Thursday, February 26, 2009

a photographic essay of a pink magnolia and what happens to someone taking a photographic essay of a pink magnolia...

this is what happens when you try to take pictures in my backyard....

"i'm not sure what you're talking about - i've never tried to lick mama's face and ears while she was taking pictures - maybe it was that girl dog or something"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

cleburne state park

once again we were off on an adventure this last weekend
we spent some VERY cold days camping at cleburne state park -
despite the cold - and 35 mile-an-hour-winds!!!
we had a fun time we should have known something was "irregular" when we first arrived at 10pm and were BOMBARDED by 5 little boys on bicycles wearing flashlights on their heads
demanding to know what "tribe" we were in....
come morning we discovered that we were the only
non-indian guide family in the park!!!!
the boys had a blast with their new found friends....
daddy was "kicked out" of the hammock so he had to find other ways to "kick-back" and relax

there were these crazy beautiful trees all over the park

as you can see they were perfect for climbing!

we usually do quiet a bit of bike riding but was feeling a little "under-the-weather"
so we managed just one little foray into the wilds
to visit the playground
as with all adventure seekers - one must know when to stop and take a break...

on our way home we stopped at a historic marker
that retold the history of the
chisholm trail and how the area had part of the trail going through it

well - looks ready to go - so until next time...

...happy trails!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

false spring

spring is my favorite time of the year!!!
i know that ol' groundhog called for 6 more weeks of winter
but apparently my back yard is not aware of that

Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy valentine's day

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"
Romans 5:8

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ft. Worth Stockshow and Rodeo

this weekend we went to the ft worth stockshow the boys had a great time
we locked them in a horse trailer - i personally think this is the best way to travel long distance with children!!!
they "drove" all the tractors...

we rode all the rides...

we fed the babies in the petting zoo...

a fun time had by all...

Monday, February 2, 2009