On Sunday afternoon, we were at another family’s home for a birthday party. They love on a couple of acres and have goats and chickens. But those animals are not what this post is about. The neighbor’s dog, Skeeter, was over and brought his not-altogether-hygienic tennis ball with him. While Brock was a little hesitant (see the picture of him tentatively reaching under the dog to get the ball), he played a little throw and fetch with Skeeter.
Grand-baby, Home Repair, and Houston At It’s Best
Getting ready for Salvador’s Painting and Remodeling to arrive 8 AM tomorrow morning to begin repairing our ceilings and walls.
We moved our living room furniture into the sitting area of the master bedroom:
Today was a perfect January day: clear skies, 73 degrees, and a slight breeze.
Grandpa Ben and Grandma Lori Brag a Bit
Haven’t lost my touch? Managed to convince Munchkin to have a nap in my arms.
Cool 20th birthday present: Get to know your new nephew.
Grandpa Ben and Munckin/Brody/Scooter have some quality time.
Uncle Davison and Uncle Brock have a turn. Love the hat, Great-Grandma Huber!!!
Brody seems to be enjoying his first bath.
Our Favorite Christmas Gift
It’s not every Christmas you receive the gift of a grandchild’s birth–and your first grandchild, at that!
Brodwin (pronounced with a long “o”), Brody for short, was born on Dec. 26, 2015, at 3:55 AM, much to the joy (and relief!) of his mother, Elissa, and his father, Layne. Of course, his grandparents and aunts and uncles are pretty excited, too!
Brody is beautiful (I knew he would be! 😉)! He is calm and alert, and looks intently at people and objects. He looks a lot like his parents, IMHO.
Brody did have to spend the night and next day in the neo-natal nursery due to a few issues, but seems to be doing well. He and his mom (and dad, who has been at the hospital most of the time) should be arriving home on the 28th.
It’s going to be ever so hard to leave for our return trip to Houston!!!
We are thankful for the gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, for His death and resurrection, and the gift of forgiveness of sin and for victory over the ultimate consequence for sin–life instead of death.
This year, we are also grateful for the gift of our son’s son, and pray that he too will one day receive the gift of forgiveness of sins and the blessing of eternal life!
Christmas in Calgary pictures
Davison’s First Settlers Win
We’re currently staying at Layne and Elissa’s, prepping for Christmas and more importantly waiting for Munchkin, Layne and Elissa’s baby, to arrive.
This morning Elissa, Danaya, Davison, and myself (Ben) played a game of Settlera of Catan. Davison pulled off a massive win with scoring 10 points while the rest of us were all sitting at 5 or 6. He had the help of the Longest Road, Largest Army, plus multiple 12 and 2 rolls.
You Know Your 6-Year-Old’s a Gen Z When…
Ben took the day off on Friday. He took the Traverse in to get the A/C fixed (again), and we were prepping for a trip to SA on Saturday.
Then he visited our place (kinda hard to see):
Managed to catch him flying to check out another neighbor’s place:
River Walk In San Antonio
On Saturday, Ben, Heidi, Davison and I headed to San Antonio to do a Steeped Tea tasting and class at a friend’s home.
Brock stayed at his friend’s house (thanks, J!!), Danaya and Daelynn were working, and Mikaela is 2k miles away, so we had two of our eight kids with us.
At one point Ben turned to me and said, “We look like a NORMAL family!”
Walked the river with these fine folks.
Love this covered stairway and the kids in it.