Now Playing: grandson is humming something!
The first "episode" of our vacation is posted below.
Spent the first night at my mom's bringing in luggage, cramming a lot of talking into a short time and eating the dinner she'd heated for us (sloppy joes). Husband spent time putting up the air mattress on a frame. This time we remembered the air pump!
While we were there, several of my cousins and families came over. We enjoyed a pot luck of sorts. My contribution was Kroger's Fried Chicken (which isn't all that bad!). What we had left over, our Son mostly consumed during late night refridgerator raids or we ate during lunch the next day or so. Cousin "J" (wow - most of my cousins that were there are Cousin "J"!) brought 3 pies which her grandson and College Bound Daughter ate with gusto! There was some sort of pie eating contest the rest of us didn't know about and the two consumed 5 pieces of pie each! They didn't want to be outdone by the other. And the worst part is - I don't think either of them gained any weight. If it had been me, it would have all settled in my hips and thighs. But she ate my piece of Lemon Meringue pie! Wah!
We attended Mom's church - the church I grew up in. Was nice to see some familiar faces there. The Youth Minister preached that day as their minister was in the hospital. Delivered a very good sermon. Soon to be Second Grader even went up for the Children's time and then went back for Children's "Sunday School" for the remainder of the service. Back home afterwards to eat the wonderful Pork Loin Roast that I'd fixed that morning. Was even better than I remember making it at home! Another of my first cousins - and another Cousin "J" came over with her daughter & 2 grandsons. We yakked and yakked and College Bound Daughter and Cousin's youngest grandson had a great time. Her oldest grandson and my grandson spent the whole time playing with a gameboy video game.
We treated Mom to some Frozen Custard from "Ritters" while we were there. Too good to pass up and it is one of her favorites.
The morning's and evenings were cool and was wonderful not to be in the Texas Heat during that time.
Will bring you Part 3 of our vacation next time!