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Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s been a wonderful weekend. I missed my hubby and three oldest boys though (Josh, Caleb, Brent). The all camped out at the Alert Cadet Headquarters. The bathrooms were in need of repair so the boys, hubby, and other Alert Cadet members in our area went, as a service project. Sadly I don’t have any pictures.

Our weekend actually started on Thursday. Lupe took the day off to get things ready for the camping trip.

The boys helped their dad fix our back fence. It was literally falling apart.
We have also ‘fenced’ off the grass too. We are praying it will grow back. Last year we paid a pretty penny to buy sod. Through winter it has died like much of Texas grass in this area.

The picture below is where we still need to fix the fence.
This is how pretty the fence looks now. Caleb and Brent worked all week digging holes, putting the poles in and filling them with cement. It was a lot of work and I’m very proud of my boys for not complaining.
Josh in the picture above and Caleb below.
Brent worked hard at breaking the cement off the old poles.
Look at all that concrete! Great job Brent!
Out with the old worn out fence.
Caleb and dad.
Friday morning the boys and Lupe left. Annette, Ethan, Lance, and I had pizza that night. I thought it would be something fun. Earlier I bought them all a Mocha Frap.
I only ate the topping. I was tempted to eat the crust too but I didn’t. Well, almost. I did have a bite!

Annette wanted to carry on with the Chocolate Chip Cookie night. Josh is the one that makes them every Friday. Rain or shine.
Lance having way too much fun getting his hand dirty! Annette let the boys make their own cookie. They chose to make a big one each instead of 3 little ones.
I didn’t get a picture of Ethan. He did help some, Annette made sure of that! He was also having fun playing with his cousins outside.
We were out of our Brain Booster candy so I went to work on that.
The boys wanted to stay up all night so I let them. I told them they couldn’t play on the computer though. I knew without any computer or television time they would fall asleep shortly after midnight.

I was right. Look who I found in my bed the next morning.
His fee may be big to you all but to me they are so cute!
And that face is so adorable!
My boys found the Teddy Bear Counters. Yes, they still play with them.
Ethan is getting them ready for war.
Teddy Bear Counters
Teddy Bear Counters
Lance introducing the Teddy Bear Counter to his soldiers.
 Teddy Bear Counters
Like I said, I love his feet. They are so perfect.
We ate strawberries.
Lance bought a new soldier to add to his collection.
I made me a chocolate chip cookie in a minute. It doesn’t look like much but it was yummy!
Low Carb Cookie
I think I put 1/4 cup almond flour, 1tbl ghee, 1/8tsp maple flavoring, 1/4 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt, 1 egg, 2tbl sugar free chocolate chips, 2tbl xylitol. It was a bit sweet but good. Maybe I’ll try a little less ‘sugar’.

Saturday while the boys played outside Annette and I watched a movie about Naomi and Ruth on Netflix. We both enjoyed it.

Another picture of the boys playing with the Teddy Bear Counters. It must be the attack of the teddy counters!!!
I enjoyed an iced coffee with cream. I love how pretty the cream and coffee look.
Sunday my Sweets came home!!!

We sat outside while the baby napped in the stroller.
I love his feet too. I guess you can say I have a thing for feet, haha!
My Sweets came home so exhausted that he took a nap in his lounge chair. It was chilly outside but so nice too.

When he woke up hubby noticed that there were lots of birds in the tree.
Could it be a sign that spring is in the air. This cold winter will come to an end because it has been unusually cold here.
I don’t know what kind of birds these are. There were a few different kind. I saw a young woodpecker, cardinal, and maybe some finches but I’m not sure what these yellow ones are.
There were so many that I had to take picture.
This one appears to be upside down.
They look like some birds that have passed through here before almost four years ago! I wonder if these were the same kind (Waxing).
My camera didn’t take a very clear picture but they seem to have some of the same ‘features’.
We saw what looked like a black bird. It was making different bird sounds (it was not a mocking bird) but the strangest thing about it was one sound, sounded like the electricity that runs through the wires. It was the strangest thing.

I can watch the animals in the backyard for hours. Sometimes we watch the squirrels play in the trees too.
And Lance.
Ethan getting ready to bake more cookies. The kids always make enough cookie dough to last days.
Ethan has a phone. Lupe and I call it the phone that does nothing.
When Lupe took the kids yard sale shopping a few weeks ago a gentlemen gave Ethan a small box of outdated phones. He can charge this one and take pictures but that’s about it.
And that is another Weekend Wrap-Up!


  1. Looks like a lot of hard work, but the fence looks great. Glad everyone had a good week. Such fun pictures.

  2. Thank you. I'll let the boys know that you thought the fence looks great. They will be happy to hear =)


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