Monday, May 23, 2016

Camping while the sun shines

It rained all last week and seems likely to rain this week as well, but we did have a brief respite this weekend, which was lucky because we had a camping trip that had been planned for eons. Sam and I are more day hikers than campers, but I do enjoy the part where you get to sit around doing nothing and eating lots of junk food. The seasoned campers in our group even adjusted the camping location based on those of us who preferred electricity to power up our air mattresses. Perhaps we'll rough it a bit more next time, but I've got to say: I really didn't miss sleeping on the ground. 

Anyway, here's a few photos from camping:
I lied, this one isn't from camping. This is from a Hall and Oates concert. It was supposed to pour rain that night, but instead the weather was perfect! A theme for this post. 
I saw a thing on Pinterest about making cinnamon rolls in hollowed out oranges. It was the main thing I was looking forward to about camping. It took about a half hour longer than the Internet said, but it turned out delicious. 

Approximately half of the campers in our group and a third of the dogs. 

Sunset over Lake Georgetown

This was taken on our walk to find the fishing dock. The dock was floating but the stairs out to it were underwater due to the aforementioned heavy rains. Luckily, we all brought bathing suits, so we made it out to the dock. No fish were caught, but it was a nice place to consume chips and beer. 
This week the forecast is more rain, I believe. In exciting news, Sam's parents arrive this week. We're planning to spend much of our Memorial Day weekend helping them get settled in their new place.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


So...I haven't updated since spring break. I guess the semester really took hold their for a bit. Luckily, I'm now officially done with classes. This means I have less of an excuse not to update. That said, I don't really have a lot to write about (yet). I've been mostly spending my weekends writing papers and books. Since spring break I have managed a trip to Houston for my mom's birthday and a trip to Arlington just for a visit. However, I went through my phone and found very few photos of these or any other events. Once I get out of the blogging mindset, I forget about documenting things full stop. Nevertheless, these are the best four photos I found:

Birthday cake! It was a pretty big cake, but something about the angle of this shot makes it look enormous. 

Dinah, in repose. Naturally, when I stop documenting everything else, I never quit with the cat photos. How can I when she's always looking so cute? 

My first year growing plants from seed. So far they're doing pretty well, and I should have my first batch of tomatoes soon. Luckily the stinkbugs haven't seemed to have found us this year. 

Started the cucumbers a little late, but we'll see how it goes
Anyway, now that I'm back to blogging and doing non-boring, non-school things, I hope to have more to write about/take photos of soon! Until then...