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It doesn’t get much more Kansas than a Corn Maze

We took the youth to a corn maze on Friday. I’d never even heard of this before last week. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a field of corn with a maze plowed out. It looks like this from the sky

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But it really looks like this
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We took Becks with us so he could be a good Kansan too. He was a little concerned at first cause Brian told him not to be scared if someone jumped out of the corn at us. 🙂

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Then after walking a lot, he needed a lift. Dads make good ones. I took picture # 1 and Becks blinked.
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“Becks, you blinked, let me take another one” Picture #2:
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“Becks you blinked again” So this is what I got with picture #3:
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I deserved that. I gave up on capturing that Daddy-Son moment!
This one works too:

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Summer in Texas

Becks and Sadie Piper spend about 10 days in Texas with my parents while we were at RiverRanch with youth. They stayed super busy and wore their Mimi and Ompah out!

Brian was jealous they got to go to an Astros’ game! It might help him to know they didn’t make it past the 4th inning. They were home in time to watch the end!

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And since grandparents don’t have to say “no,” they loaded up on snacks!
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Lots of pool time!

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And of course trips to feed the ducks
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Too many!!!
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Ashley, Todd and Scott came to visit too!
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Trips to practice their putting:
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And yes, they “rode” the duck!
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And the carousel and ferris wheel at the Aquarium
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Someone earned their money that day cleaning the glass after the Hough kids were there
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RiverRanch 2009

We are at RiverRanch this week with the youth and it’s been a great time! We have to go home tomorrow and back to normal life, but it’s been a great week! Here are some highlights!

This wasn’t even part of the reply races, she was just a good sport!

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Brian throwing the frisbee as far as he can (that was NOT the object of the game, it was precision, but he didn’t seem to care), not sure why he’s still holding onto the Wiffle Ball bat though.

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The Turtle Hunters. That’s all they do on the canoeing part is catch turtles. Before today’s trip they are at 34 turtles caught. It’s a little bit of an obsession.
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This is the cutest one!
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And there’s always a game of Wiffle Ball going on during free time!
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Washing off in the river after the relay race
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Laredo Mission Trip

Each year Redeemer sends a mission team to the border for a week of short term missions. This is Brian’s third year to go, and he decided a road trip was in order! So some of the team drive down to Laredo, but made a ton of fun stops along the way. In the van they drove 2458 miles going to Dallas, Galveston, Houston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Austin and Laredo. Here’s a few of the highlights, and there’s more on the youth blog.

Here’s his most recent head injury!

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They stayed in McKinney with two of our youth’s uncle. He stinkin’ owns one of the bikes Lance Armstrong rode in his 6th Tour de France.

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And fun segways!

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And airplanes…they took Brian up for a ride (this is Rick in the picture though)

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View of McKinney from plane

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And there’s always Wiffle Ball

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The team

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They mostly did construction on a church there

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The on way home stopped at Barton Springs. Brian thinks it’s normal to open your eyes in the water…no matter what kind. It makes his eyes bloodshot every time. Poor eyes. But look how well his head healed in just 11 days!

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And it wouldn’t be a trip to Texas without a stop at the Dr Pepper museum. Brian still wishes it was doctor’s orders to drink one at 10, 2 and 4! Oh, me too!

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Laura and Sadie Piper visit Texas

This weekend SP and I went to see my friend Lara, her husband Jared and their very cute baby Landry. We had a great time and by the end of the trip, the girls were fighting like sisters…which I think was a good sign they had fun too!

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Some highlights of the trip:

The girls both crying cause they were afraid of the pool. But how cute are they in their swim suits?!

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Matching jammies!

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Becks and Brian had Boy Time. Lots of firsts for Beckham—ice cream float (one of the first things I heard about when he picked us up)

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First 3D movie…they saw UP.

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Last Texas post..until next time!

Scott and Becks catching minnows

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She is her mother’s child…look how happy that cookie makes her!
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Being cool with Ashley
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More adventuring with Scott
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Few more random TX pics

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This was the best part of the drive back:

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