November 27, 2021


Sunday, November 29, 2009
We had an absolutely wonderful trip to Big Bend National Park over Thanksgiving.

We had lots of fun and made lots of memories.

The pictures of our trip are separated for the 3 segments of our trip: our stay in Kerrville, the adventure in Big Bend, and our stop in San Antonio on the way home. You can see all the great pictures of our trip here.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009
Yes. The website is still alive. I've let so many events and pictures stack up that it has taken me all weekend to go through them, get them organized, and get them on the website.

The good news is, there are some incredibly cute pictures and videos for you to go through. Some of the recent additions include:
Sorry these are so late!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Boy, do I have a few updates!!

I know it has been a while. I hate it when I let these announcements stack up. We have done so much in the last couple of months, I think I will just let the photo galleries do the talking:

It's been busy. And it's about to get even more busy! End of school. Vacation trips. Summer activities. Work on the house. Good stuff.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
There are quite a few events to report on!

Neo and I had two camping trips this month in the new tent. The first was just him and I. We tried out the tent and had fun fishing and hiking. The second trip was with the cub scouts. I think Neo had lots of fun both times. I went ahead and combined all the pictures from both trips into one folder in the Events section called "2009 - March camping trips". Highlights included seeing snakes and alligators, Neo getting a corn snake laid around his neck (his favorite part), Neo catching way more fish than me, noisy armadillos, sneaky racoons, campfires, and amazing breakfast meals like this one:

Also this month, Christian took the kids to a local farm to pick strawberries. You can see all the pictures here.

And lastly, we made a trip to the park and had a picnic. That was a fun day. Pictures from that are here.

We are looking forward to more of this weather so we can spend more time outdoors!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009
After quite a bit of research and shopping, Neo and I finally got our new tent. We decided on the "Kelty Gunnison 4.1". I like the fact that it has aluminum poles instead of fiberglass, and that it has two doors and two vestibules. It is a 4 person tent, but light enough to be just on the hairy edge of a backpacking tent.

We set it up in the living room and it is pretty cool. Should be plenty big enough for me and the boys and also big enough for all of us if we just want to use it to sleep. When the boys get older, I'm sure they will want their own tent anyway.

Looking forward to a few tent camping trips this year!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I hate getting this far behind on my posts. Since my last post, so much has went on. Let me see if I can touch on the major events.

A few weekends ago, Neo and I joined Paw-Paw, Vince, and Ethan at "Mr. Don's camp". Mr. Don is a friend of my dad, and he graciously allowed us to go up there and he gave up his entire weekend driving us around to deer stands and taking us out on the lake. What an amazing weekend! It was so nice to get away. The boys had an awesome time spending time with Paw-Paw.

A highlight for Neo was that he received his first BB gun before the trip. We used the time to practice walking with a gun and learning about gun safety with his BB gun. He did a great job and tore up some cans pretty good.

You can see all the pictures from our trip to Mr. Don's camp here.

Next up was a couple of events with cub scouts. First, Neo received his bobcat badge! He was very excited.

Then, Neo and I got to go sleep on the Battleship Texas!! We had a great time.

You can see all the pictures from the battleship sleepover here.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Just got back from a great camping trip with Neo. Since it was likely to rain, and was a pretty far drive, Christian and Charlie decided to take a rain check.

We had a great time. Neo was in charge of building the fires, and he did a great job. Before the trip I had been showing him a few things and he did very well, even managing to build a fire Saturday morning with wet wood.

Neo also swam in the lake, walked some trails, and got to pet a live baby alligator.

Pictures from the trip are here.

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