A Sunday in October at the Caldwell Zoo

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We got a new car, y’all

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2015 Nissan Rogue
Only costs us $4000 more than what I have left to pay of my student loans!

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Fourth of July

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Isabel spent the Fourth of July weekend with her cousins.

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Junebug Dress

 

 

This is the first dress I ever made. It’s also the first thing I made with the sewing machine I treated myself for my 30th birthday.
I made it for a friend’s kid (birthday present!) using the Junebug dress pattern.
It’s the same pattern I used for Isabel’s picnic dress.

 

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Picnic Dress

picnicdressA friend’s annual Labor Day party presented the perfect opportunity to show off this picnic dress I made for Isabel.

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A Saturday in July at Moody Gardens

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Isabel gets a surprise visit

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Isabel was visited in April by one of her favorite people! Jessica was in town taking care of some things related to Jessica being awesome. She stopped by to help us make cascarones, which we dyed using all natural dyes with varying levels of success.

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Isabel goes to the park

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Every once in a while Isabel gets to spend some alone time with Daddy.

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Isabel goes to the East Texas Arboretum

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I spent a weekend in April driving back and forth between Athens and Malakoff and back and forth between Athens and Tyler running errands for my sister’s wedding. Isabel and I managed to carve out some time to visit the East Texas Arboretum. We walked some of the trails, visited the butterfly garden, and played in the playground.

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Isabel goes to Kite Fest

Grandma came up for the day!

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We went to Kite Fest!

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We brought our usual kites

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But this time Isabel actually got to try her hand at flying them.

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Isabel also had her first Bounce House experience

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After Kite Fest we headed to a friend’s birthday party with an Under the Sea theme

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Proof that I can coordinate colors and such. Outfit and shoes are from TWO different stores!

Isabel didn’t “get” the piñata

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But she had no problem understanding the “get the candy” part

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I found out later that those are reallly good taffy pops. I wish I had grabbed ALL of them.

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This is what I get for forcing a hug so that I can get a picture

At the end of the day we all went out to dinner. Isabel stuck one of her Easter presents down her blouse and thought it was the coolest thing ever.

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I picked up Isabel to carry her across the parking lot but she didn’t want me. She pointed at Grandma and said, for the first time ever, three times, “Namma!” So that was super, duper cool and a perfect end to the day!

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