Kim Beck reports that she and Lee “took off on a crazy 2,400 mile West to South Texas adventure!” They went to Odessa, Texas and then up to Carlsbad, New Mexico for a day trip and back to Midland to pick up son, Jason, and his girlfriend, Courtney. The group then went to Balmorhea State Park, Fort Davis and Alpine. They hit Big Bend & Lajitas on Monday and then off to Marathon & Del Rio on Tuesday, stopping to see the Judge Roy Bean museum on the way. Kim adds, “Swam in the San Felipe Springs, very refreshing!” On Wednesday they were up early on the way to Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Gruene and San Antonio. They visited with son, Jackson, and celebrated their daughter-in-law finishing up her bar exam. Way to go, Courtney!
Janie Lewis reported that some repair work is being done at the Tira Community Center. Also, she cleaned out the cabinets and “gave the cabinets by the sink a little uplift.” She’s been helping keep the pantry stocked, too. We appreciate all she and the other council members do for the community.
Chip and I took Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden to meet their Gimmee (grandmother) Tiffany and Aunt Jaidyn in New Boston on Friday afternoon. They spent the weekend with Perry, Tiffany, and Jaidyn in Malvern, Arkansas. The kids went to Vacation Bible School on Saturday and they all had a great time at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs on Sunday, after church. Perry and Jaidyn brought the boys back on Monday. Tiffany was at work in her new job as a library aide at Lakeside School District.
On Saturday, Chip and I went to Waco and took our son, Delayne, out for lunch at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant for his birthday, which was on August 1st. Our grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Landon and Laiken, did some shopping on Saturday, while the boys were away on their weekend trip.
Malcolm, Kenden, and Landon Joslin joined us for lunch on Sunday. Chip cooked steaks for Malcolm’s birthday. Laiken couldn’t be with us, due to a prior commitment, so Landon took her meal “to go”.
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