For the last two days, we have been visiting Mary's aunt and uncle at their home on The Lazy Ann Ranch in Oak Point, Texas, just on the edge of Denton, the eleventh largest city within the Dallas/Fort Worth "Metroplex".
Mary's Aunt Leslie and Uncle Tim rescue horses, ponies and miniature horses, rehabilitating and breeding selected favorites for sale and barter. They care deeply for their animals and they have opened their home to two of their adult children, along with two wonderful grandchildren, Zack and Jaion.
Here's a great one of Mary and Zack playing around with Photobooth on our Mac after watching the New Orleans Saints win the Superbowl:
We had a great time hanging out with family and watching a football game---something very uncharacteristic for us!
Mary's Uncle Tim is only seven years older than her, and he is a full seventeen years younger than his brother (Mary's dad). Their ranch and home are lovely and very comfortable, and their hospitality was generous and greatly appreciated!
Keith and Jaion
Zack, Jaion and their mom, Amy (Mary's first cousin)
Mary and her Aunt Leslie (above) and Uncle Tim (below)