Am I “Old School?”  Perhaps But Parenting Requires Input Whether Your Children Think It’s “Outdated” Or Not…

My son Robert Hafele is a photographer for Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners and we often disagree on tattoos, piercings and non conforming haircuts and color.  He’s a very good looking young man but recent changes to his appearance have me confused and concerned these days!  Yesterday I was (again) taken “off guard when my … [Read more…]

My Texas Twins Events Team and Family Keep Me Laughing With Their Selfies…

Getting a “great shot” isn’t easy but my son and his wife have entirely different styles of shooting wedding and event photos.  Stephanie is a “fast shot” taking hundreds of photos within a 2-4 hour window while my son, Robert has to be a perfectionist regarding the lighting, the pose, etc. Next weekend Robert will … [Read more…]

You Might Be A Hillbilly If…Meet My Twin Sister Cindy Daniel! Wendy Wortham Explains Hillbilly Humor & #Cindyism

Although it pains me to no end, my twin proudly proclaims her status as a hillbilly and wears this description as a badge of honor no less😩  You see, Cindy married a country boy and truck driver while I married a land developer and businessman.  They get along great and are complete opposites of each … [Read more…]

Little Pawners Maryssa & Makenna Mahaney why “Twinning” is “Winning” for two sets of Texas Twins…

Last night our 11 year old twins attended their first dance at Austin Elementary to raise money for the PTO.  After asking over and over if my twin and I could attend and hearing “no,” we decided to crash the party anyway and find out if they were having a good time or not.  As … [Read more…]

Keeping the”Sizzle” in Your Marriage Isn’t Easy…”Why Working On It” Keeps Marriages Strong

Last week I took a call from a couple whom I had married three years ago regarding marriage counseling.  Apparently they were considering a divorce due to stepchildren and a stale, predictable life they were both unhappy with.  Marriage is a partnership of good, bad and boring!  Keeping things “fresh” isn’t easy but, if both … [Read more…]

A  Baby Shower For “Latest Little Pawner” Madyson Blais…Wendy Wortham & Cindy Daniel 

Barely more than a week old, Madyson was born earlier than the shower date that I had previously planned for my niece Leigh Ann Blais.  Since Leigh Ann’s “Sailor” is home on family leave until November 12, Cindy and I have tossed around a few ideas that have been “nixed” by my niece because they … [Read more…]

Fall Festival Fundraiser Gordon, Texas Travels of the Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team With Wendy Wortham & Cindy Daniel…

Packing up my Texas Twins Events Team to head West this afternoon, the usual rift over which vehicles, who was riding with who or driving ensued.  This isn’t unusual for me because when your “team” is compromised of your family, everyone has their own ideas and opinions.  The difference is that I’m the ring leader … [Read more…]

Determined To Get To Disneyland? Travels of The Texas Twins…

My twin sister, Cindy Daniel just called me laughing her head off about the time that I lived in San Clemente, California and planned a trip to Disneyland with her and her daughters.  While it sounds fairly funny twenty years later, the elements of that day at the time were a disaster!  My “partner in … [Read more…]

“It’s a Family Affair” Party Planning For Little Pawner Madyson Blais…

Occasionally, my entire family “jump in with their ideas” on an event.  Although this “bossy” twin makes the rules around here, I do occasionally “bow down” to the coin toss which has been used as long as I can remember when the “vote” is at a standstill.  Everyone is excited about our latest blessing with … [Read more…]