Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Texas State of Mind . . .

If I didn't live in Kansas I would live in Texas.

We recently visited our son and his family in Edinburg, Texas.  One extra bonus was that my mom bought a ticket and joined us!  

I spent the week ahead getting ready to be gone.  Does anyone else do this?  Do you have special things that you like to accomplish before you enjoy some relaxation??  My list includes these things:  Do laundry, finish up loose ends at work, get a haircut, get a manicure, figure the check book, get cash, pay bills, water flowers, call vet, and of course pack.

We picked up our granddaughter on the way to the airport (nice since she moved back to Kansas from South Dakota!) and we were off!

We arrived Friday night and headed to Ruby Tuesdays (where Nikki works) for awesome food and many laughs!!  It was a great night  . . and the weekend continued with us loading up and heading for South Padre Island the next morning.  I love the beach!!  Julia and Elaine loved the water and the sun!  Todd treated us to hotdogs on the grill on the beach.  Watched some movies and enjoyed some delicious cooking by my DIL Gloria - her Mexican rice, pico de gallo, and Todd's great BBQ'd meats!!

Time is always short but you can jam pack fun and activities in to short time when you are surrounded by people you love the most in all the world!!  We all wished our daughter and her family had been with us to round out the good times . . . there will be another time!!

Blessings once again . . . 

                                  Sun screen galore!

                                     Watchful dad!

                                  Mom enjoying the beach!

                            Yum - Pina coladas!! (Nonalcoholic)

                               Jasper and Ali playing!   

                            Ali never tires of playing catch!


  1. Looks like a fun day at the beach.

  2. Looks like a great trip. How cool to have four generations together on the beach! Hope you get to do it many more times.


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