Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grandkid Fun!!

It's that time of summer where my house is filled with grandkids, and they've got me hoppin'! We had the final round of the Cowboy Church PlayDay Buckle Series this past weekend, and the kids got to participate. Since Mamaw is the official photographer, Papaw had to do the runnin'! Poor Papaw! We all had a blast. Here are a few snapshots of the day -

And Ima Jean got to go and watch the whole day! Talk about a tantrum throwing little toot... she did NOT like the fact that all the other animals were riding, moving around, etc., and she had to stand and watch.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Survived the Weekend with a Blast of Fun!

The message rang loud and clear in Rocksprings, TX, this weekend in the celebration of this Independence Day - This is still One Nation Under God. It was seen in people's hearts and caught on film in this photo of one of the float's flags.

It's taken me a few days to get back in the swing of things around here and to get caught up from the weekend! We had a fantastic time in Rocksprings, visited with some old friends, and met some really nice, new folks. We marshaled the parade with Bill and Vernon - two of the greatest characters you could ever meet. It's worth the trip to Rocksprings just to meet these two. They've both attended or been a part of the Rocksprings Rodeo for over 80 yrs.

Rooster's shoes were a big hit at the parade! His toesies didn't hurt, and everyone loved his patriotism!

This is our most relaxing weekend of the year, and we love it. Here's our camp out at the rodeo arena. I'd sure love to bring some of those trees home.


And we got to spend two nights watching my FAVORITE sport, and the weekend went to the bulls!

Can you believe this is what I wanted to do in high school. Yeah, those of you that know me probably can... A friend of mine and I were going to a school to learn to become bull-fighters. I guess God played His hand there when we found out the price of the school - $$$$$$$. Thanks Lord, for keeping my slow rear-end from getting stomped by a bull and for still letting me play with cows! God is good!

And since we've been home, the rocks in the new entry are going up!!! Yay! Gayland has been working hard to get the rock walls done. I have a very technical, and highly skilled job in the process. I'm the official sweeper - upper. Well, somebody's got to have the important job!!

Catch a blessing today because God is shakin' them out all over the place!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't You Step on His Blue Suede Shoes...

Ok, they're not suede, but have you ever seen such a sight! Poor Rooster broke his toe in the quick at the Coleman Parade weekend before last, and he's had a terrible time walking. We've been asked to be the parade marshals for the Rocksprings 4th of July Celebration this weekend, and Rooster still has a tender toe. His daddy bought him some down-right snazzy shoes to cushion his feet for the parade! I just had to laugh at us, and figured you'd have a chuckle, too. I've got to paint him some white stars on the toes before we leave town!

Now he can sneak up on his hay!


It's July and time for uploads at the Humble Arts! If you haven't dropped in to see the latest offerings, you've got to make the trip over there. The artists have outdone themselves this month. I wanted one of everything! Go on now, you can come back here when you're done.

Folks, just a thought I'd like to pass on to you. You'd better hang on to your guns and your religion and remember the principles on which this country was founded.