Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bronze frog

Here's something that might interest some in the Frog family: A limited-edition bronze horned lizard sculpture.

Each summer the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the Prix de West Invitational Art Sale & Exhibit. This year, the 108 Western artists included Gerald Balciar, who brought “Sunny Spot.”

It’s 7-inches tall, 11 ¼-inches wide and 5-inches deep, and costs $950. The show closes Aug. 7, so don’t wait too long to contact the Museum store at 405.478.2250, ext. 229.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Frogs on the run

Trudy Baade and her husband, Mathew, both class of ’01, recently ran their third race together with fellow classmate Mark Gregory in Boulder, Colo.

The Baades, who live in Grapevine, ran a couple of the White Rock half marathons with Gregory, but for this latest effort, they traveled close to his home in Denver to run the Bolder Boulder, one of the largest races in the world with more than 50,000 participants.

“The Bolder Boulder was the third big race we ran together,” Trudy writes. “ So I guess you can say we have all been running since college.”

Gregory is with the Gregory Group of Merrill Lynch in Denver. He is also the past Denver Alumni Chapter President and currently serves on the National Alumni Board.

Matthew is a partner/vice-president with Consilium Staffing, LLC in Valley View, Texas. Trudy is a Certified Master Wedding Planner and owner of Lagniappe Weddings with my twin sister and TCU grad, Sarah Tooke Pittman in the DFW area.