Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Have you had the Yogurt Experience? - Well, if you haven't, you should check it out! Kaci had her awards today at school and she received her dog tags for All A's and for reading over 10 Bluebonnet books! I am so proud of her. She has made All A's every 9 weeks with only one more to go this year!! It was also her day to choose the location of our "Good Day Wednesday" treat.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Isn't that one of the funniest things you have ever heard? We welcomed the first "Good Day Wednesday" in at Auntie Anne's Pretzels at the Outlet Mall. We let Bailey have first week's pick.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
When we got in the church- everyone was seated with their parents and we recited the "Our Father" and the "Act of Contrition" together.
Then the children we asked to form 2 lines to go in and see one of the Priests to make their confessions. Kaci got in Father Larry's line and was the 4th one in to speak to him. She received a blessing when she was done and we got to leave for the night. Clint and Bailey were at baseball practice so Kaci and I had treated ourselves to dinner at Chilis beforehand. It was "Kids Eat FREE Night" Once I found out I had been wrong tonight about confession- I was very glad that I had taken her out for special treat before!!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Summer is just around the corner and it is definatley flip flop weather (if it ever wasn't- lol!) So, I am back to working on making shoes!! These are the Camo flips I made for Stephanie. I just love how they turned out. Almost makes me want to wear a pair!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
PaPa promised to run fast and hold on tight to her seat and handle bars if he needed to!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I want: a hot bubble bath and a massage.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
(564- # of boxes Kaci sold in 2010)
Cookie sales are over.
Now it is time for a little celebration and WOW time!
(484- # of boxes Kaci sold in 2011)
**480 our of 519 girls in the Lady Bird Service Unit sold cookies.
**Together they sold 6,501 cases of cookies which is equal to 78,012 boxes!
**That averages to 162 boxes of cookies per girl.
**Collectively they earned $27,335.70 for their troops.
**They will receive over $15,000 in bonus checks!
**Eight girls sold 1,000 or more boxes!!
**We collected 2,600 boxes of cookies for Operation Cookie!
**We packed 4,176 sleeves (TM, SO, PBS, SB) of cookies (with cards) to send overseas!
Way to go Girls!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The people at Ceramics Lodge are so nice. They reserved the back room for us and taught the girls everything they needed to know to make their pieces turn out perfect!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his own forehead
and then on each of those present who stand before him at the altar rail.
We went to church at St. Thomas tonight to receive our ashes with PaPa and Grandma Dee. (Dad is out of town on a business trip) We went out to eat at Luby's afterwards....which has become a tradition on this day.
Kaci and Bailey want to try and participate again this year by giving up something they love for Lent. Kaci is going to give up soda water and Bailey is going to give up playing Angry Birds on Clint's phone and Clint's "Big phone"-the loving name Bailey has given his tablet! lol
It could be a very long 40 days! ha But -I am very proud of them for trying! I am going to give up soda as well. In the past, I have just given up one kind of soda, Mountain Dew. This year, Kaci has decided, that is cheating. I must give it up - ALL or NOTHING! So ....here it goes......
Sunday, March 6, 2011
My parents are celebrating their 40th anniversary today! They decided to take a quick trip to Oklahoma for some gambling and to see Jay Leno perform stand up! I think it is a well deserved trip and I hope they have lots of fun and win LOTS of money!! 40 years is a loooooong time- and got me thinking about relationships and compromise.
Mom is housewife....she has worked out of the home and in the home over the course of the years. She has done it all...been a banker, worked in the school cafeteria, worked at Kmart, Target and Walmart- even worked at the Bingo Hall. She is on 2 bowling leagues, loves to play Bingo, Queen of the Football Pot and never meets a stranger. She loves murder mystery and chocolate (especially in the middle of the night)! She does not enjoy a visit to the doctor or the dentist. She enjoys chewing ice and peanut brittle. She helps me with the kids if I need her, sells Girl Scout cookies and listens to me ramble on the phone for hours.
Dad is retired from Fidelity Information Systems. He enjoys meeting up with his high school friends once a month for lunch, dinner or a good sporting event. He is a UT football season ticket holder and enjoys a good game. He rarely misses church on Sunday and loves a good breakfast. He reads the paper, surfs the web and watches world news. He is good at following his check up routines with the dentist and the heart doctor. He often makes trips to Houston to help his family or just to visit. He helps me with Kaci and Bailey, Reagan and Chelsea, and often mows my lawns and does my dishes!
Mom does the cooking; Dad does the eating. Mom cleans up; Dad feeds the dogs. Mom sleeps until 10, Dad is up at 7:30. They both enjoy working in the yard together. Their schedule seems to work for them, despite personalities on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Whatever it is they are doing- it seems to work....it has kept them together for 4 decades.
I remember when I was little how cool I used to think it was that my parents were still married (and this was when I was in middle school) So many of my friends parents had already divorced by then. I recently googled 5 Ways to Make Your Marriage Last- I thought this was an interesting 5 ways;
1. Be attractive to other men-
Way to go, Mom! I guess it is working.
2. Be happy!-
I like to call this one....Fake it until you make it! (something I often do it my own life with an array of subjects)
3. Keep up with the rest of the world -
4. Stop complaining-
What! Who thinks that is a good idea? Nah, I have to disagree....get it, complaining!? LOL!
5. Date your husband -
Aw, so sweet!
My mom and dad are THE BEST! I guess they must be doing something right, or maybe all of the above! They love me unconditionally. I can count on them ANYTIME & ANYWHERE! They are AMAZING! I wish them many more years of happiness!
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This is always a night that Kaci thoroughly enjoys- she gets all the attention of her favorite person in the world, her Dad!