lea!

:-D I'm so happy you showed up! YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!!!

Yes, Vegas is always fun - I love it there and hated coming home!

Yeap, that's my little tike...I do love him!

Hugs darlin' glad you dropped in!
Hawk