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Scenes from the 4th of July

July 4th, 2017 Lake Livingston, TX

My friend’s daughter Paige
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Swimming in Lake Livingston
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Shark’s attacking!
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Taylor
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Camp Johnston
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Texas Turkeys having a July 4th feast
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The kids feeding the fish
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Jason giving instruction
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USA!
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Fireworks
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Goodnight Moon
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Family Time

My sister Gaylyna and her kids came down to visit from Oklahoma last week, and I was able to spend time with them this past weekend.

Friday we went to Memorial City Mall so that one of my nieces could visit the American Girl store. From there we went out to visit my brother Brad and his wife Angela for the weekend in Smithville, TX. Saturday we had a pool party at their house and our youngest sister Amber came over with her kids, as well as my Dad and his wife Joan. It’s rare that we are all able to get together.  Sunday we spent more time in the pool, had lunch a few blocks away in downtown Smithville.  The few days flew by quick, but I am thankful we had a chance to make more memories with everyone.

 

Frolic’s Castle
Memorial City Mall
Houston, TX
06-23-17

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My nephew at Frolic's Castle
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My nephew at Frolic’s castle

Murphy’s Steakhouse
Winchester, TX
Murphy's Steakhouse

Murphy's Steakhouse

Pool Party at my brother brother Brad and his wife Angela’s house
Smithville, TX
06-24-17

A Hurricane Randall special report on the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

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My Dad, niece, and Dad’s wife
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My nephew
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My nephew and niece
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My nephew and Sheltie nieces
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Lunch at Honey’s Diner
Smithville, TX
06-25-17
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Honey's, Smithville, TX

Honey's, Smithville, TX

After at Amy’s Ice Cream
Amy's Ice Cream, Smithville, TX

Honey's, Smithville, TX

Honey's, Smithville, TX

Amy's Ice Cream, Smithville, TX

Honey's, Smithville, TX

Amy's Ice Cream, Honey's, Smithville, TX

My sister and her kids
Downtown Smithville
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Smithville, TX
Smithville, TX

Family Time June 2017

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Smithville VFD

My brother Brad and his wife moved to Smithville, TX last year and have become immersed in the community. Brad recently joined the volunteer fire department. I went over for a visit a few weekends ago and he showed me around the fire station. They have a restored 1960’s Chevy fire truck that is really cool. Here are a few pictures:

 

 

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Bolivar Peninsula

Today (Saturday) I decided to get out of the apartment and go for a drive. I drove around Galveston Bay, I went the route that the Bike Around the Bay goes every October, except I was in my car today and need SAG support to make it around.  I intended to eat lunch at the Stingaree Restaurant on Bolivar Peninsula, but there was a Dodge Charger car meet going on, and they were pretty packed. Thus I kept on driving and sit and waited on the ferry for an hour and a half.  Well it was cheap entertainment (besides the gas) and it got me out of my leased four walls.  I intended to take a lot more pictures, but after waiting on the ferry I was hungry and Galveston was hopping with people. So I journeyed on, but did take a few pictures while waiting for the ferry.

 

 

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