Sunday, March 3, 2019

Family Weekend

Jenna and Jared came into town on Friday. Jenna actually came from work, and Jared came after picking up Marlow and Jackson. Because Tara is out of town, Chad and Fitz drove in from Houston for the weekend. Fitz is now 10 months old, and his baby sister is due in July.

We were fortunate that Justin was off so he, Keelie, and the kiddos all got to come for a family meal Friday evening at the house. Justin had smoked some wonderful meat, so the rest of the meal was easy peasy to throw together. Marilyn and Rickie were able to eat and then had to leave; they had a concert already scheduled. Saturday we all went down to her house. We had lunch and dinner there. We played cards after things settled down.

Jenna, Jared, Glory, Marlow, Jackson, Chad and Fitz all went to church with us today. After lunch, everyone had to head home.

(Jenna caught this sweet moment at church.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

One DNA Test Coming Up

Today, we mailed Rick's DNA kit. I am looking forward to getting the results for my ancestry work. There has been much progress on his family tree but we have a couple of people with little information. This drives me crazy that I can't find that one "hint" to make a breakthrough. Marilyn and I continue weekly to do a little work on our trees. 

Did I hear "nerds?!" 

Sunday, February 17, 2019


We went to Mansfield Tuesday night after my ladies' bible study to keep Marlow and Jackson. Wednesday I took Jackson to the doctor for Jenna. He had an ear infection. Thursday we had lunch with Jenna and Jared before they hit the road to Red River with friends to ski. Thursday and Friday afternoons we picked the kids up from daycare. We had beautiful afternoons to play outside until meal and bath times.

We traded pics with mom and dad. 

Yesterday afternoon we came home when John and Martha came to take over. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

RV Trip

Rick and I just spent a week in the RV at Colbert. We enjoyed some beautiful February days and finished the week with one or two cooler ones.

We drove home a couple of times during the stay. The first one was for a Super Bowl/Birthday Party for Justin, Keelie and John on Sunday; the second was for my bible study with the women Tuesday evening.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Ice Fishing (But Not Me)

I just had to document this trip even though it was not my trip. Justin, Chad, and some other buddies all went on a guys' trip to Minnesota to meet up with Greg for an ice fishing tournament. Justin said there were 10,000 guys all out on the frozen lake fishing (and partying). The lows hovered around minus 27 degrees each morning! I can't fathom those kind of temps! They had a great time, and I believe plans are already being made for next year.