Thursday, July 27, 2017

Burgers Anyone?

We used to take a few of the kids out to dinner at a time.  It was a nice way to get in quality time.  Since it had been awhile, we decided to take our middle boys (and Antoine) out for burgers.  We heard that The Butcher Shop served a great burger so that is where we went.
 The night we went happened to be "buy a burger, get another for $1.00".  Score!
Our burgers came plain and then we got to add toppings and condiments like chili, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, mustard, etc.  Everyone enjoyed their "just the way I like it" burger.
For dessert we all got something from the bakery.  Yum!  We wanted to go to Synergy Park to walk off dinner, but it was closed.  Maybe next time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two Little Peacocks

Back in June while I was out in California with all the kids, John bought two baby peacocks.   He was in love.  He did lots of research and found someone who raised them along with other birds who was very helpful.  Despite all the discussions between the two of them, they did not discuss the possibility of what happened to these two babies.
John wanted to surprise us all.

But he didn't get the chance.
 The morning of the day we were going to be home John went out to 
check on his two babies.

To his horror, he found this rat snake instead.
Quite upset, John called to tell me.
I guess this is quite common out here.  It was still very sad.
Rather than kill the snake (like I would have done), John drove it out to a place where it could be left alone and let it go.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quick Trip To San Antonio

John had a quick business trip to San Antonio. Since the drive was over five hours each way, we both thought it could be nice if I joined him.  As soon as we mentioned it to Julia and Annalyn, they were very encouraging telling us to go enjoy a mini-getaway.  The San Antonio Riverwalk was beautiful!

We had brunch at a place called Schilo's Deli before heading back home.  They make homemade root beer and boy was it delicious!
Our visit was very short, but we definitely had a wonderful time.  We are already thinking about bringing the kids!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rest In Peace Sandy

Sandy, I cannot adequately express the blessing you were in our lives.  You loved my family in a beautiful way... something we will never forget.  We are grieving the hole that is left here on earth now that you are gone, but are rejoicing that you are in heaven suffering no more.
Thank you for your beautiful heart.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Great Reminder