Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texas Travels - Part Three

With any luck, I'll get this Texas blogging done before we make another trip!
So - where were we!?
We drove from College Station to Austin!
A drive I did many many times while a student at A&M, but sadly, I had to ask a kind police officer at the restaurant how to get out of town.
My memory = no bueno.

We drove to the Silver's house and spent a few minutes hanging out before we head over to visit with Susan, George and their boys.
Susan had prepared a delicious dinner for all of us!
Ribs, corn, squash, bread...and brussel sprouts.
I'm a recent convert and Susan had roasted hers - delicious!
I had seconds and then finished off what was left as I took some dishes to the kitchen.
Sorry Richard and Cole - I'm the reason there were no brussel sprout leftovers!

That night we were able to be around for cozy bedtime routines.
I took some adorable pictures of Rosie and Lena having their first bath together.
Then some bedtime reading...

The next morning we went to Papaw and Maw Maw Vics for the day!
Several months ago, my Spop was so sick we were saying goodbyes.
Now...we still get to make plans for celebrating 107!

We got there in time for breakfast and Vicki had the most delicious spread waiting - and I stuffed myself!
It was super hot (surprise!) so Ivan and Jenelle spent the day in the "redneck swimmin' pool"!
Jenelle wore herself out and needed to take a nap.
She looked so cozy...
...and burnt...to a crisp.
Good job mom!

Hannah helped Axel stay cool while he played fetch.
Over and over and over and over and over and over....
Dad and Vicki gave Hannah a very sentimental 8th grade graduation gift that was a surprise for even me.
First she opened a package with a framed photograph of my beautiful Granny!
The second part of the gift was a strand of pearls that my Granny was wearing in that same photo so many years ago.
There are so many times that I miss Granny - this was one of them.
She loved her family and loved the fun and sweet things in life.
I think she would be so happy to see her picture on Hannah's desk and know that her pearls were going to her great granddaughter.

So so touching!
Thank you Dad and Vicki!  

Another photograph that I found was my dad when he was just a little guy!
This pictures reminded me a lot of Ivan.
Not identical, but there is certainly a resemblance.

Back at the Silver's, we were able to hang out at their neighbors pool with the kids.
Rosie and Lena - what can I say?
Stinkin' ADORABLE!
Thank you Hannah for the awesome photography!
And Ivan and Jenelle - for entertaining us (especially Rosie) with your wild jumps!
I'm sure Aunt Joanna and Uncle Brian will remember the pencil and flips for a loooooong time!

1 comment:

  1. Sooo fun! Can't wait til next time!