By Jan Vaughn
Yvonne Weir reported that they had a busy Christmas. They had 10 extra on Saturday night, with Dustin and Destri and their families, and then the Dacy and her family came on Sunday and they all snacked and opened gifts. The kids had a good time running around playing together. Sarah and Lucas came on Christmas Day. Yvonne adds, “We met Dustin and Eleanor and Lukkas Kuffner, as well as Dacy, Elise, and Eli at Shenaniganz in Greenville on New Year’s
Day. Laser tag and bowling and video games were a big hit.”
Sherry Smiddy reports, “On December 16, 2017, Cross Spur Cowboy Church of Sulphur Springs Youth Team donated 90 hand tied blankets to the Scottish Rites Hospital of Dallas. Paige Baber and Conner Ragsdale of Winnsboro have been teaching the kids 8 and up for the past 3 years. They wanted to do a service project with the children this year.”
Chip and I took our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Wednesday, December 27 th , which was Kenden’s 16 th birthday. We celebrated with dinner at Red Lobster. The weather was too cold for many outside activities, but we enjoyed swimming in the warm indoor pool and playing games in the lodge. We went to the Woodlands Ice Rink on Thursday evening and Chip, Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn enjoyed
ice skating. On Friday, Chip and I drove to pick up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, at her home near Beaumont, and then returned to the resort. Dixie enjoyed swimming with us. On Saturday Dixie, Kenden, and Jaidyn slept late, while Chip, Tiffany, and I played games and started packing up to leave. The temperature was a little warmer, so we played mini-golf before checking out. After a late lunch, we headed back to Tira and dropped Dixie off to spend a few days with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden.
Chip and I enjoyed celebrating on New Year’s Eve, with friends at the home of James and Vickie Longino. Others there included Eddie and Karen Northcutt, Greg and Karon Adams, Brad and Jeanine Fain, and Mike and Susan Smith. We enjoyed soup, snacks, and desserts, and then playing games.
On the evening of New Year’s Day, Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, Slaiden and Dixie enjoyed a meal of black-eyed peas, cabbage, and sausage, and a family game night. Landon and Dixie were sick on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day Tiffany and Jaidyn joined Chip and me for black-eyed peas and cabbage, and then came back for a snack supper and game night that evening.
I hope everyone is enjoying a good start to the New Year!
I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945- 2190 or 903-438- 6688 or [email protected]