The Walter Anderson Museum is one of my favorite places to go when visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is located in Ocean Springs, MS. I am so captivated by his artwork and life. He succombed to mental illness in his 30's. Over the years he produced large amounts of art and was known as-kind of- the "town crazy"......seen around town riding his bicycle....usually to go purchase art supplies. This boat is the actual boat his used to paddle out in the ocean to Horn Island.
Love this picture....
Someone's getting in trouble.....while someone else is watching...while Mom catches the moment.
My 8 yr old is taking a summer-weekly sewing class! She surprisingly picked out this vintage looking fabric for her first sewing project! Made her mama happy....and I promise....I did not persuade her in any way! I even tried to get her to pick cupcake or lady bug fabric! She is making a sewing bag out of this fabric.
"As Seen On TV" strawberry planter! It better work!
Free-style painting! ha!
Her hand does NOT look her own! It looks detached from her arm but somehow she is holding it up with "paint power",
End of the year pre-school cookies for art show!
My daughters "Summer Book Club" readings! We hosted these last year and had so much fun we decided to do it again!
Good ol' Tractor Parade!
Vacation Bible School--a quick photo in the glaring-100 degree Texas Sun!
A few weeks ago we went to Nacogdoches, TX. My husband and I graduated from college there and loved the 3 years we spent there together! We've only been back a handful of times....but love visiting periodically to reminisce! The last time we were there we stayed in a historical cabin called the Tol Barret House.
L.T Barret was the first man to drill oil in Texas. The cabin we stayed in was his home. The owners of the cabin moved it to their property in the late 70's. They also have another historical home on their property. We enjoyed staying there....and the owner, Ms. Phillips, was so sweet to make homemade bread and jam.
This is the steep stairs heading up to the beds...
My older daughter felt like it was a "Little House on The Prairie" cabin...
(and YES, those are really uncomfortable feather beds on rope slats).
East Texas is known for it's beautiful azalea blooms every spring!
The Mercantile Building is almost a 100 year old building. It is still used as a "general store" with odds and ends that you can purchase. The owner, at one time, had a string shop in there as well. On Friday nights you can find fiddle and string players joining up to "play a tune". Believe it or not....this was one of my husbands favorite things to do when we went to college there. (Yes-he is an ol' soul'......which is why I love him so much!)
I guess at one point this mercantile building was a cafe. One of the waitresses was "Bonnie" of "Bonnie and Clyde" before the two became a duo.
Just an old house...
One of our favorite places to eat when we were in college...
Little ol' man selling his "hard work" at Farmers Market...
It's that time of year again in Texas when the beautiful bluebonnets bloom and take over the roadways!
Named for its vibrant blue and the petals resembling a women's sunbonnet, the bluebonnet is Texas's state flower!
There are also some horses that live around the corner from our house! My girls love driving by and seeing them in the pasture...so they were MORE than excited when I let them get out and give them some attention! This was our first time ever petting them. They were so sweet and gentle....almost craving the attention.
ha! I didn't "catch the moment" very well, but this horse leaned over and licked *kissed* my little ones head. She was beside herself!
Look at those dirty feet and bruises on my older daughter! She is my outside girl!