Lift Your Eyes to the Hills

He is risen!

Jim returned from Utah on Good Friday, and we had a busy Easter weekend. The highlight was definitely a visit from our dear friends the Woodards, who have been missionaries in southwest Asia for the last ten years. They attended Easter service with us and then we spent the rest of the day catching up.

Angel Fire

After the snow melted in Texas, we headed to Angel Fire, NM for a week of skiing. (James stayed back in central Texas with Nana and Grandma.) We left before sunrise to begin our 12 hour trek to the mountains of northern New Mexico. We made very few stops on the way, and the kidsContinue reading “Angel Fire”


An intense cold front hit Texas on Valentine’s Day 2021. It turned into a major snow event for our area (at least 6 inches) late that night. We woke up Monday morning to a winter wonderland and we ventured to a nearby park to enjoy the snow. The temperatures were bitterly cold in the singleContinue reading “Snovid”

Beach to Snow

I wanted to share a few more picture from our time in Port Aransas. We returned home on Friday and were surprised by a very snowy afternoon on Sunday!

Merry Christmas

Even though we are celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas this year, I thought I would go ahead and post an update from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The morning of Christmas Eve was pretty quiet. Jim and I both exercised, and we had plenty of time to make all our dinner preparations before headingContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Countdown to Christmas

We have been enjoying our new home in Austin, as well as the cooler weather! Life is pretty much back to normal: Evie and Jack are attending (in-person) piano lessons and physical education classes, and we are all meeting weekly with our nature cooperative (SAPS). James also began swim lessons this semester. We have alsoContinue reading “Countdown to Christmas”

Halloween 2020

After reading The Hobbit last year – and because we are reading The Lord of the Rings this year – we decided to go as Tolkien characters for Halloween. We were a little unsure about what trick or treating during Covid would look like, so when we discovered that our dear friends were also goingContinue reading “Halloween 2020”

Return to Austin

After 90 days covering 9,000 miles through 11 states and sleeping in 24 different beds, we made it back to Austin. We are thankful for the opportunity to visit so many incredible places and meet so many wonderful people. We are short term renting in Austin at least through the end of the year, andContinue reading “Return to Austin”


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