Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snow Day

Friday awakened to an icy coating covering the outside world. 

Schools were closed in San Antonio, but our little homeschool continued. At least a partial day was completed. I let the kids play as long as they wanted outside before we finished up. 

The kids made snow balls with their sno-cone machine and had a 10 second snowball fight. They ate icicles. They had hot cocoa and cookies. They listened to songs from "Frozen." And then the Great Thaw came, as is wont to happen in south Texas, and the Snow Day was done.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I Got Nothin'

I thought I didn't have anything to post, but then I found this picture Elizabeth must have taken at the park we were at Friday.

We've just been moving along with life: dentist appointments, school, dates with Phillip, books to read, fighting off sickness, face booking, talks with friends..... just daily life. I'm kind of liking it.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Gore Boys and A Ship

 Green eyes like his Dad.

 Turning 39.

 Captain America.

Elizabeth is really enjoying ship-building. This is the Cutty Sark ~ a kit from Hobby Lobby.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Short Road Trip

Phillip kept the kids while I made a day trip to Louisiana to see Momo. It was beautiful and clear and I timed it just right so I was never stuck in traffic. 

Sun coming up.

 Flags flying proud.

 Sunset before Lake Charles. It was gorgeous for a good half-hour.

 Panorama from the Louisiana rest stop. There's a nice short hike through the swamp ~ good for stretching your legs.

And now my rant about my nemesis: Houston Traffic. So I arrived in Houston late enough so that I wouldn't be stuck sitting in traffic. It was flowing well, but everyone was zooming past me! The speed limit is 60 mph and cops were out, but that didn't slow them down. 80 mph seemed to be the average speed - except for two cars in front of me who were going 55. Why, people? I compose copious Tweets and Facebook posts in my mind while avoiding the rocks in this stream of traffic. Once we finally leave Katy, TX, I'm so happy to have survived the ordeal that all perfectly worded sound-bites escape my brain and I pull into the Love's truck stop for a bathroom break.