S: July - December 2012
FC: 2012 Family Album July - December
1: July - December 2012
2: July 4th Stephen is in Iraq, so Mimi drives to Killeen to celebrate the 4th with Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden. | The boys show off their new clothes from Mimi.
3: Getting ready for a concert and fireworks on the base at Fort Hood.
4: Waiting for the concert to begin
8: July 14 | July 21 | Daniel, Shirley, Randy, Vic, Annette, Dub and Doris lunching at the Mira Vista Country Club. | Lubbock-We attended the wedding of one of Randy's friends. It was held at Spirit Ranch outside of town.
9: July 26 Stephen returns home from Iraq! Kamren and Kaden show off their baseball skills
10: July 28 Randy and Shirley watch the boys for a couple of nights while Stephen and Tiffany take a mini vacation.
11: We enjoyed a swim in Lynda's pool. Lynda showed the boys the chicken house and let them gather eggs. On the way home we stopped for lunch and ice cream!
12: July 29 Taking a stroll through the Seminary campus
14: July 29th Kaden's first haircut!
15: Picture from Daniel's viewpoint at work...lights, camera, action, video and all that jazz! | More from Daniel's work. | Breathtaking July sunset | Shirley's new sewing and scrapbook desk. | July Pictures Mixed | Church by Central Market. Beautiful inside and out.
16: Killeen- Tiffany's parents at the baseball field watching Kamren play ball. | Kaden is ready to try his hand at baseball! | Stephen helps coach Kamren | Way to go Kamren! | A U GUST
17: Kaden's Birthday Party - Killeen, TX | AUGU S T 4th
20: Tiffany | Shirley | Daniel | Susan & Tiffany | Stephen
21: Daniel | Randy | Stephen | Kamren
24: What was first thought to be a bug bite on the bridge of Shirley's nose turned out to be shingles...yikes! | Had to get rid of this fast, we had plans to leave for Hawaii in 2 weeks. Acupuncture tuned out to be a great plan. | August 13
25: Aug 20 - A trip to Hobby Lobby with Kayla | Aug 19 - Visit at Erin's house. Emmy with her new doll. | Mom Lee with Ty | Kamren shows off his new bed | August Pictures Mixed
26: August 22 Lee and Katie visit with baby Elizabeth
27: August 25 Randy and Shirley attended a wedding in Lubbock for one of Emmy's friends.
28: Daniel's work crew... looks like fun! | Stephen's work crew... looks dangerous! | HOUSTON
29: AUGUST 27 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in HAWAII | The Royal Hawaiian Hotel...our suite!
31: August 28 Our first morning we ate breakfast at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Room. Then we spent most of the day under the pink umbrellas on the beach.
32: August 29 A quick trip to the Dole Plantation for some yummy pineapple ice cream...
33: ...then off to Matsumoto's shaved ice, Sunset Beach and dinner at the Hula Grill with some pineapple creme brulee!
34: August 30 To get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki we spent the day at Ko Olina. A beautiful and relaxing place to be.
36: August 30 Hickham Air Force base The manager of the Officers Club showed us these buildings with bullet holes still showing from the attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the flag that was flying on that day.
37: After a short tour of the Base we went to the Officers Club for their famous Mongolian BBQ. The best in the world!
38: After dinner we watched the sun go down over Pearl Harbor. A beautiful view.
40: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel then...........and now | August 30th | Breakfast at the Halekulani Hotel
41: We drove around the island and stopped several places along the way. So many wonderful sights to see. We had fun climbing these rocks and watching the water spray up from an opening in one of the rocks called "The Blow Hole".
42: We made a stop at the Kahala Hilton to see the dolphins and enjoy the view and of course, grab a bite to eat.
43: Next stop, Pali Point, the windiest place on the island. | We spent the morning at the Swap Meet where we found this 8 string ukulele. | We had dinner at the Moana Hotel then took a nice walk on the beach and watched the sunset. | September 2
44: September 3rd One more trip to Leonard's for Malasadas and one more time to Bubbies for mochi ice cream. Good-bye Hawaii until next time!
