Saturday, August 16, 2014

West Texas

We spent a couple of days with some friends at their ranch near Sabinal, TX. It's dusty and sweaty and absolutely wonderful. 

 Mrs. Alisa had pity on Harrison on our walk and carried him for a bit.

 These two. 

 Harrison and Emily are a couple months apart. They get along really well, especially for how reclusive Harrison can be. One time they were at our home for supper and Harrison dropped all his food off of his plate onto the floor. He stood there shocked, mouth hanging open, just staring at the food. Emily hears his gasp and comes running. She quickly begins to pick up all the food, put it back on his plate and throw it away. It was just. So. Perfect! That is typical of their relationship right now.

Tuesday morning we went to Garner State Park. The river was a perfect depth for splashing and playing and paddle boating. It started spitting rain and rumbling thunder toward lunch time. While we were packing up, I saw a kid coming up from the river to his mom. He was mumbling to her - I'm guessing about how they had to get out of the water because of thunder and lightening. She started up from her chair and in the best Southern Preacher imitation she orated, "The Lawd sends the rain! And He knows what's best! And you kids better stop thinking everything's about ya'll constantly!" She had me under conviction before it was all over. 

Dinner together. 

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