It’s almost summer…

Well, we have one more major test to get though here (Oldest has her World History AP test this week) and then summer fever will kick in for sure! In the meantime we’re keeping ourselves busy.

Last week I was a judge for the National History Fair State competition in Austin. Youngest came with me for the weekend and we got to spend some fun times together 🙂

We found a fun and DELICIOUS burger place on our way outside of Bastrop (we even stopped here on our way home, we loved it that much!)


Friday we spent some time at Barton Springs, the water was freezing but the weather was nice so we braved it:blogsizeAustin20151blogsizeAustin201519

The next morning we grabbed breakfast at our hotel then headed out to judge the NHD projects (where else do you get Texas shaped waffles)


After judging ended, Youngest and I did a little exploring of the UT campus. She decided it was a little too big for her liking. Next we walked up to the Capitol building. Youngest hadn’t been there since she was really little so it was all brand new to her again 🙂

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After literally hiking and driving all around the city we were exhausted so we had a relaxed night (Youngest was down for the count around 6:30 pm).

On Sunday we got up early again so we could visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve. This place was really amazing! The hike to the pool was almost magical, we had fun imagining the fairies and leprechauns that could so easily hide here….

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Then we finally got down to the pool…

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we explored, it’s not very big but it is super cool! This water was even colder than Barton Springs, especially since the air wasn’t all that warm, but Youngest said this was a bucket list place so she was going in 🙂blogsizeAustin20155blogsizeAustin20158 blogsizeAustin20159blogsizeAustin20154 blogsizeAustin20153 blogsizeAustin20152  blogsizeAustin201529

We had a fantastic weekend in Austin!

This weekend our summer swim team season began for both girls…

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so it is now crazy time with all events overlapping..swimming, diving, ballet, school, work, etc. etc.!

Hope you’re having a great week 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

Aloha and a flower crown!

Youngest went to a party with a Hawaiian theme which gave up the perfect opportunity to try and make a flower crown! Oldest did her makeup, I made the crown using dried flowers, floral tape and wire, while Youngest put together her final beautiful look 🙂

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🙂 Happy Spring 🙂

On Halloween Night when the ghosts come out…

They all get together and they scream and shout! Or rather Superheros and Dark Angels do! Despite having an unusually low turnout for Halloween trick-or-treat this year the girls made out like bandits and had a great night. Youngest, and most of her friends, were tutu clad superheros ❤

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I went as Mad Hatter completed with ridiculous eyelashes…no idea how people can wear them all day, they were killer!Halloween 2014D

And Oldest, well she went through several ideas..most of which scared me to death..

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But ultimately she settled for Dark Angel the night of.Halloween 2014EWhich meant I wasn’t afraid to look at her all night! Halloween 2014m

It’s a brisk 50 degrees to start off November so it finally feels like fall. Both girls are already out and about with their Saturday activities 🙂 Hope y’all had a great Halloween! Happy Fall 🙂

{P52} A Year In Song….Blackberries….

This morning we went to pick blackberries for the first time. My DH decided to liven things up a bit by bombarding Youngest with berries…she of coursed jumped right on that and a brief war commenced! Oldest got caught in the crossfire every once in awhile 🙂


This fit the week 22 theme for the TPWP52 challenge~

“You are the Sunshine in my Life”

~Stevie Wonder

Have a great week!!

Summer isn’t here just yet…

But swim season has started!

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I’ve been so busy that my camera has been neglected, luckily all of the “major projects” I was involved in at work have finished up so it was fun to take a few shots of the girls after I finished my am timer shift :).

School will be out shortly, we’re all counting down to the lazy days of summer!!

{Life +Lens} Games

This months blog theme was “Games”. Here is an image of youngest playing the Texas History Game her teacher set up..she gets extra credit for taking her picture at any historic Texas landmark holding her “Hi Teacher!” sign 🙂 so over Spring Break we set out to play at the Birthplace of Texas.

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The Meeting Room to Draft the Declaration of Texas Independence


The Declaration of Independence from Mexico

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The Tree that saw the Whole Story!



 Thanks for stopping by our “game”. Check out how Keli was involved in this month’s theme!