Sunday, May 11, 2008


Two years ago we found a new hobby here in Austin, TX. I was reading my Family Fun magazine and they had an article about letterboxing. It is a "sport" of sorts that we do as a family. It starts out on with clues that we look up and print for area letterboxes, then we pack a picnic lunch and head out with journals, a stamp, and an ink pad. We follow the directions all over Austin until we find the letterbox hidden (could be anywhere...under a rock, in a tree, on top of a post, etc.) and then we mark our journals so that we know we've been there. We also have a family stamp that we use to mark the letterbox's journal and that way the person who set up that particular letterbox is able to see who has visited and when. This has become a super fun, free, favorite family pasttime on the weekends. Here are some pictures from Spring break letterboxing at a the Colorado River State Park...

Easter Sunday

Since the year we moved to Texas, our Easter bunny has been having a little fun with the baskets. We had moved twice that year before Easter and we were worried that the kids wouldn't know any of the new hiding spots, so our "bunny" tied a string to the bed posts and ran all over the house with them until placing the other end on the handle of the basket. Each kid has their own color string and it's so fun to see them running all over trying to figure out where the string goes next. The tradition has stuck with us and now it happens each year!

Christian found his

Isabelle found hers

Eli found his

Eli is not sure about the Easter grass

Braeden found his too, but too fast for the camera

Mmmmmm, sugared up before chuch

Easter dinner after church

Late posts...but not forgotten...

Decorating Eggs

Here are the pictures of the kiddos decorating their Easter eggs :-)