The first week of December we celebrated our 26th anniversary  with 6 days on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. It is aptly named "The Garden Island"     Highlights of the vacation were:  -boat trip to Na Poli Coast -snorkeling -whales, dolphins, sea turtles and flying fish -lots of hiking and exercise -beautiful scenery everywhere … Continue reading Kauai


Declared "The Best Thanksgiving Ever"   Chad, Joann, Curtis, Erin, Holly, Sophie & Kenny joined us for the holiday. It was a great weekend. Memorable for: -Post Office & typewritten notes between family members -good food -fun games -SWIMMING in November -the Twitchell bed and breakfast full to capacity -root beer bottle band -a kind … Continue reading Thanksgiving


There is nothing quite like Texas high school football. They take it very seriously.  Homecoming mums are an interesting tradition too. It has grown from a simple flower to huge ribbon draped display.            

The Olympics

For many years we have celebrated the Olympics by having meals from different countries. These pictures were taken on Mexico night. Also memorable this year was fish & chips with trifle because the Olympics were held in London. It is a fun family tradition.