Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Texas Trip Part I

I just got back from a trip to Austin, Texas to visit my Brother-in-Law Gene and his family. Gene is fighting lung problems and has COPD and asthma. He is always on Oxygen at age 54.

Note the Steelers shirt even before the record breaking championship. You can make out the swelled and stitched lip in this shot. This is Gene's wife Edie and his Daughter Stephanie.
This is his daughter Annie who goes to Texas State and her boyfriend Andrew who attends Texas A&M.
Gene used to bow hunt and this is a nice Texas 8 point buck he shot.
His son Chris is the one who won the World Championship (you can see the winning photos here) in the 10 and under group from Round Rock, Texas called Mojo. He pitches, plays shortstop and hits really well.
We went to a practice one night, it was 40F and really cold with the wind. Note the size of my nephew as it relates to his teammates. The little guy in the purple won the MVP in the final championship game.

I stayed in Chris's room and this is just a taste of the trophies he has won. He is a three sport athlete.




I do hope you enjoyed meeting the Texas part of the family.

20 comments:

Glennis said...

I have a friend with similar lung problems who is also on constant oxygen, but it doesn't seem to limit his enjoyment of life too greatly .
I do like the deers head its a beauty! Its always nice to go visit distant relatives and catch up with them. Glad you had a great time.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It was a pleasure to meet some of your family.The buck mount is quite a trophy.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I enjoyed seeing more of your family, Tom. I'm sure you are proud of Chris. Maybe he'll be in the majors someday--ya think????

Betsy

Shellmo said...

Well your brother Gene has good taste in baseball teams i see!! :)
Nice to meet your family!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

You have to check out my blog. I paid a final tribute to the Steelers: Not only did they win the Superbowl, they ended winter. You won't believe how. BTW, Steelers are best team in NFL history (sigh, had it only been my Baltimore Colts!) If it had to be someone else I'm glad it's the Steelers.

George said...

Thanks for introducing us to the Texas side of the family. Did Chris get his athletic prowess from his uncle?

Carletta said...

Nice to meet more family FG!
Yeah Steelers! It was really a great game.

Tricia said...

It's nice to meet your family & look at all the Texas - I'd say they're proud Texans!!!

Pietro said...

It was a great pleasure to meet some of your nice family, Fishing Guy.

Lew said...

Chris isn't dreaming of being a Longhorn when he's a little older, is he?Looks like youhad a great visit!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us Tom. :) The lip does not look too bad now.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, thanks for sharing some images of the Texas side of the family. Looks like a great bunch of folks down in Texas. So sad to learn of your brother-in-law's lung problems but uplifting to learn how he is going on with life. That's the Texas spirit!

Michele said...

It's such an honor to meet your family and to see their beautiful faces!! You must be so very proud of them!
Hug♥

Darla said...

What fun you had!! And my goodness there's one to stick your chest out about!!!!

Stacey Huston said...

Fishing guy. Glad to see you are healing quickly.. Thanks for sharing you family with us.. that is one beautiful buck and I am sure he has some very treasured memories to go with it.. be safe ...

Mary said...

What a nice family! I'm sure you had a wonderful visit :-) I can't wait for our vacaitons and some family time.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thats a nice looking family-in-law ya got there. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. I do hope your brother-in-law's health improves - he has such a beautiful family!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi there, great photos, Nice to meet the clan. Chris has good taste in teams. Now I know when we get some handouts at the UT games that are for youngsters I can pass them on.

tipper said...

Neat to meet part of your family-glad you enjoyed your trip. And I love the deer!