Sunday, December 31, 2017

READY TO MOVE ON…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 31 - After an extended stay at the Houston Elks Lodge, we are ready to head South on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. We will be staying in Mission, Texas, to enjoy visits with many long-time friends, trips to Mexico to get some dental work done, and hopefully enjoying some tropical weather.

We arrived in Houston in mid-October in time to jump aboard the Houston Astro's baseball run for the World Series Championship. We enjoyed cheering them on and attending the celebration parade with our daughter, Carrie.

Astros parade

We've been trying to keep-up with Carrie and her friends cheering on their favorite NCAA football teams. We've also enjoyed spending as much time as possible with Carrie.

Marsha flew back to Canton, Ohio, in early November to celebrate her dad's surprise 90th birthday with family. Rather than return to Houston for a few weeks then turn around and fly back to Ohio for the Christmas Holidays, she decided to remain in Ohio and spend time with her dad, family, and friends. Paul and Bella held down the fort in Houston.

Doesn’t he look super for 90
dad photo 

Paul stayed busy doing some maintenance on the 5th wheel. He replaced the dining room light, blocked access to Bella's hideout under our bed (She likes to sneak under there when she senses we are about to travel.), installed fantastic fan vent covers on the RV roof, replaced the dome over the shower, replaced the back-up camera in the truck, waxed the RV, and replaced the RV toilet. Busy hands stay out of trouble.....LOL.

As Christmas drew near, Paul and Carrie flew back to Ohio to join Marsha and family for the holidays. We suffered through a little bit of snow at our oldest daughter, Kelly and Dave’s, house. Just enough to remind us why we head south in the winter. She has a beautiful place in Ohio's snow belt, but we'll enjoy it through pictures, not in person.

Kelly and Dave’s house.
Kelly houses

We had a wonderful Christmas with family at our Ohio home. Of course, Marsha prepared a magnificent dinner. We exchanged gifts, drank a few adult beverages, and enjoyed being with family for the holidays.

Weaver family

Dave and Paul playing a little poker.
Dave and Paul

The family minus a few. Dad wasn’t feeling well…dang.
family photo

Everyone enjoying a good meal.
Christmas 2017

Ever year Marsha makes a homemade gift for all the gals. She was in a bit of a panic this year. She was unable to get the materials for the special gift she had in mind this year. Once she arrived in Ohio, she had to go to work fast to come up with a new idea. She scanned Pinterest until she found the perfect gift…a ribbon tree. She made about 24 trees to give to family and friends. No two were alike. She was very happy with the results. Every one that received one gave her wonderful compliments.

ribbon trees

ribbon trees

ribbon trees

We made our way back to Houston soon after Christmas to prepare for our trip to the Rio Grande Valley. After ringing in the New Year, we will be spending a couple months traveling around South Texas before deciding our future destinations.

Goodbye Ohio snow.
Ohio snow

That should catch everyone up on where the heck are the Weavers. Happy New Year to all. Be safe and enjoy 2018.

2018

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

17 comments:

  1. Your dad looks magnificent for 90!! In fact, he doesn't look 90 at all!! Sounds like you all had a great Christmas!!! Love Kelly and Dave's home....very pretty all decorated for Christmas!! Those ribbon trees are adorable!! I am sure all who got one loved it!!
    Happy New Year to you and Paul!!

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  2. I was getting ready to check in for an update. Was happy to find this one.

    Your Dad does look great. I know you had a wonderful holiday with the family, can't wait to see where your travels take you.

    Bring on the Spring Training games. . .us in Florida. . .you in Phoenix!

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  3. Happy New Year! Hopefully things will have warmed up a bit by the time you get down here. Things are chilly in Texas right now!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  4. Looks like a lovely Christmas with lots of family. Dave and Kelly's house is so pretty all lit up with the snow:) The ribbon trees are so cute. Clever idea! Enjoy your time in Mission!! Safe travels and Happy New Year!

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  5. Good times with family. Hope the New Year starts well for you and continues right on that way.

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  6. Loved the update. Your father looks amazingly young!! It's so much fun to be with family at Christmas. We can't imagine the holidays without them. Not so happy with the snow this year either. We'll have to come up with a new plan for next year. Happy New Year!

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  7. The ribbon trees are very cool...good job. I wish we could stay close to each other for about a month, I have a lot of rv projects Paul could do....lol

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  8. Thanks for the update, Happy New Year and safe travels!

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  9. Your dad lokks fabulous. That was a big table and lots of people. Love the trees.

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  10. Looks like you had a terrific Christmas with the family. Have a great time in Mission ... hopefully the weather will be warmer ;-)

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  11. It's always wonderful spending the holidays with family. Paul sure was a busy guy. Where did you purchase the new dome? We need to replace ours. Happy New Year and enjoy the rest of your winter travels.

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  12. Great blog whichever of you is writing it! I loved the ribbon trees. I have Pinterest but never think of figuring it out.

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  13. Looks like your holidays were very special. Enjoy the warmer weather in Texas. Safe travels and Happy New Year! LuAnn

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  14. I can't believe the man in that photograph is 90! You've got good genes! Your holiday looked lovely, now its time to get back on the road. I hope the weather is kind to you! Have a wonderful new year

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  15. Happy belated New Year and safe travels.

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