I think of my dad all the time. He passed when I was 31 years old, he and mom was fishing which they both loved to do. They were at Foss lake in Oklahoma when he had a heart attack. Mom tried to get him to help but he passed way to fast. He did get to know my daughter In fact he would take her by the hand and show her where grandmas makeup was at. The Twins were only 3 years old so they don’t really remember him. I praise God every day that He has let me live long enough for my grand kids to know me. My mom had a stroke not to long after dad passed. She did get to see my kids grow up, but she could not communicate with them for the stroke affected her speech. She lived for 16 years after dad passed. She passed in 1993. This picture was taken in 1968 and this is the way I remember them both. We talked with mom and I know she could understand us but she would get so frustrated because she could not tell us what she wanted to say.
Jeff loves to go golfing on some of his days off. He has been teaching Riley to play and little Noah wants to learn so that he can go with them when they go play. They signed both of them up for golf camp. I went out yesterday just watch them for a little bit. They both seem to be picking up the sport and having fun. I think we are going tp be having three golfers in the family.
After visiting with the kids and having supper at a restaurant, we headed for the motel. We knew Jeremy needed to get home for he had to catch a flight out that next morning. The weatherman had said that is was going to rain that evening and on into the night, but they did not seem to know how much rain was going to fall. We could here the rain out the window it was not to bad where we were at in Webster Texas. The next morning when we got up and around, I turned on the television on local news. That’s when we found out that Houston had received 11.5 ” of rain over night. Parts of I 45 and some other roads were under water. In fact the very highway we went down just a few hours before were impassable.
Jeremy came home Thursday afternoon and we got to visit and help him and Aubrey a little bit on the boat. We stayed until Sunday thin we drove the 11 hour drive back home to Amarillo. A week later the kids called us from their boat, they were taking it on its maiden Voyage.
Monday 05/25/2015. Jeff and Amy broke camp and headed for home, We got up and around and after breakfast CeAnne headed back to Kansas. We were going to go over to Tyler Texas and visit with some friends that just moved there. We knew that they had been getting a lot of rain there and the weather channel was saying that they were to get 4 to 5 more inches. After talking it over we decided to go ahead and go to Houston.
Our son Jeremy hast to leave on a business trip early Tuesday morning and that was one of the reasons we had thought about detouring through Tyler. It was a little cloudy but it was a nice day so far. We spotted a Firebirds Burritos as we were driving through Bryan Texas so we stopped for lunch. As we were leaving the restaurant it came a good down poor but it did not last long thank goodness. We talked with the kids and they said they would be at Kemah Texas where the boat they had bought was kept. Jeremy and Aubrey have been working on it getting it ready to sail. We made it there in plenty of time to visit with the kids and see their boat.
Sunday 05/24/2015. It was a beautiful Lords day the sun was out and just a few clouds. We were a little slow getting up and around, but we made it by the coffee shop and off to the camp ground. It was nice out partly sunny so we were able to set outside. The boys got to ride in a little train made out of 55 gal drums. They were able to go swimming in the pool at the camp ground. We were able to have a fire so for lunch we roasted some ears of corn on the cob on the fire and mom made one of our favorite camping meals Green Chilly Enchilada casserole, it’s making me hungry for it again just writing about it. That night we roasted marshmallow on the fire and made smores, plus cut a watermelon man was that all good. To me that is what camping out is all about.
Saturday 05/23/2015. Jeff’s work shift is a 24 hour shift and they had a call out around 1:00 am on a house fire so he did not get much sleep before they left Amarillo Friday morning. I am telling you this so you might understand why we wanted to wait so late to show up at the camp sight this morning. We wanted to let him sleep in if he could with two little rug rats running around. After we had breakfast we ran into town and got us some Starbucks coffee. Picked up a couple for Jeff and Amy. Stopped by a donuts shop to get some donuts for the kiddos, then out to the campsite.
When we got out to the camp site every one was up and getting around in fact Jeff and the boys had already been out riding there bicycles. We gave the boys their donuts shaped like a dogs face one covered in chocolate and one in cheery. The park had a couple of old fire trucks that they would give rides around the park in. They would blow the horns and the siren.
It was trying to rain and the boys were just dying to go swimming. We told the boys that after we had lunch we would all go back to our motel for it had an in door swimming pool and we would swim there.
We have been having a lot of rain lately here and down in Fort Worth Texas where we were going. Our kids had invited us to go with them, they were going to go camping at a place called Jellystone RV park just South of Fort Worth Texas in the town Burleson Texas. We left early Friday morning 05/22/2015 for the six-hour drive to our motel which was only about 4 miles away from the camp ground.
We drove thru some rain but it was not bad for us. My daughter was coming also and she left her home in Kansas, her drive was going to be about seven hours. We had no problems getting there, but our daughter on the other hand had heavy rain, road construction to deal with in Oklahoma and when she got into Texas, so it took her around 9 hours to get there. The kids pulling the travel trailer made it safely also. Jeff got their camp-site set up and we met them at the park. It was raining some so we decided to go into town for dinner. After eating at a place called Fuzzy Tacos, we went back to the trailer and visited until time for everyone to turn in for the night..
Our daughter in law called and asked if we would take Noah to Preschool, His dad had to work at the Fire Department, and his mom had to take Riley to school for they were having a last day party for the second graders. Maw ma had to take a picture for this was his last day in Preschool. Later that night the preschool where he went had a graduating ceremony so we went to watch it. Noah is all excited for next year he gets to go to big school where his older brother goes.
Last year around this time we were in the midst of a severe drought. We are still in a drought but the good Lord has blessed us with some much needed rain. We have a lake about 50 miles from here and it had gone from 99 feet deep to around 33 feet because of the drought, Since the first of the year we have had over 5″ of rain and today we received almost 2 more inches. The weather men here said that Lake Meredith has risen about 5′, it is now at about 48 feet so all the little rains and this one has made a big dent in the drought. We also have two more smaller lakes that have risen about 9′.
My son and his family are getting ready to go camping this summer. The grand kids have been riding their bicycles just down the sidewalk on their block. They both have gotten brave enough to take their training wheels off. The second grader did first and then after the five year old saw his brother riding without them he decided he wanted too. My son said he came home from work and later on that morning when he went out to watch them ride he noticed that Noah was riding without the training wheels.
He asked him who took your training wheels off. Noah said I did, Why and how? well I saw brother riding without his and so I wanted to ride mine that way. Sure enough some how he used dads tools and took them off. Jeff went and got him a bicycle so that he can ride with them. He plans on taking them when they go camping. He wanted to teach them some bike etiquette so they went riding in the neighborhood and came by the house this morning and then over to the other grandparents to show them. We were out talking with them when Noah said lets rock and role and get this show on the road. He was wanting to ride not talk.