October is coming soon, and to my family that means its time for our annual family vacation trip to Galveston! Soon Candice and I will start planning our beach craft that we will create to commemorate the trip, discuss meal ideas, plan daily excursion for the group and dinner recommendations for the nights we will venture into Galveston - planning is a fun part of the trip and has become an annual event. In order to have a relaxing and fun trip, we work hard to think of cool things to see and do. The guys are scheming about the shark they intend to catch - last year they kayaked the bait out, but that apparently gets pretty intense the further away you get from shore and the higher the waves get as the kayak is tossed around, so that idea is steeping slowly on the back burner, and new plans are being tossed around. I especially like the one about the motorized model speed boat equiped with some type of bait release, could be fun to see if it would actually work.
I will be reading the book Dark Water Rising to remind me about the 1900 hurricane that devestated the beautiful affluent city, for a deeper appreciation of the area.
Another fun event we will celebrate, is Leo will be turning 2 years old!! How is that possible, we just got him?!? Actually his arrival was October 23, 2010. Just doesn't seem that long ago. I sometimes say that about his Mommy, seems like we just got her too ;-> Time sure fly's....
Leo with his Dolphin 2011
Breakfast on the patio - probably feeding the seagulls.
My Mom, Nana to the Grands and Greats, celebrated her 80th birthday on Labor Day, September 1. Most of the family was able to get together to celebrate in Sherman, TX - the half way point between those of us from North Texas and those from Southern Oklahoma.
I took several pictures but I think this first one is my favorite, so proud of my beautiful children, they are so happy to be with their Nana on her big day! I was able to get pictures with each family as they posed with Mom at the end of the evening - posted below.
Happy Birthday Mom - we love you and praise God for you!!
Candice, Nana, and Casey
Some of Cindy's family, Cindy, Justin and his girlfriend Laci, ,Valerie, Kalan, Steven, with Mom
This is some of Reggies family, Dravon, Kyle and Jaylen, Reg and Bob with Mom
This is Cindy's son, Robby with his son Axle and his wife Stephanie with Mom
My daughter Candice, her husband Matt, Leo and Jack (due to arrive in January 2013) with Mom
I started blogging today - I have thought about doing this since my electronic journal died on my Nook early this summer - months of travel entries gone, in a heart beat. Oh well, as it has been said more times than anyone cares to know - back to the drawing board.
It's a beautiful September day today and I should be outside enjoying everyone one of those 81 degrees, but the kitchen faucet must be replaced, and its up to me to watch Chad as he does it. Seriously - I am very blessed to have a husband that can be very handy around the house and take care of chores like this - he is almost finished in there now, so I will end my maiden blog entry and see what I can do to help. It will be so nice to not have to include a shower from a rogue faucet with a wicked sense of humor with my coffee making each morning. Looking forward to that.