2019, Travel/Vacation

Walt Disney World 2019

Tomorrow is the big the day, Katelynn will fly with her school band to Florida. This will be the fourth time for Katelynn being in Walt Disney World. But it will be the first time without us parents. She’s growing up so fast! 😦 πŸ˜‰ Katelynn’s band won’t march. But they still will have a good time seeing other High School bands marching in the parades. There will be also a few local bands from the DFW Metroplex.

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Katelynn’s High School Band t-shirt, she will wear during her trip in Walt Disney World.
2019

“Super Heroes” Curriculum

Sara’s school had their 7th Curriculum Night. This year’s theme: “Superheroes”. As we all know, Superheroes use and fight lots of science to protect humankind and the world. Superman explains, how a tornado forms; Spiderman invites us to learn more about his buggy friends (No, I’m still not a fan of spiders!); the Incredibles teach us about electric circuits. … Just to name a few examples. But before I forget to mention it: There are also our daily human Superheroes, which keep us safe and sound in our community, every day: TCPD & TCFD came for a visit to say “Hello” as well.

It turned out to be another great Curriculum Night. Sara had a lot of fun, learning something new. Even Katelynn had fun with some of the projects. She was amazed, when she touched the water bubble, which sat on top of the sand (Remind me, not to use this kid of sand for the kitty litterbox!).

2019, In The Garden

Spring Is Coming Back!

After a few cool days below freezing point, the warmth of Spring is coming back, tomorrow. For the next couple of days, I have plans to get the greenhouse back in shape. Kevin and I talked about getting a wooden frame under the greenhouse. It would be a little bit higher. And due to the ground constantly shifting, the new frame makes the greenhouse frame sturdier, again. The ground needs new mulch and we need some shelves for some potted plants. It will be some work, but it is worth it. Having fun in the Spring Sun.

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Bradford Pear Blossoms
2019

Stay Warm In Texas This Week!

Spring takes a break to let the cold front come through early this week. We expect temperatures as low as 22ΒΊF (-6ΒΊC) for two nights. Thank goodness, everything is covered in the garden. And Kevin rolled the Meyer Lemon tree in the garage. I covered the tree as well. But for extra protection, we rather have it in a warmer place. For the next few days, I’ll have a fire in the fire place. When the front is over, the firewood will be gone as well. I just hope, we will be done with the hard freezes in North Texas. We don’t want to get more firewood before this Summer, when it is cheaper than in Winter.

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A cozy fire to keep us warm, while the cold front comes through North Texas.
2019

Texas Independence Day 2019

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The Texas State Capitol in Austin

Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. With this document signed by 59 delegates, settlers in Mexican Texas officially declared independence from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.

Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all!

2018

March Blue Moon

This morning at 7:37 a.m. (CDT), we had the second Full Moon of March. Therefore it is called a Blue Moon. This year we had two Blue Moons. The first one occurred on January 31st. Today’s Moon is also the first Moon of Spring. And it is called the Sap Moon. Because, this is the time of the year the sap weeps from the Maple trees.

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The Blue/Sap Full Moon on March 31, 2018

The next Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020 … Spooky Full Moon πŸ˜‰

2018

Thumper & Friends

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In 2011 we were at Walt Disney World (this was my 3rd trip to WDW). Two of the many characters we met were Thumper an his girlfriend. On the first day, we saw only Thumper. And we’ve got a photo with him and Katelynn together. A few days later, we went back to Animal Kingdom. And this time, Thumper was accompanied by his lady friend.

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2018, Travel/Vacation

Our Cute Lil’ “Bunny”

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Since this Sunday will be Easter, I dug out a couple of photos of our little ” Easter Bunny”, Sara. When she was younger, she loved those bunny ears. I remember, I always had to get four or five of them, so she could wear them at any season. When one of those ears broke, we had back up ears for her. Isn’t she spoiled rotten? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

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