Friday, October 19, 2007


just a pic and a note from Kevin-my little Marine at boot camp-sounds a little homesick about now.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red Lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, you will make it to a place called Success.

Almost sounded smart there for a second-haha. Later gators

Monday, October 08, 2007

Mother nature

Yesterday as I sat on the porch watching Billy playing outside-I also kept an eye on Mother Nature. The clouds were so beautiful and thunderheads kept building up and blowing away, I was able to really enjoy how awesome it was without getting wet or leaving the porch. The afternoon was cool and then warm and then cool. It was a typical Texas afternoon in the fall. But it made a beautiful backdrop for my son to be playing outside in. He laid on the trampoline calling out shapes he would see-I'd hollar he needed glasses...all in all though, a wonderful day.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Twas a glorious Sunday afternoon, feet kicked up watching nature and humanity fly by in their quest for fun. HAHA-I had fun and it didn't cost anything.

Hope your weekend was a good one too.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

New Car

Kind of been busy getting everything took care of each day after work and now MY NEW CAR!!
I love it.
Got to go test it out now. HAHA

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Looks are deceiving

When I drove up after work today-Billy{8 yo}- was sitting on the porch steps with a fresh, cool, sweating, beautiful bottle of coke from the fridge. He was grinning and waved and hollared- Hi Daddy. I felt so proud as he sauntered over and handed me the coke.
Then he burst my bubble and told me to hurry up and open it for him. AAAAAHHHHHH-parenthood.

Come on Friday

This is kind of silly to put in a blog-but I'm excited. My ex-father-in-law showed up yesterday and said he wanted to ask me a question. He said his kids had talked him into buying a new car and now he was in a pinch-guess he was gonna have to let the new car go back. He wanted to know if I would pick him up Saturday at the car dealer. I told him to hold on-let me think for a second. This man is 89 years old and his kids{33, 48, 51} are not much help to him. But while I was married to his daughter and afterwards-he always treated me nicely. So I told him lets go to the car dealer and see if they would transfer the note to me and I'd let him have my 87 Blazer, which is paid for. So everything worked out and Friday evening I go get my new Pontiac G6. Ain't never had a new car, but it's time for one. I'm excited now and he's happy to not have that payment no more, and something for them to drive him around in. Isn't it strange how things work out!!

Monday, October 01, 2007


Boy-this picture sure brought back memories. I was a little tyke at this picture taking. For many years I loved him and wanted to be just like him but always thought he had no backbone and was half nuts and didn't have the respect for him I should have.
But then I grew up and had kids of my own and guess what------I now see how strong and loving and dedicated he really was. And I followed right along in his footsteps too. In 2000 I was elected assistant Fire Chief , and fireman of the year too-just like he was all those years ago.
Hey DAD- I'm writing this to tell you I love you and respect you while your still alive-I don't want to wait till you've passed on to say these things. You live a long way away from here-but your in my heart and my actions every day of my life. I love you and thank you for being you.
Your son-Robert