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trip to enchanted rock

Last weekend, we took an adventure day to go climb up Enchanted Rock. We went all the way up to the top. I was a little terrified coming back down, but we made it round trip in one piece!

It was a nice, sunny day, with a little bit of chill in the wind. We were glad we had long sleeves when we got to the summit. The wind up there was cold on our ears.

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When you are this far away, you think, oh it doesn’t look that steep. Extremely deceiving. Like a stair stepper times a hundred, plus the added danger of falling off the side.

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We took a different route home and stopped for some bbq. The meat here is good, but they don’t have pickles on the side. Instead they have jalepenos. Just in case pickles with your bbq is a deciding factor.

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We made it home in the afternoon, and then took a nice nap. All that danger and sandwiches made us sleepy.

texas flag blanket

I made up this blanket pattern as a wedding present a couple months ago. I wanted to try something new, and also, someday their future kids will make a fort with it.

So far, I’ve only made granny square blankets. I hope to branch out soon, but when you are going off the grid, sometimes its good to stick with what you know. The flag is mostly straight lines, so that part was easy enough, but the star. The star was the tough part. It had to be a 5-pointed star. I needed it to be the right size. I think there was a large, sad pile of discarded stars after I was done.

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I ended up following a youtube video for this star. I figured out to outline the star in blue, so I could sew it on without obvious stitch marks.

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It crocheted up pretty quickly, so you still have time if you need another Christmas present idea!

morning hike

Jon drove by part of the greenbelt for work the other day, and he was convinced that there might be water down in the creek. So twist my arm, we went on a morning hike to investigate. Now we have gone in the summer a few times before, and it was dry as a bone, so imagine our surprise and delight at this sight. We found it!

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peach cobbler

We took an anniversary adventure to Fredericksburg last weekend. One of our main goals, besides celebrating our neverending love and devotion, was to obtain peaches. We are under the assumption that these peaches were picked fresh just for us. At this particular peach establishment, they also sold peach ice cream. So there were people sitting in rows of chairs, just silently eating peach ice cream. No words needed.

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After we made it back home and took a nap, we promptly made a peach cobbler, with extra dashes of cinnamon, and with melty ice cream on top.

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weekend snaps

Couple of pictures from anniversary weekend.

1. Taking a walk through the flower field, and naming all the flowers we know.

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2. Visits to all the small town Texas shops.

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3. Dinner out of Johnny Appleseed’s hat with the most handsome guy in the world.

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longhorn nap time

This is a pillow for a little longhorn. One of our friend’s brought over a naked pillow. Her little guy uses it in the car, and it needed a cover. They are big Longhorn fans, so I added a big friendly face to some grey fleece, and sewed a simple pillow cover. Ready for lots of car napping, which I was excellent at when I was little.

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