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A nice visit


We had my mom and dad in town for a week-long visit a couple of weeks ago. It was such a nice visit with lots of trips to Hobby Lobby (Dad loved their train department haha) and wonderful, much-needed help from my mom (and dad) with unpacking the house. That woman is a machine, I […]

Baby Love


We are all settling in surprisingly well so far. Of course, I haven’t set up a schedule yet that includes housework, but it’s only been a week, so I think I’m doing alright. The dishes and laundry get done; the kids are bathed, fed mostly wholesome meals and happy; the puppy is taken care of […]

We are all quite smitten with our new bundle of joy. 6lbs 8oz, 19 1/4 inches long Please forgive me if I take a small blog break to enjoy my new sweet boy.

Little gardener


Please pay no attention the sickly nature of our plants. The Houston heat has not been very nice to them. I am in the process of preparing an area on the window seat in our bedroom for them. But until that happens, Kaitlin waters them for me every day. Look at that chubby little arm […]

Lunch picnics under makeshift tents in the living room. The quilt she’s sitting on…$6.50 at the thrift store. Looove it. Frequent, but short, trips outside to play with the puppy. Just for the record, I did let her in after I took the picture. I just love the way she holds her; almost like cradling […]

Banana Bread


I’m not sure what deal is with all the baking, but I was at it again Saturday. We had some fairly riped bananas and I really hated to throw them out, so I dug out my favorite banana bread recipe and whipped these up in no time. And just in case you wanted to try […]

This girl, this dog, and the sweet bond. Dead grass? Yes. Houston heat is brutal. The dress? More on that later.