Saturday, August 15, 2009

wonderful time in Texas

Deb and I had the most wonderful time in Texas with my sister Maxine. Her and her husband Steve showed us the most wonderful time there. My sister Cheryl with most of her family came, and most of Maxine's family was present as well. It will be a time I'll never forget.

Deb and I in front of Maxine and Steve's house. It was hot, even if a bit cooled down part of the time for Texas itself.

We certainly did miss Tiffany, Chris and little Morgan. We knew they could not make it, but it's more than worth the mention.

My sister Maxine and I.

Me with my sisters Cheryl and Maxine.

Maxine and her husband Steve, with their youngest, Andrea. Their oldest daughter Angela could not be with us as she has been quite busy this summer in sales before college. We missed Angela.

Maxine and Steve's oldest, Douglas, with his girlfriend, Laura.

Cheryl with three of her four children: Jessica, Jason and Jenna. We missed Jamie, as well.

We enjoyed a very nice swimming pool in the back. And did spend one day at the best water fun place I've ever been at their Six Flags there. So we had plenty of water and sun. (That's Deb in the middle and Cheryl is barely in the pic on the right.)

Deb and I in front of The Sixth Floor Museum. The sixth floor of this building is from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I still remember the day. It was a very moving time for me in the museum. Well worth your visit.

My sister Maxine, who took us.

The building itself, including the windows, I believe to the far right on the sixth floor as you look at the building, from where the president was shot. They had the boxes concealing the assassin just as they were on that day, November 22, 1963.



Dallas.

A beautiful time. So good to be with family. We missed Mom, and of course Dad, as well.

Thanks so much, Maxine and Steve.

8 comments:

nAncY said...

quite the trip!
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome time we shared! Praise God for giving us family, and allowing us to be together!
love,
your sis, Cheryl

nannykim said...

Sounds wonderful! The museum would be a very moving experience, I am sure.

Max said...

Ted & Deb,
Your visit was a dream come true!! How we all enjoyed it. God is so good, creative, magnificent, etc etc! I can't wait until you can come again.
Love,
Your Sis Maxine

Ted M. Gossard said...

nAncY,
Yes. I know trips aren't foreign to you and your family, either. You're well aware of how travelling across country is.

Maxine and her family are so good at getting to Ohio where she and Steve connect with family. At least twice a year. But I had not been to Texas in 25 years. We plan to go back much sooner next time around!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Cheryl,
Yes. It was great! Time flew by while we were there, especially when in the lazy river. :)

Thanks for all your generosity. And it was fun being together, even in that van, most of the time. :)

love, your bro,
Ted

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nannykim,
Yes. Of course what happened transcended politics. Was quite interesting as well. I'm glad we went, with a little, loving push from my sis, Maxine.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Maxine,
Thanks so much for all your love and generosity. You are a blessing! And thanks to Steve; he is certainly a blessing as well.

Yes. It would be great to make it every year and we're so spoiled because you folks make it back our way at least a couple times every year.

And yes, the Lord is indeed good beyond our wildest thoughts and imaginations. We need to rest and revel more in his goodness to us in Jesus.

Thanks again. Love, your bro,
Ted