Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lake Travis

This year, our family decided to take a trip to Austin and visit some sites that we have not seen in a long time. My parents rented a house on Lake Travis for about 10 days. It was so pretty! I think the best part of this vacation was that we had no real plans when we got there; no where we had to be at a certain time (with the exception of the spa, but that doesnt count, lol). The thing I love most about Texas is all of the hidden treasures there are around the state. We were able to go out to Hamilton Pool for a day. It was one of the only places that was either still open to the public, or was not effected by the drought out there. What a small piece of paradise!
With the water so low my dad had to put the boat in a marina, but luckily it wasnt very far. We went out on the boat at least once a day but working around babies always makes it interesting. I know that Avery had a blast with her cousins and I can tell she really misses them already since we got home. Anyways, heres a few select pictures to share (only about 37 out of hundreds!). I can't claim any of these since I didn't get my camera out at all the whole time! What's wrong with me??!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Features

I've been blogging now for at least 3 years but I am just now figuring out a few features to add on here.
1. I've had the search bar on the left side for a while but I have added some "labels" to give you another way to find a post you are looking for. (I'd like to say that I have actually had people tell me they are looking for a specific post but can't find it! I love having readers so if you are one, thank you! It's nice to know I am talking to someone out there and not just to an empty internet world.) Anyways, I am slowly but surely going through all of my old posts to attach these labels based on their subject. I think I have over 500 so it might take me a while, lol.
2. I have also had people tell me that they don’t like to comment because 1. They don’t like the process that blogger makes you go through and it's too long or 2. They can't figure it out. So, under each post there are "Reactions." Simply pick on if you "like" that post, find it "funny" or "interesting". Easy-Peasy! This way, I know I have some readers other than those that post comments ;)
Here's some instructions on how to comment if you aren't sure how.
*When choosing an identity, if you do not have a Google or blogger account, use the "other" option to insert your name. I don’t mind anonymous comments but of course, I love to know who it is.
3. Under each post there are links to other posts of mine. Once I get the Labels all sorted out this will be even more organized, but it should give you some options of posts to read that are similar to the current one you may be reading.

Thanks again for reading my silly little mommy blog :) !!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Moms' Salary

I couldn't agree more! Click here to see it a bit larger and clearer:

Audubon Zoo

We've been wanting to go to the New Orleans zoo since I moved out here in 2007. It had a pretty bad hit during Katrina but I had heard that it recovered well and that it was the best zoo in the area.
It was a PERFECT weekend for it! It was cool and breezy and hardly any humidity. That is so rare for Louisiana!! Avery seemed to really enjoy seeing the animals and she was so good the whole time; even through having a late and short nap in the car and eating her hotdog and fries on the run. I just love this age she is at! I love how she is so curious, explores, and constantly wants to "go, go, go," and starting to communicate back to me.
Anyways, here's a few pictures of the zoo. I just love animals as subjects for photography but the zoo is not a very good setting with ugly backgrounds and web cages between you and the animals, so these are mainly just some snap shots, nothing too artsy here this time....


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