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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bike Air

Someone at the Woodlands Bike Park go this cool photo of Mason doing his thing. Good enough to post here, I think.
Fly, Mason, Fly!

New Car for Clark

Clark's first car, the "beater car" or "grandma car" as he liked to call it, had hit the point that it wasn't safe to drive without investing big money into more repairs than it was worth. Sigh....
 Instead of worrying about him driving back and forth to Denton in an unsafe vehicle, we decided to look at other options. Clark really, really, really wanted something sporty. Ed and I really, really, really wanted something safe and reliable. We ended up finding a 2013 Hyundai Elantra at a Car-Max in Houston. The mileage was just under 9,000 miles and the price was right. After test driving it, looking up reviews, and sleeping on it for 2 nights, we bought it. It is a nice shade of blue, spotless interior, and still has the new car smell. We all feel like this car was a good compromise on what we all three really, really, really, wanted.
 Here is the comical part. Clark insisted on a stick shift even though he doesn't know how to drive one. We all learn how at some point so why not! So Ed has been out teaching him how to use a clutch and gears. Today, after driving around the neighborhood for practice, Clark decided to make these signs-
 The stall-out king has spoken! Hilarious!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stewart Beach

Living closer to the to the Gulf of Mexico gave us an opportunity to say, for the first time ever, "Let's take a day trip to the beach." And that is just what we did! We jumped in the van and headed to Stewart Beach Park in Galveston.
We made it!
The water was perfect! We spent most of our time playing in the waves with our boogie boards. It was particularly nice because you could go a ways out and still be only chest high in water. We also tried to catch the fish that were jumping around us! Didn't get any though. Ha!
 Time for lunch under the umbrella.
 More play time!
 Mean green pride remained fierce at all times. LOL
(Even photo-shopped in some green for fun.)
 Guess what happens when you dump goldfish crackers on the sand? All the Seagulls come zooming in. Dane was brave enough to sit in the middle of it and watch the hungry birds.
 He even tried to feed them by hand. No takers.
All gone!
This photo makes me laugh. It appears as if Mason is a magician who magically makes this seagull appear. Ha!
 When the temperature hit the upper 90's we hit the showers and changed into dry clothes. After a drive down the seawall, we headed back to Spring. It was a nice day trip for us.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Move In

We made it through "Move Out Day 4" and "Drive to Spring Day." Arriving in Spring around 7:30pm, we had 3 packed vehicles and 3 excited dogs.

Friday the moving truck showed up and began the task of unloading a full truck!
These pictures were taken a few hours into the unpacking.
 Inside the rental garage.
 Looking down from the stairwell to the kitchen.
 A view of the living room with our wrapped up entertainment center middle piece.
 Clark's soon to be room.
 Mason's soon to be room.
 Dane's soon to be room.
 The loft/study.
 What do I say about this??

Friday, July 18, 2014

Moving Day 3

Moving day 3 was a big loading day. I only got a few pictures because we were trying to stay out of their way.

Here goes the sofa-
 Something sneaky is going on here--
 Clark and Ellie are taking it all in.

Good-Byes 3

And more good-bye friend pictures-
Mason and Carly at the ice skating rink.
Natasha, Sarah, Dane, Courtney, and pup Iris.
The girls came by to beg us to stay. They very nearly had me in tears (again).
Mason and Bella grab at the park.
Diego, Dane, and Adrian

Moving Day 2

Here is what moving day 2 looked like. 

Lots of boxes packed by the movers.........

 and a big pile of stuff for us to bring in our vehicles.
I think there were 6 musical instruments in that pile!
This was a scarey moment-- the piano being brought down the stairs! Gulp!
But they got it down in one piece!
Here are a couple of "inside the truck" picture.
There is not much loaded yet.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Moving Day 1

The GIGANTIC moving truck is here! 78 ft. from bumper to bumper.
The disassembling and packing are under way. Sniffle!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Good-byes 2

Here are 2 more good-bye pics with friends.
Mason and Kelsey at Frost Bites Snowcones
Clark, Helen, Carlos, and Abigail heading out to go bowling.
 Sarah, Dane, and Courtney heading over to another friend's house.