Hi y'all!! Welcome to Hall Around Texas. 
We're the Halls...Crystal, Nathan, Mason and Diesel {our little yorkie}. Diesel has a pretty neat story you can check out, here. God is so good!

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 Nathan and I are high school sweethearts and working on our 20th year together. I know...how can that be when we're only 21?! Ha! I wish. We started dating when we were 14 & 15. It truly is amazing to be married to your best friend.

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After 2 long years of trying to conceive we welcomed our sweet little Mason Lane {in 2010}. {birth story here} He has completed our lives in more ways than we can count. He's the light of our world and the joy in our hearts. 

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Why Hall Around Texas? Well, we're the Halls and we love Texas and love to travel around Texas. 

We live about 35 miles south of Dallas in a little rural town that we love and adore. We have a little over 2 acres {with access to a 100 acre cattle ranch}. Right now we have a miniature donkey named Jake inhabiting our land. I'm begging the hubs for a couple of floppy eared goats.

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A little more about us - 

- six-going-on-sixteen
- first grader
- addicted to legos
- loves to be outside and driving his truck
- absolutely hates anything chocolate or peanut butter {seriously!}
- picky mcpickerston when it comes to eating {obviously}
- champion sleeper
- witty and will make you laugh until you cry
- has the sweet soul and loves with every fiber of his being
- loves learning about Jesus 
- too smart for his own good sometimes

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- works at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
- a man's man who loves the great outdoors
- mention fishing or hunting and he's loaded up in the truck before you finish speaking
- loves Summer and the ocean

- sports addict
- plays softball
- loves to talk to people...like all kinds of people...even when pumping gas he can strike up a convo with someone
- loves Mason and I fiercely

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- I am a child of God

- I work at home {blessing} for a marketing/advertising firm
- coffee and diet dr pepper are my vices
- avid picture taker
- camping with family is one of my favorite things ever
- I am obsessed with my boys
- I believe there is no greater blessing than having someone call you Mama
- quite contrary to my husband I love Fall & Winter and the Mountains...give me a cabin up in the mountains with a warm & cozy blanket, some coffee, my boys & wifi and that would be my happy place

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As a family
- we love to travel
- spend all of our time together
- love going to baseball games...Go Rangers!
- love starting and keeping traditions
- avidly checking things off our Texas bucketlist

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Our love story...

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Thank you for stopping by our blog. We are so glad you're here. Say hello, I'd love to meet you. 

Have questions or wanna chat? Email me >>---------> hallaroundtexas@gmail.com


  1. Visiting your page back from The Blog Life. There is so much cuteness going on here. The picture of Mason and the puppy is adorable. Excited to follow along with you guys!

  2. I'm glad you made this, friend!! I love seeing old pics of you and Nate, too cute. I can't wait til I can say I've spent 18 years with D, if I don't kill him first. Kidding. I love Jake and Gunner! I love that we're a lot alike. I'm with Nate though, I love summer and sea. I asked D if we could move to the coast for the winters, hahaha.

  3. HI!! you have such a cute family!! I am looking forward to following your blog!! :)

  4. What an adorable about me section! I can relate to waiting for babies for a long time. One year for Abigail, 3+ years for baby #2. It's hard! Anyway, looking forward to following along :)

  5. Just love your blog! You are such a sweet girl!

  6. ooh I hadn't checked out your revamped about me page yet! Looove it! I'm totally with you on your happy place too. Yes ma'am. Love all the pictures. Love the sets of three beneath each family member in particular. Love that you have a donkey.

  7. Okay seriously cutest family ever! I absolutely love your blog, and can't believe I found you just a few weeks ago! Can't wait to know you more! Oh and you take awesome picture!!!

  8. I found your blog from Insta the other day & so glad I stumbled upon it!! You have the cutest family & I love that y'all enjoy traveling Texas - we do too! Can't wait to read more!!

  9. You have such a sweet little boy! I have a 4 year old, too, and a 1.5 year old. When did Mason get glasses? Our Henry has glasses, too!

  10. Love your about me page! Your puppy reminds me so much of Cletus, & I actually used to have a mini donkey! Looks like we have a lot in common, can't wait to follow along!

  11. I found your blog through the Peony Project. I love what I have read so far and I look forward to reading more.
    God Bless


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