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Baby’s Got Sauce

Elijah has more refined taste in music than I. He enjoys listening to actual musicians, while I’ll take almost anything a big label throws at me. Because of this, we don’t always agree on what we should listen to together. However, almost thirteen years ago, we found some common ground when Elijah introduced me to…

Photo Op

Elijah’s birthday was this past Sunday. Instead of a family celebration I dropped the kids with friends so we could spend the day together, without all the screaming and stress, in and around Austin taking pictures. Other than some early morning grumbles (mine, not his) we had a lovely day. We spent the gloomy morning…

The Best Kind of Dozen

Elijah and I celebrated 12 years of happily ever after, December 30, 2011. We don’t usually make a big deal of our anniversary. We rarely go out to celebrate, opting instead to grill out, open a bottle of wine and snuggle in front of a movie after putting the kids to bed. Often we don’t…

To Market, To Market

The weather yesterday was amazing! After 70+ days of over 100 degree weather we finally got a taste of Fall. The temps hovered around 80 and we had a nice cool breeze. It was the perfect day for an Austin outing. We met some friends and had dinner at Central Market, which is essentially a…

La La Love You

We kicked off the summer with a visit from our niece Harper. Her parents (Elijah’s brother and sister-in-law) came too, but she’s the main attraction so whatever. We are now old fogies with kids so we stayed close to home and didn’t partake much of Austin’s nightlife. We did take turns (boys, then girls) having…

Sunday Outing

This photo pretty much sums up our family outings these days. We get some great shots (as you’ll see) but mostly the day is filled with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I’m not saying that I don’t have the cutest children on the planet, I’m just saying, don’t let the adorable pictures fool…

The Obligatory Bluebonnet Photos

(This is my blog, so I get top billing!) Not being from Texas, I had no idea that Bluebonnet photos were such a big thing. We missed the flowers last year, not because we weren’t here, but because, aside from the large fields along the highway, a thick spot of them are pretty hard to…

Spontaneity Becomes Us

Seeing as we all spent pretty much the entirety of Spring Break in our pajamas, on the couch, glued to one type of screen or another, I declared yesterday “screen free” for all the Ogden clan. We hadn’t planned any activities (aside from the weekly vacuuming), so we shut off the TVs, computers, iPad, iPhones,…

High Flying Adored

Last weekend, in between days of sickness, we went to the Zilker Park Kite Festival. It was so much fun! One of the things I love so much about the Austin area is how family friendly everything is. Granted we’ve had to forgo SXSW this year because of the little rugrats, but almost everything else…

Angel In the Snow

Today was a snow day!!! I don’t especially enjoy the cold weather, in fact I pretty much hate the idea of being cold. However, Asher has been so disappointed with the idea that our new home won’t give him the same opportunities to play in the snow Oklahoma offered, that I was thrilled to learn…