Rebecca's cousin Tim stopped by for a short stay last week. He shipped off his bike to South Africa, then flew out on Saturday to wait for it in Durban. He's planning on spending the next 18 months or so riding around the globe (and his route should pick up most of it!!) You can follow his progress at his blog (see our linked blogs). Maggie and Seth loved having Tim here - he spent a lot of time playing with and reading to them - Maggie keeps telling us she will see Tim when she's 5!
Wow - where did January go?! I took Maggie and Seth out to our friends the Hobson's ranch over a beautiful weekend earlier in the month. We had a big time hiking over the fields with the ranch dogs, hanging out with the cows, feeding the donkeys and star gazing around a log fire (see Flickr for more pics). Rebecca stayed home for a little down time and some much needed house organization!
We have some beautiful blooms in the backyard at present - one of the best gifts of the Houston climate. I picked some peppers yesterday for an omelette - the bushes are still flowering, and putting on new fruit. We have our first freeze tonight, so we'll cover what we can and see what survives!