The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

202-12-23 Christmas Lights

 The annual Windcrest Light Up is a decades-old tradition in which residents decorate their homes with elaborate displays of holiday lights. A contest is held to pick the most beautifully decorated homes in various judging categories and the public is invited to drive along neighborhood streets to view the brightly-lit displays. This year’s theme is "LET FREEDOM RING" - A Tribute to our Military. Traffic was very slow as everyone followed the map through the neighborhood. Can't imagine what it was like on the weekend. But it was well worth it. And now......on with the show.




Every branch of the service was well represented.

And the real reason for the season was also well represented.












This neighborhood is really dedicated as it must be a bear to arrive and leave from home for hours between mid December until after New Year's.















I'm sure planes flying over San Antonio can see the glow from the neighborhood wide display.




It took us about two hours to drive through but it was well worth our time. Thanks Windcrest residents.



2020-11-22 Early Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving was early this year because this is when the grandkids came to San Antonio. It's the idea and family that counts so no problem. I am so lucky to have a daughter-in-law that loves to cook holiday meals especially now when I am having so much trouble with my hip....awaiting surgery. I made homemade rolls and she did everythig else.



Dinner was great as usual.


And after dinner a movie. Yes, they have a hammock in their family room.

Angus's preferred spot when Grandpa is there watching a movie, lol.


2020-11-17 Another Birthday Happy 17th Cameron

Earlier in the day we played a few games.

It is so hard to believe that Cameron is 17. The last few years have flown by.

You may remember the "Birthday" hat that everyone "gets" to wear thanks to Helen. Dave's contribution years ago was a McDonald's birthday plate. The kids have long ago outgrown the idea but we still use it for the birthday person's cake. What do you get a 17 year old......how about some Sonic gift cards to start.

Morgan didn't want Harley to be left out.

Cam is an Adidas fan.

And a soccer addict.


He also got a battery starter than also charges cell phones, etc.

Sometimes birthday cakes take on a different form in our family. You just never know. 

Cam thought this was great and that is all that counts.