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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas is Grand

Spending our holidays with the Grands and their Dads. . .will catch you up on all our goings on next week. . .


Until then wishing you all a Merry Christmas. . .and the Happiest of Happy New Years!

Dave and Janice

ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing.com


Friday, December 16, 2011

Gearing up for all the Christmas Excitement. . .

What a difference a week makes.
After a quiet, and uneventful time last week, this week has been hopping. . .
Dave’s sister was performing at the Houston Heritage Society’s Candlelight Festival at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston, and got us free tickets for Saturday night. . . thanks Sis!
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It was really great, and we highly recommend that you make plans to attend if you are in the area at Christmas time. . .Sam Houston Park is located on Buffalo Bayou with the downtown skyscrapers creating a backdrop.
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There was a huge crowd, and a long line waiting to hear the Houston Boy’s Choir perform in this old German Church. . .
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The boy’s choir has been performing at this event for over forty years. . .
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Carolers entertaining the crowd

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This gentleman was set up on the porch of an old log cabin, letting the kids sign their names with a quill and ink. . .they really seemed to be enjoying the experience. . .
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There are several different eras of Houston History represented in the restored homes in the park. . .this is the Staiti Home, circa 1913. . .and was where our sis was performing. . .they told me I couldn’t take pics inside. . .but here is a You Tube Clip of the performance. . .Mary is the gorgeous one on the far right. . .it’s only a couple of minutes long!



Now on to the rest of our week. . .
It’s time for the Kid’s Christmas Drama at church. . .so of course, we want to help wherever we can. . .which just happens to be the props department. . .

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One of the Dads did the cutouts. . .so this is what we started with. . .
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and here was the finished product. . .it doesn't look like it in this pic, but it really is painted a beautiful gingerbread caramel color
some of the Moms were going to finish glittering it up and such. . .
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While I worked on the Gingerbread House,
Dave took on the Castle and did a really great job. . .
I wish I could show you, but my pic of the finished product didn’t come out. . .
I’ll take more Sunday Morning, so you can see how wonderful it turned out. . .

In addition to painting props, this week,
our son celebrated his 35th birthday, (good grief)
so on Wednesday night we had all of them over for soup and cornbread that I had made, and a delicious homemade cheesecake that his better half Lori had made. . .
before the cherries were added. . .

it was wonderful, and worth every delectable calorie. . .
I can assure you that these poor old bodies are not used to all that exercise,
and we are feeling it today. . .
so we are taking it easy until our grandson’s basketball game this evening. . .
check in next week to see how he did!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lunch with Friends, Cooking, and Basketball, Excitement

Here’s the real truth of full time RV Living. . .most of the time it’s just day to day life with a few moments of excitement thrown in. . .

This week we had friends over for a delicious chicken, cheese, and pasta soup. . .

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along with a great pan of southern cornbread cooked in my new table top infrared oven.

Emily in Action! 

and a follow up later that evening of my youngest grandaughter’s basketball game.  Since I had no clue what was going on, I decided the best thing to do was keep my eyes on the most important thing. . .here she is in action!  Doesn’t get much better than that. . .

And that was about it. . .Dave left on Wednesday to teach a class in Austin. . .I stayed here to hold down the home fort.

Tomorrow, we’re attending a Candlelight Tour in downtown Houston. . .thanks Sis for getting us free tickets.  I’m sure we’ll have some great pics for next weeks post. . .see you then!



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Friday, December 2, 2011

Evans Escapades: Rain - Mud–Weddings and Birthdays


It has been quite a week. . .we left Double Lake on Saturday morning, headed to my Dad’s place. . .
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Beautiful and desperately needed rain. ..although we don’t normally travel on bad weather days, it was a really short trip. . .and no major highways, so we headed out. . .all was well until we got to Dad’s place. . .started backing in to the same place we’ve been parking for the last two years. . .never when it’s been wet though!

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DRAMA. . .trust me. . .if there is any drama to be found. . .WE will find it.   This is probably the only soft spot in the whole place. . .and once it sunk. . .there was no moving it!
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Thank the Lord for Emergency RoadSide Service to the rescue. . .thank you Hatch Wrecker Service. . .they were so nice!  Even offered to trade us their entire business, all the equipment, and the employees for our rig. . .even swap.  THAT was a definite NO. . .Thanks!  Once we got out of that little jam. . .we headed to the nearest RV park.
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Here’s the entire reason for making the trip back to my Dad’s. . .my beautiful niece Kinsey’s wedding. . .
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here’s our adorable great nephew Austin enjoying his favorite part of the wedding. . .once the wedding festivities were over, we could finally head for Houston and my grands fix. . .
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Yes indeed!  If only I could put a brick on their heads. . .
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and stop them from having birthdays. . .
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I would be a happy grandma!
We are hoping to settle into a boring routine of catching up on projects until Christmas. . .ha!
Talk to you next week. . .we are off to find some Texas barbecue! With our entertainment coupon, we're going to buy one dinner, get one free at AJ's Meathouse in Dickinson. . .we already know they have good stuff. . .so the coupon is a bonus. ..click on link below to see the details.


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