Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Monday, December 31, 2012

Texas family getaway

There is a little hidden gem about 20 miles from downtown Houston, called Kemah.  It is a boardwalk that promises to please everyone in the family. There are amusement rides and mini tours a plenty, plus savory seaside restaurants and little town shops to divert your attention from any lingering Texas heat.

And during our time visiting this charming location, there was a live band playing into the night and a very entertaining side show act that included flaming hoops and a curious
balancing act.

This little get-
away is perfect for a day or weekend trip! 



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Building builds character

I thought that I would relish in my 'real wood' craigslist find, but discovered this scene to dote on instead.  We found an amazing bed for Big T and it was not long before dad and son got to work assembling.

They worked quickly and efficiently, but the definite love and confidence was very present for the both of them. I absolutely delight in capturing little moments like these.

It is with great sensibility that a father would have his son build his own bed, instead of setting everything up beforehand. He gave Big T more than just somewhere to sleep, but skills that will help traverse him into manhood.

Yes, I obtained all of this from watching my guys construct a bed...what can I say, I am sentimental.