Friday, July 8, 2011

Back at home

The boys and I retuned home from Indiana on Wednesday. We had a wonderful visit and look forward to going back over the holidays. We were thrilled to have Kyle pop in and out during the month we were there. Seeing family and friends is always the highlight of our trip. Katy and Matt's wedding was a success and we were more than happy to be part of the event. Deciding to stay for fireworks was a great choice. We attended two organized displays; one at Patoka and the other at West Boggs. On our journey back, we traveled a different route through St. Louis and stayed the night in Oklahoma City. Before finishing our trip, I took the boys to the OKC zoo. We had a great time viewing the new elephant exhibit and seeing the Great EscAPE exhibit. Traveling is always a chore, but one well worth the hassle. Thankfully the boys ride in the car with ease. I, however, prefer to fly. If only we had unlimited funds to allow us to do so.

Until next

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Armadillo Hunting

The kids in our complex were super thrilled to find an armadillo in the loose. They set up a team and ran around snapping pictures. Unfortunately we were not at home while the hunt was on and were informed after the creature took shelter.

Kian has asked all day whether or not the hunt is still in process. I can only come up with so many excuses. Personally, I've never seen one alive and I have no desire to do so. They give me the creeps.

Until next

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hiking on the Pedernales Falls Trail this morning. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some more recent fun times. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here's what we did this weekend!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


There's nothing more fun than overhearing your children say phrases that you say. Case in point:

Boys are in the bath tonight playing with animals. Kian says to Jack, "This is not a choice, it's a demand!" I don't know who won, as I was laughing too hard.

I wish I could think up with some of the others, but I'm drawing a blank.

until next

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lunch break, then another hike and swimming. Having a blast!

Pics from the river path hike.

Starting off Dudes' Day with some breakfast at Mama's Cafe. Heading north after this!  We've got a fun day of hiking and hopefully swimming (if the weather cooperates) ahead at the Hamilton Pool Preserve between SA and Austin. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

OCD: A Nature or Nurture Phenomenon?

This was taken last week, at the Ed Franz Elementary bingo PTA fundraiser. I took it after pointing out to Laura that Jack had sorted the beans he was using as card markers. I made mention of it by nodding in his direction, looking at her, and saying, "That one's definitely yours."


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

If mom won't take me...I'll make my own

Kian is obsessed with animals as we all have come to learn. He plays with his figurines daily and many times takes them along wherever we go. After begging me to take him to Wild Life Ranch today and being denied, he set up camp in our living room and made his own. All was well until the animals started attacking the vehicles that were perusing his ranch. Surprisingly, the Bat mobile survived and was able to drive off.

until next

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tech-savvy Tooth Fairy

Jack pulled his third tooth tonight. Like the first one, this one was wiggling for over 2 months. Poor guy, nervous about pulling it out, but more than proud when it makes its departure.

There was concern tonight whether the Tooth Fairy was notified of our move. Kian told us not to worry as he thinks she has GPS.

She made her visit as anticipated. We'll never know how savvy she is, I suppose.

Here's another toothless grin for y'all.

until next

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sitiin' poolside

So, it’s October 1st and we’re at the pool basking in the sun and getting a little red. Sounds like the impossible, right? That would be true if we were in Indiana. Not so much here in SA, Texas. It’s currently 87 degrees out and I’m on a mission to make sure the boys sleep well tonight. We have a big weekend ahead of us and a good night’s rest never hurt anyone.

Seriously thought, we are really enjoying our new adventure down here. The boys are both excelling in school like we could have never imagined. Kyle is working more than he’d like to, but has some help that alleviates some of those really late nights he was experiencing. We’ve met some really nice people as well. Of course, we’ve met a not-so-nice neighbor. Just ask Kian, she won’t let him pet her dog. That’s really low, I know. Anyway, back to the good stuff. We’ve met quite a few families from both schools the boys attend, a few from Jackson’s soccer team and a few in the complex in which we live. Thankfully Jack’s best friend lives a couple of buildings over from us. The boys ask daily if they can go over to his house to play. It’s nice to have someone so close. It sort of makes up for what we left behind.

I am sure the friendships will evolve over time. Until then, we are enjoying the time we have to spend together. It’s quite a change from the crazy-busy lifestyle we had back in Indiana. We still get out, but aren’t the social butterflies we once were. It’s forcing us to sit back and relax. I’m not much the relaxing type, but am making do.

Until next time…lc

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mobile Posting?

This is awesome. Perhaps I'll use it as a means to keep this bad boy updated. Don't count on it.