Sunday, July 27, 2008

Camping Trip

Every year my best friends from school get together for our annual Camping Trip. We started camping out in tents and bringing along the whole family. Sometimes there were up to 26 people. We usually camp in or around the Texas Hill Country (Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, etc.) and occasionally as far away as Lake O The Pines, close to the Texas Oklahoma border. As the years went by we decided that the camping was getting a little less fun than it used to be when we were younger and we started finding houses to rent or lodges to stay in. We still call it the Camping Trip but there is very little camping involved! This is our first year without any of the kids coming along, except for Mitzi's youngest daughters, Emily and Kellie. We stayed at Turkey Cove Lodge on Canyon Lake.

It's so much fun to see everyone and get caught up on what's happening with our families and our lives. We rented a pontoon boat for a few hours and took a boat ride around Canyon Lake. It's really beautiful.

Jackie, Janet, Michelle, Deana, Mitzi

Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What a blast! We're already thinking about next year's Camping Trip. We're already making plans for next year. Check out some more pictures at:

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our Grandchild!

Jessica and David are expecting a baby at the end of January. In a couple of weeks we'll find out if it's a boy or a girl. Here's our first look!!

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. ~Author Unknown

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Fun

We had a great weekend. The weather was hot, but still beautiful. We had lots of fun on and in the water between the swimming pool, the dinghy and the sail boat. Our friends Mitzi and Kelly came to visit along with Mitzi's daughter Emily. We went sailing on Sunday and had a wonderful sail. It was so much fun to spend some time with Mitzi. I've known her since we were in elementary school but it seems like we don't get to spend much time together anymore.

Kelly and Mitzi

My Sister Mitzi


Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps

Thursday, July 10, 2008


We've been having a great time learning to use our new camera. We bought a Canon Rebel Xsi which is a wonderful digital camera with some awesome zoom and macro lenses. I've been taking so many pictures that I've earned a title: Deana Jones, N.N.G.P. (Non-National Geographic Photographer)! Maybe if I practice enough I'll get to lose the first N. This is a great camera so it takes most of the guesswork out of getting nice pictures. Luckily there are plenty of Herons in the marina that don't mind posing.

Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner. ~Author Unknown

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera. ~Edward Steichen

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Vacation

We were on vacation last week and we spent the first part of the week with Kayla. Mostly just hanging around the marina at the swimming pool. Very relaxing and lots of fun spending time with our granddaughter.

Kayla Joe

Anne, Kayla and Keegan (Sumertime Fun)

Anne and Kayla

We sent Kayla home and celebrated our 11th anniversary for the second part of the week. We sailed over to Double Bayou and had a great time. Eleven years and still fireworks!!!!

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~Author Unknown