Tagged with Texas

The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

The girls have finally gone Texan

The girls have finally gone Texan

We took a trip to the legendary Cavender’s this afternoon.  For those not familiar with it, it’s a huge shop filled with Western boots and clothing (or cowgirl clothes as the girls prefer to call it).  You can take a look here for an idea of the sorts of things they stock: Cavender’s. The girls … Continue reading

Raccoons on the Roof!

Raccoons on the Roof!

Just as we were getting the girls ready for bed last night I heard my Lovely Husband yelling for me.  As we had a visit to ER (A&E) with the Little One on Saturday when she bit right through the underneath of her bottom lip (luckily it’s healing nicely), I’m still feeling a bit jumpy … Continue reading

Four Seasons in One Day…

I was looking back at photographs from our time in Houston last week and I realised that the weather this year is completely different to last year. When we arrived in January last year it rained – a lot – for the first month. Then it got hot and stayed that way until November. All … Continue reading

Sea World, San Antonio

Sea World, San Antonio

We’ve just got back from a weekend staying in San Antonio so that we could visit Sea World.  We had wanted to go for the Little One’s 4th birthday in November but it’s closed during the Winter (people here think that November is a cold month… obviously not for us!) We all had a fantastic … Continue reading

The baby birds have hatched!

The baby birds have hatched!

For a while we’ve been watching a pair of Northern Cardinals build a nest in our garden (back yard).  It’s not in a very sensible place as it’s 5ft up in a bush right outside our back door, which makes it a pretty noisy place to be, but more sensible than the nest which was … Continue reading

Thunderstorms

I love thunderstorms. When I was younger any big storm would have me running outside to see the lightning, or running around like a mad thing in the warm rain and jumping in massive puddles. I wasn’t the only one at university who found storms exciting, luckily, so at least for three years I had … Continue reading

Lake Livingston in the cold

Lake Livingston in the cold

We were supposed to go camping a month ago but it was cold (and forecast to get colder) and very windy, so we decided that camping with 4 small children (we were going with friends, we haven’t had 2 extra children without telling you!) in near freezing temperatures would not be sensible.  Even if the … Continue reading

Katy Rodeo 2013

Katy Rodeo 2013

The Katy Rodeo was one of the first Texan things we did when we arrived last year and it was so good we went back again this year, this time with some friends.  As it’s in a small town about 20 minutes to the West of us, the size of the arena means you (and … Continue reading