Well, we've found our new favorite barbecue joint in the little town of Llano, TX. They had some amazing brisket and you get to pick what you want right off of the grill. It was amazing and well worth the 1.5 hour drive. Just take a look at the meat. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the ribs. They were amazing.
Here are two delighted meat eaters in front of Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que.
Also in Llano, Max and I found a great place to swim in the river that runs through the middle of town. Max would have stayed there all day throwing rocks into the river but we had to go home eventually. Who would have guessed that Llano could be so exciting?
Ephraim was gone again for the last two weeks of July doing training in the field. As he was frying in the Texas heat (no air conditioning or showers...GROSS!) Lindsay, Russell, and Calvin came down and took me and the boys on a trip. We spent a few days in San Antonio then headed to South Padre Island for a great day at the beach. We had a fantastic time...thanks for the vacation Lindz and Russ!
Calvin and Max played in the water in the yard then enjoyed a light lunch on the veranda.
2 Bewildered Bug Boys at the San Antonio Zoo.
Me and Lindz at the Sunken Gardens. Merry Christmas to all!
Ephraim got to celebrate his 26th birthday this year with a delicious dinner of steak and ribs. My sister Lindsay and her husband Russell and son Calvin came to visit and helped celebrate.
Ephraim went outside his norm with his cake choice this year. Usually he chooses the gooiest, most disgustingly-excessively-frosted buttercream cake he can find but this year he opted for Lyndy's famous apple cake (well, we think it should be famous). Its heavenly.
The biggest surprise of the evening came when we were a few notes into 'happy birthday' and a life-flight helicopter landed 10 feet from our yard. We felt bad our neighbor was injured (we're still not clear about the situation) but it sure made for an exciting end to the party.