walters family blog

Well, its just Walters' family stuff. That's about it, for that's its sole purpose.

Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

Husband, dad, grandfather, brother, entrepreneur, artist, writer, publisher, ad guy, teacher, musician, and dreaming of being a farmer.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Go Think! Christmas Party

We held this year's Go Think! Christmas party at Amerigo's Restaurant in The Woodlands. It was a great party, one of the best I remember in years. We had a lot of wonderful food, great gifts and a lot of accomplishments to celebrate. We are a blessed bunch at Go Think! We all work well together and we have some incredible clients. What more is there to work than that? Here comes 2011, and I think we're ready...

Standing Left to Right: Randy, Kim, Charles, Jenny, Russell, Eddie, Teresa, Galen, Liz, Jim, Gwent, Tish, Amber, Katie and Bryan.  Sitting Left to Right; Paula, Mikki and Trudy. (Missing from the photo is John Dagley). Truly a talented team all around! 

Merry Christmas for sure!

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday season this year. Our Christmas this year was on Sunday at the farm with our family, and it was grand. But, Christmas is like the culmination of a rash of activities surrounding four birthdays in four days leading us up to the big day... the twins birthday's are on the 19th, Amber on the 20th and Mikki on the 22nd... wheeee:-)

The kids fared well with lots of things we hope they can leave here at the farm. The adults in the family fared pretty well with a day that began with breakfast, then on to the tree with a few electronics, clothes, games, Wii's and such flying around. We had a wonderful day, capped off with Mikki cooking a fabulous dinner of rib-eye's in the iron skillet and a crazy game afterwards. All is well! Except for Molly's wisdom tooth about to explode out of her head.... Wow...

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year! 

Brody at his birthday (Dec 19) party

Mik Mik and Caroline playing miniature golf at the birthday party

Birthday dinner was at Jasper's in The Woodlands

Mikki, Annie and Molly at Jaspers after dinner celebrating Amber and Mikki's birthdays which fall on the 20th and 22nd, on the heels of the twins on the 19th... then 

The Sumrall Chritmas melee at Molly's...

Chloe and Kevin Sumrall... all grown up and in the Air Force doing neat work to protect us here at home... Thanks Kevin! 

Annie on Christmas Eve Night awaiting Santa's arrival... No 1

Annie awaiting Santa, No. 2

Annie tired of waiting on Santa, No. 3

Caroline playing with her paper dolls... after Christmas at the farm

...and Brody, playing with little men... 

and Jack trying to figure out what to play with...

and Grey looking for Christmas next year... inside the house

and Mik Mik and Annie glad it's all over. She looks so grown up here, but she's only a month old... Lots of Christmases ahead! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The grandkids at Christmas...

The Holiday Season is a fabulous time of year. In spite of all the craziness that exists and the hectic schedules we juggle around business and family, having these five little guys around has brightened the season for me. I am looking forward to Sunday when we have our Christmas together. Should bring a new meaning to chaos:-)

Liney, Jack and Brody... I think the girls were right about having all the grandkids close together... it is so much fun watching them grow up together. Jack is three, and Caroline and Brody turned five this Sunday the 19th. Hard to believe in some ways that they are five, and in others, it seems like that's just about right:-) 

Jack, with a skint lip, Jack, Brody in the poinsettias, Caroline and Annie all scrunched up... 

MikMik and Annie fast asleep at church.... It doesn't get any sweeter than this! 

I finally told Grey that he could blow on Papa G's trumpet. Seems to know what he's doing. The boy is fascinated with music... he asked his mom on the way to church if he could go up and hit on the "snare drum"... then he asked about the "tom tom"... she said, "Grey, we'll have to wait and see..." Undeterred, he asked, "Mama, can I hit the high hat?"... "Mama, can I hit the bass drum?" The boy is obsessed with the drums. He's two. 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Annie our house last night

Annie came by last night...

I think she knows us. Maybe? 

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Farm at Christmas

I love the holidays. The farm is special when Mikki decorates. And I love it with the grandkids here at Christmas. This year, we'll have five here. That makes things really fun. 

Also, to complicate the season, this year we agreed to be on the American Cancer Society's Austin County Annual Holiday Farm & Home tour. It was a lot of work to get a place ready we live in daily for guests. But we made it... or better yet, she and Isidro made it:-) Ahh, the truth feels good. 

Mikki has a special touch at Christmas

Dining Room

Living Room

Bullwinkle and the Wreath