Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas at Autumn Leaves 2009

Just in case you have ever wondered what it is like at an assisted living/old folks home Christmas party. Let me shine a light on a fun night we had with my 93 year old grand mother.


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My family and I went to the annual Christmas Party at my grand mother's nursing home. We go there, found my grand mother(sitting with "her Friends"). We got in line and waited for our cold shrimp and cubed cheese. Then went to sit down and I went to ask my grand mother to come and sit with us at our table. She sat with us for about 5 minutes and started to get up, I asked her, "grandma, where are you going?" "To sit with my friends!" She replied. I said, "we came to see you." Off she went, back to sit with her friends. She was not too concerned about us! Too funny! My sweet grand mother may not know much these days, but I thank God for her wit!
I guess you gotta dance with the one who brought you!!



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Friday, December 11, 2009

The happiest Place on earth...

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The Castle, Cinderella is so lucky!

Mike wae in the Indiana Jones stunt show. Great memories!











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Too much fun...Disney 2009!
We will be back!

Monday, November 9, 2009

My birthday present!!


This was my very first car! A 1967 Volkswagon Bettle! I loved this car more than words can say! My parents bought it for me when I turned 16, for $300! I only actually drove the car for about 3 years. I totaled it in an accident on my way to Krystala and Shawn Hogues wedding in 1993. I didn't have the money to replace the engine(which is what it needed). So, it sat in my mom's driveway for the next 3 years! I did NOT want to get rid of it, I was planning on fixing it some day! Meanwhile, I met Mike and we were planning the wedding and we needed money for the weeding. During the 3 years the car sat in the drive way, a particular VW lover, would often stop by the house and ask my mom if she was ready to sell? Well, one day she said YES! I was away at SFA and had NO IDEA she was selling MY car!! She did and needless to say we were able to have a DJ at the wedding. :) I have missed that car for many years! If I had it today I would still be driving it, I love the sound they make...like no onther car EVER!! I often talk about this situation and the fact that I would love to own a bug again!




On my birthday this year our dear friend Nathan gave me a true gem! He found a trunk cover of a VW Bug and painted it green, just like my car!! He even made me personalized plates, like I always wanted! I hung it in my office! I just love it!!

Thanks Nathan!! I LOVE IT!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sara's first concert...Miley Cyrus


First, I little bit of history. Mike and his friend Nathan were in a band in high school, in the 80's. They actually had paying gigs! Nathan was the front man, Mike played the bass and they had another friend that played the drums, Stacy Jones. Fast forward 25 years...Stacy now plays drums for MILEY CYRUS!!!!! Which is very cool! Mike and Nathan have kept up with Stacy through the years, Stacy has played for several bands. He is a very talented drummer. He actually is the music director for Miley.

Enjoy a few pictures from their band, Paris!


Mike and his first bass and amp!

Nathan sitting behind the drums.

Here they are recording. Mike is on the far right singing with Stacy.

Present day, on Stacy's tour bus!


A few months ago we learned that the tour was going to pass through Dallas. I begged Mike to make the call and get the hook up. But, he had not talked to Stacy for a while and didn't really want to call and ask for tickets. Mike did call him just to see if he had time to get a bite to eat or just to say hello. While they were one the phone Stacy said he didn't have much time, "why don't you just come down to the show, I can get you in and show you around!!" YEAHHHH!! Sara was beside herself! So it was on, the ultimate date with Daddy!


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Back stage. Miley's mic stands. one for Hannah and one for Miley.

Their seats. They sat next to the sound booth.

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Sara loved this part. Miley road through the air on a motorcycle.
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After the show the met Stace backstage again and he gave Sara his drum sticks. His name and Miley Cyrus are printed on the sticks. What a gift! Thanks Stacy Jones!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

our new kitchen...

My little kitchen remodel. I have had a picture torn out of a magazine for as long as I can remember. In the picture was open shelves in the kitchen. Our kitchen is a normal galley style, long and narrow. I have never really enjoyed the style. I have always wanted to up date the look. So, I tore down the upper cabinets and replaced them with shelves!

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After! I am really happy with the finished product! And Mikey likes it too! ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh! Mr. Flu...please go away!


This is all I have looked at for the past 7 days!
Last Wednesday I picked up Sara from school and she started to cry. Her teacher said she began to cry about an hour before they let out. I asked her what was wrong and she said, "I don't feel good." We went home and took her temp., it was 100. Let me just say it has not come down in 7 days!! Joe got it the very next day!
Last weekend we had plans to go the Kansas City to visit the Sheebs. I have not canceled a trip, ever! I was very sad! Coming up in 4 days the McMartins are headed to town to stay with us...I am starting to get worried about them coming????
I am NOT one to take my kids to the doctor, I never have been! I know there is nothing they can do. The flu is a virus, it has to run it's course! But, at 9:30 today I am taking the kids. I think just because I want to get out of the house. ;) I am going to make them wear mask. I'll try to get that on film too... hee hee!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My new favorite song!!




I love this song! Makes my heart happy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

here she is...big RED!


My new sofa!! I have waited for 11 weeks for this to come in! I am so in love with it I can't even stand it!! I LOVE RED!!! I know I need some pillows, one thing at a time. What do you think I am a designer!
I have discovered what you do professionally, you don't do at home!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Uncle Ken and Aunt Ardis' Lake house-Labor Day!

Imagine this...we are fishing???
Joe has learned to bait his own hook, thank God!

Uncle Ken and Aunt Cathy, Fran's brother and sister.
Sara making friends. I love looking at her freckles! So very cute.

Uncle Ken, cruising on lake LBJ.
Again with the freckles...I love it!


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I think you will be seeing a ton of videos now! I just love discovering I can do this!

Ken and Ardis, Thanks for always being so great to us when we visit! We love seeing you!
This is in Cathy and Randy's front yard. You can feed the deer corn, almost out of your hand! So very cool!
The Krewe at Randy and Cathy's pool!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Well, not that great of a picture. I tried! Here she is...93 years old! I took the kids by after school to wish her a Happy Birthday!
She is in good spirits, as always! I usually get the same line of questions, she only has about 5. This time she had a new one, "Does your mom have a cat or dog?" We have NEVER had a cat! We are not cat people. Too funny. I have no idea what is going on in her brain. It is very sad to see her slip away from us. I am grateful to have her, I know. But, she will be the first to tell you, she is ready to go. She usually tells me if there was a pill she would take it. I tell her she is too mean to go, God is still working on her! She laughs. I never dreamed she would be alive to see my kids. I keep telling her before we know it she will be at Sara's graduation. Her reply, God I hope not! Here's to you Kathryn! BTW, her sister is 95.
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