Saturday, August 2, 2014

Gathering at Home

On Saturday, August 2, we invited Manuel’s Brothers and Sisters to come to dinner at our home.   We had a delicious meal and a great time together.  Here are some pics…

I took this picture …

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I got in this picture and Mauro took the picture…

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After dinner, we were ready for dessert.

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Larissa and Arianna pose with Grandpa as he gets ready to light his candles.

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Robert and Sylvia

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Alice and Mauro

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I wonder what these two girlies want????!!!!

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Lari looks so grown up.  She just got glasses.

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Daniel, Nicole and Ashley

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Xavier….so cute!

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Terry loves to pose for pictures….

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The Girls watching TV

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Michael and Roxanne

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Norma and Frank

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Everyone sings Happy Birthday to Manuel.  He will turn 68 on Tuesday!

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We had German Chocolate cake, Lemon cake and banana pudding.  It was all delicious!

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Brothers and Sisters, left to right: Alicia, Oralia, Manuel, Robert, Terry and Norma.

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Brothers and Sisters with spouses.

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Manuel and Terry.  Terry requested this picture to take to her prayer group who have been praying for Manuel.

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Again Terry poses with different hats….

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We start saying our good byes as some have begun to leave. 

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We had a wonderful time this evening with family.  We will have to do this again!

Thank you all for coming to our home.  Love you all!

Friday, July 18, 2014

USS Lexington

After visiting the Selena Museum, we headed to the USS Lexington also known as the Blue Ghost because many live were lost here.  This was a truly amazing ship….

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I only took a few pictures because the battery on my phone died.  Sure miss my camera!!

The barber shop and then the girls sit to get a cut by a GI.  They enjoyed all the sites in this ship, such as the kitchen, sleeping quarters, the hospital etc. 

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We walked through all 5 decks….a lot of walking through narrow stairways but very very interesting.

Beautiful views from the decks….

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Sorry I only had a few pics to share.  We had an awesome day!

Visiting the Selena Museum

We drove into Corpus Christi to visit the Selena Museum and also the USS Lexington.  It is a rainy day so being indoors is good.  I had always wanted to visit this museum but had never made the time to do it.  The Girls were excited about coming here too as they have seen the movie several times. 

Selena was a very young Hispanic singer that was very very popular in the 80s & 90s.  She was very popular until her life was cut short by her fan club president.  It was very sad when she passes away.

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Selena Y Los Dinos (her Band).   This is where she recorded all her music. It is still in use, Many artists still record here. 

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Her Sister, Suzette, was the drummer.  She runs the museum.  These were her drums.

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Selena owned this red Porsche Targa. 

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Her many awards…..                        This was the guitar her brother played at her last concert.

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Selena’s dream was to be a designer and she designed most of her outfits.

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This is the outfit she wore for her last concert and she was buried in one just like it.

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I saw Mr. Quintanilla, Selena’s Dad,  around the museum and I also saw Suzette and asked her if she would please autograph the posters Larissa and Arianna bought.  They also bought Selena dolls.  She was very nice to oblige.

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These are the coaches the band now travels in.  The Brother, Abe Quintanilla, who was the guitarist with the band, still is in the business. 

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It was a great pleasure visiting this museum.  I complemented Suzette for the great job she has done here.