We were coming back from picking up our latest family member and stopped at this little restaurant called Stricklands in Falfurrias, Texas.
It is in the middle of no where.
Actually, it is close to the King’s Ranch in Kingsville, Texas.
Which is in the middle of no where.
But, we like their food. And the atmosphere is family friendly. The menu consists from quail to enchiladas.
It was just us and a few hunters. The tables were falling apart, I just imagined I was in the Old West. The food was good.
If you ever go, tell them ilovemy5kids sent ya’! They won’t have a clue who this is but who knows – you might get free chips and salsa. (They give those to everyone.)
My girls had cheese enchiladas. Yum! The youngest Princess loves trying new things and loves veggies. The eldest Princess could survive on bologna and mustard sandwiches. They had this Old Wagon in front – my girls pretended my boys were the horses.
We used to stop at this restaurant many years ago, quite often. I have a picture of our first 3 children in this same wagon and they were so young.
Time is going so fast!
Today for one of my school ad-lib projects, I am making the kids write their bucket-list for this year. 10 things is the minimum but they can write as many as they want to do…ANYTHING they want!
I’m impressed thus far of what they want to do this coming year.
It kind of tells me where their heart really is, whether it is spending time with family, buying more “stuff”, doing mission projects, or just trying new things.
Not to mention, their God-given gifts are different than mine and some of their qualities would be listed that I would have never thought to do this coming year. (Like selling lime juice or creating a timeline of WWII battles – yeah, my eldest likes history.)
I had to remind them that we were a team, again. We work together as a team. We encourage each other as a team. We do things as a team.
The world in itself does not cheer you on like your family should. In fact, most families are not raised to cheer one another on. I think that is sad.
I want my kids to cheer each other on even when the parents are long gone. This is not a natural phenomenon in our home. It takes practice and a little reinforcement, apparently.
But, it is worth every minute.
Five of my favorite children in the world plus Brighton Joy, who is adjusting to our family perfectly!
Blessing to you! You are loved!