|In Texas we're proud of our cows! |
This one's on the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
in San Antonio!
The fall did not go as I had planned, playing with my friend Jody. Why? Because her daughter became engaged and she was busy planning a wedding with her mom and friends in Fredricksburg where the wedding took place. Christina & Marcus married 2 days after Thanksgiving and the wedding was gorgeous as were the happy couple. I took pictures of the wedding and loved every minute of it.
Then, the holidays were upon us and our 6 oldest grandkids came for almost a week during Christmas break. The weather was beautiful so Bill set up a tent beside the RV and he spent the night with 3 of them in the tent and they rotated between sleeping in the tent and RV. Only one was smart enough to figure out that the RV is more comfortable than a cot in a tent. But it's different and that's what counted - the experience of sleeping outside with their cousins and grandfather, listening to the crickets and telling stories.
We returned the grandkids to Katy and spent the Christmas holiday with their parents, our twin daughters and their husbands. Lots of fun was had by all. My son in law, Phillip who is a carpenter made me some drums as a Christmas gift. I played drums in school for 8 yrs. and he made me Cahones - they look like square boxes and can be viewed on youtube.com. They are very cool! Thanks Phillip!
Prior to Christmas we decided to move back to the better campground that we were at in 2008, Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground. We talked with the owner and explained the situation about Barney and he agreed to let Barney run free since he would put us in the back part of the campground where he wouldn't bother anyone. What a gift from God! The campsite he assigned to us is the largest one in the whole campground and also the largest and best of all the campgrounds in our area - we know, we drove through them all!
We have approx. 1/4 acre of woods right out our front door and behind us with a long dog run behind that. It is peaceful and quite, cool and shaded and Barney and Jack love being outdoors together and put on the afternoon "Jack & Barney Show", romping and playing, Barney teasing Jack and Jack running figure 8's around Barney. It's absolutely hilarious and I've been trying to video it to put it on you tube for others to see. Who knows, maybe it'll get picked up by America's Funniest Home Videos and I'll win $10,000? That is, if Jack & Barney will cooperate! The minute I bring out the video camera they stop playing! It's as if they know my ulterior motive!
We moved back to Yogi Bear on Jan. 2nd. This campground is very large and shaded, pristine, well cared for and has many activities for children - it's geared towards families and children. No rowdy college drinking crowds here. Speed limit is 5 1/2 MPH!
|Jack was 1 yr. old in January|
Every afternoon, weather permitting we gather from 3-4 PM under the oak trees for coffee and visiting, catching up. There is a Monday afternoon Bible study for the ladies, Tuesday game night, Thursday night Covered Dish Dinner. Some of the ladies get together and go exercise...uh...no...
The local brand new library has activities almost everyday of the week and on Wed.'s I go to geneology classes. At lunch time you can come and watch a video about various subjects - some cooking demonstrations, etc.
So as you can see, we have a very full life and that doesn't even include our church! We have been to several churches since being here and finally have settled I believe at Renew Church in New Braunfels. The pastor and his teaching is awesome and their main thrust is to train up leaders to go into the world and preach the gospel. There are no viewers at this church, just do'ers!
I hope to keep this blog up and keep our friends informed on our "doings". I hope you'll leave your comments so I can see who's reading all this.
See ya down the road - REALLY! (We're still getting ready to HIT THE ROAD, (with) JACK!)