I just got back from taking my kids to the zoo.  This is all I have to say . . .  Texas is hot. The end. By Hildie | Filed under Family, Kids, Texas 9 Comments Share

Happy anniversary, have a snake!

Oh my gosh, I just realized that today–yes today–is my one year anniversary of blogging!  Haven’t my faithful readers, all five of you, learned a lot of silly, unimportant things about me? Mostly that I love sweets and hate doing anything hard, especially the laundry.  Or any household chores for… Read More


I never really gave much of a recap of my trip to Orlando.  Mostly because I didn’t want to mention that I was on vacation lest any thieves be avid readers of my blog and decide to rob me while I was gone. We went to Disneyworld with most of… Read More

A Day in the Life

 My life on November 20, 2008 (or thereabout) Where all the magic begins: Although it’s hard to believe I have any sort of self-discipline, I usually get up at 5 a.m. I like to walk/run while I blog and watch old episodes of The West Wing (I have all the seasons… Read More

Field trip

Since today was our last day of summer vacation (not counting this weekend) we decided to take a field trip.  I thought it would be nice to visit the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory.  Blue Bell Ice Cream is a Texas insitution.  It is completely revered and idolized.  I’m not… Read More


We had cousins from Mister’s family here last week.  You couldn’t pick a more diverse-looking group of children. Here we have York, India and Jane.  Jane is about a foot taller than York even though she’s a few months younger (India is both the oldest and the shortest).  Jane hates… Read More

When did I see my father?

Mister and I went to see a movie last night called When Did You Last See Your Father? starring the still-dreamy-after-all-these-years Colin Firth. It’s a small, quiet English film about a man and his father.  The father is quickly dying of cancer, and Colin Firth spends most of the time reflecting… Read More