Thursday, November 11, 2010

My New Favorite

I have a new favorite website that I visit each morning and have posted on my FB. I have found great encouragement & exactly what I have needed each day sometimes several times a day as they post on FB. It is Proverbs 31 Ministry. Check it out and see you if are as blessed as I am each day with their Encouragement for Today.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Purple Butterfly

Have you ever seen a purple butterfly - if not you have now:

One of my little friends who can be a real toot but she sure is a cute one.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Baby Elijah

On October 7, my great nephew, Elijah Zane was born weighing in at 1 lb 10 oz. He was so tiny but definitely a little miracle. Today, I stole some pictures from his mom and wanted to share them with ya'll.
Mom is doting.

Little pumpkin head.

Mom & dad enjoying some baby Elijah time.
As of today, he is weighing in at 2 lbs 2.6 oz. and mom got to help give him a bath.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Great Week - The End

Saturday morning found us at Payton's first soccer game of the season:
And in the afternoon, we took in a double header baseball game:

All in all, it was a great week from the start to the end.

Great Week Part 2

When I scheduled my vacation in January, I had scheduled Thursday & Friday off more as mental health days rather than having anything planned. God knew in January what was going to happen - isn't that amazing. Thursday was a fun day of volunteering with a second grade class at a local elementary which reinforced my appreciation for public school teachers and their influence. Later that day, I received a text that baby Jaxson was trying to make his appearance but it wasn't happening quite yet. So after a quick trip to the hospital Thursday evening, I came home to rest for the big day Friday when we got to meet this little fella:
Jaxson Lee McCollough

Born: 10/01/10 @ 11:08 a.m.

Weighing: 4 lbs 15 oz & 18 inches
Leann - the lovin mom
Brandon - the proud dad
Brody the big brother
Cathy alias Grammy

Brandon, Aunt Marcy, Jaxson, Barbara alias Nana, Ronnie alias Poppy

Thanks Leann & Brandon for letting me share in this day.

Great Week Part 1

My week started Sunday morning at Lake Worth Baptist Church. We had our 73rd church anniversary and the first service of our fall revival. We had some good singing all week:

Bro. Brian Withrow preached and taught on "Joy" using Phillipians as his reference point. His messages were just what the doctor or should I say the great physician recommended for what ailed me.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Little Football

Deneise just a couple for you. I posted a few more on that place you hardly ever visit:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Little Fall Baseball

Enjoyed some T ball this morning. It was great entertainment and lots of fun:

Pre-game warm ups

Andy's outfield attention

Andy running for first base after smacking the ball.

Hey batter, batter - Ben smacking it.

Andy on second & Ben getting some running instructions from Poppy.

Ben on the pitcher's mound.

Post game line up.
Todays game was about having fun - there wasn't a lot of skill involved but they seemed to have had fun. I know I did.

Friday Night Lights

We enjoyed a little 6 man football at ACS. We went to support Uncle D's nephew # 20:

East on Route 66

Uncle D & I decided to get away a couple of weeks ago & I thought we'd be in the OK/KS area but Uncle D had other plans. We left on Wednesday, 08/11, headed on a road trip on Route 66 East. We made our way to Edmond, OK where our hotel that evening just happened to be on Rte. 66. About 6 miles east of our hotel we found:

Thursday morning we headed down Rte 66 headed to Tulsa where we had plans to meet up with some friends from MO and as we travelled we saw:
Thursday evening after we met up with our friend, we went to Discoveryland outside of Tulsa to enjoy the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical: OKLAHOMA ! ! :

Friday morning we left our friends and headed east again on Rte. 66 towards Kansas/Missouri and ended our travels that day in Lebanon, MO:

Saturday, which happened to be our 34th wedding anniversary, we headed out again towards IL. Just before IL, we stopped and spent a few hours in St. Louis, Mo:

After we went to the top of the Gateway Arch, we headed across the Mississippi River towards IL and Uncle D wanted to find a place to take some pictures of the Arch and we just happened to find this great place where we spent a couple of hours watching the sunset behind the Arch:

We made our way to Carlinville, IL late Saturday evening and ended having Dominio's salads and splitting a sandwich for our anniversary dinner at 11:15. Good times! Sunday morning we headed home on the freeway stopping in Joplin, Mo that evening and made it home Monday afternoon. It was a great trip with some quality time together.