Here they are, more photos of us, and more of our lives here in Texas. If you remember, I've decided to write monthly updates, as a journal and as a way for our loved ones far from us to see how we're doing.
Without further ado, here is what we've been up to:
Jensen: Demands he has been cheated of a mild Texas winter, which of course was the whole point of moving to Texas. He's reliving having younger brothers, except now there are seventeen of them, and they're all twelve years old and Boy Scouts. Jensen also has read more scientific papers in the last month than he has in his entire life. Well, not really, but it sure feels like it. His inspiration to reduce single-use plastics in our household has spread to efforts to buy local and buy in bulk (read: delicious freshly ground peanut butter and beautiful Farmer's Market eggs).
Ally: Made a spontaneous decision to learn Japanese to support her in her efforts to do genealogy, in which if left unchecked by Jensen, she will research ancestors for hours without stopping to eat. She submitted a creative nonfiction essay to BYU's Richard H. Cracroft Essay Contest and will hear back from them in April. Also, after making her first stuffed animal a year ago, she is back at it with a passion, combining her love of embroidery, sewing, and kiddos. She is foregoing donating plasma ten times a month, with the hope that if she puts those hours into writing and doll-making, one day it will pay off and make a buck or two, all while being more rewarding than being sucked dry.
Both: Yearning for a spot of land we can grow a garden on; anyone know of any vacancies?
Thanks for reading, folks! Here's some more shots for you. Also, fun fact about the first picture in this post: we're laughing because one of us burped right before the shutter went off. But that's all I'll say; I'll leave you guessing.