A small flowering plant on my parents’ property, with dew drops (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) Finding a good spot in everyone’s schedule, we planned and executed a quick trip to Oklahoma to see my parents (the last time was Christmas 2015), and my brother and his family were[…]
RnB in the minivan, ready to head home, Dec. 14 (Copyright © 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) A few days ago, my wife and I — and our offspring — returned safely and happily from a five-day trip to Oklahoma for a bit of an early Christmas celebration with family — and a surprise birthday[…]
Family Portrait Click here to see a larger version (Copyright © 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) We were pleased recently that my parents came to visit us here in Killeen. During their (short) visit, the main activity was going to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco.
Four day in one entry: rain, brother’s visit, late bills, eating ants, the writing on the wall
(I have not yet had a chance to fully peruse the images from BWF’s birthday, format them, or upload them.) (EDIT: Here is the images entry from June 11) Today began with my wife taking BWF to his one-year checkup at the doctor’s office. He got a few shots and had some blood drawn. He[…]
scroll down for larger images In this entry: ➤ Notes on our day ➤ Z&J Visit ➤ Weather ➤ ❹ images
My brother Zane with my son Benjamin, and with both my kids (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) In this entry: Zane’s visit Benjamin’s sleep Rebecca’s training 5 images Weather
April 9-11, we drove to Oklahoma and back for a short-but-sweet visit with my family. Scroll down for description of the driving part of the trip. I’ll focus first on the actual visit.
Heather and the boys followed us to Ikea in Round Rock this morning — their first time in such a store. Heather found a few things she needed for her house, while MF and I bought items as well. (On the way there, we were stuck in traffic for 30 minutes; it turned out that[…]
I took the van out & filled up with gas (17.7 mpg on our second tank, almost all of it city driving, and including the one-hour drive through the safari yesterday at about 2 miles per hour), then washed it — a pathetic attempt to remove cow & camel slobber from the day before. By[…]
Visited Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari with Heather & the boys. We saw zebras, buffalo, a camel, goats, elk, and a few others. In the petting zoo, Rebecca bravely walked among the goats and sheep, though she occasionally hid behind my legs when a larger animal approached her. She hand-fed several goats. She[…]
Mowed/edged. Vacuumed. Laundry. Rebecca didn’t take a nap today — fourth time in her life if my count is correct. And she was fine until about 5:30 p.m., when we made a grocery run. She fell asleep just as we got back home. I couldn’t wake her up. MF finally woke her up after about[…]
We spent most of the day with my sister Shari and her family. (They’d arrived late the night before and stayed in a cabin in a nearby recreation area.) Today, we went to Purser Park in the morning, where Rebecca played with her cousins, we all threw Frisbees, some of us explored the culverts under[…]
Today, we visited Austin.
H-E-B (supermarket) in the morning. Schoepff’s BBQ in Belton for lunch. Afternoon: Ft. Hood & Killeen mall. Evening: leftovers for supper. After watching The Voice, my wife and Rebecca headed off to bed. J.P. & I watched reruns of Newsradio for a couple of hours.
This morning, I mowed (yes, in December) and vacuumed. My wife cooked a lot & cleaned a little. I took Rebecca to the grocery store to pick up a few last minute items. After lunch, Rebecca took a 45-minute nap. Then we were supposed to pick up Jean-Pierre (my wife’s brother) from the airport. His[…]
Marline and Rebecca with Ludmia and Isis at GRK (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
Marline, Rebecca, Ludmia, and Isis at an entry to Ft. Hood, Texas (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
Isis, Ludmia, Marline, and Rebecca at playground (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
Today, just after lunch, we picked up my wife’s cousin Ludmia and her baby Isis at the Killeen airport and brought them to our home for a few days’ visit. Isis is 3.5 months old. I had only met Ludmia once before — at her wedding in May 2007 (photos). We didn’t do much this[…]