Sunday, September 30, 2007

Home Away From Home For Us

Many of you know that we hang out a lot at the ranch in Hico, and very few of our friends have had the chance to visit us there, so I thought I would show you a picture of the house. It was built in the 20's but has been remodeled many times over the years. We have done little changes since we bought it, but we did paint the doors and shutters. As a matter of fact Pat installed a screen door this weekend on the front and we could not wait to hear the "slam" of the door.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Is That My Son's Name on Her Shirt?

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I arrive at G's game Tuesday and before I could get to the stands to sit down I was told by three people that there is a girl wearing my son's name on the back of her shirt. The minute I stepped up to the bleachers I saw her. My stomach dropped for just a split second. I am thinking "I still have ownership here"! I sat down and the first thing I could think of was to get a picture so I could text it to his dad who was in Arizona. I took the first picture with my camera, but thought I can't text that to Pat. So I grab my phone and walk up to her and ask her to move her hair while I snap the back of her t-shirt. I did not even introduce myself, but one of her friends asked I was G's mother. My reply, "Well yes I am!". I walked away. I was telling G about the photo while driving home and he was okay with the picture, but he did ask me if I introduced myself. I had to apologize. I didn't. Way to go Mom.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Is It Really Only Monday!

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My friend Carrie sent this picture to me and I could not resist posting it. How cute! I miss having babies around.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

See You At The Pole

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket “Gather. Unite. Pray. Come Together” (John 17:20-23) is the theme for See You at the Pole this year, with the event scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at schools throughout the United States and in many other countries. In 2006, more than 2 million teenagers met for See You at the Pole in all 50 states. Internationally, reports came in from countries on six continents. See You at the Pole is a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries. (See You at the Pole.

This event means a lot to our family. It is amazing to see elementary children and teenagers as they gather around their flag pole at school each year and hear their prayers. What can you do? Pray now for the schools in your area. Pray that the Lord will pour out his Holy Spirit upon them and many will be drawn to salvation in Christ and to raise up courageous leaders from among them who will model and call their generation to purity, prayer, and Godly lifestyles.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

93, He's Our Man

93, He's our man if he can't....ok I will stop. You know the cheer-leader in me has to come out sometime! 93 is G at his first game. It was a scrimmage and the Cougars looked great. They have their first game tomorrow in Weatherford. Most of you know the red head next to G, number 15. Pax had a beautiful catch and G had a great hit. Pax is my "fourth" child who I love dearly! You should hear them in the car each day.
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Middle Name MeMe

Justabeachkat passed on a "Middle Name Meme" to me tonight. The rules are as follows:

"You have to post these rules on your blog. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you do not have a middle name, choose one you would like to have. When tagged, write your own blog post containing your middle name facts. At the end, choose one person to tag for each letter of your middle name. Then leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged."

So here goes:

L - Love my life as I am so very blessed!

O - Oh I wish I didn't have this middle name, although Mom named me lovingly
after her and my grandmother.

R - Reading is one of my most favorite things to do.

E - Enjoy food too much.

N - Never will I pass on a hug.

E - Enjoying dreaming with my husband, Pat.

Okay, now I tag Teresa, Emily, Jen, and Jackie.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

We Can't Wait for Seventh Grade Football

Our household is excited as G made the football team! We can't wait to see the Kerr Cougars play their first game on Tuesday. Go Cougars!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Engagement of 1984


I know! Look at those baby faces. I wish I could go back and visit that year but with the wisdom and life lessons I have learned in these past 23 years. I know that we would all like that chance. What would I have done different then? First of all I wish I knew to trust God more and realize how much HE loves me and that HE had such a big plan for our lives. I wish I had known about the power of prayer at the age of 23 as we prepared to start a new life together. Marriage is amazing to me because who would of thought two people could love each other more every day and still actually enjoy being with each other. I feel that this has been God's gift to Pat and I has we have tried to put God first in our marriage. It is hard to surrender every part of our life to Him daily and trust that HE is in control and we are not. Thank you Lord for your grace and our many blessings!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Happy BIrthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad! (Also known as Buster or Paw-paw Buster). You look great dad and not near your age of 76! There are no words to describe what you mean to me. You have shown me what love is and what loving others look like. You have shown me what it is to serve others and to sacrifice your time. You amazed me when you got your real estate license at age 70 while living a life that was emotionally draining and tough. You are a wonderful father, brother, paw-paw, and friend! Thank you dad for being tough on me and expecting the best of me. You pushed me and I am what I am today because of my childhood and being loved unconditionally. Dad, you are my hero! xoxo Your daughter, Paige

Monday, September 3, 2007

Pope, Our Diabetic Dog, Who Loves Hico

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Meet Miss Bear


Bear hanging out in Hico!
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A View in Hico

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1920's Home Built On Our Place in Hico

I wanted to show you a picture of Mary Vaughn's home when she was a little girl in the 1920's. She contacted Pat soon after we bought the place and was telling him about her memories as a child. Pat invited her over for a reunion with her home site and told Pat many great stories. Part of the rock wall and the old iron gate with a walkway is still there. She sent a letter and a sweet thank you note for her "trip down home". She also sent a copy of the original deed with her letter. Her dad paid approximately $1,000 for the land in 1925.

Labor Day and Dove Hunting in Hico

Abby, Brenda and Bristol

Brenda & I Taking a Spin

The Ashlocks joined us Friday night for some birding hunting early Saturday morning and Saturday night, well the guys did. All of the girls did other things like ride four-wheelers, read, eat and just hang out. It really was a great time.

Pat and I with the boys spent the rest of the weekend at the ranch. Sunday morning we had an unfortunate event happen and one I have never seen before. An old cow was trying to deliver a calf and died during childbirth. We figured out the problem (the details are not for the squeezy stomach). Pat was able to get to the calf and it was so perfect. It was a black and white little heifer with wild markings on her face. She was so sweet. After seeing this I am just in awe of how God created all things.

Sis we missed you! I know that you were studying a lot this weekend...good for you!