So Texas skipped winter this year…

Now that it’s March, I think all of us Texans are realizing we just aren’t going to have winter this year.  We’ve had 70s and even some 80s consistently since the beginning of February.  It is usually snowing around my birthday and Valentine’s Day – this year it was like 78 and perfect patio weather.  Oh well, that’s ok – as long as we don’t get killed with mosquitos this summer…


Yep, that’s us in the pool on February 1st.  What the heck?!

I rarely get my laptop out these days.  And when I do it’s usually to pay bills or work on our budget.  I’ve stopped reading all my favorite blogs and I even forget to check social media some days.  Weird, huh?  This last month our whole family got sick.  It started with Gage then moved to Cady then Milo and I both got sick at the same time (I was literally stuck in bed for almost a week) and then Matt.  Matt is actually just now getting over it.  I *think* we are all wholly healthy now so I’m counting my blessings for that.  Next week is Spring Break (seems early this year, right?).  The outreach center where I help teach ESL is also closed for Spring Break so I’m off, Milo is off, Cady is off and even Gage is off from school!  Matt is the only sucker that has to work – which is probably a good thing since we need to pay the electric bill and all.  We have ZERO plans because it is actually supposed to rain – just like last year.  Last year Cady and I went on a road trip and had the best time (posts about that here and here).  This year I think we will be home for the most part – watching movies, reading library books and working on a few organization projects.

Without further adieu, here are a few pics taken since the last time I posted:

Birthday Dinner for moi!



Bowling and hiking with my handsome huz:



Matt and Cady and their movie making shenanigans.  I will share a link to their “movies” soon.  I’m not sure if they have uploaded them to youtube yet.  I do know that another is planned for spring break.   They are HILARIOUS.



Spending my days with this little guy:


BINGO game from the dollar spot, library time, practicing letters, and a fun shadow puppet theater we made.



Hanging with the “bigs” when their schedules are free…  We actually had the chance to have dinner (just the 3 of us) recently – it was fun!


And also, we are in a competition to get the most steps during Lent.  Gage is our unofficial score keeper.  I’m winning even though I was down a week when I was sick.  I am so competitive and will crush those kids!



I’ve also been continuing my photography challenge.  I missed a week (week 8).  The only reason I missed was because 1. I was so sick that week and 2. the challenge was shoot a panoramic.  Meaning take a pic and then post process several pictures and stitch them together.  I’m NOT good at post processing.  Most of my photos are unedited and raw – what you see is what I took.  Hopefully I’ll keep learning tho!


Week 5:  Landscape – Black and White


Week 6:  Artistic – Candy (I love Reese’s peanut butter cups!)


Week 7:  Portrait – Faceless  Tell someone’s story without showing their face.  Obvi, this is Matt, my movie critic hubby…watching a movie. 🙂


Week 9:  Artistic – Shadows.  I created those shadows on the wall (this one is called Calvary for apparent reasons) by staging those craft supplies in a very specific and meticulous way.  This was a fun shoot.

Well, like many recent days, the forecast for today is sunny and in the 70s so I think Milo and I will head to our neighborhood park for a bit.  Tomorrow will be 80 – I’m thinking picnic at the nature preserve?  I want to soak up the sun before the rain starts next week.

Happy March!  And happy early spring to most of us in the South! ha!

Thanks for reading!




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