Saturday, June 30, 2007

Old Cars & Baseball

Caleb had his first tournament game of this week today and they won. YEAH!!! His coach has had them practicing every night this week and it payed off. We get to play again tomorrow. Caleb absolutely loves baseball he tapes ESPN with the baseball games, his favorite play station games are you guessed it baseball. He does a great job playing and we are proud of him. His Papa G. is a great help with playing pitch and catch with Wayne out of town all week.

My husband loves to tinker with things and the newest idea he and his best friend Joe have cooked up is entering a demolition car in the County Fair. They have started working on the car today and have had the greatest time tearing out the interior, taking out windows, using power tools to undo all sorts of things. My understanding is that this car is to be only a shell with a few parts on it. As they are taking this car apart there has been a few pennies, nickles and dimes found and of course I was all excited. You have to know that I'm the girl who gets excited when you are walking and you find loose change because in my eyes all that change adds up. The joke is that when Wayne and Joe are together they are always cooking up some new idea to either make money or spend money so when the money was found today, Joe's comment to me was see I told you we'd make money someday. Tracy (Joe's wife) and I are continously rolling our eyes at their schemes but it looks like this demolition car may make it to the County Fair.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

One Flaw in Women

Ladies my pastor's wife JoAnn whom I dearly love sent this to me via e-mail today and I wanted to share it with all my female friends and family. God created us to be very unique and beautiful creatures.
One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have the compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


Monday, June 25, 2007


Well, I think I finally figured out about comments on post. You have to actually choose post options to allow folks to leave comments. Thanks Dorcas for your help. This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for us. I picked up an extra day at work this week because we were short a nurse on the floor, Caleb had a baseball tournament all week so we've been at the baseball field every single night in the hot sun. I have to say Caleb's team did a great job but they get to do it again this week in another tournament, fortunately this ball field will be only 5 minutes away from our house, yeah!. I'll be posting some pictures from Caleb's baseball games soon. This picture was taken from last year's all star games.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Pictures of my family

These are the pictures of my family: my parents (Larry & Terri), my brothers and their wives as well as my precious niece and nephew (Jon & Aytha) (Nathan, Telesa, Savannah & Spencer). I'm very proud to call them family. Lots of love to you'll.

Update on the Japanese Beetles

The beetles are still around although fewer in number with the spray that my husband had purchased for me. My beautiful hanging plants are looking really sick at the moment. I've had to wonder the baskets were doing great and then I decided to use those stick fertilizer's to help them bloom even more maybe that is what drew the japanese beetles. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Father's Day

I had the wonderful honor of sharing Father's Day with my daddy, this was his first Father's Day without his dad so it was somewhat bittersweet. Dad I'm so glad I got to surprise you this weekend (I knew that my dad was going to be at my brother's house so my other brother and I decided to come and visit and give dad a big surprise). Thanks Telesa and Nathan for letting us crash at your house. My daddy has always been a hero to me. Daddy is a gentle and quiet person but his emotions run very deep. Dad always encouraged each one of his children to be the best they could be and told us we could do anything we wanted if we set our mind to it. Dad prays faithfully for me daily and I can always count on him being out in the kitchen having devotions early in the morning when I'm visiting home, just like he did when I was growing up. Dad, I really appreciate the christian heritage that you have given me, and I will always cherish you as my daddy.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Japanese Beetles

This week as I was watering my 2 hanging baskets in the front yard I noticed japanese beetles chewing my beautiful green leaves. The baskets that had been doing so well since I followed Gran-gran's fertilizing instructions were looking kinda of pitiful. I expressed my woes to my husband who gave me some sympathy this week but today he came through by going to the hardware store and picking me up some powerful bug killer. The magic potion is Malathion insect spray that takes only 4 teaspoons to a gallon of water and is supposed to kill pretty much everything but the plant according to the directions. The next few days will tell the tale of the plants.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Adding pictures to blog

I am having a terrible time getting a picture to load in under the column where your name is. Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong but this worked to add it to a post. I was off work today so Caleb and I went shopping for all-star uniforms, all the boys on the team have to have white pants with black pinstripes. We went to three different stores and finally found them right in our little town, should have stayed local to begin with. This season is going to be real fun getting brick dust out of white pants. Shout is definately going to be real close friend this summer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stepping into the world of blogging.

Welcome to the happening's of our lives. I've been reading other people's blogs for a while now and just now got up enough courage to start blogging. Thanks for the encouragement LaDonna, Tamra and various others.
This week started all-star baseball practice for Caleb. Caleb is almost 10 years old and sleeps, eats, drinks and dreams baseball or so it seems. We start the baseball season off with the spring season, then comes all-stars throughout the summer and then in the fall we have baseball again, my child absolutely loves it. Caleb plays first base, pitcher and catcher and does very well I'm proud to say. We went to the River Bats Baseball game on Friday night and had seats down third base, so close to the players that all Caleb had to do was reach out and touch one. His baseball glove was autographed that night. His comment was I'll be keeping that glove forever.