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December 11, 2017

Kat's day

Kat enjoyed her birthday this year. The weather was near perfect. She chose a lunch at Rudy's,

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a stroll through the Umlauf Sculpture garden,

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austin modhouse tree trimming party 

She and I trimmed the tree, we went Christmas Shopping and met my mom and the kids at Plucker's for dinner (kat loves chicken wings) and everybody had a lovely time. A person couldn't ask for a better birthday.  



Big Snow of 2017 Austin, TX

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It started to snow and all of the sudden kids WANT their picture taken... who knew? 


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The younger boys made snowballs and had great fun with them. 

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Nobody thought the snow would stick, or amount to anything. But there it was... snow on the ground. And they cancelled school for the next day.

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#2 son even made a tiny snowman.

with school canceled... we may have stayed up later, enjoying ourselves around the dinner table....


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yep, no way anybody could have taken their kids to school with all this beauty.



December 04, 2017

Fall Colors in the Texas Hill Country at Lost Maples Campground

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The park rangers assured us that we missed most of the Fall colors this year, this was the most we've seen camping here. Sites are hard to secure during peak color season.  We were happy with the color we saw.



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We typically do two hikes at Lost Maples, one before lunch, and one after. The boys led the way this year, and took us OVER the mountain at the end of the morning hike. That connected to the back of the trail we usually do in the afternoon. By the time we made it back to camp, we'd done it all. The views from the top were quite spectacular.  


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The kids all had so much fun.  


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