Thursday, July 16, 2015


The Internet is ablaze with images of cats wearing toupees a la Donald Trump. Annabelle and I couldn't resist Trumping Harvey:

I would vote for him!

Sunday, July 12, 2015


The Taylor branch of the ol' family tree had a really good turnout for the Pearson reunion this summer!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A house full of happy

One of the cool parts about living here is that we can offer our friends and family a convenient (and free!) place to stay over the 4th of July. This year Annabelle's boyfriend and Christian's girlfriend joined us for the weekend. I can't believe I didn't think to take a photo of everybody together, but here is one of Sam and Annabelle that I stole off her Facebook page:

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Melting Pot (Home Depot)

I love living somewhere that is so multicultural that we have this in our local Home Depot:

I posted it on Facebook, and one of my smart aleck friends mused: How do you say "Sorry, better try Lowe's" in Tagalog?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The adventure begins

I has been a while (over a year?) since Mike last put on a uniform, but his civilian days are coming to an end. Today he re-oathed to begin the process of coming onto active duty and beginning his DPT program at Ft. Sam Houston:

Fred and I could not be prouder!

Rainy (but fun) picnic

Today was the annual BBNA picnic, and as always the company really goes all out for it! We had beautiful weather last year, but this year the day was marred by torrential storms. We just put on our Wellies and made the best of it and had a fantastic time!

Annabelle sang karaoke and stuffed a critter:

Here are some random rainy-day shots:

We even got to hang out with some presidents:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More SATX adventures

Today we visited the Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston. The quad is full of animals like deer and peacocks.

Sarah had fun feeding the animals:

While Mike tried to find a deer old friend:

Meanwhile in other news, I made the news! We were watching the local news, and we saw the clip that they were shooting at the Alamo the other day. I popped up in some of their footage trying to get a photo of the Alamo cat, but the banner along the bottom might lead one to believe that I am the new Alamo cat. That sounds like an awesome job, and I will take it! (Thanks to Sarah for helping me with my makeup.)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Adventures in San Antonio

Fred and I flew to San Antonio for a long weekend to meet up with Mike and Sarah. Mike is apartment-shopping in preparation for later this summer when he will move here to begin PT school. So mostly we have been looking at apartments, but there has also been plenty of time for sightseeing and eating.

Remember the Alamo!

The big story in town these days is this cat. Bella is the newest official Alamo cat:

Today a local TV news station was out covering the story. I think a good headline would be "Local newswoman mauled by Alamo cat":

After our visit to the Alamo, we moseyed along the Riverwalk and actually ran into one of our neighbors from when we lived in Kansas. Small world!