Amber on February 18th, 2009

Yesterday I felt like we were living in Seattle again.  It was drizzling and raining all morning long.  I said to myself – this can not mess up my plans with the kids today, if I were in Seattle – the rain would not stop me! So there we were trying to find a place […]

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Joshua on January 24th, 2009

Yesterday I’d thought of writing about how Spring had apparently arrived in central Texas.  The weather was 80 degrees for a couple of days, we saw a gecko, and the last leaves finally fell off the trees in the back yard.  And then today it was 45 degrees and windy.  We headed for a “hike” […]

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Joshua on December 13th, 2008

Down here in Texas we have various multicolored Santa programs.  They are basically holiday toy drives conducted by various groups (Blue Santa=Austin PD/FD, Brown Santa=Travis county Sheriff and FD, there are others as well).  I’m not sure if this is unique to central Texas, but it may well be.  I’d never heard of it before […]

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Joshua on December 13th, 2008

That’s right.  We got snow. The first in several years for Austin (though they did have some rather large ice storms a couple of years ago).  What makes this even more unusual is that on the 9th, the day the snow fell late in the evening, it was 81 degrees.  A record high.  By the […]

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