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Texas Winters 

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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.


Since We Don’t Have a Boat…

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Texas has received an enviable amount of rain these past however many looooong weeks. I’ve exhausted all the movie – watching I think we can handle, colored until my hands cramped and elbows ached, read books to the kids a hundred times over, and, well you get the idea.

The youngest three and I did get out a few weeks ago to the park for an unplanned adventure. But for the most part, we’ve been stuck indoors due to rain or playgrounds turned swamp grounds.

But after that last trek, I swore it would be the last of its kind. Well, I should know better than to swear off mud and rain puddles, or rain-made rivers and lakes, especially with a herd that’s 5/6 boys!

For the five year old, it only served to increase his appetite for frog catching. And the two beneath him, if they could talk, would have been equally as eager to get back and splash around in the rain water again.

So after school today, we all went to the park. The bigger four were frog catching while I tried, once again unsuccessfully, to keep the little two out of the water. It didn’t take long before I gave up and let them splash and run to their hearts’ content.

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This time I was at least prepared with extra diapers, a frog catching bucket, and no where to rush to!

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They have been happily playing with their new pets for the past few hours 🙂