Category Archives: the grandparents

handerpants, a milk guitar, & santa the terrorist

ah, christmas. it’s a time of family togetherness, sheer insanity at the mall and babies tearfully wondering why their parents are placing them on the lap of a fat, bearded stranger. i mean, it is kind of cruel. but we … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach & shamu – part 3

my favorite part of our trip was something we didn’t necessarily plan. the husband got super excited about taking us to seaworld on the last day we were in florida (a big thank you to sweet friends who got us … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 2b

ah, the beach. the smell of saltwater in the air (i swear i could smell it when we got off the plane in orlando) and the sound of the ocean – are there much sweeter, simpler pleasures in life? it … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 2a

so, as it turns out, babygirl is a total water rat. the first day we were in daytona beach, we took the girl to the pool, figuring we’d start there and then introduce her to the ocean. the resort we … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 1

branson to austin austin to college station then on to plantersville, then magnolia back to austin fly to orlando orlando to daytona beach daytona to st. augustine, then back daytona to orlando orlando to austin austin to branson. the end … Continue reading

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christmas in texas – part tres

christmas is finally here! (or this was my thought SEVERAL weeks ago. thanks for bearing with me and reading these so long after the actual events!) we have YET ANOTHER family tradition. when we were kids, my mom would always get … Continue reading

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christmas in texas – part dos

on christmas eve, we all went to the service at my home church in austin. when we first got there and the service began, harper was so into it. all the lights, the music, people all around. then: see picture … Continue reading

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