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Author Archives: Joey

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Man of the House

We Visit Holly’s Shiny New Skyscraper


BHP Billiton spent a lot of money to build a new skyscraper in the Post Oak area. Holly already worked on the 22nd floor of one of the older buildings, but BhpBilliton decided they needed a new one. It was finally ready in the spring and Holly packed up her stuff and moved to the … Continue reading »

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School’s Out – Summer begins


School finally came to an end and Ivy completed 3rd grade successfully. Grade average? I think a B. She did well okay in ever category, but excelled in mathematics. She showed signs of being an artist as well. Didn’t do so great in Spanish reading, but she didn’t fail either. I think she just didn’t … Continue reading »

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Easter


Easter was fairly tame this year. We just went to Easter morning services at Klein Methodist Church with Jane (her home church). It was nice! Then some good food at Harris County Smokehouse in Tomball. I had never heard of the place, but Jane said it was really good. So we went and tried it…and, … Continue reading »

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Ancestry Archive


For Christmas in 2011, Holly bought me a membership to Ancestry.com I ended up with so much information that it was a bit overwhelming, mind-boggling, and seemingly never-ending (I never quite finished it). But at the very least, I did write a few blogs posts about what I had found. I’m just creating this blog … Continue reading »

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Godeo the Rodeo…for free!


I had resigned to think I wouldn’t be going to the rodeo at all this year. Nobody wanted to go! And the concerts that I wanted to see were quickly sold out…especially the Zac Brown Band. So, I figured, oh well, there’s next year. But on Sunday, the final day of the Rodeo, a neighbor … Continue reading »

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Went Wild in Waco


Spring break! Wait. Didn’t we just have a Christmas break? Do we really need another break? A whole week?! I guess so. It’s that time again to find stuff to do for the kiddos, as well as take the obligatory photos of bluebonnets. This time around, though, some of the relatives from up north decided … Continue reading »

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Ivy Goes Camping


Ivy went on her very first camping trip! I told her there were bears and snakes and monsters out there in the woods, but she didn’t seem scared at all. Off she went with her Girl Scout Troop and spent the weekend doing crafts, eating food, and bashing each other in giant hamster-like balls. Share … Continue reading »

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Daddy/Daughter Dance. And Go-Karts!


Our area Girl Scout Council put on a “Daddy/Daughter Dance” and lots of people showed up! I’d guess about 500 dads and daughters. We ate food and watched a magic show, and then boogied the night away on the dance floor. On Sunday, we made a trek to Jane’s house to install a TV antenna … Continue reading »

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Mardi Gras 2017


It’s Mardi Gras time! Galveston has several family-friendly Mardi Gras parades (no booze, no boob flashing), so I try to go to one of these parades each year. Jose had never been to a Mardi Gras parade, so I explained the whole thing to him – Fat Tuesday, Lent, Catholicism, etc etc. He thought it … Continue reading »

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Monster Truck Show!


Only 1 week ago this place was watched by over a billion people for Super Bowl 51. Today it is Monster Trucks. Of all things, Ivy’s Girl Scout Troop had tickets to a Monster Truck show! I would never have expected that. But they did, and asked if we wanted to go. I said, heck … Continue reading »

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