Thursday, May 28, 2015

Buns in the Oven

First and most importantly......

This is Jenna and Jared's first real picture of their baby. It is such a blessing to be able to see and hear life at such an early stage. Jenna is not really even showing yet, but God's little miracle is so clearly evident. She had some testing yesterday through blood work; they will get results within a couple of weeks. At that point, they can also find out the baby's gender.

And then on a much lesser note......

I tried my hand at homemade cinnamon rolls recently. They went over well.  There's just something about brown sugar and cinnamon!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Goosey Goosey Gander

These "not so little" things entertain us for hours as we sit out on the patio and watch them. We still have the six geese we have raised, one white duck (who thinks she is a goose), and with spring time we always have extra wild geese that fly in and hang around. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015


A great burger! 
Nothing else needs to be said about it.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

More Camping and Some Comfort Food 

The remainder of our camping trip is being spent here at Lake Joe Pool. The lake level currently is more than 3 feet above its "full" level. Driving around the Loyd Park area we have only found a few spots that were not accessible to campers. 

We are loving our time here. I brought my sewing machine to do some work on my next two quilts. I have been cooking our meals; we have enjoyed several with Jenna and Jared. I cooked some of her favorite comfort food dishes (i.e. several casseroles). She has been having a few normal issues with meals and nausea during her first trimester. So she was looking forward to some of her favs.

Last night after dinner, we played Mexican Train Dominoes. I hadn't played this in a very long time and really enjoyed it. Got to play again!

Today and tomorrow I think we have some eating out adventures on the books.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Full Lake Ray Roberts 

Rick and I left out on Monday for a week of camping. First stop was Lake Ray Roberts. We had reservations there for two nights. We knew the lake was up (as all of them are!) but had no worries about finding a spot. Some areas were closed but we had no trouble finding one on high ground.

By Tuesday, the park people had decided to let no new campers come in and closed the park as flood gates were wide open. We were scheduled to leave there Wednesday at noon so they said we were welcome to stay and in no danger. We actually had two really nice days there.

Before we left I got a few pics of some areas underwater. It's so strange to see this much water. Texas has been in drought for a very long time!