Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Texas Timeout

It's almost August! Somehow we've almost finished our time here in Texas with my parents. If you haven't heard me in the past profess my love for this state (to the audible gasp of our northwest-loving friends) then here's a slice of the hill country:

 In the mornings we have coffee and sit on the back porch listening to the crickets and watching the deer graze. We head to the river as early as possible and swim in the cool waters of the Frio River. In the afternoons it's hot and the cicadas fill the thick air with their whirring song and we eat Blue Bell ice cream on the porch. The evenings are filled with deer and lightning bugs. We spent the month catching up on rest, reading, spending time with family, swimming and sleeping and it was amazing! 

Our time here in Texas calls to our minds king David's worshipful psalm... the Lord has been our shepherd and we have not wanted for anything. He makes us lie down in green pastures, he leads us beside quiet waters, he restores our souls... and he has. This Jesus, our Lord, who has given us his everything, why should we not give our everything for you! Thank you, God, for this amazing time in Texas!
the kids at the dam, contemplating their next jumps

frio river

jumpin'!


tubing the river


reading with mimi

local 4th of july parade

howdy

sparklers!

our little cowkids

inside the jaws of a giant shark!

boogie boarders at Port Aransas

watching dolphins!

fishing from their boats

mimi leads the summer reading program at the library

we went to austin and got crabs!


bats in austin