It’s c-c-cold! Brrr!

The low went down to 23 degrees last night! Here! In Texas! I know people in colder climates deal with worse all the time, but we’re just not used to it. It’s a bummer not spending time outside besides the walk from the car to the door, but we don’t want the baby to be too cold.

It’s funny because I ask myself, how did I live in Caen (in the lower Normandy region of France) and just walk everywhere when it was so cold there? Then I looked at to check out the temperature in Caen, and it was actually warmer there!

It’s going to be in the high 60s again next week. It’s very characteristic of the weather here to change drastically by 20 degree differences within a week. We were wearing tank tops exactly 3 days before Christmas eve and winter coats when we went to church the 24th. I’m glad though because I miss being outside. Maybe we need to find some gloves and mittens for me and Cady.

This is how we’ve been entertaining ourselves indoors…


We went to Toys R Us to look for a car. This one was too big for someone so small. We’ll get it for her birthday or Christmas if her feet can reach the pedals by then.


After we got the right size, we took it home and drove it around. This was immediately after eating spaghetti. No time to interupt play to put on clean clothes or put our feet inside the car.


Then Cady played with her friend. Well mostly they hugged, gave each other kisses, and made everyone saw “awwww” over and over again at their sweetness.

I took this picture at the park after dropping off Cady at my parents’. It looked just right out for photos even though we were losing light fast, but it was too cold to stick around long anyway. Too bad because the park was nice and empty (because of the temperature I’m sure). My hands were shaking so much from shivering that a lot of the photos came out blurry. Next time we’ll definitely bring a tripod. Can’t wait to get my remote shutter release later this month.


It’s funny how “dark” outside is so bright, but “bright” inside is so dark. The magic of natural light.

Tim took this picture for me. I had him stand where I was going to be in the shot. Put the settings, took a practice shot of him, and switched places. He did a great job.


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  1. She's so sweet. I love the picture with her friend. That's something to keep.

  2. Great pictures!

  3. Nice pictures. Love the one where the girls are hugging!

  4. Nice pics. New GFC follower.

  5. Love the photos especially of Cady and her friend. 🙂

  6. Your little girl is gorgeous!! And that pic on the car is so cute, as is the one with her little friend!! I hope that you have a wonderful day!Take care!

  7. OMG I want that hot pink car for myself! lol

  8. omg! I used to dream for one of those cars when I was a little one * awesome!

  9. Nice pictures. I feel your pain with the weather. Here in NC we've been snowed in for 4 days. I'm ready for spring:)

  10. great shot of you gabby!