Showing posts from August 31, 2008

Safe Harbor From Gustav

Gustav turned out to be a great excuse for a family reunion at my sister's farm in rural Texas. As the storm raged on the Gulf Coast, we were feeding cows, chasing chickens, dirt bike riding, swimming, and hosting our first annual Family Wii Tournament.
Giordan Shooting Targets "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!," cries mom in vain.
Sure Shootin Shellie Dominator Takes the BB Gun Even Antonio Gets In On The Action

KT on a Biking Lesson She's Off!

BJ Turning Over the Reins

Motorcycle Mamma

AnnaBannanna Country-Style

Chicken Fighting

Nene's Chicks

Visitin till the Cows Come Home

We went to mass at St. Matthew's Church and ran into a family of 14 (at least we saw 11 of the gang) that we knew from home, who also evacuated to Texas. The priest and parishioners of St. Matthew's were very welcoming and offered to open their homes and Family Life Center as shelter for us. Thankfully we had family there, but it was nice to see fellow Catholics look out for each other.

Much to my …