Thanksgiving in Texas, 2015, 1st part of many

Our Texas visit was whirlwind busy this time. I have to break up the days, and we didn’t even take pictures every day.

We traveled on Tuesday, and arrived at about 11:30. Naturally, we stayed up until the wee hours of the morning eating soup and discussing books.

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On Wednesday, we walked over to see Micah’s Tiny House the boys are helping him build. Well…. I say helping, but Clarke and Wes are the ones who know how to build a house. The other boys do what they are told and offer unnecessary criticism. Or something like that. If I’m wrong someone will let me know. Jack got to use a nail gun for the first time, which was cool.

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Cameron just shot a deer the other day – unfortunately, part of the horn was broken off.

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He looks like some sort of forest king/gruesome.

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You can see stormy weather coming up…. as it turned out, Wednesday was the only day that wasn’t wretchedly wet.

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Hey Oliver.

We then went through Alli’s recent art work, here are a few of my favorites:

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She did this hilarious one of Jack, and then I left it behind! Phooey.

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Alli and Hannah have been collaborating, Hannah adding tiny little details to Allison’s bigger things. So Allison drew the owl and Hannah filled it in with detail doodles. I know there are some zentangles in there, too, but I don’t know all the right terms. Here are a few more examples:

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Then, some of my favorite watercolors:

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Hannah added details to the crown and eyes for the queen, and I didn’t take a picture after she finished. 🙁

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This guy is my top fav. Super cool.

After that, we went to Pepa and Meme’s to help them go through some boxes.

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We found some old pictures of them when they were young. It was amazing how many of the boys look like Pepa.

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Here they are at White Sands!

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Here, Pepa looks just like Cameron.

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What? Scandalous!

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Here, Pepa looks like Clarke.

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Here, Pepa looks like Micah or Cameron.

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Even MORE scandalous!

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AW! We’re obviously enjoying these way too much.

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Then Pepa showed us his man-cave:

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And Melody climbed the neighbor’s tree…. why? We don’t know.

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Oh yes, of course. She needed the mistletoe so she could pester people.

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