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Our Garden/Greenhouse In Early June 2013 (1)

๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…

Summer Gardening in Texas 2013

๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง…

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Our Garden/Greenhouse In Early May 2013

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ

1) Cucumber Plant; 2) Corn Plant; 3) Snow Pea Blossom; 4) Sunflower Seedling; 5) Avocado Plant; 6) Pumpkin Blossom; 7) Cucumber Plant

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ

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Our Greenhouse/Yard In Early May 2013 (1)

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ

Spring In Texas 2013

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ

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Little Bunny

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ

Peter Rabbit in our frontyard in April 2013

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒบ

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center In April 2013

In late March/early April 2013, I browsed around on Facebook. And while I worked on my page, scrolled, and clicked, I saw a few photos of Bald Eagles nesting in the Dalles/Fort Worth area. I did some research about the birds and found out that their nest is at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. Just southeast of Dallas. After a bit more reading, it said the center is open to the public every first Saturday of the month. “Perfect”, I said to Kevin. “The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend. I’m going to take Katelynn to see Bald Eagles in Seagoville this Saturday.” He replied he can take care of Sara. She’s still too little for walking around for a long time.

The following Saturday, Katelynn and I packed a couple of snacks and water before we hit the road. It was about an hour’s drive to get to the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Katelynn was really excited to get to see these beautiful birds. We both have never seen Bald Eagles in the wild.

The entrance area of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas

When we arrived at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, I paid our entry fee. The ladies at the desk had a few questions. One was how we heard about the center. I replied: “Facebook.” The ladies were surprised. I explained to them how I found their page โ€ฆ “and now we are here to see some wildlife.” Before we got on our self-guided hike, Ron wanted to show us a few animals inside the center. “Katelynn, are you ready to see a two-and-a-half-foot ‘gator? We’ve got a couple of snakes, too.” Katelynn cheered “YEEAAHH! I’m ready for that!” Ron got Ally, the alligator, out of a fountain. He had to be quick. Ally and her brother wanted to go after his hand. But at the end, he was holding Ally tight in his hand. Ron explained to us the anatomy of a ‘gator, how they swim, hunt, and even chill at the banks of a river. He also told us that Ally’s momma is a big alligator, which lives in the marshy swamps of the center. “So, don’t get too close to the waters”, Ron warned us.

Next, we moved on to see a Western Hognose and a Corn snake. As a child, I was always terrified of snakes, since I had no knowledge of snakes. Over the years, I’ve learned so much more about these animals. And now, I have no problem touching and holding them. The Western Hognose was the first snake I’ve ever put in my hands. It was very interesting, how these reptiles contract their muscles to slide forward. This little guy had a good grip on my hand and fingers. It was very fascinating. After the hognose, Ron pulled out the corn snake out of the terrarium. I almost jumped back. Looking at the snake, I said: “Yeah, this one is a bit too big for me. I’ll pass and watch Katelynn holding it. The corn snake really liked Katelynn. She immediately had to check out Katelynn’s soft hair. Katelynn enjoyed having the snake around her neck and learn the difference between venomous and non-venous snakes. And we found out, how to tell between a boy snake and a girl snake.

Once we were done looking and learning about these wonderful reptiles, Katelynn got equipped with binoculars. We were also advised to walk on the trail and stay away from the water’s edge. On the way to the transmission towers in the west of the center, we saw beautiful yellow Spring flowers and some waterfowl. The American Coots made quite some noise out on the water. And we’ve seen tons of ladybugs along the way.

At the end of that trail, we finally got a good glimpse of the adult eagles. The Bald Eagle couple arrives around October/November in Texas. The female lays eggs in January. Both parents take care of their offspring until early mid-May, before they all migrate back up north. In October/November it all repeats itself again. Due to the marshlands at the center, the Eagles have a lot of food resources. I guess, this is why they always choose to come back to the same place.

On the way back to the building of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, we’ve seen some footprints (I believe from a raccoon), more flowers, and birds. Once we left, there was a mare with her foal. So adorable! I parked on the side of the road for a moment, so Katelynn could look at the horses from the car.

On the road back home, I noticed that Katelynn had a long morning. She took a short nap in the car. I guess, the fresh air, the walk to the eagle’s nest, and learning about alligators and snakes knocked her out. It was a lot to take in for a 9-year-old. No doubt! ๐Ÿ™‚

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R.I.P. Mimosa Tree ~ 2013

Our Mimosa started to die and eventually needed to be cut down. One day in early April 2013 the tree service came over and chopped. We were actually glad, the tree was done. Mimosas make a big mess. They look pretty only for two to three weeks. But the rest of the time they drop sticky sap and their seeds make a mess. However, Ranger loved the tree. It provided a lot of shade for him.

