Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm obsessing

This house has been on and off the market for a couple of years. Now it is in foreclosure. I am in love with it. Yes, it is out of my price range, yes, it only has one full bathroom, but I love it! This would be a perfect place for a retreat. It has a nice park behind it, it isn't far from Dallas, it has all the room that we need with only needing 2 bathrooms added and kitchen redo...I'm going to follow up with the city and see if it can even be zoned to do a retreat, and then just wait, and wait, and see if it goes down any... I would of course have to change my whole thinking from cabin to shabby chic or something...but hey, I can do that. Then we can build a smaller house for us to retire in....

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'd lose my butt if it weren't attached....

My dad used to tell me that ALL the freaking I beleive it. Since we moved I haven't been able to find anything...not that it happened in the move, I just don't have "places" to put things where I normally would... so I wanted to report that I have been on a roll today. First, I found a $17,000 check that I accidently threw in my scrap bin when I finally cleaned off the table last night. (If only I would have waited one day...) next I was on a tear looking for 3 other purple bag with my ipod in it, our passports, and my keycard for real estate. All were things that I could not for the life of me find... Well, I am happy to report I don't have anything missing now! I found my my car...right where I used keep it...only I looked there a couple of times, and couldn't find it, the bag, in my closet, and the passports..on my pseudo desk...right where I normally put them... I swear...I'm retarded... (no comments on that please!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Barn Dance

Well, I have neglected to post pics of the barn dance. This was a blast. It wasn't too terribly bad to get set up and it went great! We had a huge crowd and I am betting the one in April will be even larger. Here are some pics that I wanted to share.
Here's some slow dancing:

Here is some Shottis (or however you spell it!)

Grab your pardner and dos i do to the cotten eye joe

Lance and Tonya struttin' their stuff (they are really good!)

What is country without line dancing??

A little hokey pokey..

A lotta funky chicken

A YMCA embarrassment..

more line dancing...

And finally, what the hell am I doing here? Am I wasted and singing "I'm too sexy for my shirt"??? (which we all know I'm NOT!!!)

Now you all see why I stay behind the camera instead of in front of it.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving crowd

ok, I know I am a little late in posting Thanksgiving pics... but here are some for you. We had quite a turnout this year, with the addition of my Uncle Ed (moms brother) and his family. It had the total count to 37. We managed to get a group shot before everyone left. Then I was recruited to take some..ok lots of family pics... it was a lot of fun and to see people ooh and aahh over the pics before I even edited them made me feel great! So here are a couple of others as well.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's someones birthday today!

Well, it was one year ago that hippie chick introduced me to the world of wine and some of her good friends on a fabulous forty birthday trip to Pittsburg Texas. We had a blast. Well somehow, the year has rolled around again and it is already her birthday again.. Someone keeps aging...and someone doesn't... :)
Well hippiechick, I hope that 41 treats you as good as 40 did! We will be dining at one of faves for lunch...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not much

Not much to say really, and I haven't taken any pictures... so rather than not post (again) I thought I would post and say nothing... are you tired of nothing yet? Let's see if I can muster something up... the ads for the TV station are not taking off like I thought they would... I'm struggling to get 50 ads much less 1000 like we were hoping... maybe it is something that just has to catch on... They sent out a message today about yearbooks at Ty's school... it was either 7 students or 7% of the students in class of 2010 have bought yearbooks...My god... they can afford cell phones, designer clothes, $100 tennis shoes, and spinners on their freaking cars, but they can't afford yearbooks??? I'm so frustrated at that school! And getting parents to help??? FORGET IT....

Lets see, what else can I rant about? Laundry...I have to do laundry tonight or wear dirty underwear tomorrow... I'm thinking I'll just give in and do laundry. I know I can't count on Hippie Chick to come over and help me because she hates doing laundry as much as I do! I would cut back on food and scrapbooking stuff just to have someone come in and do my laundry every week... I'm talking putting it up and everything...all I do is wear it...if you know anyone willing to take on that job let me know...

Well, I better get to work now or else I won't have the money to pay the laundry person that you all are going to suggest!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It has been a while since I posted a picture of bear. Did'nt want yall to forget what he looks like :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Well, we survived homecoming. I think that it is a little more work than most of the other dances because the mum is involved. Here are some pics I took beforehand. Thankfull they turned out as Ty didn't buy one at the dance... even though mom told him to. I wanted a backup...never the less I will take these, I guess it will make an OK scrapbook page!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm wrapped...

I don't know what I am going to do...I'm wrapped up in everything except me... I'm wrapped up in Tyler and his activities, the class of 2010, the Television magnet, spending time with him, wrapped up in helping people.... people, who when I need just 1 little instruction on what to do to finish something...they are no where to be found. Wrapped up in Bear...Oh man, I am so wrapped up in that little dog...he is the absolute sweetest EVER! Basically, what I am saying is at some point I am going to have to get wrapped up in me and make a life for myself. Tyler started dating last night...and I think reality has hit me... he is not going to be around forever by my side. He is going to venture out. He took her out to eat and then came to the football game. He did sit with us at the game, and we all 3 went to Starbucks afterwards to warm up. That was nice for me to get to talk to her for a few minutes to get to know her. As much as I didn't want to like her...she is sweet. She is gracious, outgoing and just nice. So that is a good thing... They are going to homecoming this weekend together. I know, he is is time. But it is not a good weekend for me to deal with this... Steve is gone camping, and Tyler is off doing that...and there I am alone...see what I mean, I need to get my own life. I need my scrapbook room back! I miss my house. I miss all of the space I used to have. Well, I am off to find a life... I will have pics to post next week. YEAH!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today is the day!

It is finally all going to be over! I hope at the end of the day that McCain and Palin will walk on stage and give their acceptance speech...but I am skeptical. There sure are a lot of Obama people out there. Lets hope that they lose their way to the voting booth though or they can't read... at any rate. We will wake up in the morning and it will all be over! I can't wait. If you haven't voted then go get in line!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The weekend

Well, each night this week I have something to do...but none of these have anything to do with pictures so I will release pictures and tidbits about the weekend each day this week.... Here is the first one. This is Bev. Bev was a friend of my mom's... I say was because now she is a friend to all of us. Her and her family come to our gatherings and we consider them part of our extended family. They are always so great to be around. There is never a dull moment! I wanted to highlight Bev this morning because after an ordeal yesterday afternoon she made Steve and I feel so much better. Just her support and reconfirmation of something we already knew made us feel better. We love her to death and can't imagine our gatherings without her. (tonya...bite your lip right now young lady!!!) Bev is a country girl and has had lots of life experiences. She brings us great wisdom, and humor! We love you Bev.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Weinee Roast

Weinee roast, hot dog roast, bonfire, party...whatever you call it. It is that time again! The hot dogs have been bought, the chili is being prepared (by me cause you know I won the best chili here at work thanks to Hippie chicks suggestions...) the wood is being gathered and the people will show up in droves... It is one of the largest celebrations we have of the year. I'll share some pics on Monday, or maybe I will just stretch it all week long... at any rate, whether you are going to a Halloween party or weinee roast, football game, whatever your fall tradition may be this weekend be safe!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pics of Amanda

I have been meaning to post these all week and have been a little bit busy! Amanda had her homecoming dance this past weekend and she and a friend met me in the downtown area for a couple of pics. Here they are!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mud Bogs

ok, we did something a little different this Saturday...some might call it redneck... but I would never do a redneck thing...(like holding pigs last weekend...)anywho. I remember going to mudbogs way back. I had a boyfriend (later ex-husband) that was really into 4 wheel drives. We went mudding all the time. There is no telling how many crop fields were torn up by those guys on a given weekend. (but that is just country life) But that was just small potatoes compared to when we would go to the mudbogs... there, you would see the tallest, baddest, trucks you had ever seen... Kinda like bigfoot, but a lil bit smaller! Anyway, that is what we did once or twice a month, go to the mudbogs. Well, I handed that tradition down this weekend. While I think my child had a good time while he was there (he had to leave early), I think it was his friend Shane that had the best time. From the time we pulled into the gates and he saw them pulling those bad boys in on the trailers he looked on with so much excitement. There is no doubt that he will be back and he will enter into one of the bogs. So, even if I didn't so much strike a chord with my own son, I did with the Drurys. Our two families had a great time just spending a little bit of Saturday with our sons. God will we ever miss them when they go to college! Which, by the way, was when Shelley and I informed the boys we would get to build us one of those and race every weekend...when they are gone to college!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

more on the farm....

I know, how can I take a weekend and drag it into a week. Well, because I have nothing else to talk about! Dance lessons, football games, and booster club stuff, that is all we are up to. When I was 21, I never thought that would be my life...but I digress.... Here is the LAST picture from the weekend.
I'm going to paint the scene here... It was late Sunday and I threw out the idea for us to go on a 4 wheeler ride because we hadn't ridden around in a while out to the back of the land. So we were off. 4 jumped in the golf cart, steve and I led on one 4 wheeler and my sister and Jerry on the back one. When we started to get on the first trail Steve told my uncle something about a snake and Doye said you have the gun, you go first... I'm all like haha... We start toward the back and right off the bat we see a coyote. It just stood there and stared at us for a few seconds (but not long enough for me to get out my camera!) then it took off. So we kept going. Then next thing I know Steve says snake and kills the four wheeler. Guess where he killed it? 2 feet from the freaking snake.... at first I didn't see it, I was all like where??? Then he grabbed the gun, and when he did I was standing up on the back of the 4 wheeler...I was considering climbing up the tree but I was scared there was a snake in there, then looked back at the golf cart, and it was about 2 feet too far for me to jump on the top of there I was jumping around on the back of the 4 wheeler, then they say hey, camera woman take a this is what the heck I came up with...can you tell I am shaking slightly??? It is hard to take a picture when you are screaming...then, as they are picking that one up, another one slithers by them...they are like holy crap... and shoot it. It was a moccasin (however you spell it...) it was right beside this point, I am saying lets get the heck out of this snake infested place... Man, I do not know if I am going to make it living in the country!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More down on the farm