45: Monday 8/27 Stephen & Danelle take us to the airport in the rain (passed 6 wrecks!) Fly to Honolulu, Walk on the beach & explore Waikiki Tuesday 8/28 Breakfast at the Surf Room (Our friend Nani puts us at an oceanside table), Enjoyed a day at the beach under a pink umbrella, Hula (Puka) Dogs and a little Waikiki shopping Wednesday 8/29 Shuttle to the airport to pick up our car, Dole Plantation, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach, Nice dinner at the Hula Grill, Browsing at the Hawaiian Village Thursday 8/30 Another pink umbrella day, Mongolian barbecue at Hickam and a quick tour of the base Friday 8/31 Malasadas at Leonards!, A beautiful day on the beach at Ko Olina, and lunch. Saturday 9/01 Breakfast by the sea in the Orchid Room at the Halekulani, Drive along the east shore enjoying spectacular views, Blown away at Pali Point Sunday 9/02 Buffet breakfast at the Halekulani, Went to Rick Lazer’s church (we were just a little late) Aloha Stadium Swap Meet – wow!! Dinner on the veranda at the Moana Hotel Monday 9/03 Malasadas one more time!, Back to the hotel to finish packing, Hurry to the International Marketplace to get an extra suitcase, Millie met us for lunch at the airport. Tuesday 9/04 Miranda picks us up at DFW (5:30 am!!!), It’s good to be home – but time for a nap.
46: The Many Faces of Daniel... | ...and many talents
47: The Many Faces of Ashley... | loves outdoors... | loves music... | loves her dog!
48: School starts in Killeen for Kamren and Kaden | September
49: September 23
50: September 25 Shirley spends a few days in Killeen to watch Kaden while Kamren goes to the hospital for eye surgery, but first... Kamren's soccer practice.
51: Dinner at Chili's then... off to bed
52: Kaden and Mimi had fun drawing with chalk on the back porch while we waited for Kamren, Stephen and Tiffany to come home from the hospital.
53: September 29 Visiting at Erin and Chris' house with Allen, Ashley and the grandkids
54: September 29 Dinner with Dub, Doris, David and Darlyne at Shirley and Randy's house.
55: October 4th- Stephen, Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden come to Fort Worth to visit
56: The Pumpkin Farm in Grand Prairie
60: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAMREN OCTOBER 6TH Killeen, Texas
63: Dub and Doris Jackson | Church Directory Pictures October 3rd | Texas State Fair-October 12
64: Keepa's Surprise Party - Lubbock October 13
66: October 14 Dub, Doris and Daniel's trip to Europe Thank you Daniel for the pictures!
68: Stephen, Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden get ready for the big move to Korea. They put some items in storage in the U.S., some items sent to Korea by ship, some items mailed to Korea and... | ...about 10 suitcases filled with items to live on until they arrive in Korea. Kamren sits in the driver's seat. One large truck and one trailer filled with things to store. Moving is such fun!
69: October 18 - Midland house before and after pictures | Before... | After... | Before... | After...
70: Meanwhile... at Chris & Erin's House, Emmy, Jayton, Kelton, Elizabeth & Ty celebrate Halloween | O C T O B E R 26
71: Dinner at Chili's then off to bed!
72: October 27 Pictures for our Christmas Cards
73: Jayton, Kelton, Ty | Kelton | Elizabeth | Emmy | Ty
75: October 27 A day at the pumpkin farm and relaxing at Erin's house with the grandkids.
76: October 30 Testing my rented camera...taking pictures of the flowers in my back yard
77: October 31 Melinda Walsh drove from Albuquerque to Ft Worth with her Dad, Curtis and his wife Jewel. Shirley will hitch a ride with them and go to the missionary/MK reunion at Garaywa. Lynda came over to visit with Melinda.
78: On our way to Mississippi | Melinda and Jewel | Curtis is ready to be there | Crossing the Mississippi River | N O V E M B E R 1st | Curtis and Jewel
79: G a r a y w a
80: The MK's hang-out is called the "Boathouse" This is where we visit and act like "kids" for 4 days out of the year. Fun times!
81: November 2 Testing my camera out on the beautiful trees and Spanish Moss
82: Taking a few moments to do a little exercise!
84: November 3 | Shirley, Cherryl, Barbara, Nancy | Kenny and Melinda | Ernest Lee Holloway
85: Sushi night at the "Boathouse".
