Monday, May 16

Crafts and Surprise Visit

My sister and I surprised our brother with a visit on his birthday.  And we did a good job of surprising him.  Woke him up from his afternoon nap and we didn't get shot for breaking and entering!  We were in Texas after all.    It took him a bit to realize the two strange women standing in his living room were his sisters.   He said it was the best Birthday ever!  I'm glad we were able to spent time with him and the coolest SIL ever.  They live beside a lake.  It is peaceful and beautiful.   Until, the most wicked lightening/thundering/wind storm hit.  We were there for the 'unusual'  weather.  Of course we were!   Anyway, I took some pictures of the lake and storm.  Where are the pictures of the people?  Good question, I was too focused on eating Texas food and not on my camera.

This picture is from the deck looking down to the lake.  I sat out here and had coffee a couple of times.  Even when it was cold.  There are all kinds of birds to watch and it is very quiet.
 This is a close up of a house being built by a man from Germany and a reality show he is doing of the progress.  All you can see is the tower and the dock.  We did drive(read sneak) down his drive to see the house and it is going to be beautiful when done.   This is actually on the other side of the lake from my bother but we would pass right by it on our way to town.
This is another shot of the lake at a friends place .  We just kinda barged in on their dock and they invited us over for an 'amazing' dinner.  They are both excellent cooks and their son is a chef.  They were very nice people.
 The next picture is of a storm we went through on our way to a 'real' German dinner.  Oh my goodness!!!!!  It was in a little German town with an interesting history.  This was our last night in Texas and I was wanting one  more day for more of the wonderful food we had in this short week.  And of course to visit with my brother and SIL!
 This little dog was my  mother's and this was what I did a lot of.  She is the sweetest little girl and was the best companion to my mom.  Notice I got a picture of her.....
 The travel mug is what I painted for my brother.  He likes to fish.

 While in Texas we went to Hobby Lobby!!!!!   Love that place.  I got the drawer pulls and thought they would be cool to use on my Family picture wall.  I think a small picture hung with black ribbon would look good on one of them.  I love the way it looks.  May have to get some to spell Ball to put on the other end of the hallway.  Maybe not, it might be too much??
 This is my first glass fusing piece I did at the new craft center.  I will be doing more work in glass, something about it makes me happy.
Thats all folks!


Corinnea said...

So glad you guys went and had such a great time! The mug is too cute and you newest glass piece is very cool!

Rhonda said...

We did have a good time didn't we? Beautiful place to visit a brother.

Jessica said...

Wow looks like you had a wonderful trip! I am definitely hungry after all of that food talk! Love the mug and glass work- cant wait to see what else you do!

Joan's Good Life said...

Beautiful photos of the lake. I've always loved the mountains and lakes. And your photo's captured the area very beautifully.

That mug you painted is fantastic! Really good job! And going to visit your brother with your sister.... how sweet! It sounded like so much fun.