Thursday, September 29, 2011

Out door weather

We have only been in Texas for a few months but we spend a lot of time outdoors. Maden likes to play at the park, got for walks and bike rides. He even likes to take ralphy out side too. Brian taught him how to swing on the big kid swing and go down the big slide. Maden like to climb the stairs and go up the slides. Brian races maden to the big trees. One time Brian and I raced to the tree except he was carrying maden and maden's friend. Brian still won.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Today we went to cabela's. It was a lot of fun. They had huge catfish and other large fish. They had zebra's, elephants, all kinds of African animals and even polar bears. It was fun to walk around and maden loved it. They had stuffed animals that he carried around with him. He relaxed in kids size recliners and had a good time. We haven't met any hunting friends yet. Most land in Texas is private land so hunting with out knowing someone will be expensive and therefor not happen. I'm a little surprised that most of the guys at brian's work don't hunt. It's just going to take some time to get to know people. We have made a few friends. All the people we have met have been transplants too. We will work on that.

Riding a zebra

Maden has gotten very adventurous lately. He climbs on everything; couches, bathtubs, jumps into pools. This picture is of maden riding his zebra standing up. He was even jumping on it like that. That's how a zebra is ridden in Texas.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tennis in Texas

We make good use of the tennis courts at the apartment complex. We haven't seen anyone else on them. So it's like our own private court. It is the only redeeming quality of this apt. We play a lot. I actually beat Brian in one game. That has never happened before. They were some lucky shots, but still, a win is a win. Maden runs around yelling 'ball ball ball'. He throws the tennis ball and chases it while carrying his tennis racket. He runs all over the court. Some times he is my partner (Brian has to hit it away from maden) and some times he is my enemy ( he runs into me, throw his ball at me, or makes me laugh and I mess up). We like the exercise. And as long as we play before 10:30am it isn't too hot.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Today we drove around the entire belt loop of fort worth. We found some outlets on the exact opposite side of town. We took one way there and took the opposite way home. It was fun to see the whole city. The outlets were huge. And of course it had a Dallas cowboys store. But it also had those inflatable balls you go in and float on water. It had a Lego land and a rain forest for kids. It is so easy to spend a lot of money when everything is on sale. Brian is very proud of his new shoes. He says it's the one thing that can stay the same even on Texas. He found the exact shoe he was wearing for $40. Then we went into other stores and it was $70. Maden got a bubble gun shooter. I got Jean shorts that fit awesome. It was a dun day walking around. It turns out maden is cite in Texas too. He gets a lot of attention where ever we go.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


We went to weatherford to meet Brian after his first day of work. We walked around the hospital and went out to eat at a local steakhouse called Logan's. Brian is excited about his new job. He said at the end of the first day of orientation they called over the loud speaker that it was meet and greet the new employees. People from all over the hospital came to say hello. They focus on employee satisfaction.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Today it was unseasonably cool. So we took a trip to visit the TCU tennis courts to check out the scene. It is about 10 mins from our apt. It was nice. There are 16 courts open to the public for only $5 person for 1 1/2 hrs. The picture above was of Maden and Brian in front of the professional courts. They are all recessed into the ground to keep the wind down. They whole campus was very impressive. We just missed the TCU tennis season, but we will take advantage of other school sports, I'm sure. They said the men's tennis is free to watch and some times they give out free pizza. We just walked around to get a feel for it. Next time we go we will play. We got maden his own racket. He likes to carry it around the court while we play. All over the campus were flags saying the 2011 rose bowl champions.