Showing posts from September, 2010

Fishing Funny

Ok, NO I do not use the words or phrases...Good gosh, BEEP, Dad gum it or Gawlee.I do sometimes say "shoot" and "Woe...Nellie"(not really)Actually I usually exclaim, "Heavens to Betsy!"anyway...These phrases are used in this video so don't watch if they offend you. :)My Father in law sent this to us a while back and I don't know why but it makes me laugh really hard. So...have fun watching these few minutes of silliness dedicated to Wes and Colt our fishermen in our family. There are more of the family that love to fish also but those two keep fishing even when nothing is biting. Blessings. Happy Thursday

So far this morning...

It is a lovely day. Wes came out of his room this morning wearing this:
He said it is "Flashback Day" for homecoming week. This is his idea of flashback. Seersucker pants a penguin shirt and an old Pepperdine letter jacket. Well alrighty. I have learned not to be concerned anymore about how he dresses. It is just him.
(I do take pictures to document and for future torture though.)

I am so enchanted by the early morning sun shining through the leaves. It was so cool and crisp and gorgeous this morning. I wore short sleeves on my walk and was just nearly cold. Nice.
Random thought: I am praying and hoping God will show me what I can do to help with the cost of college for our two sweet young men next year. (God blessed me to have my dream job as a stay at home Mom the past 20 years.) Now that a new chapter is starting...I am hoping that I can find a job that not only helps financially but one that will help to further the Kingdom. I have always wanted to own one of these: I dr…

Women and Football...

Enemy occupied territory- that is what this world is. - C.S. Lewis

I can't believe I love football. Ten years ago I was rolling my eyes and thinking "How in the world can he lay there and watch so much football"? Or "You'll pay how much to go see a football game"? Anyway, it has happened. I guess watching our boys play plus yelling for all of our nephews has turned me into a football gal. I am now just as interested (nearly) in who plays on any given football Friday and Saturday as Sid is. It is fun enjoying something that he loves.

I guess it is just a boy thing to want to play a game that is so rough and competitive. I always wanted to protect and keep our boys from harm. I hate the thought of them getting hurt in any way. Our greatest fear in life is that something bad might happen to our children. But, as a Mom I have to allow them to be the warriors that God intended them to be. Our boys have an incredible desire for adventure and intrigue and want to be…

The Good Ole Days...

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, “Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?”

I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad's fields. I was drug to the homes of f…

Friday Night Lights...The Final Chapter

We won our first district game last night. The Dragons are on a roll! So proud of how Wes played. He has a pulled muscle in his back but kept on going. There was actually a cooler breeze blowing last night. I think the cool front was teasing us a little. It was a blessing not to be dripping with sweat just sitting watching football. So wonderful. In my mind I keep trying not to think about all of the "lasts" going on with our Senior big ole football boy. Sometimes I guess it is good to just ignore it. ha. Although, it is probably more healthy to cry when you need to and be emotional when you feel like it. I am thankful God does not get tired of hearing me whine or listening to me talk about the same things over and over. I am sure He wonders if I will ever mature. hmmm....I wonder sometimes too. Love this shot. Kind of weird looking

My sweet sister in law and brother came to visit for a few days and to see Wes play. What a blessing it was to have them here for a while. Fun. …

Fall. Dreaming of...

Hot chocolate on a chilly day

Leaves changing

(above) Oh how I would love to see this in person!

Watching football while it is cold. Sounds fun. (Very unlikely but I can wish.)Come on Fall!!!

Sorry To Get Political...Not Really

But... I just have to say a few words. I am sorry that the Tea Party Movement gets bashed so often but from the beginning of the movement they (we) have been about this country being for the people and not for big government and certainly not for socialism. I could go on and on...but just let me say...please...

VOTE! If you are not registered to vote, get registered! (It takes 4 weeks for your registration papers to go through, so register NOW to vote in the Nov. elections.)

I believe that this November election will be one of THE most important elections in our life time. Kind of the last hoo-raw or stand of conservatives. PLEASE vote and let's take our country back. I pray that the good Lord will raise up Statesmen that love this country to lead it. I also feel so very strongly as I have said before that this is an intense spiritual battle. Take it or leave it...that is how I feel.
PLEASE plan on voting and inspiring people to get out there and be heard!!!!

If you live in Texas, pl…


Wow! Monday's keep coming around really fast! We had a fun weekend. Georgia and Hollis (Mom and Dad) came for a visit and to watch "The Mess" play. (We lovingly called Will our oldest "Will the Thrill" and our youngest "Wes the Mess" when when they were little.) They thought it was funny and so did we. There were lots of other nick names, but hmm....I have gotten off track. Anyway, the folks were here and we loved it. Wes and the Dragons won their game and we had fun watching lots of college football on Sat., especially the Longhorns and the Red Raiders Sat. night. Our nephew Case is playing backup quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. He did not make it in the game this week but we are waiting patiently! Go Case!

This picture of the folks was taken two years ago on their 50th anniversary cruise that they so loving took us all on with them. SO. FUN.
Wes...#13...quarterback hunter. He eats them for supper. :)
Love this flag. So big and beautiful.
Had to …


Good morning! It's a lovely hot day and the sun is shining bright! It's also Friday! Woo Hoo! My parents are coming over from lovely West Texas to piney East Texas today to watch Wes the Mess play football tonight. Go Dragons! Anyway, I am thankful this morning for more energy and for family and well...all the blessings that God showers down upon us. It is so easy to let the cares and the troubles of the day get us down. I also know it is hard to count your blessings and to feel "up" every day also. But...for today I will count my blessings and give God a thank you all day long. We are so blessed. This picture below shows what my little calendar said for the day. Blessings brighten when we count them. Sometimes we just have to have a shift in attitude and be determined to see the good and just refuse to look at the bad.
I have had a terrible struggle the past nearly four months with Epstein Barr Virus Syndrome. Medications have not seemed to work (antivirals) and bo…

Wait A Minute!!

You know a few posts ago when I said I was not feeling too emotional about the "Empty Nest" syndrome coming up next year? I then said just give it a day and I will be crying about it. Well...I'm not crying at the moment but close. Where has the time gone? Wow.
How did this year get here so fast?
We have a senior deep snapper...for heavens sake.
It just seems like a few days ago that our laps were constantly full of bouncy, rowdy boys and sloppy kisses.
Reality is, here we are, and it's ok...I am smiling because I am so blessed and thankful but...I will actually have a good cry
right after I hit the"publish post button." Blessings

Psalm 144:4
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a fleeting shadow.

Proverbs 4:20-27
My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
and health to a man's whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the well…

Garbage Free Day...

We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out
Of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his
Brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was
REALLY friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car
And sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me
What I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around
Full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of

As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes
They'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave,
Wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to
Other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that …

Samson No More

Yesterday was the day that we finally talked Wes into getting a haircut! Whew...we lovingly told him how much better looking he is with it shorter and a million other reasons along with his Dad saying he could just hit the road if he didn't cut it! Just kidding. It looks SO good. He sent me a text from school today and asked if I could find something he could take that would make his hair grow faster. He said he misses his hair. Oh my goodness.

Really though, I know that this hair issue is not an important one compared to so many others. He was kind of ready for it I think. He will be cooler playing football but now we can't call him Sunshine anymore! Have a happy Monday. Blessings.