Friday, December 09, 2016

T'is the Season Part 1

City Sidewalks 2016

This year, we met up with Cindy in town again for the Christmas parade.  She had parked her truck once again in a Prime Parking Space in front of the Post Office.
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This time, however, there was also Walter, Amy, Wyatt and Henry! It was cool but not cold enough to make it uncomfortable to watch the parade.
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The floats were spectacular, as always..
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We caught a few, but didn't stay too long, because we were soon headed toward the Civic Center for the lighting of the tree.
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The orchestra was warming up and getting themselves in order,
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The kids sang and dance Glee-fully..
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and then it was time for the lighting of the tree.
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Ta-Da!
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After the festivities, we walked back to the truck and the Streets Were Empty, y'all!
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Till next year, then.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Food, Family, Fun Times

A couple(ish) of weekends ago, we had lunch at over at Walter and Amy's place, courtesy of Cindy.  She had Frances and the kids over from Fort Worth, and we wanted Jaxon to get to see Allen and Anastasia as much as we could while they were here.

Part 1 : Chicken Tenders Fries

We had never been to Walter and Amy's house before, and it is so pretty.  
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Jaxon loved the humongous (?Sycamore) tree with its giant leaves and ran around the fallen leaves, picking up the pretty ones. 
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Wait, who am I kidding? They were all gorgeous.
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Jaxon loved playing big brother to the little ones..
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Some helped with lunch,
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while others teased and got goofy :)
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There's always good conversation over the dinner table,
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even at the little kids' table.
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After a good lunch, some of us went outside for some fresh air as it was such a lovely day.
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The kids had fun on the deck and in the sand pit
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On our way home, we saw a home that was still decorated post Thanksgiving, and I couldn't help but take a photo. Or two.
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And here's the little boy proving the enormousness of the leaves we had picked.
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Part 2 : Pizza and Breadsticks

The gang came together again the next day for a Pizza lunch.
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This was a lunch the kids could really sink their teeth into.
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The little boy had a blast playing with the little cousins..
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And then everyone sat around and laughed at Yoda singing Seagulls.
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Then we all went outside again because it was too beautiful to just stay inside.
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We even got to pick pomegranates from the tree in the backyard!
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West Texas Sunsets

Technically, we might not be far enough West to be part of West Texas, but so what. :)

I love the sunsets we have out here. 
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And we are up on a little hill where we live, which makes it even more amazing, when you can have this vista, and look down on the city lights at the same time..
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Monday, November 28, 2016

First Frost

It has been so warm, our first frost was (probably) about 10 days ago. and we may not have had a second one.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flowers

They don't have any more gladioli at HEB where we would get our flowers every week. :(

However, while we were at Sam's a couple of weeks ago, we got some Carnations, and they still look very lovely.
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I also got a replacement Cardinal for my little hanging basket.  The last one I had, had disintegrated, believe it or not.
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