Much needed down time

Lots of much needed down time happening here. We did take the kids to the lake front beach the other night though. Isn’t it funny how it can feel both so peaceful and chaotic at the same time??  KIDS!

2021-04-03T11:21:48-05:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Dynamics are changing

Dynamics are changing (as they often do in big families). Jonah has been getting invited to head out to ride the trails with the big kids and I love to see it. It’s good for him, he craves the independence and freedom. And I’m thankful Z doesn’t mind a little one on one time with me while his bud ditches us to go be big. ❤️

2021-04-03T12:16:47-05:00March 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

365 Project: One last ride on the golf cart

One last ride on the golf cart before we hit the road. We planned to park in her driveway for 2 weeks. Covid-19 said we needed to stay 10 weeks instead. I’m SO thankful we were with her when it hit. It was nice to have help while really sick and also adjusting to a new normal of Jason working full time. We had space to move and could spread out in her house. The boys spent hours riding around on her huge porch. Going to the house in the mornings helped the kids feel like they were going somewhere. We filled the days with games, crafts, movies, dog snuggling, an RV reno and a bunch of golf cart rides. My mom isn’t one to sit still during retirement and I while I know my crew is a lot of noise and chaos, I also know she’d have been so bored quarantined alone. Thanks for taking us in Mom ❤️ I’ll always cherish this time and memories made.

2020-05-12T23:53:43-05:00May 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A good old fashioned 10 on Tuesday

1. My timehop app tells me that on this date last year we were back on the road and leaving Texas for the year.  Our current plan is to be here for another 7 weeks at least.  That’s ok, this is where we need to be, but it reminds me of how much I miss the open road and the excitement of our next adventure just around the corner.  We are not a family that is good at sitting still.

2. When you have been disconnected all day and the WiFi comes on.

3.  Zachary is so much fun at this age.  He will turn 3 in February (?!?!?) and every other thing out of his mouth is hilarious!  He currently replaces his v’s with z’s (which is awesome since his nickname is Z).  So we get gems like “NEZER!” (never), “Me lozes you”, mozie (movie).  He also says ” No ploblem!”  It’s my favorite!

4.  Jude received a window bird feeder for Christmas and while it is really cool, I was a little worried about it because an instagram friend shared they had one and the birds never found it.  We had it up while we were at the Navy base in Corpus for a few days and had zero luck.  The birds would fly right by it or go to the grass below it.  We moved to Lake Medina and look!!!!  One brave little tufted titmouse.

5.  Then, a few days later we had more show up while the big kids were gone with my mom.  I started recording to show them and captured this by accident.  Poor little guy!  The other birds reaction made me laugh so hard at this!

 

6.  The IAPBP Image Competition is live and accepting entries! Can you believe this is the 10th year of Image Competition?! And it is SO weird to not be running it for the first time ever. Jason and I have literally been feeling like we are forgetting something. I’ve been counting kids more regularly and checking my calendar constantly. A huge part of our life! We are still involved this year and helping as needed but we are not in charge of it all.  It feels so great to see the amazing job that Liz Cook is doing, we are SO proud of her. This competition is better than ever and I’m excited that Liz asked me to be a judge this year! So, birth photog friends, GO ENTER!

7.  Last night as I was climbing in to bed to nurse Zachary he threw his arms up and yelled “PASSWORD!?!”  Ha!

8.  Before my mom left to go back to Alabama this weekend she told me “Jude knows a lot of [email protected]$t!”  Hahahaha!  It made both Jason and I laugh for someone to say that out loud.  Yes, he does!  Most days I am not sure who is schooling who.  He is like a walking encyclopedia / sponge.  I learn several new things from him every single day.

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10.  Yesterday I took the kids for a walk so Jason could have total peace and quiet during a meeting.  While out in a field Taryn was sitting on a log bird watching.  Zachary walked over to her and immediately ran back to me yelling “Momma!  Something happened!  Something hurt!  You have to come see quick!”  Sure enough, there was a dead deer about 3 feet away from the log.  Taryn had been there about 5 minutes and never noticed (in her defense she was looking up).  Z sure did though.  Not sure what happened it to but I love that he knew to find help.  There are hundreds of deer in this campground and they will walk right up to you, the babies, does and bucks!

 

2020-01-07T22:40:57-06:00January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized, Jude, RV Life, Taryn, Zachary|

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch is one of those fun, quirky, stops we just couldn’t pass up. Armed with one can of paint each, we headed out in to this field to leave our mark on 10 Cadillacs half buried in a field. And my kids absolutely LOVED it.

While I knew Taryn would love this adventure, I wasn’t sure about Jonah. But he totally did! Before we even started painting he wanted to figure it all out and touch all the textures. Plus, free reign to be destructive and creative, YES! He was the one we had to pull away when it was time to go!

I think this stop tops Jude’s list of the coolest so far!

The textures were absolutely amazing. It’s crazy how thick the paint was! And it was super busy, by the time we left, most of what we’d painted was already gone!

 

2020-01-02T23:07:00-06:00March 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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