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I have a confession to make- I don't really read blogs anymore.  The days of waking up and logging in to check on my favorites have long since ended.  What with working, homeschooling, and this strike nonsense, I just fell out of the habit.  I'm pretty sure that not too many venture over here to read this blog either, but for some crazy reason I still feel compelled to post.  I do like that I can post whenever I feel and not under some sense of schedule.

Travis finally got back to work last week.  156 days of work stoppage for basically nothing.  We are just thankful that it's over and we are so ready to move on and get to the business of traveling.  One of the first things we did was book our trip to Disney in January.   The kids are so excited, even if they are on the grown up side, and I have to admit I am already dreaming about a day at Universal Studios.  If you hear about a woman who disappeared on the Hogwart's Express- that will be me.

The patio/atrium is finished, and it truly is my happy place.  I have never spent as much time outside as I have in this tiny space.   We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this month so we bought ourselves The Big Green Egg.  Oh-M-Gee.  I have never tasted food as yummy as what we have cooked on this thing!

Father's day was spent at my parent's house with all the kids...

We took a quick day trip to Round Top...

Caught an Astros game...

Celebrated the 4th...

We are all doing well and settling into our new normal routine.  Life is good...


  1. I'm so glad your husband is finally back to work! I can't even imagine how stressful that must have been. I'm sorry it didn't work out the way you had hoped.

    Your outdoor space is amazing! Love the lights and the G.

    You know, you might feel more inspired when the stress level goes down some. :)

  2. So glad to see your post! Happy for your family that your husbands back at work, no stress like not working. Would love to see a complete tour of the Tiny Tudor!

  3. So happy to read your husband is back to work! And I love your outdoor space. Dreaming of one for me someday!

  4. You and your family have been in my prayers and so glad to hear that life is getting back into a routine for you. Life can sure throw some curves at us. When you are in Florida at Disney - wave to us - we live in Tampa!

  5. Yes we are still reading! I have prayed for your family several times over the last few months and glad things are moving in a positive direction. I have enjoyed checking out your projects on Instagram. They are always beautifully designed and executed!

  6. Very nice out door space. We want to get an egg but haven't yet.
    That's great that the husband is back to work.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia