T-shirt for 2007

I love WOOT.com. They have the best stuff, random, yes, but kewl.

Not that I completely agree with this but, I love the concept.

Hope your holidays were wonderful. Ours were. I will post pictures when I can!


Some new family pictures from early November


Well, Thanksgiving left us with much to be thankful for.

A great dinner in Jena with the Huffman group, aka at The Willis'. Everyone of import was there. We had a wonderful visit. We even got to see Patrick, Danielle and the boys. I simply can not believe how big Paxton is getting. And Carson, he is simply adorable.

We had a shortened visit to the Cole's this year (aka The Paul's). Aunt Paula is recovering from her early Turkey Day Hospital Trip with pneumonia. She returned home Friday afternoon with strict bedrest orders.

Shortened for Sam and his injury. There was an accident with Sadie and Sam's face. Here is a rough picture

No stitches. Lots of antibiotics and vitamin E Oil.


First Annual LSMSA Halloween Party - LA

October 2007


Gifties onsite!


Anna as Cinderella

Sam and Michael

JC sampling the Jambalaya - yummy!


Joseph (aka JoeB), Theresa, Lori Lincoln, Angela and Darrel Long


Richard Buckland Dutchtown #99

Richard is a Junior at Dutchtown High School.
6' 1"
243 lbs
Benches 300lbs
Clean 345lbs
Squat 500lbs

4.92 40
3.00 GPA

We have known Richard since before he was Richard and went by Jay. He is a fabulous kid.... we can't wait to see how far he will go....


September is Football in LA but other stuff too....

I love football. College is the best. But I like high school also. We are cheering for Richard. He is defnesive something at our local high school. Sam and his little sis, Torie are buddies. He hopes to get into a great school on scholarship. We hope so too.

Sam is in soccer. I haven't downloaded but he is preciously cute and pretty darn good. The other parents tell their kids to pass him the ball.


Meet our new Mike

From the advocate

He is a 2-year old Bengal/Siberian mix. He will become twice his current size. He is frisky and gorgeous. He is from Indiana! We already LOVE him!



Sam skinnied up

Sam had his tonsils out July 31. He was a remarkably good patient and did bounce back pretty quickly. He sure looks thinner though.....

See how skinny he cheeks look now.....

Sam decided to give a shot of the other cheek, too.....

At least he let you also know his college choice!


Anna is in SECOND GRADE!

When did this happen? I am so stunned. She is getting so tall (I couldn't find the pre-k picture in front of her door for comparison). I hope she will love her new school. Art, music and Spanish are all classes she will be taking and I think she will enjoy. Of course, there is still her favorites to Math and Science.

Of course, we needed a shot of Sam, too! He has slimmed down after his surgery a few weeks ago. Please note, the daily required snack before breakfast!

And finally, of course, a treat to start the year off right. Starbuck's kids hot cocoa with extra whip and chocolate sauce.


LAID OFF, again

Monday! I know, sucks. But I did get a good package. My last day will be August 20, which is a Monday - ODD to say the least.

So, now what? We shall see.....


Meet Emmett - just a little guy

This is Emmett Kelly, my folks new Harlequin Great Dane. Their older pup, Titus, passed away two weeks ago. Luckily, the kids and I were visiting. It was a sad time. Mom always wanted a Harlequin. So, I checked the paper yesterday and one Great Dane was available. And here we have him - Emmet

Mom will be coming to get him early this week. He is a bit of a pup still, only 10 months old. He weighs in at 120 lbs. I would guess he will grow a bit more and gain another 30 or 40 lbs.

Check out this sweet face. Doesn't he just make you smile.

He was so well behaved in the car. Ok, I will admit, he drank some of my hot chocolate. Sweet tooth! opps!

He scared the heck out of our cousin, Lyn. The look on her face when she walked in the door was pure horror. Poor Lyn, she came over to watch the kids for a bit. Ben was in town and we all (and Kat) went to the Chimes East for dinner.

Ellie is only 70 lbs. I always think of her as a big dog. Poor El, she has been a great hostess dog. I know she will be happy to see Emmett go. She knows where to hang out when she wants a break from a rambunctious puppy. She will hide under the dining room table, where Emmett can't go.

But, Emmett is a Southern dog. A South Louisiana dog, he loves Abita, of course. Good Boy!

But, this experience has told me that we aren't ready for our next dog. I still miss Indy, but we just don't have the room. I think we will wait until we move.


July 7, 2007

A giggle or more first:


Well, I am already married, so I missed that luckiness.....

Some neat news on 7/7/xx in history:
1846 US annexes California Yeah for wine and veggies

1898 US annexes Hawaii I have my fresh pineapple ready to cut

1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige Cool beans and he was cool

1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
What you want
Honey you've got it
And what you need
Baby you've got it

1973 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)dang, that is FAST

Some Biblical info:
“In the Bible, numerology provided a very simple and clear way to indicate perfection. The seven-ness of the angels, trumpets and bowls in Revelation expresses the heavenly perfection behind all the fire and brimstone occurring on earth, as much as the seven days of creation indicate the perfection of the world around us. In the time of the finalization of the Jewish Bible, the seven vowels of the Greek alphabet became also linked to these Jewish concepts of perfection. So the ‘superstitions’ around seven are all good ones,” he says.



Ok, which is more ME?


Curlier but pulled back so not WILD!

My sCrappy mess!

It is still a mess but I love my little quote..... I got it from my friend, Penny. She is a sweetie! So, here I am trying to get my room all in order. I will make it soon! Maybe, one day!

I love Pride and Prejudice

My favorite PnP movie is the Colin Firth version. However, this recent one has a lovely smile.

But even better:

Which Austin Heroine am I:
(not sure about that last one but....{
You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of silliness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it. Lest you seem too perfect, you have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves you very ill indeed.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!


Last T-ball game and AWARDS!

Sam getting ready for his final at bat.

Sam and Josie flirting AGAIN, while on the field.
Final team spirit cheer.

Mason and his 'bestest' fan, Maggie

Sam and Jake are proud of their accomplishments.

Anna finally without the pop in her mouth!