Sunday, November 30, 2008
Scott's aunt lives with her son for constant health care. She & her husband
have both had their fair share of sickness this past couple of years.
However, Scott & I both felt that this was the BEST visit
we've ever had with the both of them.
That's saying alot since Scott has known them his whole life.
It was a great visit...
these pictures are posted especially for Scott's mom.
Patty & Clayton said they were pretty sure you remembered
what they looked like, but they'd pose for a picture anyway. :)
I thought Madison was doing a funny face too. Oh wait... she was! heehee
You'll never guess where Jared just bopped Dillon.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Praise! He qualified for a court-appointed attorney.
Praise! He is eligible for a pre-trial intervention program (basically probation).
Praise! If Jared does not get into trouble with the law for 6 months his charges will be DISMISSED.
Prayer! Jared needs to make wise choices to avoid facing 1 year in jail and/or $4000 fine.
Monday, November 24, 2008
But let me describe it to you.... she was WONDERFUL! Emily got to sing with the long-time worship pastor, Andy Melvin. He gave her a few opportunities to really be heard. One particular song she sang solo. Scott & I just marveled at how confident she is and how beautiful her voice is. It's sooooo good to see & hear her praising God which is exactly where her heart is.
Something so cool about the Austin Stone worship: a tone-deaf, 'can't-carry-a-tune-in-a-bucket' type of person like me can sing at the top of their lungs (everyone is singing this loud!) & know that it is a joyful noise to God. THIS is why I love that place. Of course the preaching is fabulous... but the music.... (sigh)hmmmmm... it's good. Really Good. Thank you Emily! Keep using your gift!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
We turned onto the road where the work crew was supposed to be. All of the sudden Madison & Dillon scream "FIRE!" and point out their window. I can't see anything, and from their excitement I'm thinking there should be some heavy black smoke but all I see is trees & fields && some sort of factory. Then suddenly there appeared a ball-ish flame in the air at tree level. Oh! It's a methane smokestack thingy that burns off gas! Ah Ha! Neat. So we took a picture.
The guy doesn't come out & doesn't come out. So all of us look through the guard house window only to see the guard standing in the bathroom SHAVING HIS HEAD?! He sees us & comes running out the door dressed in an inside-out athletic t-shirt, bits of hair all over his shoulders and a security badge pinned to his inside-out shirt that looks like he got in his happy meal. Did I mention that his shirt was inside-out? I absolutely turned my head out the passenger-side window because I was laughing so hard.
Needless to say we got through security & Scott checked on his crew. We didn't get any pictures because, well honestly, there wasn't much to take pictures of. The grossest thing was the high-pressure water hose on the work truck was covered in chicken fat. Ewwww.... Madison & I decided to commentate on our situation when one of Scott's employees surprised us by opening the Suburban door. Take a look:
We concluded our daytrip to Waco by visiting the Dr Pepper Museum. Did you know that Dr Pepper is made in Waco?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Look how blue the sky is! We were so high I felt like we could reach up & touch the sky!
This is where we decided we'd build our next house. Love the view!
This is Madison & her friend getting ready for a Regional Choir performance. She looked so pretty! The formal dress she had to wear here was a vast difference from what she wore just hours earlier at the dance performance!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I actually woke up earlier than normal because I was so anxious to get started getting the house put in order. Now that's tellin' ya something.
I got up & started a crockpot of chili right away. Yum! We shared it at supper time with the next door neighbors, Yvonne & little Dominick. We have such fun neighbors & Dominick is so entertaining now that he's talking so much (he's 1-1/2 yrs old).
The only times I left the house was to take Dillon & Madison to school (I miss doing that everyday!), doctor's appt @ 11:00, go to the pet store for get dog food, stop at CVS to fill a prescription, and then back to pick Madison up at 4:30.
We enjoyed a light rain in the morning, but it cleared up & I was able to open the windows & doors to enjoy the upper 70's temps. I started the day in jeans & longs sleeve and eventually ended up in a tank & shorts. I LOVE THIS WEATHER!!!
So all-in-all my bathroom is sparkley & I have taken a bath everynight! Plus I found a book I started to read a few weeks ago - which I have now resumed reading. Oh, and the water bill is paid & mailed. Good deal.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sad News: Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.