Monday, June 16, 2014


We have had a number of rain storms in the past few weeks ( and one hail storm which I will get into later, only because it semi totaled our car ).  After one particular one, it seemed like the cactus all just started bursting out in blooms.  They didn't last that long, so I was glad I managed to get some photographs.

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There are some challenges with living out in the country, but on the other hand, it can be absolutely beautiful too.

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Speaking of Flag Day....

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We try to incorporate real life experiences in the things that we learn in HomeSchool with the little boy, and one of them was a visit to the Texas State Veterans cemetery here in Abilene when we were learning about Memorial Day last month.

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It was an overcast day, and we had made some craft flags and flowers/poppies to place on the tombstones as we thanked the brave men and women for their service to our country.

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Then, Daddy taught the little boy how to use the camera and let him document the day from his own point of view as well.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

No more excuses

I haven't been a very consistent blogger now, have I? Well, I have quite the backlog, but I will start working on that, starting with this post.

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We had to go to New Mexico "on official business" a few weeks back, and that was the first time that the little boy had been out of the state.

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Yeah, the hubs and I were doing 2 separate selfies at the same time. Kinda funny when you think about it. :)

The drive was pretty uneventful, except for escaping a massive storm system - it looked awesome, though. Quite intimidating.

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I think the part that the little boy enjoyed the most was the hotel stay, and specifically, the indoor pool :)

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He keeps asking to go back to New Mexico so that he can swim in that pool again :)

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On the way home, we spent some time driving around the hubs' hometown and showing the little boy where his daddy was born and grew up.

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I had been told many a time about the infamous sand storms they had encountered when they were kids - we encountered one(ish) and it was pretty sandy alright.

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