Saturday, July 26, 2014

Karate Camp!

We sat up last night watching the sky but we slept through the night!
The Texas sun is harsh during the day but once it goes down - whew!
It becomes so much more pleasant!

This morning we headed down to the meadow where the Karate Camp was going on in full force!

You have to be TOUGH to train in this Texas heat but I guess if you are into Karate you ARE tough!!

My step son is a Master Karate guy! 
I know not ONE THING about Karate but I DO know that Dean must know nearly EVERYTHING!

This camp was for higher order belts and I think it was a weapons class.

I just stand around and watch and take pictures.

There are critters everywhere down here!
The class just goes on and they act like they hardly notice them.

This is my step son and his wife, Sherry.

They are the cutest couple!
I love them both dearly!

Sherry is a black belt and teacher as well.
She is stronger than anyone I know - including Louis Dean!

Isn't he cute??
I think he looks like his dad!

I could brag about Dean and Sherry all day long!!

I will never forget her love and support when Louis Dean had a heart attack some years ago.

This was the lunch break.....notice BeeBee in there?
Pulled pork on buns, fresh veggies, potato salads, nachos, and more!

Nothing is as refreshing in this heat as ice cold watermelon slices!

The smoker was smoking away all day long.....

Tents are in the meadow once again.
That in the foreground is the bon fire pile for tonight!
No burn ban this time!

Louis Dean and I came back to the camper for a rest/nap in the A/C!

Time to go back down to the meadow to help with dinner.
What a way to go!

I've been doing it all wrong!
I have been WALKING!

A sample of SOME of our evening meal.

I came back (to the camper) to rest, read and play Scrabble while I wait for the sun to go down.

Guess who I got to visit with???

The QUADS!!! I love Skype!!!
They are ALL saying MeeMaw so it is now official!
I am MeeMaw! And Bella! AND MiMi!!!

These videos may not be real clear but I wanted to record them saying MeeMaw!


We spent some time up here this evening by our camper but we're not building a fire.
Louis Dean played some on his guitar and then sang the song he always sings to end his serenade.

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Now we are heading back down to the meadow.
They should be lighting that big bon fire pretty soon and I sure don't want to miss that!!!


Sweet Tea said...

Glad you're enjoying your time at the campsite. all sounds wonderful, except for the daytime heat. We've been told by the media to stay indoors in the evening because of West Nile Virus, is that warning in TX?

Ginny said...

Yeah, I get to hear Louis Dean sing and play!!! And you are looking so cute and cool in your denim capris and t-shirt!

Wanda said...

What a day and night. What a full and exciting life your lead. Your step son and wife are so cute...I wouldn't want to mess with either of them!!! Black belts..But you look at cute as a bug and love your ride in the wagon. What a way to go.

Kathy said...

Riding to the meadow in a wagon... now you should have thought of that months ago! Ha, ha. What a great life you live. I loved hearing the quads calling you Meemaw. I guess it IS official. Thanks for the video of LD singing. I finally got to hear him!

Sandra said...

i would love the bon fire the most and Bebe the goat second and the food third, but not the harsh heat and not a tent.. the camper would be ok though. if it has AC that is... i am a wimp for hot weather. i love the shot of them doing the karate and the sun is shining right in the middle of them all. the one that is above you could brag and Dean and Sherry all day. love that shot.. and you should be bragging, they sound amazing

bj said...

looks like ya'll had a really great time. as hot as it's been here, i don't like getting out in it for long.
glad you had a good time.

Susie said...

Linda, That is the sweetest thing, LD singing to you. That boy loves you.:):) It's so cute to hear the quads talking. They are growing way to fast. Sure lots going on at the camp..never a shortage of good food. :):) Blessings to you and your lovebird LD. xoxo,Susie

Angie said...

Wonderful day!!!
That picture of you in the wagon is the cutest!
Hope you all had a blast at the bonfire. Bonfires are the best :)

Carla said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend for you and LD