Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday #14

October 24, 2015 
Tracy Lawrence 
Redneck Country Club
Ever our event coordinator,
Robin planned a great evening for us at Redneck Country Club

Tracy Lawrence performing

Robin even arranged a Meet and Greet for us girls. Since Kelley or I neither one are real big on Meet and Greets (unless it's Brantley Gilbert for me or George Strait for her) we decided to take our picture with Tracy together.  He really seemed to be a genuine guy who enjoys what he does and appreciates his fans.
His talent is undeniable.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday #13

October 27, 2015
Time to Pay the Piper!

I lost a football bet when Josh's Texas A&M Aggies beat my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks last fall. He took his time in delivering the flag that I was required to fly throughout the remainder of the football season. But boy, did he do it up good for me!
Darth Vader and Texas A&M
It is a fitting slogan though as I was sure that my Razorbacks could pull out the Win!

My office was filled with maroon and white balloons.  I broke out in laughter and hives just walking in...but I left it just like this until the balloons finally fell.

My office after the balloons fell.  You can't even see the chair that sits in front of my desk.  We chased down stray ones for a week!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wish You Were Here

I woke up this morning feeling:


Today would have been my Daddy's 71st birthday.  

I miss him.
I grieve the loss of him in my life.
I wish that I had done things differently - like call him more often or make a big deal of his birthdays.
I regret that it has been months since I spoke with Donna and Cecily.
I am disappointed in myself.
I feel overwhelmed by all the happenings around me.

But as I sat down with my Bible and prayer journal, I was reminded that:

God is still on His throne.
Jesus' yoke is easy and His burden is light.
I am forgiven.
God is good...all the time.
The Holy Spirit never leaves me alone.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday #12

Coastal Conservation Association Concert 
September 26, 2015
Sam Houston Racetrack

Me and My Hero - to get him to a concert is a BIG...I mean H.U.G.E. deal!

My Girlfriends - Robin, Kelley and Stacy
I'm horrible at Selfie's and this was my worst picture -- but my girls sure looked good.

Eddie Money
The Best Show of the Night!

Grand Funk Railroad
Truly, I didn't realize how much of their music I knew by heart.
And the whole reason I went:
Lynyrd Skynyrd
A dream come true for me.

A fur hat, in Houston, in September, at an outdoor theater.
I don't know how he did that!
We also saw Atlanta Rhythm Section & Folk Family Revival.
It was a great night because we were with great friends and they went just because I asked them to.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Some Days Call For A Party Hat

Even if you are just going to dinner at the local Mexican restaurant.

September 25, 2015

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday #11

Family Vacation Pictorial From August 2015

Last year the kids went together and gave Jim and I our favorite kind of gift -- 
time together with the family.  
Here are our memories in pictures.

There was a giant moon while we were staying at the Sargent house and the way it's light pierced through the clouds onto the water and cast the silhouette of the palm trees on our first night there was eerily beautiful.

I just love this picture of Brian in his pink flamingo shirt.
Such a contrast to that bearded face!

The grands enjoyed long days in the kiddy pool that we set up on the deck.

The house the kids rented was named Pelican Point and the pelicans did not disappoint.
They flew by in groups of three to nearly twenty all day long.

Will and Derrick were Davin's net men for crabbing.
He had two to three crab strings baited with chicken thighs out most of the weekend.
He would run from one to the other yelling, 'net, net, net!'

The sunset over Caney Creek

Brian and Deborah trying a little fishing.

The house had a telescope and this was the best picture that Deborah and I could snap of the moon through it's lens.

Will caught an eel!

Auntie and Dayton enjoying the water

Diva fishing -- and she must be working hard at it.
Look at that tongue.

Maddux, Brooke and Davin as we celebrated Davin's 8th birthday with cake and ice cream.

Our Family

My Hero spent the majority of the trip sitting in this chair with his fishing pole at hand.

The Gang's all here!
Kelli, Matt and the family were only able to make it out for one afternoon and we got family pics while we could!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Y'all!

Photo taken at Santa's Wonderland
December 2015