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Happy Days

When life is chaotic and uncertain, it’s important to be thankful for the beautiful things (or people) we’re surrounded by. They are easy to overlook, especially in difficult times. 

Deer in our backyard!

Turning boxes into forts 🙂

Peanut butter and jelly – yummy and fun!

Sister time, just missing one 💕

What do I say? I appreciate his love for bugs that I’ll never have!

And that love he’s passed on to his brothers…

Thank God for family 💜

Nap time with Grandpa.

Eager helpers 👍


Texas Winter

Winter in Texas is not snow covered lawns, ice encrusted tree branches and smoke curling from chimney tops. It’s a dry, crisp beauty. Chilly half the week then mid 60s and 70s the other half.

Here are a few pictures of our Texas winter thus far:

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All pictures taken in the last few weeks.


Four weeks?!

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Where does time go?! Four weeks already? Technically, yesterday marked the date, but we were busy packing and cleaning before heading out for a week with family in the beautiful Hill Country. Baby’s first vacation!

I was a little nervous about coming because baby can still have long, wakeful nights, and my three year old has been difficult lately.

But so far we’ve had a nice dinner; kids are enjoying the pool, and my dad pulled out some very old family pictures for my sister and I to view.


First Official Spring Break

This January, my school aged kids began attending public school for the first time. It’s been a slow and sometimes difficult transition. But one thing we’re used to is fun field trips!

For the kids’ first official spring break, my parents wanted to plan something extra special.

In the beautiful Texas Hill Country, they own a breathtaking piece of land. The kids are happy to roam the 80 acres, feed the fish, look out for deer and sit by or swim in the pool. But this was no ordinary trip! A little rain meant that Enchanted Rock will have to wait for another time.  But we had a lot of fun visiting the Nimitz Museum and learning about the World Wars. We toured LBJ ranch where my ten year old was in paradise asking his usual number of questions of the guides (they’re educated questions, so most of the guides were happy to answer).

After the younger four and I went back home, my mom and dad took the older two to the Houston Port Authority and the rodeo. ALL six kids came back beaming. The older four have already written a dozen thank you cards each, which I hope to get in the mail asap!

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