The Longdogs

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

2019-01-22 Steve's Birthday

January is a busy month for birthdays in the Phipps family. My brother Tim has a January birthday in addition to Morgan and Steve. My Dad's birthday was also in January.  Steve is 47 this year but it is pretty hard to tell. He is very young looking. He got those genes from his Dad who is also very young looking for his age.

In addition to the family birthday hat, we also have a family birthday plate.  The kids can't protest too much because the adults also participate.

Steve had a Mardi Gras King Cake for his birthday. It looked a lot more garish in person as the colors for Mardi Gras are green, purple, and gold.  They come in all different flavors but Steve did not want fruit in his so he has cinnamon. We buy them every year from HEB because everyone likes them. This year we were not impressed as it was hollow and dry.  Hmmm..


I think this card was pretty funny from the look on Steve's face.
Another birthday with the family. We love them when we can all be together and sometimes juggle the dates so the kids can be here too.  Happy Birthday Steve.

2019-01-20 Morgan's Birthday

Yes, it's true. We have another teenager grandchild. Morgan turned 13. She is the youngest grandchild.  She is still our fun kid so far. Harley is giving her birthday kisses.

You may recognize the hat......it is the family birthday hat. In case you can't tell, it is a cake with candles on top.

My daughter-in-law found a pancake birthday online. Steve made the pancakes with butterscotch chips and Helen frosted the cake. The frosting kind of melted since the "cake" layers were warm but Morgan like it anyway.


 I keep telling Helen that one day she is going to regret making faces for the camera but she is fun and can't help herself.

Morgan has shot up tall this year. I think I may still have an inch on her but every time I see her, I expect to lose that advantage. Happy Birthday Morgan.


2019-01-05 RV Show and Red Barn Lunch GTG

The RV show in San Antonio was very early in January. We made plans for a bunch of Texas Ramblin' Roses to meet up at the show and then go out for lunch. Well, quite a few showed up. There were lots of RVs but none of us fell in love with any of them at least enough to shell out any cash. Most of them made me appreciate the one I already have. They had some programs but none of the ones I was interested in fell in the right time range.  The Vendor Booths were not very prevalent or overly interesting to most of us. A few were good. We were all hoping for more RV type supplies for sale.
A late lunchtime rolled around and everyone was ready to leave. We headed to the Little Red Barn.

They have menus but the menu is also on the wall.

The waitresses are pretty proficient with delivering orders quickly.

You might have expected the food to be flattened but it wasn't and it was good.

Another great day with RVing friends.