We celebrated the 4th of July at my mother-in-law’s house. It stopped raining long enough to let the kids swim. Most of the day it was sprinkling. They didn’t mind the constant drizzle since they were already wet with pool water. Kaden’s fingers looked like raisins when we left Grandma’s house. I think he is part fish.
Another really great bug from Texas. There’s something for every type of bug-lover here. Not surprisingly, a lot of them are REALLY BIG. Kaden and I thought that this one was particularly cool-looking. My son had no problem picking this bug up off of a tree and playing with it. I, however, am not that brave.
This year has been an amazingly wet one in Texas. Even in parts of the state that are typically drier climates, the grass is lush and green… in JULY. There has been a lot of flooding this year in areas that are not prone to flooding that often (or at all).
This rock is famous. Can you guess where it might be?
The kids have been enjoying ‘summer vacation’. They are happy that we are homeless because that means they get to spend lots of time with cousins and friends. No schooling is getting done. But if it were, what would I call it? Homeless-schooling? So much for my plans to do ‘summer school’. They are sad that we have to eventually unpack and get the Math books out again soon.
I can’t believe the new trend that builders are using to keep their prices down. Look at this profoundly cheap looking 1-sided brick home. Why use any masonry at all? I remember the day when brick went around the whole house. We have had to take a lot of ‘step-backs’ from our last home in this house hunt because of the increase in prices for real-estate in Texas. In just two years, prices have skyrocketed.
This is actually a photo of my kids – standing at the bottom of our stairs. I say our stairs, but they really aren’t ours just yet. We finally found a house that we put a deposit on. It has room enough for my mom and us to live together. Hopefully we’ll be moved in by the end of the month. I’m praying that the rest of the process is smooth sailing. If all goes well, I’ll be sitting in my new school room while I blog in just two or three weeks!
Sorry for neglecting the blog, but I just don’t have time to get in here lately. Thanks for your sweet comments and prayers. We covet them.