Our Fourth of July Celebration,
at Mama Crow's house,
as far as festivities go.
It rained most of the day, and
we did not go anywhere.
I take that back ... we went to
El Chico's for supper.
Then we spent the rest
of the evening getting ready,
and packing, for Lindsey and Laura's
(my teen-aged daughters)
week-long summer camp in East Texas.
They leave at 7:15 in the morning,
and I will miss them.
I did manage to spend some time in deep reflection today ...
upon the liberties we still have
in this country,
and upon my mother's 65 years
on this earth.
I have a lot to be thankful for.
My mother, Linda, was born in Sweetwater, Texas
on July 4, 1945.
She is as shy as I am
when it comes to having her photo taken.
Below is one of my favorite snapshots of her.
She is holding Nani Wayne aka Miss Field Lab 2010
(November 4, 2005)
and, honestly, my mother hasn't changed much at all.
I love my mother ... one hell of a lady, she is.
Oh, and if you are wondering why the day wasn't spent with her ...
she had been at my sister's house in Wimberley
for the past week, and didn't get home until later.
I was on the phone with her when Bo surprised her ...
she hadn't seen him since his return last weekend.
I think her birthday was perfect :)
The following photos I can thank our long-time family friend, Angie, for.
She came back to Buffalo Gap (from Austin) to visit again,
and spent some more time with my little brother ...
maybe she'll pop in and give us a little narrative?
Here they are, again, at Tom Perini's Ranch.
I'm assuming Bo finally got his steak?
Angie and Bo
Bo and, his girlfriend(?) Kaysha
It has been over nine years since Bo got to celebrate
July 4th ... and play with firecrackers ...
since he's been in Europe all this time.
So he was HAPPY.
And here is Angie and Bo
for some night-time sparkles.
I wish I could have been there.
I love y'all.