Monday, September 08, 2008

Improvements

I loved all of the stories of useless stuff! Unfortunately, thanks to the brownie suggestion, I cannot give the pan away. M is now expecting small triangle brownies. So, for that suggestion, Marissa will receive a prize. The other prize goes to Amanda at Learning to Breathe for her wealth of un-asked for gifts, including a salad bag. Thanks for playing and I will be in touch!

Just for a change of pace, I will talk about how nice the weather was this weekend. It was dry and not horribly hot and we actually spent some time outside.

Sitting 27w6d

Trumpet Vine


With the slightly better weather comes a slightly better attitude on my part. Fall, such that it is in Houston, is my favorite time of year. Fall brings a transition into winter, my birthday, and the gateway to the holiday season. I am back in school and trying to finish this damn masters degree. It's a little discouraging when you see signs like this outside of your classroom:

Sign at UHCL

(Actually, these signs are a result of a very unfortunate incident involving a golden retriever and an alligator.)

On Sunday we got up early and went to the Kemah Boardwalk. Kemah is a small community on the water. It has not escaped the rampant commercialization of Houston and has grown over the years to include a sort of fairground. You can eat all of the trans fats your heart desires and then throw it all up on a big, wooden roller coaster.

Coaster


We don't dare go during the day on a weekend, but in the morning we like to buy our coffee and take a walk. It was the first time in months that I have spent any time outside without sweating profusely.

Kemah 27w6d


I wouldn't call myself a "morning person" but I do enjoy the quiet. It's a peaceful place without the chaos of families and noise.

Boardwalk

MKS_9920


I felt refreshed from our outing and have decided that if I am going to be stuck in a swamp, then I should try to find the beauty in what surrounds me.

Butterfly Worm

Tree Flower

16 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful pix on this post!

Thanks for testing the widget -- so glad it works! :-)

seussgirl said...

Great pictures!
Our boys don't seem to like our bumbo; good thing it's only on loan!
I am SO ready for fall and cooler weather; we have backpacks to go hiking with the boys. That should be fun!

Marissa said...

What a fun place to go when its empty!!! Beautiful pics too!

I won! I won! Prize unnecessary, just post a pic of those yummy crusty edged brownies when you bake them - and make it soon!!!! :)

Go reread my blog entry today - i just put an update on the bottom of it and I think you'll be mighty impressed. I need to write a book about my bargain hound keen sense. :)

Leah said...

What great pictures! Of course my favorites are the ones with Luke in them, but I really love the one with the caterpillar. Very nice!

Fertilized said...

Those pictures are fantastic. I am ready for some cooler weather

Courtney said...

Great pictures! I'm so glad that you all did not have to flee town last weekend. We got lots of thunder but very little rain...how boring.

TeamWinks said...

Ahh yes, thank goodness for weather that doesn't make you feel like you are inside an oven! I hear you on this one!

Christa said...

I have to agree with everyone else and say that the photos are gorgeous. Looks like it was a beautiful day!

Poor golden retriever :(

I have an aunt that lives in Houston, well... The Woodlands, I assume that's close?

Christa said...

Oh ok. Meh, I won't be visiting her. Our family was deemed the devil 22 years ago because we wanted to sell the family farm in Louisiana... And here the land sits, sold years ago and is now crawfish ponds...

But some day I hope to drive out to New Orleans, then we'll have to get together!

Oh well... Black sheeps are cool yo!

Delenn said...

Love your pictures. And its so cool to see all the pictures of kids in Bumpos...

Silver said...

What beautiful photos! Love the bumbo pic! :) Enjoy your cooler weather!

Amanda said...

Wow! I never win anything! LOL.

I like Kemah! My favorite part is feeding and petting the stingrays! My hubby can barely drag me out of that place!

Lisa Marie said...

Hey, saw your comment on Matt Logelin's blog about the Walk for Liz on Sept 17th. I'm in Houston and so touched by their story. Would love to walk with you. Can you share the details of your plan?

theclam said...

The pic of the caterpillar is amazing! Glad you got to enjoy some time in the swamp ;)

lifelemons said...

Love the pictures! Glad you guys could enjoy some outside time!

butterflyanla said...

Good Luck K, I saw the weather, my parents are expecting flooding I hope you guys fair better.