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Planting my Garden ~ the 2012 edition

Yay!  It’s garden time again!  I’m excited about my garden this year, and as before, I have most likely unreasonable overly-ambitious plans that it will be a thriving mess of veggies in my back yard.  My neighbor has cool plant-growing lights and kindly shared her space with some of my plants this year. Next, I […]

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a unique event that raises awareness and funds to fight cancer.  This post may get a little long, so if you already know about Relay and want to sign up to join my team or to help by making a donation, feel free to skip the rest of this post and […]

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Texas History ~ Week 4

Exciting things are happening in Texas History!  Week 3 was a little “heavy” on the information side, so we took a week in-between weeks 3 and 4 to do a little review… thus the late post on Week 4. This week, we studied the beginning of Spanish colonization in Texas with the Spanish Missions.  We […]

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Pinto Beans in the Crockpot

Pinto beans and cornbread.  Yum.  It’s a comfort food here in the South.  What’s not to love about pintos?  They’re cheap, easy to cook, and filling!  You can use them as a side dish or a main dish… serve them as a soup or mix them up and make a batch of the ever-popular refried […]

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My First Race

Okay, so it wasn’t really a “race.”  Especially where I was concerned, because I was racing no one.  But today, my family participated in our first “Fun Run” together.  (I’ve mentioned before that I think the term is an oxymoron).  It was a 1 mile run.  I didn’t look at the clock when we finished, […]

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2012 vs. Mama Train

Happy New Year!! I’d like to quickly share my 2012 Goals with you……..so that you can hold me accountable! 1. Read the Bible in 90 Days – So much happened in 2011, and unfortunately I let my Bible reading fall by the wayside.  I am so excited to read through the Bible with Papa Train! […]

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