Your Bracket’s Busted

Spring break, be still my heart.

But, Daylight Savings? I’ve got nothing for you. Dinner feels like lunch and breakfast is brunch because I can’t get my lazy self out of bed. Next Monday is gonna sting, but for now, I’ll just lean into it.

We started off our week with a little detour into the Texas hill country in search of bluebonnets. We found one. Not an exaggeration. I think we’re about two weeks too early. But don’t you worry, I’ve got my eye on a spot to take some family photos. We’ll see if it pans out. For all you non-Texans wondering about this entire paragraph, I’m sorry. We do so love our state flower. When it blooms in spring, people go nuts for *the* photo. It’s a rite of passage every year.

While we were searching for bluebonnets, the kids took some great photos for their 4-H photography project. I almost took Will out with the reflector we were both trying to figure out how to use. We laughed so hard we almost peed our pants. Thankfully, we only scared the cow. I think.

Monday was filled with sewing and record books. Now I sound like Laura Ingalls, except I’m pretty sure she didn’t sigh heavily and have to excuse herself to another room to shout/pray Hail Mary’s to regain composure when a fight broke out over whose turn it was to ask mom a question. Seriously, y’all? At one point, I just gave up and let everyone binge watch Food Network Star on Netflix. The boys printed out their fifth or fiftieth (still not positive) NCAA bracket. One must have options, I’m told. My bracket strategy is usually “have I heard of this school?” and “what bracket are the Aggies?” It’s slightly more advanced than my sister-in-law’s “how cool are their uniforms?” Hey, it’s not a bad way to pick your teams.

I’m sure this will be the spring break they’ll talk about for years. Tomorrow, closet clean out, more sewing, raking leaves and moving rocks are on the agenda. I’ll be sure to bake cookies since I know allll the neighborhood kids will be flocking to our house with that kind of party in motion.

And in case you’re wondering? 9 out of 10 babies are picking the Aggies to win it all. Take note of that thumb action. Gig ’em.

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  1. Andrea in Aggieland on March 15, 2016 at 7:43 am

    There are bluebonnets in College Station!!

  2. Cathy K. on March 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Come to Waco! There’s a lovely little park just of Hwy 84 (Whitehall Park) that has a field FULL of Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes!

  3. Madeline on March 15, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I know next to nothing about basketball but I totally put your Aggies winning for a god long time because of you. 🙂

  4. Kimberly on March 15, 2016 at 8:55 am

    I haven’t seen bluebonnets in Dallas yet, but we are on the lookout! Gig’em indeed!!

  5. Debbie on March 15, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I so miss the bluebonnets. There is nothing like them.

  6. Karen on March 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I love daylight savings! Am I the only one???

  7. Jennifer Middleton on March 21, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Big thank you for your post on Blessed is She this morning. I tested up reading it. Prayers for you and your family to have a beautiful Holy Week!

    Looking forward to the bluebonnets, too!

  8. Jennifer Middleton on March 21, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Silly auto-correct…tested should be teared! Your Blessed is She reflection was beautiful!

    • Kathryn on March 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much 😉

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