May the Fourth Be with You

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Lately, we have made way too many runs to the popcorn store.  Like I can barely fit in my clothes.  We ride our bikes there, so I justify it, but the ride is so short that it is not even the least bit justifiable.  I am not even kidding myself.  Or my jeans.
Tiffany and her crew spent the night a few weekends ago and we made the kids paint the playhouse.  Especially Bexar and Shea.  You gotta learn at a young age how to pull your weight.
(and they both have a little more than a little weight to pull...)
And though almost all the kids tried to help, we really didnt let them and it was more fun than I have had in a long time.  Tiff and I talked and laughed the whole weekend and actually ended up getting a good head start on the playhouse.  We had to paint it because we were on the Tour de Coop in our neighborhood where everyone who wants to, can let people come and look at their chicken coop.  Ours is by far the smallest and least exciting of all the coops (some have chandeliers and art and multiple stories...), but we felt like we had an "every mans coop".  It is not that big and shows that having chickens is attainable for anyone.  Its how we made ourselves feel better, anyway.
And the Coop Tour was so much fun.  We met so many fun people and so many friends came by.  We sat on the porch and listened to music and just hung out while people came and went.  Loved it.

A few weeks before that, our family went to Abilene where ACU honored my dad for some money he donated to a new science building.
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He is such an incredible person and talked about his mom and his grandad who were also amazing people.  It was really such a moving event and I am so thankful to be apart of a family who is so generous with everything they have.  We also took selfies on the golf carts.
We also had Carolines shower the same weekend as the Coop Tour.  (I am all over the place.  This is the most confusing blog post of all time.)
It was so much fun to be there to see them get so many wonderful gifts and meet some people that I  hadn't met before.  SO excited for these almost newly weds!
Theres also been swinging and screen printing with Lins-where we have literally not ever had as much fun.  Except while making up our own lyrics to muppet songs.  Oh and (very little) cooking and (a lot of) crawfish.  We are off to a pretty good start with May over here.
And the mason jars that dont go in at the top! I mean, why are they so much cuter?  I dont know.  But now I want some and I thought I was over mason jars.  You're welcome for that incredible peak into my brain.
Also tons and tons of reading.  Shea loves it, Ben is learning a little slower than some, and sass and aves cant put a book down.  It is been a struggle in some areas, but in others it is literally the best thing ever.  Avery doesn't want to go anywhere without her book.  And really, neither does Shea.  And I think Ben is getting back there.  Not to go into too much, but I hope at least his love for it is coming back after some confidence has been lost in the learning process.  And he is definitely improving.
And looking good doing it, too.
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