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Sara Loves Dandelions ~ April 2013

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

Texas Spring ~ 2013

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

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The Greenhouse In Texas ~ 2013 (2)

๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป

Finally, the two pieces I had to reorder were arriving. And I could finish building the greenhouse. Once the frame was up, I slid the panels on the bottom, and installed the window, before I could slide the roof panels in place. The ground was already straightened, when I put the base together. Kevin had to help me to lift the greenhouse across the fence. The kit was light, so it was easy for us to get it from the porch to the garden, where I could fasten it to the base. The following morning, I built the door and installed it, before a Spring storm came through. The greenhouse made it successful through the storm.

๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป

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Texas Gardening In March 2013 (1)

๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ

I started my garden in the early Spring of 2013 by sowing beans, bell peppers, corn, pumpkins, sunflowers, tomatoes, and other goodies. I also worked on some herbs. At least, I had something ready to grow in the greenhouse, once the parts arrived and I could finish building it. Joshua made sure, that I watered the seedlings every day. And Sara enjoyed the milder days on the back porch.

๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ

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Texas Spring In March 2013 (1)

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

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The Greenhouse In Texas ~ 2013 (1)

๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป

My greenhouse arrived toward the end of February 2013. It was a Thursday. And on the following weekend, I began to build the greenhouse kit. To my dismay, I noticed two frame pieces were broken. I had to call the company the following Monday and wait for the pieces to arrive. UGH! That sucked.

In the meantime, Kevin fixed the chainlink fence and gate poles for the garden space. It’s an area to prevent the dogs from pooping in our garden. Katelynn and I cut a bush down and pulled its roots out as well as we could. Once she found a worm, she was too busy playing with it. So much about helping me with digging roots out of the ground, LOL.

๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง„๐ŸŒป

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Pre-gardening In February 2013

๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ

In February 2013, I purchased a 8 x 6 ft. greenhouse kit. While I was waiting for the kit to arrive at our house, I started some seeds with Katelynn and Sara. We also prepared some avocado pits and let a pineapple grow roots in a jar filled with water. The girls had a miniature greenhouse with colorful salad tomatoes.

๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ

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Texas Snow Day In January ~ 2013

โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„

In mid-January of 2013, we weren’t expecting snow that day. Even FOX4’s Head Meteorologist, Dan Henry, said what a surprise it was getting snow. But in Texas, the weather is possible and very unpredictable. It can say light rain on the radar. And then we end up with snow the following morning. The birds were all fluffed up to stay warm in the cold breeze. Katelynn liked it. She didn’t have to school and could play with her little sister in the snow that day.

โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„โ˜ƒโ„

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A Sunny January Afternoon In Texas ~ 2013

I miss those warmer January days in North Texas. Don’t get me wrong, Texas can have some cold Winter days. But on a lot of days, it was warm enough to sit on the backyard deck to enjoy wildlife feeding on berries, and watch the clouds go by in the sky. It also was easier to photograph the birds in the trees, in January and February. There was no leaf to obstruct the view.

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Christmas Season (Part V) ~ 2012 (1)

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Christmas Season in Texas 2012

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Christmas Season (Part IV) ~ 2010 – 2011

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2010

โ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Š

In 2010, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, and I went to our local Christmas Parade again. This time, the girls got a glimpse of Santa. Katelynn was in first grade. Her class had the school play “Santa’s Suit”, where she was the “Lego” Elf. On Christmas Eve, Katelynn lost her first tooth. So, the Toothfairy and Santa visited our home on the same night. Unfortunately, Sara had a bad cold on Christmas Day. She wasn’t too happy. But we made the best out of the situation.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2011

Santa left apples, oranges, nuts, and candy under the tree. Of course, Sara found the candy first and wanted some. Kevin and I said, she could have some after breakfast. Instead of listening, she was very sneaky, put one in her mouth, and acted like she didn’t know what we were talking about. Lexi was happy, she had a new toy duck, which was shredded by her and Ranger the same day.

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Christmas Season (Part III) ~ 2008 โ€“ 2009

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2008

Since Kevin’s homemade Christmas tree got positive feedback, he installed it in 2008, again. The same year, I decorated a Christmas wreath for our girls.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2009

Sara’s 1st Christmas; She was still so tiny.

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Christmas Season (Part II) ~ 2006 – 2007

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2006

In the Christmas Season of 2006, Kevin, Katelynn, and I visited California. Since we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Kevin’s grandparents in Anaheim, we stayed an extra day to go to Disneyland.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2007

In 2007, Kevin installed his first outdoor Christmas tree made of Christmas light chains. Everything was holden up by a PVC pipe.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

… to be continued …

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Christmas Season (Part I) ~ 2003 – 2005

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2003

Christmas 2003 was bittersweet. It was Katelynn’s first Christmas, but at the same time, it was our last Christmas in Germany.

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2004

In December 2004, we had a Dallas Holiday Wish Celebration. The Beach Boys had a concert, and even Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto came for visit to sing and dance in front of the Dallas City Hall. I have it all on video tape footage and didn’t captured too many photo of the event.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

2005

In 2005 we bought our house in Texas. The same year, we celebrated Christmas/Yuletide in our new home.

