Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.
Psalms 33:12
To our defenders that have served, are serving and those that will serve one day, may the Lord bless you and keep you. May you always serve a grateful nation.

Monday, May 20, 2013

One of our favorite dinner destinations when we are at Holly Lake is Rimas - the food is good, especially their homemade bread, the atmosphere is lovely since they are right on the lake and they have really good live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Such a great date night - after our dinner we took a leisurely drive around the lake - our way of relaxing after a busy work week.

Enjoying the breeze, good food, and the lovely music at Rimas!

Chad relaxing after dinner

Rimas from our drive
Sunset on Lake Hawkins

Very relaxing!

The next morning we thought we should walk off our breakfast and soak up some of the flora and fauna, so we walked the nature trail - the honeysuckle is so fragrant at the ranch, its such a pleasure to take this hike early in the morning and just inhale deeply!

Chad on the new bridge

Another perfect weekend at the ranch - always looking forward to the next one!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mothers Day this year was so fun!  We got to keep the boys for a sleepover Friday night.  This is a picture I snapped Saturday morning on the patio after breakfast.  Jack looks a little sleepy...but he slept great in his little play pen - maybe he is just putting up with the Johnny Jump Up -?

I thought I had a great idea of beating the lunch crowd after church on Sunday, and having an early supper at Texas Land and Cattle - but that was a bust.  Even so, I walked away with some great pictures, in spite of the less than mediocre service this trip.

No trip to this side of the harbor is complete without a visit to the Bass Pro next door, Leo loves to watch the fish, drive the display boats, and run and squeal in the back hallway.  So much fun!

Candice made me the most beautiful gift basket - full of pictures, and goodies, and a precious Mixbook of times in her life this past year- she is such a pro at gift giving!!  Wish I had her talent!!

Such a lovely weekend - so thankful to be a Mom, so thankful for fun times together!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Yesterday Candice, Jack, Leo and ME, took off to meet everyone on my side, that could meet, for an early Mothers Day lunch in Sherman.  It was a nice visit, the weather was lovely, as was the company and conversation.  I was able to get a few pictures; these are the highlights.

Table for 9 at the Olive Garden

Reg and Jaylen
Candice and Jack
Cindy, Axle, Jack, Nana and Leo
Trying to get this group shot was really funny, and this was the best out of all of the ones I tried, even though they were all so cute!  It's all good!!

Happy Mothers Day to us, especially Mom, Nana the Great!