Monday, November 28, 2011

Country Kids

Cindy, one of my oldest and dearest friends, shared these pictures of her youngest and her hubs with me today.
Country kids do things differently! I was a country animal was ever safe from being ridden!

My son is not a city kid, but he's a town kid. He likes being outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping.

But this? You'd never see my kid do this! Even if Dad was there to break the fall!
Cindy shared that each time Eric flew of the cow (or is it a bull? :) ), Jason fell down too.
She was laughing too hard to get a pic of that.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our home to yours!

Monday, November 21, 2011

girls weekend

I don't think there is any earthly thing that can rejuvenate the spirit like a weekend in the woods. In the Autumn. With a group of lovely ladies.
Stay in a cabin called "Front Porch Lodge" complete with hot tub, outdoor fireplace and massive amounts of porch, and well, all the better!
Visit a folk festival set up in a State Park that boasts a beautiful river,
and gorgeous, tall trees with rusty orange and brilliant yellow leaves

and remember what it is that inspires you in the first place.

Stand at an overlook, on a scenic drive, on a blustery, cold day and remember to be thankful for your sisters.
Because they love you.
No matter what.

Friday, November 18, 2011


This time of year is always stacked with tons of activities. {and I love it!}
Earlier this month we went to dinner to celebrate niece Katrina's 14th birthday.
These two cousins are two weeks [and TWO FEET!] apart in age.

We also watched nephew Cole perform in his Junior High One Act Play.
He is quite an actor! So proud of him! (he's the gray haired fella!)

My sisters, Aunt, cousin and I enjoed a lovely, long weekend in an Oklahoma cabin last weekend. I'll be posting more about that soon!

Football and Marching Band season ended for us last night with a loss to Mart at Area. Concert season and track are next for us, but not until after the first of the year.


Bring on Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

~bonfire! {beat Mart}~

Our varsity football team plays in Area playoffs tomorrow night.

Tonight the school hosted a bonfire pep rally.
And look who I found there! My nephew, Sam and niece, Megan.
Sam was enthralled with the fire. Love these two hoodlums!
Yep, found their handsome big brother too. Hi Cole!

Me and my huddy love enjoying the event!

And there's our Ste blowing that Tuba!

Beat Mart!

Monday, November 14, 2011

~jazz band concert~

Tonight was Jazz Band Concert. The Jazz Band is made up of all High School Students.
The young lady who plays Tuba in Jazz Band became ill, so Stephen stepped in.
It was a joy to hear him play with the rest of the band.
The Greater Texoma Jazz Orchestra also performed at the concert.
Such a nice event to bring to our small community.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


i have a headache and i don't like headaches. headaches make me sad and weepy. they make me wanna go home and sleep and hide deep in the soft comfort of my duvet. if i had a duvet. which i do, i just don't have it on my bed yet. that is all.

Monday, November 7, 2011

~Nose Miner~

When I was wrapping up October I forgot about this!
Each year the marching band dresses up for the Friday night game closest to Halloween.
This year Stephen decided to be a Nose Miner. Nose Miner is a term Virgil and I use jokingly in reference to little kids. Ya know, 'cause they always seem to have a finger up their nose. {grins}
A big, pink felt nose on a tshirt, hard hat, light and suspenders - pretty easy costume.
Notice the bag of costume noses hanging off his belt loop?
Nice touch, Ste.
I love my quirky kid!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

~a little October catch up~

October was filled to the brim with activity for our family.
There was 8th grade football every Thursday evening.
We ended the season with a tie for 1st place in district.
Way to go Pirates!
Stephen also participated in 3 Marching Band Competions in October.
October 1 was the Aubrey Marching Classic where our 1A band competed against 1A, 2A, and 3A conference schools. They held their own competing against these larger bands finishing 8th place overall!
October 15 was the Regional Marching Band Competition, where our kids scored 1's across the board and advanced to the Area competititon.
October 29 was the Area competition. The mighty, might Pirate band finished in the top 6, but only the top 4 advance to State competition. That's ok...we'll get 'em next time!!!
Other marching activities: Friday night games babeeeee! Our varsity team has advanced to the playoffs so were hoping for several more Friday night games!

Most favorite Tuba player evah!

We also celebrated Stephen's 14th birthday in October. I posted about the Silly String Attack.
But we also celebrated with dinner at Ernesto's in Pilot Point.
Hannah Banana was our waitress!
I can't believe October is gone for another year.
I ♥ Fall! Ready to enjoy November now!