November 27, 2011

A Grand Evening For Grandma.

What a great celebration we had for Grandma's 80th birthday.  Great food and laughter filled the evening.  The highlight was the gathering of all of the grandchildren to pay tribute to grandma.  This special time included playing music, reciting poetry or some other bit of entertainment.  Grandma has been a blessing to our families for many, many years and her children (and grandchildren) wanted to show their love and appreciation.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDMA!  WE LOVE YOU!

November 24, 2011


We again enjoyed our pre-Thanksgiving tradition of sitting down to dinner the night before and going around the table recounting the many blessings we have enjoyed over the past year.  Among the standouts were: Dad's new job, anonymously paid-for car repairs, good health, enjoying various activities, difficulties endured, growth in each of our children, faithful friends. We are especially thankful for friends in Minnesota, North Carolina and South Carolina.  We think of you often.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

September 13, 2011

Port Aransas.

We took a brief weekend trip down to Port Aransas.  The weather was terrific, as we continued in a cooling period for several days.  The waves were great, the breeze was refreshing and the time away was revitalizing.

July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

We spent an enjoyable night with family watching the Houston Symphony out at the Woodlands Pavilion.  It's always a great tribute to our nation, complete with special guests and performances. 

Hannah took some video clips throughout the show. Be sure to watch the entire clip.  About halfway through the cannons on the hill are set off!

Ben with Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Space Station Expedition 35 Commander, and special guest for the evening.

June 14, 2011

Ben Turns Ten.

Happy Birthday, Ben!

We enjoyed the week with friends and family in celebration of Ben's 10th.