Paddling Village Creek, Arlington

How we got started…. When our oldest son was 5, my daughter 3 and our youngest not even a thought, Santa gave us a Family Christmas Gift, a canoe.  It was the start of… Continue reading


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Brazos Bend State Park

We spent the weekend camping, playing and not fishing at Brazos Bend State Park, located about an hour south of downtown Houston!  We had an amazing time, just look at all there is… Continue reading

Preschool Discovery Class at the Fort Worth Nature Center

The Fort Worth Nature Center is one of our favorite hang outs.  Located on the far west side of Fort Worth, along the shore of Lake Worth, there are lots of quiet hiking trails, … Continue reading

chicken & mushroom tacos using Kitchen Pride Texas Grown Mushrooms

Do you love mushrooms?  So do we!  We were looking for something different to do for dinner, and decided to make Chicken and Mushroom tacos.  They were terrific, and even my husband, who… Continue reading

Champion Dog, Prince Tom

When I was a little girl, about 2nd – 4th grade, my FAVORITE book was Champion Dog, Prince Tom by Jean Fritz and Tom Clute.  It’s the true story about a cocker spaniel… Continue reading

Dallas Zoo Nature Journal Contest

Each summer the Dallas Zoo holds a nature journal contest in their Nature Exchange at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo.  The zoo chooses from a one page submission of a contestant’s nature journal, the entry… Continue reading

Galveston Duck Tours

While I love the beach at Galveston, so much that my husband and I were married there, I also appreciate the history of the island.  There are sooo many fun tours you can… Continue reading

Cleburne’s Burger Bar

“When a cheeseburger is really good, you don’t mind standing up to eat it!” That’s what I told my boys when we had lunch at the Cleburne Burger Bar, located at 109 N.… Continue reading

we’re going on a bear hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt… I’m not afraid! I’ve got good friends to come with me. What do I see? It’s the Thursday night before school starts, and just as we have… Continue reading

Baking with Grandma

The wonderful smell of banana bread is filling up our house as I am typing these words.   My four year old and I decided to make some banana bread, and I pulled out… Continue reading

our big, flat Texas family

When my daughter, Danielle, was in second grade, her teacher had us do a Flat Stanley project.  If you have never heard of poor little Flat Stanley, he is a character in a… Continue reading

Burger’s Lake, Fort Worth

If you have never been to Burger’s Lake, just stop reading now! Get away from the computer, go find your swim suit, and just GO!! Burger’s Lake really isn’t a lake at all, but… Continue reading

BEE enchiladas and Aunt Stella’s snow cones

  After dinner, we made our way over to our one of our yearly stops, Aunt Stella’s Snow Cones at 2002 W. Clarendon in Oak Cliff.  Aunt Stella’s has been selling snow cones… Continue reading

Glowing Mountain Dew

Every now and then you hear about some “sciency thing”, some outrageous experiment that everyone has got to try.  Several years ago there were videos on Youtube of people popping popcorn kernals with cell… Continue reading