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Youth Volunteers at Texas Zoos

Updated Jan. 2016 You would think that with 4 dogs, a cat, a bird, a turtle, a toad and fish tanks my kids would get plenty of practice at the art of cleaning… Continue reading

Texas is a State of Mind…

We love Texas, but apparently so do lots of other states, who have cities/towns named after our Lone Star State!  Check out this list: Texas Valley, NY (Cortland County) Texasville, AL (Barbour County)… Continue reading

Girl Scout Cookie Time

Well, it’s that time again!  Girl Scout cookie time, that is! For the past five years my daughter has been selling cookies with her GS troop.  She enjoys getting the opportunity to talk… Continue reading

Some of my favorite things to do in Texas during the chilly month of January

Happy 2013! Why not make a resolution to see more of our wonderful state?  Here’s a list of some of my favorite things to do in Texas during the chilly month of January! … Continue reading

Texas Space Museum Exhibits

Here’s a list of our favorite Texas museums which are either dedciated to, or offer exhibits with insights into the space industry. My little 5 year old decided he wants to be an… Continue reading

10 ways to be nice to others

In the wake of the awful incidents in Conneticut last Friday, I think that many of us are doing some reevaluating of our lives and our priorities.  And we are hugging our children… Continue reading

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

I was thrilled to find some chestnuts at our local grocery store today.  I bought a pound and brought them home, humming all the way…..”chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.  My favorite way… Continue reading

Mainstay Farm, Cleburne

We love our annual visit to Mainstay Farm, which is a perfect destination for birthday parties, family reunions, field trips and their annual Family Pumpkin Days and Christmas trees. Check out my Mommy Tips… Continue reading

Texas Best Sweet Potato 3.14

Do you know what makes me happy?  Well, lots of things make me happy….. puppies and blue skies and clean beaches, tall trees and rainy days and …. and just lots!  But what I’m… Continue reading

Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

The reason I like WORDS so much is that I take such BAD pictures. During the day, with plenty of sunshine, coming from just the right angle, I can manage a few good… Continue reading

Black Friday at Buc-ees

I’m not sure why anyone would want to go to the mall, superstore or toy store on Black Friday. Why would you wait, much less camp, for a store to open? Because you can… Continue reading

Texas ATV Adventures

With my backpack filled with leftover Thanksgiving Turkey sandwiches and bottles of water, we set off on an ATV adventure…..   We rode about 4 hours, and enjoyed our lunch by a small… Continue reading

Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield

Listen to your Mother.  Or in this case, Mother in Law.  Well, my Mother in Law, not yours.  Unless she has also recommended Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield.    For a few months, my… Continue reading

Prayer Mountain, Dallas

How can you not love a place named “Prayer Mountain”? Especially with a view like this!! Located in Dallas, (That’s right, Dallas, didn’t you know there was a mountain in Dallas?) on Mountain… Continue reading

Where do you go to recharge your batteries?

In the weeks before a school vacation, I spend countless hours planning where we will go and what we will do.  I feel that the minute the bell rings, it’s like a starting gun. … Continue reading