Saying Hello

It's been 416 days since I took down my website, to take, what I thought would be, a 6 month hiatus from blogging.  It was both an easy and hard decision, but most certainly the right one for where my ... View Post about Saying Hello

  • We discovered a fun new "playground" on our walk this evening, which seems perfect for #whpcircles. 
Even with our third baby, it's such a joy watching her explore the world.  The simplest things can delight a toddler, and if you pay attention, they are wonderful teachers when it comes to savoring the little things...things we might overlook as mundane or ugly, to a toddler are magical and worth a second look...or crawl. ❤️
  • Of course visiting Kansas wasn't all about visiting family and farms... we also got our second state capitol photo for my future coffee table book.  #dorkymomplans for the win.  Luckily our three are young enough that they think this plan is fun. And we’re all about posing in front of the capitol buildings for me.
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P.S. How is it that no one else has used #dorkymomplans?  Please tell me that I'm not the only one to come up with things like this!?⠀
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  • A lot of people have asked me why we decided to do our first big trip around the middle of the country.  It doesn't sound especially thrilling when there's mountains and oceans, and all sorts of "destinations" to go to in other parts of the country.⠀
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There were two main reasons why we decided to start our grand adventures with a tour of the middle of the country.  One was that it just seemed to make sense to save the big drives and far-away sights for later summers when we already had a feel for traveling with three little ones and a giant travel trailer.  The second was family.  We moved to Texas last fall so we could make our RV life possible and to be closer to Chris' family.  On this trip we made some much-needed visits to spend time with my family.⠀
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In Kansas, not only did we get to spend time with my mom and her mom (swipe to see a four generation photo), but we also made it to a giant family reunion in honor of two of my grandmother's cousins, who had a double wedding in 1953.  All four spouses are still alive and this year they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  It was amazing to see that room packed with people I hadn't seen since childhood, all celebrating an amazing feat of good health and partnership. ❤️ ⠀
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On Chris' and my 65th wedding anniversary, I'll be 87.  I hope we'll be surrounded with as much love and joy on that day.⠀
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  • My little beach baby and our slowest walker.  Addies still prefers to crawl, although she will walk with us and has taken a handful of steps on her own.  Normally, at almost 15 months, I'd be rushing her along, but since she's our last baby I'm not feeling the need to push the milestones.  She'll walk in her own time, and in the meantime carrying her means all the more snuggles. ❤️ . . . 
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  • Black Eyed Susans at the Kansas State Capitol Building. 
I always love the flowers and want to take a million photos of them.  I think the biggest downside to #rvlife and #traveling all summer is that we don't get to have a garden.  Every summer before this one, I had a garden with tomatoes, peppers, beans, and other tasty veggies, and flowers to enjoy.  I miss the garden and the act of gardening, and need to figure out how to fit it into our new lifestyle.  I've been thinking that since we've claimed central Texas as our basecamp for the school year, maybe I'll be able to make a winter garden work?

Are there any Texans or southerners out there that have advice about winter gardening and what I can grow between September and May in the Austin area?  If so, leave me a comment - I'd love to pick your brain! .
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