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This is where Rednecks come from

Hey Y’all! Being back in Arkansas for such a time period is bringing my inner Country Girl back out in me. I love it! And that has been the theme for the last couple of weeks.

We traveled a little North to stay with my mom and stepdad for a week. They have three horses who just recently had babies!
How cute are they?!?!!?

The babies were just adorable. And I want one so bad…. Don’t think the new backyard is big enough though. Maybe someday…

As you can imagine, the girls just loved the up close experience with the horses. Cady even became Grandma’s farm hand. She made sure the horses had plenty of water every single day.

We had so much fun hanging out with Grandma and PawPaw Wayne and playing with cousins and just relaxing in general.

This week we are back in our hometown and doing our normal thing. Park, lunch, naps, and playing with Daddy when he gets home. Sounds rough, huh?

We’ve been trying out all the parks in the area, and I think we’ve finally found our favorite one. It’s a little tiny parked in Jason’s hometown. But it’s super shady and super low traffic. One day we had the whole thing to ourselves the whole time! Plus, all the equipment works for both girls. But some of it could be considered antique. I am not kidding when I say I rode this same horse when I was a little girl! Crazy, right? Hadley loves it! She gets her “Yeehaw” going. So funny!

They have had so much fun being free spirits this Summer. No schedules or deadlines or plans. It’s been an adjustment for this schedule loving momma, but I’m learning to let go a little. It’s been good for all of us.

Some good news is that we finally got an offer on our house! And it was a good one, so we accepted. We are traveling back to Texas soon to get all our stuff packed up and moved into our new home. I’m calling it our “Farewell Texas Tour” because we are making a bit of a vacation out of it. We will make a stop in Dallas at Great Wolf Lodge. Then we will move on to San Antonio for a few days at Sea World before coming home to Houston for one last time while we are still officially residents. I’m looking forward to our fun stops and seeing our friends too!

 

 

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Still alive

We are still in Arkansas, so I thought I would catch everyone up on what we’ve been doing.

I know a lot of people who read this blog are in Arkansas, so you know how crazy hot and dry its been over hate past few weeks. I don’t know how we got so lucky to have this experience two summers in a row and in two different states. If you don’t see the sarcasm dripping off those words then you aren’t from Arkansas or Texas. So a lot of what we’ve been doing is trying to beat the heat (triple digits most days) but still have fun.

We’ve been going to the park (bright and early)

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Because it is so dry and the entire state is under a burn ban, we experienced a firework-less Fourth for the second year in a row. We did get some sparklers and smoke bombs. Those are pretty much the only things that don’t shoot sparks in the air. We had some watermelon, which Hadley thoroughly enjoyed. And we still had a good time despite the lack of fireworks.

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Cady has also made a new friend. We are staying in my and Jason’s hometown with my inlaws. One of their neighbors just happens to have a little girl cady’s age and they have become fast friends. They have ridden four wheelers and had playdates and even went to see a local production on Peter Pan.

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And since we are back in Arkansas, we are determined to make a country girl of Cady yet. She visits the horses and donkeys down the street fairly often, and she and her new friend even got to sit on Cinderella. And daddy has taught her how to catch grasshoppers. She is well on her way.

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We are having a pretty fun summer being so close to family. But we are definitely looking forwardd to getting back in a routine when we finally get in our own house. We have found a house and are under contract on it. We are just waiting for the Texas house to sell before we can officially sign the papers. Cady is on a waiting list for pre-school, so by the time we move in she should be ready to go.

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