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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Summer break is officially over and school starts once again. This is the last year that all of the boys will be going to the same school. Jacob will be going to junior high next year... yikes! Tyson begins real school now, Kindergarten. I was a little worried for him though. Last year he cried on his first day of Pre-K and I had a feeling it might happen again. That morning he was happy and the first one to be ready for school. Everything went well until we said our goodbyes and then he got sad. Real sad. But he didn't cry. He was holding it in, staying strong. My little man. ♥

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Friday, August 12, 2016

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This past weekend we took our first road trip as a family of six. I wouldn't dare go anywhere far yet since baby Elliot hates car rides so Austin seemed like the perfect destination. Besides, we love Austin. We did the usual stuff like eating at our favorite places (Hruska's, Kerbey Lane, Home Slice Pizza, Madam Mam, Round Rock Donuts) but also tried a few new places (Cream Whiskers, Tacodeli, Lick Ice Cream, Jo's, Mañana). It was all good but one thing that stood out was the kouign amann from Mañana. This is the best I've found that's not from Les Madeleines in Salt Lake City. We did a lot of walking on South Congress and UT campus in 100+ degree heat. And to beat the heat, we took a dip in the chill 65-70 degree water of Deep Eddy pool. It was a fun and relaxing way to celebrate turning another year older.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

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She looks innocent. But looks can be deceiving.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Houston Critical Mass.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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I was never a soccer fan growing up. Not the slightest interest. But the boys love soccer: they play soccer, watch soccer, play FIFA (a soccer video game). Constantly being surrounded by soccer, it slowly grew on me. This year, there were several Copa America Centenario games at NRG Stadium, one of which was the semifinals match. And as it turned out, it was going to be USA vs Argentina.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Summer break officially began for the kids this Memorial Day weekend and we started it off by going to the Houston Zoo on Saturday. We went since our membership was set to expire at the end of the month and I wanted to check out the new gorilla exhibit for the first (and last) time. After seeing Blackfish, I don't want to continue supporting organizations that keep animals in captivity. If you really think about, a zoo is an animal prison and we're just gawking at them.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

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For Easter, the kids each got a little gift in their basket and Andrew got a Rubix's cube. Everyday he's playing with it. Anywhere we go he brings it. And it looks like he's just randomly turning it. Or so I thought. Then one day I was playing with it, just trying to solve one side, seeing if there's a pattern or strategy to solving this cube. "Oh, I can do it!" said Andrew as he watched me struggling. He snatched the cube from my hands and solved one side in less than 30 seconds. This 8 year-old just blew my mind.