Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Marine Creek whitewater

WOW, this is raging white water just outside my kitchen window. I am thankful that I am at the top of the hill. This water is moving fast and is very dangerous. There are waves like the ocean! I am waiting for the animals to start pairing off into 2's and looking for the big boat!

Blueberry pickin

Roby and I went down to Houston to visit Ben this weekend. We found a blueberry farm and went picking. I have never been blueberry picking and I absolutely loved it. The bushes were loaded. They tasted yummy. I was surprised there was not an admittance fee. You pay for what you pick and that was cheap, $1.50 a pound. We ended up getting only a little less than 3 pounds. I would have picked more but they have to be kept cool and we didn't bring the ice chest. If they are still there for our July trip I will be bringing the ice chest. They are the largest blueberries I have ever seen. In fact, the supermarket never has blueberries like these. This morning I made me some blueberry pancakes. YUMMY!!!!! I will be giving some to my parents and Roby's parents. I wish I had more because I have been snacking on them all day. I might make blueberry muffins later. I found them on my garden web website. They are at www.pickyourown.org . There are lots of different places to pick all kinds of fruit. Blueberries make you smart, so I better go eat some more.

Happy Birthday to Kylee

My adorable neice, Kylee, turned 5 yesterday. She is living in Oregon for now. I know that she had a good time on her birthday, playing with her brother and her friends. She has quite a sense of humor for her 5 young years. It is so nice to be young and full of life, with no worries. I hope she carries that trait thru her life. She reminds me a lot of her cousin, Ben. He is full of adventure and always has a good time. Keep smiling Kylee. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

cell phone meme

cell phone meme..........I have been tagged...

01. What color is it?
White and silver

02. Who is the first person that comes up under the letter M?

3. Who is the last person you called?
Roby's mobile

4. Who was your last missed call from?
my home ( i lost my phone and called it to find it! ha)

5. Who is the 2nd person who comes up under A?
Ariel (Bay's friend, I try to keep all her friends programed into my cell!! hehe)

6. Who is speed dial #2?
no speed dial set up

7. Who is the 3rd person who comes up under J?
only 1 J and that is James

8. Who was your last received call from?
candle store

9. Who is speed dial #3?
no speed dial

10. What is your background?
hot air balloons

11. How many text messages are currently in your Inbox?
4, I just cleaned that out

12. Who is speed dial #1?
still no speed dial

13. What does the 5th message in your Inbox say?
only 4, and it says "yes i'm here

14. Who is the first person that comes up under B?
Baylee cell

15. Who was your last text message from?

16. Name every person you have text messages from:
all 4 are Baylee

17. Who do you have the most received calls from?

19. What does the 6th message in your Outbox say?
have fun

20. Who is the first person in your phone book?
amanda cell

21. Who is the last name in your Phonebook?
Zack cell

22. Do you have a camera phone?

23. Who is the last person under G?
Great-momma (aka my mom)

24. What does the first text message in your inbox say?
U to =)

That was fun! I needed simple fun, Thanks Marcia!

Happy Birthday Gina

Adison and Gina, Mother's Day 1991

Gina and Chris, Christmas 1985 or 1986

Seleta and Gina, Road Trip 1986

Today is Gina's birthday. She would have been 43.
I miss her and all the fun times! I wonder why she had to be taken away 16 years ago.
Roby and I really need her around. My kids need her around.
But instead of having a party, I will take flowers to the cemetary
and read some from her bible where she underlined scripture that she found important.
As you can see by the pictures, Gina was usually very upbeat and excited, full of smiles, energy and life. I really need her influence in my life right now.
Happy Birthday in Heaven!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

sad Deathly day for Firefighters

I am devastated! I just heard horrific news that 9 firefighters have been killed in the line of duty in Charleston when a furniture building collapsed on them. I do not know if people that are not involved with firefighters actually realize the dangers of the job. Firefighters are under paid and underappreciated! Every time I hear of these incidents, it brings back memories of the Church fire 1999, when my husband came so close to death and 3 others were killed in the line of duty due to a building collapse. Please say a prayer for these families that now have to continue on without their precious loved one and also pray for the firefighters that put their lifes on the line daily. If you can, do something to show your appreciation for your local firefighters, even if it is just telling them thanks for their work when you see them out in the city.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Happy Birthday Ben!!!!!

Ben's 1st Halloween

Ben loves Christmas 1991

Ben 1993 in Aunt April's Car Sunroof (mr. mischief)

Ben checking out Aunt Aprils Graduation stuff

Ben 1999 (Ranger Fan)

Halloween 2001 Scary Skateboarder

Ben 2004 (great fisherman)

On my 40th last year. What a great lifegaurd tan he has!

My favorite son is 19 today. He had to wake up for the first time without mommy singing happy birthday in her off tune voice. I miss him. Tomorrow we will all go to Houston to celebrate but today I just reminisce about all the wonderful birthdays of the past 19 years. Ben is a joy, he is very passionate about cars and skateboards, almost to the point of obsessiveness. As a young boy he was totally obsessed with Lego's and trains, infact he has them all stored in the shed because he cannot bear to part with them. He will be finished with school on August 3rd and then he is moving home with us. He has remained on the honor roll and perfect attendance. To say the least, WE ARE PROUD.
Time Flies and then they are grown up! Enjoy every minute of it!! I am!!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Crash update

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers in Houston!

Bay is much better today. Her car will take a little longer however! Laura's mom took the girls all to the mall. So nice of her.

Here is a photo from when we went on the back roads to Houston a few weeks back. We traveled thru a city called Malone, which is my maiden name. I had to have a photo.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

And Summer Begins.....

Well, this is how summer begins for us................Baylee has Melissa visiting for the week....they leave for their 1st excursion....crash....a car is making a left hand turn on Cromwell Marine creek and Baylee doesn't have time to stop....her back is now in pain...scary....she is now in bed...please be praying for her....her car...is well messed up. I am shaken!