Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas on the Lake

Kathi and I drove in to Austin on Christmas Eve to pick up AJ and have him spend the night with us in our RV, so we could share Christmas day together. On the way home, we stopped at Rudy’s BBQ for lunch. Kathi bought extra lean brisket for her sandwich and extra moist brisket for sandwiches for AJ and I. AJ always has a banana pudding – I may have taught him that you eat dessert first. I normally have my dessert with my meal, so it gets well mixed in my calorie count. We had enough brisket to take home for a sandwich for AJ later in the evening. I had a slice of pecan pie for a late-night snack.

Our Cedar Breaks view out the front of our RV

 We intentionally slept late this morning and when we got up, I lit the oven so Kathi could bake the lasagna she made on Thursday. Then we all had coffee and I added a bowl of cereal to my morning fare.

Kathi cooked the lasagna and heated some garlic bread and we ate as soon as it was done. The meal was great. To set the Christmas mood, I played Dolly Parton’s “Christmas of Many Colors” that I had saved on our DVR for the occasion. We all enjoyed the movie and just to show I have a little nostalgia, I coerced them into watching “Frosty the Snowman” with Jimmy Durante as the featured voice.  It was not as good as Dolly, but still fun.
AJ in Cedar Breaks Park

More lasagna for AJ to take home

 Kathi got a text from our youngest son, Christopher in Deer Park and he was relaxing and enjoying his day off. She talked to a few more relatives on the phone in the afternoon. We are all getting older and having medical issues, but all the family members seemed to find time for some Christmas joy.

Kathi and I will be here one more day and leave on Tuesday for a few days at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. They gave us four days free in their RV park. Depending on how well we do, we may want to extend our stay. I am not feeling particularly lucky, but Kathi is always good luck to me. Win or lose, we will enjoy the time alone, with a casino full of revelers.

We may move back south to McKinney, TX to have a couple of shades replaced in our motorhome. Kathi will be watching the weather to determine the next stop. Wherever we are it will be fun and we will be glad to be together.

I really, really hope you all had a merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. We had a great Christmas by the lake. It was great to be with my parents. I value that time more than ever. Wish my brother was with us. I'm proud of him though. He works hard. Merry Christmas to everyone.