86: Juanita, Steve and Preston came to Ft Worth for Thanksgiving. Shirley hosted brunch for the crew at her house | N O V E M B E R 20
87: After brunch we went to visit Stephen at his workplace "Brewed". We had some coffee there and ate a late lunch at Yucatan Taco Stand
88: November 21 Susan, Michael, Stephen and Danelle, Preston, Dub and Doris came to Shirley and Randy's house for a little Mexican food.
90: Stephen and Preston Hayden, Daniel Karr and Michael Jackson
91: November 22 - David, and Darlyne spent the night at Shirley's house. We ate breakfast then had time to play our guitars and sing hymns before heading to Lynda's house for Thanksgiving dinner.
92: Thanksgiving Day Much for which to be thankful!
93: Thanksgiving lunch at Mike and Lynda's house. Steve and Juanita and their family came to Ft Worth for the holidays
94: Darlyne, Fred Lee, Susan | Daniel, Stephen H, Clark, Preston, Danelle and Ashley | Randy, Mike, Lynda and David | Dub and Doris Jackson | Ashley
95: Enjoying the beautiful weather outside after a great Thanksgiving dinner. | Daniel, Shirley and Randy brought their ukulele and guitars to Lynda's house. After lunch we all sat outside on the front porch and sang hymns together for a couple of hours. We had so much fun. I think this was my favorite Thanksgiving ever!
96: Lynda, Juanita, Shirley | Daniel, Ashley, Preston, Danelle, Stephen, Clark | Dub and Doris
97: Shirley Daniel Ashley
98: Steve, Juanita, Preston, Danelle, Stephen
99: The Jackson Clan
100: November 23 Shirley and Randy enjoy visiting with Steve, Juanita and Daniel
101: November 25 Getting ready for Christmas | November Pictures Mixed | Meanwhile in San Antonio...Emmy at Ty's school party
102: November - Stephen & Tiffany in New York | Stephen and Tiffany spend Thanksgiving at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
104: Visit with Allen and Ashley Roberts - Touring their new house | D E C E M B E R 1st
106: A quick stop at Erin's house on our way home from Dallas to visit with Emmy, Jayton, and Kelton
107: December 3 Taking pictures for our Christmas Card
108: December 13-14 Lubbock | Randy drove to Lubbock from Midland, Daniel flew from Houston and Shirley flew from Ft Worth to celebrate with Ashley the end of her last semester at Texas Tech!
109: Randy | Ashley | Shirley
110: December 21 Randy and Shirley celebrate their Christmas together a few days early. Great gifts and homemade coconut meringue pie.
111: December 22 Stephen, Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden arrive at Mimi's house for Christmas.
112: December 23 Gathering at Lynda's house. Getting ready for a hayride around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights.
115: December 24 Christmas Eve...my favorite day
116: Christmas Eve Candlelight service at Travis Avenue
117: The children are nestled all snug in their beds as Mimi stays up late to see that they're fed...
118: Christmas Morning | Santa's been here...
120: Dub and Doris come over to join us for a tasty Christmas breakfast and participate in the chaos of our gift exchange.
124: Kamren gives his new roller skates a try
126: Christmas Lunch at the Hughes House... Having a white Christmas!
131: Gift Exchange - All the cousins do a Chinese gift exchange and the "grown-ups" drew names for their gifts. The cousins have the most fun!
132: Lets all gather outside and stand in the freezing cold and snow and get some group pictures.... Yeah!
134: Craft and Charlie have snowball fights
135: Kamren likes to eat the snow | Craft teaches Mackenzie how to make snowballs
136: Dinner at El Fenix What would we do without our iPhones!
137: December 25 Midland Texas Meanwhile...back in Midland, Randy's children and grandchildren gather for Christmas. Under the direction of Ashley Roberts, the grandchildren perform an excellent version of the Christmas story.
138: December 28 - Randy arrives in Ft Worth. He gets to open more gifts from the Jackson Clan
139: December Pictures Mixed | Randy and Shirley Roberts | The Hughes Family, Dub and Doris Jackson | Daniel Karr Ashley Sloan | The Roberts Family | Tiffany, Kaden, Stephen & Kamren Karr