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RANCH AT BRUSHY CREEK

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 2

FEBRUARY 2014

Official Publication of The Ranch at Brushy Creek HOA

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RANCH AT BRUSHY CREEK BOARD & MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION MANAGER

Celeste Starr Schulz.............. [email protected] RANCH AT BRUSHY CREEK HOA BOARD Vineet Rohatgi, Board Member, President  ............[email protected]gmail.com Aneka Lilya, Board Member, VP ..............[email protected]gmail.com Theresa Galella, Board Member ..........[email protected]gmail.com Ståle Bjørdal, Board Member ................................................................... [email protected] Freddie Jimenez, Board Member ................................................................. [email protected] Blake Contine, Advisor/Declarant  [email protected]evelopment.net   COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Architectural Committee Christy [email protected] Landscape Committee Aneka [email protected]com Public Relations Chair Carlos Ojeda.................................... [email protected] Pool Committee Byron [email protected] Social Committee Candace Lambert............................ [email protected] .......................................... [email protected] Neighborhood Watch Vineet [email protected] ADVISORY BOARD Blake Contine, [email protected] Michael Sanguiliano........................ [email protected] Michael Peccon................. [email protected]

NEWSLETTER INFO Editor Carlos Ojeda................................. [email protected] Publisher Peel, Inc........................ www.PEELinc.com, 512-263-9181 [email protected], 512-263-9181 Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.



COVER PHOTO The Mendez Family – Daniel, Evelyn, Danny, Mariana and Diego. Vacationing at Angel Fire, New Mexico. “First ski trip for the kids, it was awesome!”

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ADVERTISING INFO Please support the businesses that advertise in the Ranch at Brushy Creek HOA newsletter. Their advertising dollars make it possible for all Ranch at Brushy Creek residents to receive the monthly newsletter at no charge. No homeowners association funds are used to produce or mail the newsletters. If you would like to support the newsletter by advertising, please contact our sales office at 512-263-9181 or [email protected] The advertising deadline is the 8th of each month for the following month's newsletter. The Ranch at Brushy Creek HOA Newsletter - February 2014

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RANCH AT BRUSHY CREEK 2014 SOCIAL COMMITTEE EVENTS CALENDAR February 7th - Casino Night February 22nd - RBC Night at Texas Stars Game March - Holiday Event March - Neighborhood Garage Sale April - Music in the Park April 19th - Easter Event June- Summer Launch Party Event July- 4th of July Bike Parade August- National Night Out August-Back to School Picnic August- Neighborhood Garage Sale September- Fit Happens 5K

JUNIOR REPORTER We moved to RBC in June 2012, it is a fun and safe place to live. Our street has lots of kids and everyone is always outside. The planned activities here are a blast. We are so lucky to live in such a great place. The annual event of the Tour of Lights is an absolute craze between the citizens of The Ranch of Brushy Creek. Seeing the creativity of the families who put up lights this year really brings out all of the Oooos, Ahhhs, and Wows of the children and adults who ride the hay ride and absolutely make this an amazing RBC tradition for everyone. Whether its before or after your hay ride, you can enjoy the many festivities of listening to live music, having a delicious homemade treat, or hanging out with your neighbors. Finally, the annual RBC Trail of Lights is always an amazing gathering of many people who love seeing the creations of the many neighbors who put up the creative slew of lights on thier houses. Andrew Ragland 13 8th grader at Walsh Middle School. Plays Baritone in the school band. Hobbies include reading and playing video games.

October 25th- Fall Festival November- Music in the Park #2 December- Tour of Lights December- Lights Contest December- Santa on a Firetruck We hope you enjoy all the new events this year! Candace Lambert Social Committee Chair [email protected] (512)784-0754

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Casino Night Did you know you can find our very own Casa Blanca just a few miles up the street? We had such an incredible response to our first ever Casino night event last year that we had to find a larger venue to accommodate the turnout this year! We’re so excited to be doing it again! Here’s your guide of who’s who and what’s what at Casablanca this year! • Casa Blanca is only a short drive down Brushy Creek Road. The driveway comes up fast so look for the white house in the wooded area with white Christmas lights. There’s plenty of parking. 2211 Hairy Man Rd, Round Rock • Tickets are sold online in advance only. They will NOT be sold at the door • Arrive as early as 6:30 to get checked in, grab a bite to eat and dine on delicious bites catered to you. Check in at the registration table to receive your playing chip and name tag. • “Rick’s Café Americana” will be set up as a cash bar featuring specialty drinks so cleverly named after our sponsors! • You might be “…shocked, shocked to find gambling is going on here.” It’s true. Game tables are open from 7:00 – 10:00. We’ll have Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘em, and Craps. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before. Experienced professional dealers provided by Texas Poker Supply are there to help you win. • “Here’s looking at you, kid” Capture the moment forever at Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.

our free photo booth provided by Booth 66. The social media station nearby will allow you to immediately upload your favorite shots directly to your facebook, email, and twitter account. • “As Time Goes By” you’ll inevitably make your way over to the dance floor where there will be plenty of entertainment provided by DJ Gatsby. • Once the games are closed please turn in your chips for tickets, which will be dropped into the raffle drum for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Special thanks to our Ranch at Brushy Creek HOA and to our sponsors! Their generous donations made this night possible! CASINO GOLD SPONSOR