Here are a couple of pics for ya today. Ty rolled the the house and garage pad with the tractor this weekend. He thinks he is big stuff when he gets to run the tractor...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Down on the Farm...

ok, so our neighbors down at the land have 3 kids. They are adorable..but that is not the reason for this post...they also have their own little petting zoo starting... they have a ton of different animals. Well what do you get when you a domestic pig with a wild hog? This....

Then it grows up and looks like this....

Looking through the pics that Steve took I couldn't help but laugh at this sequence...he got a before...

and an after the pig starting pooping on Barb! It was funny!

I told ya, down on the farm...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dancing part 2 and mini-vacation....

sorry, it has been a week since the last post. I'm sure that you are not sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for a post like you waited on the season premier of Desperate Housewives, but nonetheless here is another one! We went 4 wheeling this past weekend. It was great. Careflight only came one time while we were there and it wasn't that bad... they actually waved them on just took the guy by ambulance. He turned a corner too sharp, was thrown from his 4 wheeler (or was it a motorcycle??? heck I can't remember) anyway, he wrenched his back. It wasn't life threatening and that was a good thing! Our boys did great. I let Steve go off with them alot because lets face it, they can do more jumps and have more fun without miss worrywart around! So Bear and I hung out in the peace and quiet!
I didn't take a picture 1 while we were there.... the boys are so over the camera.... Not to mention, there was not much sun shining... We loved having the camper, well, until it got stuck when we were leaving and we had to be towed...but we won't go into that... we even got to put out the flamingo lights..yes, they would be the same flamingo lights that I promised to find for Tonya...only I found them after we got the trailer and now I am not giving them up!! Sorry, we will have to find you some different ones girlie...

Now for the dancing...we went back for lesson 2 last night. We did much better that go around... we learned the electric slide which that whole slide is too slow for me...but oh well. We also learned some more swing moves...I like push much more than swing...Steve and I are going to work on that on the side. It burns some calories too.. so that is about all that is going on with us. Yall have a great weekend. We are heading out to the land for the weekend after the football game.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Look out Sissy and Bud here we come....

Steve and I had our first dance lesson last night...
While I would have preferred to start off with Texas Two step (three step) that didn't happen...they were teaching the...oh crap what was that they were teaching... oh, the swing... now to me you have to already know how to shuffle your feet for the swing, or how to count when you step... but anyway, we learned a couple of steps and before we knew it we were in over our heads and doing a turn then another turn...What we found out we were really good at was the Cotton Eyed Joe... we rocked at that one...then they added some spin crap and there we were again...screwed! let us get down the basics first dang it! Oh well, it gave us something to practice with anyway! On the other hand, Amanda and Tyler they rocked...They actually had a good time too... I sure hope Tyler takes after me and not his dad... it looked like it anyway last night.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Here are a couple of the pics from my 2nd baby shoot. Hunter was so cute! She had Camo everything. She wasn't feeling that well and spit up probably about 10 times...but somehow we got a couple of good pics of her. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

more randomness cause I have no pics

I thought I had some pics to load today of Hunter, a newborn I took a couple of weeks ago...but guess what? I don't have them.... so here is some randomness for ya...

Hippie chick is NOT posting everyday like she said she wanted to start doing...I had given up looking at her blog daily then she started posting again, and now I am guilty again of clicking on there daily and there being nothing....

Vacation....we are going on a little mini vacation this weekend and I am excited...Excited that the boys will be with us and we are doing our favorite thing to do and that is 4 wheel and camp...Well, it is mine and Steves anyway and we don't care what the boys are wanting to do...they will enjoy it though! I just have to keep reminding them that lots of kids would kill for their parents to take off work during school holidays and spend time with them doing this....

Show Premiers...I am still watching show premiers...Last season of ER...I hate Greg had to die. Heck I hope they don't kill everyone off like about a tear jerker of a last season!!! Biggest Loser is the ONE show that Steve and I watch together... It isn't that great right now, but man, the prizes are getting better! They gave away an RV last night... Just for guessing calories of food...dang...why can't that be me?

Thats about it that is going on right now...just looking forward to a couple of days off! I can't wait!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pics of Tyler

Tyler and I went to a small town close to our land this week and took a couple of shots (ok, over 100. He was a great sport and actually liked some of them. I am doing a senior shoot out there in a couple of weeks and wondered what lighting was at 8 in the morning... you know he loves me alot for him to get up that early on a Saturday morning to run out there with me... Here are a couple of my favorites.