Progress, Preparation and Pretzels

Pretzels, Germany

Since I last wrote, things have been falling into place rather quickly.  With orders in hand, we’ve scheduled dates to have our household goods and unaccompanied baggage packed and picked up, made our travel and temporary lodging arrangements, and the boys received their blue passports (for leisure travel) in the mail. We’ll be leaving a […]

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

Over the years, my husband and I have visited the legendary Alamo several times, but only after having lived in San Antonio for nearly twelve months did we learn that it is one of five historic missions you can tour today along the San Antonio River.  The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park  is home to four beautiful missions that take you […]

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Build Your Own Kids Picnic Table, Part 2: What You’ll Do

How to Build a Kids Picnic Table

This series of posts was written by my husband.  Every now and then, he’ll be stopping in with something of his own to share. If you missed Build Your Own Kids Picnic Table, Part 1: What You’ll Need, start there first. Once you’ve purchased your lumber and have all of your tools ready, it’s time to […]

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Build Your Own Kids Picnic Table, Part 1: What You’ll Need

How to Build a Kids Picnic Table

This series of posts was written by my husband.  Every now and then, he’ll be stopping in with something of his own to share. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a man or because I am a seed of creativity whose nature is to sprout and blossom into something sweet smelling and appealing, but I […]

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Rest and Peace for the ‘Weary Mom’

In the seemingly endless stretch of sleepless nights following the birth of our second son, I kept myself awake through hourly nursing sessions with the glow of my phone screen and the company of e-books I’d purchased that promised hope and encouragement for the weary mom. Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, lonely and simultaneously ashamed for acknowledging my […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission San Juan & Mission Espada

Mission San Juan San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. After our trip to Mission San Jose, we continued down the Trail to visit Mission San Juan and Mission Espada.  I decided to combine the two for the purpose of this post […]

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