Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Semi-Annual Texas Wilcox Family Campout Spring 2017 to Bastrop State Park

Another one for the books!  We had a ball, and Bastrop State Park is recovering nicely from the big 2011 fire
The weather was gorgeous, we even had some nice fog in the morning

We all agreed the facilities were the best we had encountered at any of the Texas state parks we had been to yet. We suspect they had to be replaced due to the fire.

Jason doing some heavy duty relaxing while Ruby and Roslyn get their hair done

Jayden checking out an old drinking fountain built by the CCC in the 1930s.

Scenic hike
Enjoying the shade of the lookout at the top of the hill, also originally constructed by the CCC in the '30's. I think it's been rebuilt since then
 I love camping, especially camping food, so be warned, a lot of food pics follow...

Before: Dutch Oven drumsticks and potatoes in BBQ sauce. Sweet Baby Ray's, Mmm!

After cooking

Lodge's Mountain Man Breakfast

David and Ruby chillin

Jason's infamous dutch oven popcorn!

 Breakfast Tacos!

Tin Foil Dinners for lunch

Easter Egg Hunt for all the kiddos was a hit

My amazing burger at Roadhouse

We got home late Saturday night, all wiped out!
Can't wait for the next one!

Monday, October 17, 2016

October Wilcox Life

Just for you Dad!

So these are pics from that couple of weeks. That's right, recent pictures!! I was beginning to forget that my kids were so grown up! Enjoy!

Jayden is currently reading Harry Potter so I had to splurge while in Las Vegas and by him a chocolate frog and Bernie Botts Every Flavor Beans. He went straight for the booger flavor...

Happy Birthday Dallin! Lacey was a saint and let us go on a date. What did we get? Hamburgers, of course!

Jayden's school had a Fundraiser Color Dash. It rained just prior to the run so they were caked in color and mud but had a great time!

Ruby trying out her bed. This was our first time not taking a pack-n-play and she did pretty good and actually stayed in her own space all night. Yay for no extras in my sleeping bag!
Reading Harry Potter in a hammock. Does it get any better?

Everybody went on a little hike and I lounged in the reclining chair all alone. I may become a camper after all...!

We stopped on the way home at The Apple Store! This was an Apple Store Dallin could support. All things apple: pie, ice cream, turnovers, butter, etc. It was divine. Did I mention they had burgers? Yeah, it was Dallin heaven.

Phones like in Brasil!!!
 Jayden's school also did a bike rodeo. Nothing like cramming all activities into just a few days! Ruby and I headed over to the school once again
She brought her new found camera to take pictures (aka my very ancient ipod mini)

When the girls have free time, we shop! Binkies and blingy boots, what else is there in life?!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Next: Idaho!!

A little side trip to Cabelas in Reno. Had to stretch those legs!
After the beach we pushed Dallin out at the airport in San Jose to go back home to work for a week (it's call Go Fund Me aka Dad works, so Mom and kids can play!) Lacey and I roadtripped across Nevada to Brady's house. We crashed there very quickly as we rolled in at about 2am and kiddos were up again at 6:30... I was exhausted and just wanted to get to my parents house so my mom could take care of me :) So we said good bye to Lacey and off we drove some more to good old Twin Falls. Idaho never looked so good!

Naps and a good night sleep=the need for a happy selfie!
She loves her Princess dress from GG!
Any time we hopped in the car, this happened. We weren't partying hard or anything...
Part of visiting home is eating at all the restaurants I miss. Ruby was right on board with this! That girl can eat! Her cousin Emmett... not that much. It was so funny watching small little Ruby pound all food that was in front of her, while much larger Emmett ate much less. She even ate her meal plus his sometime. Ha!

Not an ice cream drop can go to waste!
Speaking of Ruby and Emmett...She just adored the snuggles and love he wanted to give. Ha!
An evening of motorcycle rides.

Ruby wasn't feeling that brave
And a trip to Twin would not be complete without a visit to the "fun park"

We had a great time and were so glad that Grandma and Grandpa took such good care of us. Off to Utah to see Dad, but don't worry Idaho. We're not done with you!