Category Archives: outings and adventures

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 Many Drinks of MarVal

Last weekend marked our annual cabin camping trip. It’s pretty much my favorite weekend of the year because it means that Fall is finally here and all my favorite family holidays are just around the corner! For this weeks iPPP post, I thought I’d share some pictures Elijah took of me. It won’t take you…

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,…