Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday: Day 3 at Barb's
First Stop: Laura's to get her and the boys
Next stop. "Reflections a GREAT furniture store...
actually, its more than furniture.I purchased "Wall Words" ("Home..the place where your story begins." and "Real love stories never end.") I'm sure they will appear on my blog sometime in the future ..I also bought some Christmas tree ornaments that were 60% off..for next year.
Next stop: lunch in Huntsville
good Mexican food..don't remember the name. I'm sure we were there over an hour. No Margarito today. They bake their tortillas on a machine that goes around...it's out in the open and the boys like to watch. It reminded me of a place we frequented in Chicago called "The Magic Pan"...they baked their crepes on a similar looking device...upside-down skillets were quickly dipped into batter and set upon the machine that then turned around slowly...after one rotation the "skillets" were lifted off, turned over to drop the thin crepes that were lightly browned and ready to fill with all kinds of fruits, vetetables, etc.
It was now 2 pm. At this junction we seperated from Mamas, Laura Leigh and the boys...they were off to Koles and I went with Barb for a meeting with her accountant. I took a short nap in the car while she was inside.
we met back at Hobby Lobby...Oh Lord, my favorite place to be! I went a little crazy..more discounted Christmas ornaments...art supplies for Mamas's brother...Barbara purchased a wrought iron table to put behind her bathtub. By this time my legs wouldn't work properly so she pushed me around in a wheelchair
We then headed for home but stopped by a car wash...then went thru Krispy Kreams drive thru and ate doughnuts and coffee on the way home...it was 6:30. Around 7 pm everyone went out for supper...I went to bed !!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
In 2004 our granddaughter, Heather Axtens Shirey, graduated from Texas Tech, Manga Cum Laude in psychology. A wedding, a child and four and 1/2 years later she earned her masters degree in psychology from UT Tyler. Yesterday it was our pleasure to share this day with her.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thomas, Cooper and little David (in the hat)...with their Memaw, our dear Barbara...we refer to him as "little David" because his grandfather is also a David. Cooper and little David are one day apart in age...they are cousins...Thomas and Cooper are brothers...
David has his mother's beautiful large, dark eyes and complexion...Thomas and Cooper have their beautiful mother's blondness.
We'll be spending a week in Alabama with all of them soon...
God is good all the time!!
Monday, December 15, 2008
and what doth the Lord require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God."
Some years ago, when he was around three or four years old, Bobby attended our summer "Vacation Bible School" at Plano Bible Chapel...he had some wonderful teachers at that church...ie: Susan McKenzie, Marcia McLaughlin...Anyway, this is the first bible verse that we remember him memorizing.......it is very special to us for that reason. We later learned, after 9/11, that it was also the favorite verse of the gentleman who spearheaded the attempted re-takeover of control of the plane that crashed in Pa on its way to DC. That made the verse even more special.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Doesn't look like it but there were around 250 band members on stage.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Unfortunately I didn't get the complete song while filming this but I decided to put it on the blog anyway...
Look at the soldier standing upright and alert while everyone else runs. Adding to the chaos of the bombing was a shooter, targeting people in the crowd. Amid all the Iraqis who are running from the gunfire was a U.S. Soldier, standing tall and looking in the direction of the gunshots, not looking for cover. The first picture shows it all. The kid's face shows he is scared to death, and he's running to the safest spot he can find:
.......this soldier who stands between him and danger. It would be difficult to stage a picture that provides a more potent metaphor for the role played by the United States in this world. "Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you.....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The wreath on the patio door was home-made and given to me by a friend I worked with back in 1978.... <
The red carolers is an Avon product given to us by someone who worked with Bob when we lived in Garland, back in the late 60's...it still has it's aroma!!!
The wooden Christmas tree on the bar was made by my brother Ed..also many years ago.
The gingerbread towel was given to me by Laura Beth when she was very little. The other Christmas items in the picture were given to me by Barbara this year.
The old-fashioned Santa above the cabinets was given to me by Laura..