It was a warm summer day and I was driving down 1314 with my husband and two girls when we passed a sign that said “U-Pick Blueberries.”

I turned to my husband, “Can we please stop?”

I grew up on a farm in Oregon where we had Christmas trees (i.e. work all fall, winter, and spring) and blueberries (work all summer). Picking blueberries would be like a little bit of home.

It started with a phone call.

“Carla, I’ve always wanted to have an Easter Egg hunt for the whole community.”  The voice on the other end of the line was Dawn Bajalieh, the Realtor with RE/MAX Associates NE who sold us our home a year and a half ago.  We felt lucky that we found Dawn after being relocated to Houston, not only did she do a great job for us during the sale of our home (and as a former Realtor myself I had pretty high standards), but she became our “go-to” person when we needed information as we were settling into Kingwood.

Kingwood, Texas, January 28, 2004 — Realtor Dawn Bajalieh, with Remax Associates Northeast, has launched a new real estate information website at http://www.dawnsdreamhomes.com.  Visitors to the website can view Ms. Bajalieh’s featured homes, search all homes listed the Houston area, and find links to local area services, as well as real estate resources.

Kingwood, Texas, March 11, 2004 — If you are looking for a local free Easter egg hunt to take your children to, mark April 10th down on your calendars.  Local businesses are sponsoring the first annual “Picnic on the Park” at Town Center Park on Saturday, April 10th, from 10 am to 2 pm.