Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today our oldest son, Keith turns 42 years old.  How time flies!  He was born in Naples, Italy while Jim was in the Navy and we were living in Sicily.

There were no newborn pictures taken at the Naval Hospital.  We flew home from the hospital when he was 2 1/2 days old.  I got to write first bus ride, first plane ride, and first car ride in his baby book for that day.

He now lives in Austin and works for the State of Texas.  He came for the holiday weekend and we celebrated his birthday on Saturday by going over to Kemah, Texas to eat.  If you click on this picture and enlarge it you can see how far we were from New York City.  (I found that interesting.)

We went to T-Bone Tom's since it's a place that Keith enjoys.  It was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network and it looks like it will be on again on June 3rd.  Click on the show link for the time.

I had trouble getting a photo of everyone at once because it was a little tight and I would have had to stand on the table next to us in order to get it.  Here's Keith and Troy...

and Jim and Reid...

I took a picture of a shark egg and fried pickles.  The shark egg is actually a jalapeno pepper with crabmeat stuffed inside and then breaded and fried.  My family likes them, but I like fried pickles.  Talk about healthy eating!  (Note:  Edited...I had originally called them armadillo eggs, but Keith tells me they were actually shark eggs this time.  They've had the armadillo eggs in the past and they look the same.  The armadillo eggs have a jalapeno pepper stuffed with barbecue and then breaded and fried.)

 I had a steak sandwich and the steak was very, very tender.  Everyone raved about their meals. We all came home stuffed.

Here's Keith leaving T-Bone Tom's...

He opened presents when we got home.

Monday morning we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then Keith and his cats left for home...

Happy Birthday Keith!!


  1. Nice to see your family gathering and that also Reid is doing fine.

    My friend isn't doing so good but one day at a time and rest in the hands of God is all we can do.

    Ida in Sweden

  2. Happy Birthday to Keith too. We have gone to a couple of Diners,Drive-ins and Dives featured places and had good results with all but one. Not too bad. Glad you were all able to be together for his special day.

  3. It's wonderful that you still have birthday parties even though your sons are grown up! I can't imagine my family doing that!

  4. It looks like a fun family celebbration. Happy Birthday, Keith!

  5. Happy Birthday to Keith!!!..... and It looks like a very fun family gathering, and healthy eating...ha! Sure sounds delicious though! I love those armadillo eggs!

  6. You have such a nice family, Betty. I bet it's fun to be the only girl :-).

  7. Dear Betty,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. It's good to get a feed-back from somebody who has been there - done that and knows how it is.

  8. I'm glad he came home for his birthday. Looks like y'all had a great time. Happy birthday Keith.

  9. Awwww...I'm so glad you got him home for this Birthday. He looks like a wonderful guy! And Reid looked good in the picture, too!


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