Friday, November 8, 2013

Baby Jack at Fort Travis

When we were in Galveston this year, we found a new historical site on Port Bolivar; Fort Travis.  This site has artifacts from pre Civil War, WWI and WWII.  In ths shot above Chad and Jack are standing in front of a bunker, they both look so cute in this shot I just had to post it, but the history behind this site makes me want to investigate a little further into what this fort is all about.  Fort Travis

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Movie Night!

Candice and Matt hosted movie night tonight - the feature was Arachnophobia - another family favorite we used to watch when the kids were younger.  Candice and Matt's parties are always so much fun, and they put so much creativity into them.  I think we all had a great time of fun and fellowship.

Super Leo!
Judy and Cathy

Larry, Marie and Joel

Homemade corney dog - a Charlson Movie Night Standard

Chocolate Spiders, Yummo!

Hailey, Kim, Amanda and Candice
Marie and Candice

Spiders, Spiders everywhere, there on your back and in your hair
David Galligan, his daughter (?) and Chad

October Birthdays

Wow - we have so many birthdays in October in our family, PaPa, Leo, Me, Cindy Neill, Bud Neill, Kyle Savage, Jimmy Muse, and probably 20 others that I am forgetting.  I can only testify to the two parties I was involved with, but for everyone else...Happy Birthday!  Hope your day was fun, festive and loaded with good times with family and friends!

Jack, ME, Candice and Leo at Islamorada for ME's birthday
Tartar Sauce, Yummo!

Matt and Casey

Chad, Jack and ME

Leo at the Rain Forrest Cafe in Galveston

Celebrating again, with a Volcano cake, while on vacation - good times!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Family Vacation in Galveston

 Vacations always come and go so fast, this one in particular went lightening fast!  We had such a nice time together, the weather was lovely, the sky's were beautiful and warm breezes off the gulf, made for lots of family fun!  This year Chad rented a pickup truck so he could haul his new kayak down.  He and Matt took it out in the surf a few times, while Candice and I relaxed at the units and the boys napped, since I wasn't present...I have no photographic eveidence of that event, but it sounds pretty cool!  Casey opted to stay home and work this year, arguing that he needed to earn a living rather than lounge on the beach, in spite of our concerted efforts to  tempt him to join forces with us and escape the rat race, he would not be disuaded.  No problem, his unit just goes back in the pool for next year.  He has to vacation eventually!
First thing we have to do is feed the Seagulls

Chad, Leo, Jack and Candice on the ferry in the ship channel
PawPaw and Jack at the Moody Gardens Aquarium

Catch of the day!  Chad 1 Redfish, Matt 3 Whiteings
Leo with his flounder birthday pancake

Jack tasting the gulf


Jack, Candice and Chad admiring a parrot family at the Rain Forrest

Playing with a toy train at the Railroad Museum while a former Galvestonian looks on

Two little dragons in the Sandcastle
Leo 3 years, Jack 9 months.  The cutest little beach bums ever!