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Rain

It’s been an extremely dry (and hot) year for us down in south Texas, with a total of just over eight inches of rain for the year in San Antonio. I can see lightning rolling in with the thunderclouds as I type, and I’m reminded how truly blessed we are. The drought this year has […]

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Chasing Chickens

I don’t know exactly how it became a topic in our house, and I think my husband may have actually been the one to bring it up, but all of a sudden we’re talking about the possibility of raising chickens. We’ve had friends with chickens, and we got to take the kids out to a […]

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Strawberry Birthday Pie

I think we’ve started a new birthday tradition. After making Skyler a pie for his birthday, I couldn’t go without making one for Eleanor as she turned three last weekend. We’re waiting until the end of the month to have a party (when my in-laws will be able to celebrate with us), but we had […]

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Handy Dad Longboard

My husband has been doing more and more projects with Skyler out in his shop lately, and after finding Handy Dad by Todd Davis at the library, they were full of ideas. Like this longboard. Skyler used to have a skateboard that he bought at a garage sale a while back. Of course it broke […]

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Goodbye, Summer

As I think most of us usually do, I had a pretty ambitious to do wish-list for this summer. Of course I didn’t get everything checked off, but here’s how I faired: Stock up on craft supplies I did manage to visit a local school supply store and stocked up on essentials like construction paper, […]

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