....a little bit of what's going on in my life today...

...a little bit of what's going on in my life today....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

See you at the pole

Today, of course, was See You At The Pole. Oak Ridge had their very first day for it. We went and picked up Cassidy then headed for the school. We had a decent crowd, I guess. With over 500 students, there were probably about 30 there. Hopefully it will grow in the years to come.
PTA served donuts afterward. That was a big hit!

Then, time for class!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Silly girl!

I was just looking at these last few pics that I posted, and after reading Lori's comment about how Janae didn't look very happy in the first one, is funny. She didn't look happy in any of them except the last one. She's been on my case, says I never take her picture, only take Hunter's. (because you know, I'm so unfair, and of course Hunter is my favorite!!) I did ask her when I was taking all of these pictures why she won't smile, but wants me to take her picture. And of course, when I wanted to take pics of her, she didn't want them. I can't win. I probably won't win for the next few years, I'm afraid that we're on the edge of that! She still likes me more than not, but the scale is starting to tilt just a wee bit! I'm not ready, I want my adoring little girl to stay forever!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ruidoso Weekend!

We got to go back to Ruidoso this past weekend. John had loads to do for school, so Janae, Hunter and I packed up and went. My brother, sis-in-law, and sweet niece went at the same time we did, Friday night, then my parents came on Saturday morning. It was so incredibly relaxing, up on top of a mountain, feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, with nothing that just has to be done right now. Ahhhh, this is the life! The only downside of the weekend, was that there was a big motorcycle rally going on. And let me tell you, there were motorcycles there. Loads of them. Didn't know so many could be in one little town. Hmmm, at least they had pulled extra police in to "beef up" security. The main problem was the noise factor. When we were in the village, it was so annoying, but up on the mountain, we didn't hear a thing. Some day I'm going to get me a bear. I love these bears. This was back behind our cabin, and Hunter wanted a pic with it.

Same little buggy that we took his picture on last year, he wanted a "repeat"!

And last year, we took all of our picture from here, it overlooks the Inn of the Mountain God's lake. It was forcasted to be in the low to mid 50's but ended up being in the upper 60s on Saturday afternoon. It was just beautiful. No wind, no sound......

Like I said, I need a bear.....

At the pool, with Megan and baby Kylie. No swimming for them, so of course I stayed out to keep them company. Janae and Hunt played with Grandpa and Uncle J in the pool. So fun! Hope we get to do it again next year! I could have stayed a lot longer, but alas, we had to get up at 6:30 to make it back to Lubbock today for Hunter's first football game this afternoon. Until next year!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Ugh! I really hesitate to put these pictures on here, because they look terrible! Got that cute haircut today and really like it, but Janae took the pics for me after all my make-up has worn off through the day, and I sat through football for an hour and 1/2. I look awful!!
But, since I shared "the chair" with Lori E., she's going to harass me if I don't post and post quickly! tee, hee Now, maybe I should harass her to post on her new "do". Thanks for sharing Amy with me Lori, today was the only day all week I could go, and I sure didn't want to wait until next week!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


This morning was the South Plains Balloon Festival out in Wolfforth. Although it was waaay to early to get up on a Saturday morning, we decided to go. We decided last night, not at 6 this morning! We were up and gone by 6:30, because they said to be there before sunrise. Well, we were, we sat in the car and waited about 30 minutes for them to get out there and get started. It was quite chilly this morning, fall is certainly in the air!! I took pics of them getting the balloon ready step by step. It was really fun, and we all enjoyed it!

One of the balloons was taking people up into the air about 20 feet. Hunter decided that he wanted to try it, and since I have no intention of ever really going for a ride in a hot air balloon, I went up with him. I like the security of the ropes and the people down on the ground who will pull us right back down. He was a bit nervous about it, but it was fun, smoother than an elevator.

Unfortunately, because rain was in the area, they only got the first 2 balloons up and then had to pull them back down. None of them actually took off and flew away. So, no pics of that, but even though it was cold and early, I would do it again, a fun, free morning!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor day means work for momma.....

This is how my children were entertaining themselves in the backyard tonight. They were fully supervised by a "horse" and a dog, so I didn't worry that they were out there for an hour and 1/2 without running in and out of the house!! tee, hee Hunter has a new form of "hair gel".

I was actually enjoying the peace and quiet so much that I have to admit I didn't really care what they were doing. Janae didn't look quite as bad, thankfully she didn't put it in her hair. (It's only mud, by the way) By the time I got the camera out, she was already in the shower.
What a mess!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Moms In Touch

I found out that our new school has a prayer group, Moms In Touch, just recently, and I went this week. It was really neat, I have a story to share about it. One of the other ladies was praying for her daughter, a 4th grader, to meet some more friends, expand her "circle", and that was a big prayer for her this time. Well, when I picked up Janae that afternoon, she, just out of the blue, told me that she and her good friend, Cassidy, sat with another girl at lunch. It was the girl whose mom was praying for more friends!! My jaw just dropped, and I almost had teary eyes, it didn't take God anytime at all to answer her prayer. And, on top of that, He used my daughter to do it, after I had been praying with the other girl's mom. Wow.