Texas January Roundup
|Our Rockport Camp|
|Phil, Rose, Gisele, Tim|
The fish fry itself was a real hit. I think we had about 60 people and enough food to feed twice that. It's a lot of work but everyone joins in and contributes in some way... so it's manageable. Good food and good people make it an enjoyable day.
We were happy to have Jan & Dave, my little sister and brother-in-law, visit us during the weekend of the 22nd. They were looking for an excuse to escape cold snowy Wisconsin for a few days prior to gearing up for tax season -- Dave is a CPA and they both work hard long hours between now and tax day in April. It was a short visit, just two days, but we really connect with these two and always have a great time when we get together. When we're back in Wisconsin during the summer we usually join these two for TNOD (Thursday Night On the Deck) at a local Mexican Restaurant in downtown Beaver Dam. It's sorta-like TGIF... their way of starting the weekend. You see, a side benefit of working hard during tax season can turn Friday into a weekend day during the summer. Thanks for coming down you guys... we really enjoyed it.
|The Big Tree -- Largest Coastal Live Oak in Texas|
|The Beach on Mustang Island|
Other than those, my days have been routine. Dar's still working a lot (today she was called in to cover a staff shortage, which makes 4 long days in a row for her this week) and I'm keeping house when I'm motivated. Even with working so much, Dar's doing a better job of keeping up with our online photo albums than I've been with blogging... so check out the few pics we have from January.