Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My new favorite sitcom

I've been watching this on re-runs.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Strep has struck

Three weeks ago Scott was struck with Strep Throat.  He didn't know that's what he had so he just went through life feeling tired with a sore throat until he was sleeping 18 hours a day! 
He went to Dr. & diagnosed him immediately. Strong antibiodics.
Unfortunately Dillon had been home to visit before Scott was diagnosed.  And you guessed it... must've contracted Strep.  He went for about 2 weeks thinking he just had a cold.
Dillon got home Tuesday night & showed us his swollen throat.  Ouch!  The Dr. diagnosed him on Wed. morning & actually gave him 2 injections to get a powerful anitiodic into his system & get the swelling down.

Not so fast... we're pretty sure Scott's got strep again.
Look at him today.  He says he's so cold & tired. 
After church he came home & curled up on the couch with a random jacket (really? Michigan?).
I mean look at him... he's sleeping with shoes on??  You know he's sick.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What do these have in common?

Each Saturday (today is no exception) I go to the gaas station & buy 2 cans of Mt. Dew. 
It is the 'energy' I need to get my butt off the couch & busy around the house.
Works every time.
A-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah!  (Popeye's laugh)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Up and Move...

My Aunt & her husband have decided to move to a nearby city.  It feels like such an odd thing since they've lived in the same house for so many years, I think 12 or 13.  But their kids have left home a few years ago & I think they're ready for the 'next chapter'.  That's cool, right.
It made me start thinking of how many other people we've known who recently decided to 'move to the next chapter'.  My cousin moved from a rental house when she bought her own house last summer.
Jared moved to Iowa & then back to Texas again within the past 10 months, so technically he opened two-chapters.
Dillon moved to College Station to go to college in August, he got his own apartment with a friend.
In a couple of weeks my parents will be moving to Texas for the winter. 
So wow... people are just Up and Moving.

Madison's Senior Pictures

A good friend of ours took Madison out to do a photo-shoot for Senior Pictures. Isn't she BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Random pics this week

Scott performed a wedding yesterday & I went along.  Usually I take a few pictures during the ceremony but it was awkward with the small family gathering and I was obviously not family... so I waited until we were ready to go & took these cool little snapshots of the flowers & the program.  Scott's name was so pretty at the bottom of the program.  Neat, right?
One Saturday last month Dillon came with us & waited in the car while Scott conducted a ceremony on the banks of Lake Travis. It was a beautiful day so we got a quick pic of Dillon & I. 

Yeah, I'm thinking I should have been a photographer.
Of hands.
And sunsets.

Spending time on our front porch - what a great past-time!
Here's some random pics we took of each other today.
I wish the weather was like today all the time. Upper 70's with a breeze. Love it! 

I got these 2 plants for Mother's Day this year. 
I really thought they were going to die this summer since it was so hot.
The rose bush was hardy & now it has such beautiful blooms.
The gardenia bush I was SURE it was going to die.
Then I trimmed back the burned-up sticks & gave it Miracle Gro.
A Miracle Indeed! 
I took a close-up of the branch that is getting ready to bloom.  How exciting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Madison makes 4th chair!

YAY for Madison! She made 4th chair out of 16 Alto I's.
Here is the way the audition looked on Tuesday night. We waited for 2-1/2 hours to get registered. Obviously it was well worth it!

On December 7th we will travel to Waco where Madison will audition for State Choir. It is truly an honor to make it this far & we are so proud of Madison. :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wish Madison LUCK

Tomorrow Madison will try-out for the Pre-Area vocal auditions.  This is through TMEA, Texas Music Educators Association.  There were over 40,000 students who started the audition process to make it to the STATE CHOIR.
First there were District Auditions, then Region Auditions, and now Pre-Area Auditions.  After this is Area Auditions... those will be the students who will sing with the 'best of the best' from ALL OVER TEXAS.

Madison has an amazing voice & we think she's perfect... so doesn't matter to us if she makes it to State, but she's really got her hopes set on making it to State.  Wish her Luck & I'll let you know how it goes.