Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone!!  I love Fridays....end of the work week for Joe and end of the school week for the kiddos!!  I especially love fall Fridays, because it means more FOOTBALL!  

Anna had a game last night, but we lost.  Our boys tried really hard, but they just couldn't beat Boonville.  Anna's friend, Saylor, is the mascot.  It is so neat to watch her personality transform in that suit!!  She is a great mascot for the Panthers!!

We are having a get together tomorrow for the Arkansas/Alabama game.  We kind of got into a pickle, because Jake's 2 games that were scheduled for last Tuesday got rained (flooded) out, so they conveniently rescheduled them for the exact time as the Razorback game......I guess we'll just do the best that we can now...Joe will host the party and I will be at Jake's games. 

Not really sure what all we are going to have for the party...I've already decided on Crock Pot Meatballs and probably 7-layer Dip.  I also want to make cupcakes for the kids and some sort of cheeseball.  Other than than, I'm really not sure......What would Paula Deen do?  I'll figure it all out this afternoon.

Not much else going on here.  Mr. Melson is cutting our hay, thank goodness.  It was getting way too tall for my liking!!  Going to take it easy tonight.  The Panthers are out of town and we would rather stay home.  Maybe go out for supper and call it a day!

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

Bye for now......


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello BlogWorld

Thought I'd change up the look of my blog a little.  For some reason I just wasn't "feeling" the other one, so *poof*....I got another theme.  Hope you like it!

Not just a lot going on around here lately...other than, cheerleading, football, tumbling, school, etc.  Seems like this time of year gets really busy with the kids.  It has rained over 10 inches so far this month, so we've been spending a lot of time inside. 

Joe and Jake are getting ready for deer season.  They shot at our haybale in the front yard last weekend.

They even let me try my skills out...

Jake had his birthday party last Saturday!  He only wanted a cheeseburger and a coconut cake!  He got what he asked for and I think he was pretty happy. 

Anna and Shanae at their first peprally of the year.

I think I am going to start our supper now, Lasagna!  I hope you have a great day!!

Bye for now.....


Friday, September 11, 2009

Another Small Town Friday Night

It has been a long week with school, practices, games, etc. So far we have slipped by the flu, but I don't know how much longer we can hide. Joe had 50 patients scheduled for clinic today, so lots of people are really sick. Anna said one day this week they had 100 kids out of school. Just about everyone has been sick. Anna and Jake both felt a little headache and stomach ache earlier in the week, but I gave them some medicine before bed and the next morning they were much better. We had our flu shots over 2 weeks ago, but it won't be effective for the Swine Flu. Anna and Jake are faithful about using hand sanitizer, but I know that will only get us so far!

We have another ballgame tonight. The Jr. High lost last night in Huntsville.

Sign-up fee: $50
Practice jersey: $22
Cleats: $19.98
Socks: $2.99
Underarmour: $50
Watching your son play football: *Priceless*

Jake started his football practice yesterday. He LOVED every minute of it. He just beams when someone asks him about practice or playing. I LOVE that he LOVES it. I guess it has always been a dream of mine to watch my daughter cheer and my son play football. I'm living that dream now and I am so proud of them both.

Joe's sister's daughter and son-in-law have a new addition to their family! This is Nash and his sister Ashlynn....

And here is another shot of Nash...

Congratulations Lindsay and Michael...they are both beautiful!

Joe is on call this weekend, so we'll be hanging out here watching college football and maybe working in the yard a little if the rain holds off.

I finally got my internet working in my scrapbook room...after talking to Amy at Linksys Tech Support....she got a little snippy with me a few times, but we muddled through and after an hour or so...BINGO...I have internet. Maybe now I can get some creative juices flowing and scrap. I've already got a few things in the works for Christmas cards, so we'll see how that turns out. First though, I want to make some SPOOKY treats!

Better get going..lots to do before the big game tonight!

Bye for now....GO PANTHERS!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Football Frenzy

If you hate football, you probably had a pretty boring weekend, but around here, it doesn't get any better than opening weekend of college football. It all started with Anna's Jr. High game on Thursday night in Mayflower. It was a beautiful night. We met some friends there that are originally from Pine Bluff. The Chambliss' moved to Mayflower a few weeks ago and their twin boys, Madison and Bradley, are playing on the football team.(Madison was Anna's very first boyfriend at Trinity Episcopal School in Pine Bluff) I can still remember takin
g a picture of them when they won Valentine King and Queen of their kindergarten class!! It was so funny to watch them be re-introduced after 7 years!! Anyway, we had a great visit with some old friends and it was really good to see them after so long. To make the night even better, WE WON!!

Friday night was our first highschool game of the year, so we couldn't wait! The weather was "if-fy" with the threat of thunderstorms, but the rain held off and it was a perfect night for highschool football. Gran and Papa went to cheer on the Panth
ers too! It was good to see all of our friends and socialize! AND WE WON!! The HOGS won too!!! Does it get any better? I don't think so...well, maybe if Ole Miss had lost, but, oh well....

The rest of the weekend was filled with lots of food, football and some work in the yard. Anna and Jake had Trey and Brandon come over....Jake was in heaven because Brandon is the quarterback of the Jr. Panthers and Trey is running back, so needless to say, all Jake wanted to
do was play football! The boys were great and tossed the ball with him.

I have often thought that when it is 70 degrees and breezy outside that I'd love it to stay like that year round, but I do love the change of seasons...there is just something about a new season that makes me look forward to what is to come. Right now I can't wait till there is a little chill in the air at night so Joe and I can light a fire outside and talk about our day. And I know in February I'll be ready to plant flowers and get the pool ready for summer! Maybe if I hadn't lived in the south all my life I'd see things differently, but I think living here fits me perfectly.

Jake gets his football equipment tonight at 6. He is so excited to start practice. His girlfriend, Hailey, is cheering, but we're not sure which team she is cheering for....hopefully it will be The Steelers!!

Bye for now....


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just wanted to check in with a quick post. Anna has a ballgame in Mayflower tonight. It will take us about an hour or so to get there, so as soon as Joe gets off we will make the trip. She is so excited to be cheering. I'll have my camera, of course, so get ready for some pictures to come your way.

About Anna's detention...she forgot to bring a paper back to school that I was suppose to sign. It's long story that I won't even attempt to get into, but suffice it to say, she had detention and the paper is signed. Unfortunately, she LOVED detention. She said it was "awesome". Can you believe that? She actually liked it! I told her that I didn't care how much she liked it, she better not make a habit of going there.

Jake will be playing 5th grade football for the Steelers! Joe answered the call from the coach and didn't catch the coaches name, so we'll have to wait until next Tuesday to know who will be coaching him. This is what I thought of Joe after he told me he didn't "catch" the name...

We will go to the high school game tomorrow night...hopefully it won't rain. The Razorback game is in Little Rock, but we won't be going. Hoping to have a great weekend with the entire family...Joe's older sons from Warren are suppose to come, so it will be a full house!! Should be lots of FUN!! I'll try to post tomorrow with a few pictures! Hope you have a great day!!

Bye for now.