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Buffalo Boogie

Buffalo Boogie

This year was my second time running the Buffalo Boogie at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Aggie has run both races with me, and, this year, I convinced both kids to go with me, too. It was a cool, sunny morning. The race seemed a […]

Nifty Fifty

Nifty Fifty

I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new lens, a Nikon 50mm f/1.8. I wasn’t quite ready to spring for the f/1.4. Here are a few of my first attempts shooting at a larger aperture. Here is one of Hannah and her friend. I […]

Hannah’s Birthday Party #2

Hannah’s Birthday Party #2

Hannah’s birthday was actually yesterday, and she chose to have a sleepover for her party. Mother Nature foiled my plans to have them play outside. Zachary’s soccer game was called at the half due to rain and lightning, and we had standing water in our […]

Hannah’s Birthday Party #1

Hannah’s Birthday Party #1

Hannah is having two birthday parties this year because she chose to have a small slumber party (oh, excuse me, “sleepover”) with a few of her friends. So, we had her first birthday party on Saturday. Hannah wanted cupcakes. Ashlyn got into the cupcakes before […]

Craziest Texas Winter I Have Ever Seen

Craziest Texas Winter I Have Ever Seen

After the 3 or so inches of snow we got Christmas eve, I figured we wouldn’t see much more snow this winter. Boy was I wrong. February 11, we had a forecast snowfall of 1 to 3 inches for the day. The beginning of the […]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We spent the day in De Leon. The kids had an Easter egg hunt with their cousins. This picture of all four cousins was difficult to get. They didn’t want to look at the camera at the same time.

Do You Ever Wonder What Your Kids Think of You…

Do You Ever Wonder What Your Kids Think of You…

Interview with Hannah, age 6 1. What is something your mom always says to you? Be good 2. What makes mom happy? When you don’t argue back 3. What makes mom sad? When i don’t listen 4. What does your mom do to make you […]

Crazy Day

Crazy Day

Since Hannah is on spring break this week, daycare has planned different activities for the school-age kids each day. Today was “Crazy Day”, where they all dressed up in crazy, mis-matched outfits. Here is what Hannah wore.

Shoes

Shoes

I was sick all weekend, which led to some not so clear thinking on my part. This could be bad, because I had an economics final over the weekend; I hope my answers were coherent enough for a decent grade. I’m feeling better today, but […]

Economics and Bean Injuries

Economics and Bean Injuries

When I found out I was required to take and economics course for my masters, I was less than enthused. I had two undergraduate economics classes and didn’t find either one of them very interesting. In fact, all I remember about one of them is […]