Week 14 ~ New Season ~ New Blessings!!

After last summer’s worse drought in Texas history and a ‘second quick’ winter we have been so blessed! We have had wonderful soaking rains that have filled our dry lakes, renewed our lands and refreshed everything in sight! Last Saturday we (my DH and I) went driving down to Ennis, Texas to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails (roads that twist and turn for about 25 miles just east of Ennis)! It was the most beautiful sight and just the beginning! Not even ‘full bloom’ season yet! So…I thought I would share some of that beauty with you!

We Texans are very proud of our State and especially the beauty of our Texas Bluebonnets! God is so good! Hope you all enjoy! 🙂

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ♡ ~

Wk 2 ~ Good Memories ~

Last week my DH and I went on a day trip capturing memories and stories with our Canons! We love traveling around our state to find historic places that were once a vital part of building the great state of Texas.  These photos were taken in Baird, Texas which is about 129 miles west of where we live.

This is not only a historic little town but it also meant something special to me.  You see, we love old Courthouses, Forts and Train Depots! Well, during WWII and years afterwards, my dad was a Passenger Representative for T&P Railroad! He rode the troop trains during the war and after the war he still rode the trains doing his job. He eventually worked for Missouri Pacific which had merged with Texas and Pacific. The reason this site means a lot to me is because my dad would stop at this station on his way west.

I never was overly fond of history in school because it was boring, but I love visiting history! Even as a child I could almost hear the Indians, see smoke signals and picture covered wagons and horses with riders traveling the countryside! Well, things haven’t changed! I still can!!! So when we visited Baird’s T&P Train Station I could picture my dad in his younger days stopping at this station and then re-boarding the train and waving from the back! 🙂

A New Year! A New Beginning!

Some people make New Year’s Resolutions, but I don’t! I like to reflect on the past year and seek ways to grow and opportunities for new accomplishments for the new year! I love watching God work and I just want to draw even closer to Him and enjoy watching Him work in my life and the lives of others!

There are so many things I want to accomplish in 2012 so I am praying about them, listening to hear and seeing which way my Daddy leads me! I just know that it is going to be an exciting year because I feel an excitement in my spirit!

One thing I am going to do, is post more often on my Blog! I am setting a goal for a once weekly post! Okay, I am committing to a weekly post!

Last week Paul and I took a ‘day trip’ to Old Fort Parker, the site of the kidnapping by the Comanches of Cynthia Anne Parker in 1836. We both love old historic sites and it was a fun day! I am going to start posting more of my photos from these ‘trips’ to share!

   This wasn’t part of the Old Fort, but on grounds near by! Love old log cabins, buildings, etc.

Also love trees and paths and roads! Especially when they make an arch over the road!

Then there are also bridges! 🙂