Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Kaitlyn was born September 17.
And now, you know the rest of the story.
You may think that's TMI. I prefer to think it's just further evidence that God is in control of all things -- especially life's greatest blessings!
Happy New Year!!! My God bless your 2009 with much love, many hugs, wonderful health, happy children, a job you love and higher oil prices.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
That's right! Rice is playing West Michigan tonight, and Bonnie (Sky's wife: http://www.bonniebishop.com/) is singing the National Anthem. How cool is that? Wish I could tell you to watch it on TV, but it's only going to be on the NFL Network and the KHOU highlight reel. Still, it's awesome that Rice is playing here in Houston. AND I can't wait to see the Owls finish this season with TEN wins!!!
We're meeting up with a bunch of the "brothers" and their wives -- I'm sure I'll have lots to tell tomorrow!!!
So what are you reading these days? Are there blogs that you really enjoy, that call you back day-after-day to see what's going on??
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wish you hadn't eaten all that turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, hashbrown casserole, three kinds of pie and everything else? Feel free to boogie your bigger-than-usual behind on over to www.the3day.org/goto/tiaras and click on "Join Team." You'll be amazed what the 3-Day will do for you!!!
p.s. I've added in a couple of posts of Christmas pix, so my TEN readers.... you might want to scroll down!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
For those who worry.... I haven't fallen down again. I promise. I would tell you if I did. If I knew, that is. But for now, I know I haven't.
And since it wouldn't be the Christmas I wanted it to be, no matter what I did, I set out to make it a totally perfect Christmas in a totally different way.
You should have seen the table on Christmas day. Red tablecloth & napkins. A mix of mine & Mom's Spode Christmas dishes. Tons of food. It was beautiful.
But it didn't do the trick because I still wanted the old Christmas back. And that kind of shadowed everything. And of course, it was all capped off by finding my drowned Crackberry. (BTW... The whole "put it in rice to dry it out" trick? Doesn't work.)
I know, I know. Would I land the plane already???
Here's the deal, I know I have about four regular readers on here who check the blog about 1500 times a day to make that counter jump. Right?
But who else is reading all this? I've really been wondering.
So hey, even if you've never, ever left a comment before, please leave one. And if you have a blog, please leave the link. I'd love to know who you are.
I need to do some looking forward. This looking back stuff just isn't all it's cracked up to be.
(And Amanda Walls, that includes you. I've lost your link and can't find it anywhere.)
You can't really tell from this picture, but Abbie's hair absolutely thrives on being in Sargent. It just turns super-curly. I love it!
This is quite the fish story. It took two poles and three people to bring in this whopper. Kamryn gets the official bragging rights, because it was technically her catch.
Biggsy and I took the girls to the Creek this weekend. We met Mimi, Pa, Alan, Amber, Kodie, Kamy & Kelton down there. We had beautiful weather on Friday. But there was this cold front that was supposed to come in mid-day on Saturday....
So Biggsy, Alan and I took Abbie, Kodie & Kamy fishing in the bay Saturday morning. Kait's been battling a cough, so we left her to help take care of Kelton. It was a bit cool going down -- but really not too cold or too hot. Just pleasant. Spurts of sunshine in a mostly overcast day.
Everyone caught something. I caught a little red and a croaker. Alan ended up with a keeper red and a trout, and Abs boated a nice black drum. And we got back to the house about 2:00.
The rest of the Biggs bunch loaded up and headed home, but we decided to fish some in the Creek. Someone was in our spot, so we headed a bit farther down. No tide, no wind, no fish biting. At all. Tons of mosquitos. After a bit, we headed home.
Remember that cold front? It hit just as we were headed home. Pelting rain. Really cold. Miserable. Ever try to drive a boat in a pelting, icy rain? YIKES. It was a far cry from that time Stacey and I were out in the boat in August with it raining.
We made it home, but Kait's cough is worse today. And I'm dealing with "Mommy guilt." At least we didn't go back out today!
Friday, December 26, 2008
And no, I didn't have the replacement insurance package.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Even cooler? The owners of this SWEET ride are two buddies of mine. Kim & Susan walked with us in the 3-Day. They know my heart, and when I talked to Kim about a little idea I have concerning my FREE RIDE, she knew exactly where I was coming from. More details about THAT will follow if it works out!
In the meantime, that Crazy Christina over at www.ninaloca.com says tomorrow's giveaway is EVEN BIGGER and involves TEN Crazy Vendors!!!! Don't forget to register for tomorrow's big drawing!!!
I'm off to take a much-needed nap. More later!!!
We made sugar cookies at Paw-Paw's house. Here the girls are cutting them out....
We went to see Polar Express at the Ritz. They put on a great event with Santa, the Hot Cocoa Dance with the elves after the movie, and then cocoa and cookies to top it all off! Terry, Theresa, Brantley & Abbie joined us -- but Brantley decided he's a bit old for pictures with Santa!
Christmas with the Herring / Jones crew was at Carey's house this year. She has The Best setup for all of us! Biggs was a bit late since he was out getting Spike the Deer, but he didn't miss too much.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I am so glad I went to the wedding. We had a BLAST! Our side of the family was well represented. The wedding was beautiful -- Bonnie sang a song she'd written for Sky that was so pretty and so sweet. (Check out www.bonniebishop.com for more of her music.)
The reception was great -- although we about froze under that outdoor tent. YIKES! We sat next to Sky's track coach from Baylor and his wife. They're "good people." It was kinda fun to see the Herring crew checking out the Martini Bar. I about ate my fill of fried plantains and sweet potatoes. Mmmmm.....
Here's a picture of the happy couple!
One really cool part of the wedding.... For boutenniers, Sky had tied flies with Marlin hooks. By far one of the neatest things I've seen at a wedding.