• Buddies,  Bug,  travel

    Hello Texas


    Bug and I took a spontaneous trip to Texas this last Wednesday. We just up-in-a-flurry got on a plane and flew off to my good friend OMSH’s for some good old-fashioned Texas-style TLC. It’s very green and peaceful here.

    the deer are thick curly horse

    When we arrived after our two-hour drive from the airport and pulled into OMSH’s driveway, Bug said with her eyes popping out of her head, “It looks like you live in a forest!” We’ve never really seen green spaces like this outside of camping. I assured Bug that there were no “big bad wolfs” but there are plenty of deer. Every morning we watch families of mother and baby deer make their rounds through OMSH’s backyard. It’s like she lives at the Wild Animal Park except there are no buses full of people driving by.

    omsh in her school room portal to another world

    Since this was a last-minute trip and we sort of sprung ourselves on OMSH with very little warning, we’re trying really hard not to disrupt her normal routine of homeschooling. It’s fascinating to watch them in action. I love her schoolroom.

    shelves of learning

    It’s so bright and cheery everywhere. It makes me want to pull up a chair, open up my laptop and work work work.

    school room stinky Jack

    So yesterday I did. I got more work done in one day than I have in the last month. It was amazing. OMSH let her young son Kenny sneak out of some of his lessons so he could keep Bug occupied playing for hours and hours. Bug has been in heaven. All these kids to play with! She’s going to cry real tears when we have to go home.

    Kenny's room

    Meredith's room curly branches

    They made a massive tent in Meredith’s room (which is ALL PINK, much to Bug’s delight) and played some complicated counting dart game that I have no idea what the rules were. There have been Legos, puzzles, coloring, chasing the dogs and then outside playtime of course.


    Thank you Texas, you’re just what we needed.

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    In other news I have another Share Your Story post up on my review blog. Please head on over and comment! I’ve got to give that $100 to somebody. It might as well be you!