Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Our Son #2 rode in the MS 150 Bike Ride from Houston to Austin this weekend. Son #4 and family met us and we all gathered to cheer him on. The ride stopped midway the first night and we went to eat together along with the five cousins. Son #2 looked a bit weary, but was eager for the next day to begin the second half of his ride.
All five cousins with Son #2 at the restaurant.
The second day we all gathered at our half-empty house to eat and let the children play. I had already packed all the toys and books but the children managed to find enough to entertain themselves in the living room and in our backyard.
And, of course, we had the usual art session. The exhibit on our mantle includes one of my latest pictures--not quite finished.
And still no word on when we will actually have to move out of our house for remodeling. We are waiting for the building permits and the builder says that it should be next week. I am learning to live with less and less STUFF each week. I think there must be a lesson for me in that statement!


  1. We had a great time visiting with you! Can't wait to see you again in a couple of weeks!

  2. Great post, great pictures.
    All is well in Tulsa. We had an estate sale and moved.
    I think I could live without 95% of what we have.
    Email down. Talk soon.
    cathy voight

  3. You have the cutest grandchildren, and I love seeing them busy playing with each other and doing things rather than doing electronic stuff.

    I feel the tension building as the time for the Big Transition to Little Living nears.

  4. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.......................................................

  5. I popped over to see what was happening on the house:) Looks like you are still waiting! Permits are a pain but I hope it is soon!