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Our family had a short vacation in Dallas January 2nd through 5th. While there we visited the Gaylord Texan's Lone Star Christmas, which featured Kung Fu Panda's Awesome Snow Tubing as well as their ICE Display, featuring the Nutcracker. The ICE Display was made of more than more than 2 MILLION POUNDS of hand-carved ice sculptures and slides! It included scenes from the classic ballet, accompanied by the original Tchaikovsky score. There was also a interactive area that transported families to the iconic holiday sights and sounds of New York City. And finally, it concluded with a Nativity scene all in ice. The ICE Display is housed in an enclosed area, where the temperature is kept at 8 degrees maximum. Parkas are provided to all guests. It is COLD! ICE is carved by a team of 40 master ice artisans from Harbin, China. These talented craftspeople spend more than a month in Grapevine creating the one-of-a-kind display. Harbin, known as the "ice city" of China, hosts the famed International Ice and Snow Festival annually, where more than 2,000 sculptors carve a 100-acre walk-through ice park using ice from the nearby Songhua River. What a fun activity for our family! Sara, Dan and Amaris Gorlick.

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Early 2014 Wildflower Center Events Submitted by Saralee Tiede We're looking forward to a great 2014. The Wildflower Center events listed below are just some of the opportunities you have to visit our spectacular gardens, which will double in size in May when the Luci and Ian Family Garden opens. Save this list and check back at the links for updated event information. The list is our paper-less way of helping you plan into the summer. Feb. 1 - May 26: "The Art of Nature" acrylic and watercolors exhibit indoors March 10 - May 31: Wildflower Days™, when we’re open daily March 15 - 16: Artists and Artisans Festival April 5 - May 26: "Paper Sculptures" indoor 3-D wildflower exhibit indoors April 11 - 13: Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival April 19 - May 25: "40 Years of Wildflowers" Texas Highways photo exhibit indoors May 2: Wildflower Gala & Silent Art Auction May 3: Luci and Ian Family Garden Members Preview May 4: Luci and Ian Family Garden Public Grand Opening May 5 - 11: National Wildflower Week May 10: Gardens on Tour June 12, 19 & 26, July 10, 17 & 24: Nature Nights July 27: Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day

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Implementing yoga into a workout routine can provide unique health benefits, said a Baylor College of Medicine physician and yoga enthusiast. Yoga is a broad philosophy containing many different paths to achieve the goal of physical, mental and spiritual well-being,said Dr. Bobby Kapur, assistant professor of medicine at BCM and associate chief for emergency medicine at the Harris County Hospital District's Ben Taub General Hospital. In physical fitness, yoga is the practice of physical postures and breathing exercises that allow a person to strengthen the body and at the same time enter a meditative and relaxed state of awareness. Yoga entails various positions, stretching and deep breathing. Practicing yoga can help a person improve flexibility, balance, limberness, blood circulation, and it can also relax muscle tension and fight infection, Kapur said.

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Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for many parents. Below are some quick tips to avoid overstraining your spine and other body areas. LIFTING YOUR CHILD FROM THE FLOOR When picking your child up off the floor, you should use a half-kneel lift. First, stand close to your child on the floor. While keeping your back straight, place one foot slightly forward of the other foot, and bend your hips and knees to lower yourself onto one knee. Once down on the floor, grasp your child with both arms and hold him or her close to your body. Tighten your stomach muscles, push with your legs, and slowly return to the standing position. To place your child onto the floor, the same half-kneel technique should be performed. CARRYING/HOLDING YOUR CHILD When holding or carrying your child, you should always hold him or her close to your body and balanced in the center of your body. Avoid holding your child in one arm and balanced on your hip. When using a child carrier be sure to keep your back straight and your shoulders back to avoid straining your back and neck. PICKING UP TOYS FROM THE FLOOR As a parent you will too often be involved in cleaning up after your child. When picking toys up from the floor, keep your head and back straight, and while bending at your waist, extend one leg off the floor straight behind you. This is often called a “golfer’s lift”, as you may see some “seasoned” golfers retrieve their ball from the hole this way.

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LIFTING YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE CRIB If your child’s crib has a rail that lowers, you will want it in the lowest position when lifting your child out of the crib. As you lift, keep your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. Arch your low back and, while keeping your head up, bend at your hips. With both arms, grasp your child and hold him or her close to your chest. Straighten your hips so you are in an upright position, and then extend your knees to return to a full stand. To return your child to the crib, use the same technique and always remember to keep your child close to your chest. PUSHING A STROLLER When pushing your child in a stroller, you will want to stay as close to the stroller as possible, allowing your back to remain straight and your shoulders back. The force to push the stroller should come from your entire body, not just your arms. Avoid pushing the stroller too far ahead of you because this will cause you to hunch your back and shoulders forward. Children and parenting are stressful enough. Focus on proper body movement and enjoy those kiddo’s without unneeded aches and pains.

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