Spring Break Roundup

We may not have gone somewhere lovely and exotic like Hawaii, Cabo or Europe, but we did have a pretty spectacular spring break last week, y’all. The best!

No sports practices, no dance, no homework, no packing lunches, no schedule and no alarm clocks. Scott took off a few days toward the end of the week and we made the most of it. In the span of a few days, we spent time at an Austin original, Hamilton Pool, trekked over to College Station (aka the Mothership) and my mom took the girls and I on an overnight trip to Houston.

We had a nice hike at Hamilton Pool Preserve – not too long, too hard or too hot. The reward at the end was a picnic lunch and a livestream of the Conclave Chimney on our iPhones! We managed to make it back to the house just in time for the big announcement of Pope Francis. I’m pretty sure Scott went faster than the posted speed limit to get us home in time. I was pretty impressed that the kids kept the complaining to a minimum and we made it out of the park with no cuts, scrapes or ER visits. Monumental, indeed.

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luke, pope_blog

After enjoying a lovely day outside, we trekked to College Station to see the sights, walk around campus, eat a burger and hug the neck of a very special Godfather, Fr. David. He and Anna-Laura share a special bond. And, now Fr. David’s iPhone now boasts Temple Run and Angry Birds apps. I’m not sure if the boys managed to get Dude Perfect on there or not. Hippest priest in College Station, for sure. Some good friends, the Shannon’s, joined us. It made for a pretty spectacular lunch.

fr david, alg_blog

As I was uploading these photos, I remembered taking some very similar just a few years ago. Oh my! We have all grown.


cs-girls,-blog_019The end of the week landed us at the American Girl Store in Houston. Yeah, that gets its very own post – it’s coming tomorrow!


  1. Kimberly on March 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Love seeing Fr David on the blog! Sounds like a wonderful spring break. 🙂

  2. Nicole on March 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Sounds great, and a little like what we are doing. More of a stay-cation. I have to admit my favorite part of any break from school is not packing lunches. When I don’t have to, it’s absolutely a vacation.

  3. Jamie@SouthMainMuse on March 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The best part to me was seeing the shorts. That’s what you need to truly have felt like it was a spring break.

  4. Jena on March 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I’m an Aggie Catholic, and what a lucky girl to have Fr. David as a godfather! He’s kinda a big deal!

  5. Laura M on November 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love your t-shirts with all of the kids graduating years on them. Can you tell me where you bought them?

    • Kathryn on November 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

      I designed and printed them. Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions I can’t sell the design! Thanks for the kind words.

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