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… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

At the pond in Dallas Fair Park 2012

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued … in November 2023

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (3)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

The Porcelain Dragon stretched 110 feet made from 15,000 bowls, spoons, and cups … all tied together by hand

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (2)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿผ Pandas & Peaches ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (1)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

In November 2012, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, and I went to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Fair Park, Dallas. We arrived early. So, we still had time to walk around Fair Park. When the State Fair of Texas is over, that place looks very empty. But the Texas Starยฎ Ferris Wheel is there year-round. Katelynn posed for some photos. When we came back to the Festival entrance area it was almost time to go in. …

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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Halloween Season (Part IV) ~ 2010

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2010

Katelynn loves going to the pumpkin patch because she can jump in the bounce house, go on hay rides and pick a pumpkin. Sara just enjoyed crawling around between the pumpkins. Every pumpkin had to be tested by giving it a good slap on top. We also went to the Pirate Days. Unfortunately โ€œBoo at the Zooโ€ got rained out the day, we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. But it wasnโ€™t the end of the world, either. The girls got out and had fun, anyway.

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

… to be continued in October 2023 …

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Halloween Season (Part III) ~ 2008 โ€“ 2009

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2008

Katelynn wanted to help me with the pumpkin carving. So, Iโ€™ve got her a little pumpkin she could play with and get the pumpkin guts out. She always loved to say: โ€œWe need to get all the pumpkin yikes out!โ€ And then she played with the gooey inside of the pumpkin.

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2009

Sara was only twelve days old when we celebrated Halloween in 2009. She was such a cute little Pumpkin. Katelynn wanted to help with the pumpkins again, while her little sister took a nap. Katelynn was very proud of being a big sister. She really enjoyed taking Sara out for her first Trick-or-Treat. All bundled up we walked through the neighborhood and collected candy on this cool October night. The fresh air was good for the little munchkin.

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

… to be continued …

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Halloween Season (Part II) ~ 2006 โ€“ 2007

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2006

โ€ฆ This Halloween season was completely different from last yearโ€™s. Katelynn was excited to go to โ€œTrick-or-Treatโ€. She knocked on the doors with a happy โ€œTโ€™ick-or-Tโ€™eeeeatโ€. Since she couldnโ€™t pronounce the โ€œrโ€, the neighbors thought she was adorable and gave her a lot of candy. After three houses we had to walk home to empty the bag before we could go out there and get more candy. Oh my, so much candy and no meltdowns anymore.

โ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Š

The Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas

In 2004 I heard about the Munster Mansion Replica when I watched VH1 while I was preparing dinner. I talked to Kevin about it. And one weekend, we drove from Dallas to Waxahachie. When we found it, we looked at it. The owner, Charles McKee waved at us, and we waved back.

A couple of years later, I read in the Dallas Morning News that the McKees have these weekend tours right before Halloween. Kevin and I got a babysitter for Katelynn, and down we went to Waxahachie again. They used the big parking lot in front of a local school. A school bus and a limousine were busy around the clock, picking guests up and dropping them off. It was a long wait. But once we were on the property, we had a lot of entertainment. One of the firebreathers asked me to pull a nail out of her nose. I replied, “… before this happens I will pass out.” Everybody in line was laughing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Once we made it inside the mansion, we were not allowed to capture photos or record any film. It made us pay more attention to the tour as well. If you like to see photos and documents, you can go to the official website and check it out for more information. Here is the link:

https://www.munstermansion.com/

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2007

In 2007, Kevin had to go with Katelynn to Trick-or-Treat. I was still recovering from a knee injury and rather stayed at home. It was fun. Katelynn was dressed in her โ€œSnow Whiteโ€ costume and received plenty of candy, while the neighbors and I were busy giving out candy. But I have to admit, I missed the door-to-door walk that year.

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

… to be continued …

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Halloween Season (Part I) ~ 2003 – 2005

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2003

This was Katelynnโ€™s First Halloween. She was only 27 days old when I carved the Kitty pumpkin for her. The story behind the pumpkin itself can be found here under this link:
https://underthewhiteoakleaves.com/2022/10/01/my-jack-o-lanterns-2003-2007/

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2004

Katelynn was at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch for the first time. Oh, she had so much fun playing with the straw. Kevin and I had to fish it out of her clothes later, She was so busy throwing the straw in the air, it went everywhere. The next day, we dressed her up as a lamb. I made the costume myself. The head was a bit big for her. She enjoyed going to Trick-or-Treat with it.

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

2005

It was the first year, we celebrated Halloween at our new house. I made a DIY-Diddlina candy bag for all the goodies, we would receive from going to Trick-or-Treat. On the other hand, Katelynn was still little and a bit unsure, if she really liked this whole โ€œTrick-or-Treatโ€ thing. When we walked from door to door, she wasnโ€™t very happy. Once she had some candy, it wasnโ€™t near as bad anymore. But she did not like the door-to-door walk at all. A year later, this would be a whole other story. โ€ฆ

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

… to be continued …