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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Family Reunion

and everyone got to make  monkey cupcakes.
We celebrated Jack's 2nd  birthday


We made coasters, too. (Homeschool kids learn to use hot glue at the same time they learn to read.)

Isaac made this one.
We learned a scripture, played a game and released balloons to celebrate Joel's birthday.

Seeing that we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily entangles, and run with patience the race that is marked out for  us. Let us set our eyes on Jesus, the author and  perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-3

Courtney found this picture first and showed it to me. We were at a resort on Lake Palestine. It was a great place for kids..lots to do and a water park. I plan to make a book online later and show more grandchildren cuteness.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Palo Duro Canyon

We took a little trip to Canyon, Tx, for our 46th anniversary in April.

This is one of the most famous formations, the lighthouse.
The first morning, the temp was 28.
Our cabin was 5 minute walk from the BR.


The first night, we found that to be a challenge.
I learned not to drink after lunch.

My dinky little camera does nice panoramas.
Brisket, Gravy and Buscuit
The Longhorns are named




There are several low water crossings and we heard lots of stories about campers getting stranded during floods and boys trying to float rafts during them.


A famous mountain biker
At 28 dgrees there were not many flowers.
as it began to warm up,


we saw more flowers every day.




  Dugouts were a common shelter on the Texas plains and prairies.


Good hiking trails
I stayed behind on this one.

Spanish Skirts

False Cave

The view at the first overlook in bright light

and at sunset.