Saturday, June 24, 2006

"Take me out to the ballgame..."

"Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd...!"


Guess where I was on Wendsday evening? THE BASEBALL GAME! I went with Dad, Mr. Duren and Emily Duren. James, Caleb and Mr.Oakley came as well, but in a different car and they had different seats.
After much screaming, yelling, cheering, hooting, rooting, clapping, waving and jumping up and down, the Houston Astros beat Minnesota 5 to 3!!! Yeah!!
It was so much fun! The only dissapointing thing about it was that my favorite player wasn't playing that night. :( Oh well, I have actually 4 favorites, Biggio, Wilson, Berkman and Bakke (who wasn't there.).

"...Root, root, root for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes your out at the old ballgame!"

It was an awesome night. And I'm so glad that I could go!


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Five Senses TAG

5 best smells-

1. Babies
2. New Books
3. Tiff's Steak
4. Coffee
5. Cologne

5 Best Sounds-

1. Rain
2. Baby Giggles
3. Music
4. The roar of Niagara Falls
5. Laughter

5 Best things to taste-

1. Tea/Coffee
2. Cookie Dough
3. Blue Bell Ice Cream
4. Coconut Shrimp
5. Cream Cheese Icing

5 Best Sights-

1. Mountains
2. Niagara Falls
3. Norman Rockwell Paintings (or any painting for that matter)
4. Happy People!! :)
5. A library FULL of books! (Hmmm...Beauty and the Beast library for instance? :D)

5 Best things to feel-

1. Silk
2. Cool Water (or hot water is nice too.)
3. Baby Cheeks!!! :)
4. Stone architecture
5. Chenille Blankets

5 People I tag-

1. Tiffany
2. Brooke Boriack
3. Jonathan Erber
4. Brandon Huber
5. Anthony Huber

Here are two of the funniest things I ever saw:

Are you officially insane? (I discovered that I am insane. Of course, my sibs discovered that years ago. LOL. Suprised? :)) Check here and see!

And can you NOT laugh at this?



Sunday, June 18, 2006

Can you hear it?

Supposedly people over the age of 21 or something can't hear this noise, because it is so incredibly high pitched. Everyone in my family can hear this noise except Dad and Mom. So, the question is...can you hear it? (Comment if you can or can't!!!)
Here it is.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Updates...(like usual)

We've had a very interesting month so far. To begin, Dad, Mom, Christa, and William flew off to San Diego, California for a church meeting of some sort. Tiffany and Emma stayed with the Durens, and Melissa, Caleb, Abigail, Grace, and myself stayed with the Carter family. Only one word can describe our stay...FUN!
The first day we ate homemade pizza, watched Sense and Sensibility, ate some popcorn, and went to bed. The second day we played cards, read books, watched kids, ate meals, and to top it off we watched an awesome movie called The Ghost and Mrs Muir, a movie made in the 30's or 40's starring Rex Harrison!!! It was very good...Bethany C. and I cried alot and yelled a bit at the screen (Uncle Neddy, indeed...!). It was a very exciting night. lol.
The next day we did about the same things as I mentioned before, except that at about 5:00 or so in the evening Mrs. Carter was hosting a food presentation, so a couple of familys came over and we (Melissa, Bethany and I) received the task of keeping the kids quiet and under control. So we listened to music and played yet another card game (Egyptian Rapture!!!) . Only this time Bethany got a bit violent with those long nails of hers...but you probably don't want to hear about that. :) (lol. Don't worry, we weren't trying to kill each other. She accidently poked me with her nails when we both went to slap the card in our game. But I was quickly contented with my Spiderman bandaid.:) lol.)

The next morning, we left the house with all the girls (Caleb and Sam stayed home with Grandpa Carter.) and made our way to a quilting guild meeting that Mrs. Carter is a part of. Then Mrs Carter took a friend of hers to the Marine/Navy Reserve center to pick up something. Bethany and I wanted to get a Marine's autograph...but Mrs. Carter didn't go for that. :) Actually, the real reason we wanted to is because Bethany has a "Marine Corps" deck of cards and she wanted to get those signed. *sigh* oh well. :) We finally got back to the Carter house. Bethany and I dressed up 20's style and performed a song for her Grandpa. It was very funny (the song...I'm not so sure about us!!). To end our stay, Dad and Mom came and picked us up and we came home. But we had such an exciting time! Thank you Carter Family!!!

Well, soon it was the SETHSA conference. So everybody except Mom, Christa, and William pack into the van and head off to the Reliant Center (right by Reliant Stadium.). I had such a good time!! I saw many friend that I haven't seen in a very long time and we had a marvelous time talking, laughing and remembering. Generation Joshua was also there having their campaigning thing. :) I voted for the person who won at the end. Funny how that always The sad thing about leaving the conference was that I won't see anyone that I saw there until the next year! :( *sigh*

Well, my older brother picked Caleb and I up early from the conference and we headed off to my Aunt's wedding. (Dad and Tiffany didn't get to go.) It was really lovely. Mom told me to watch the grooms face when the bride came down the aisle, so I did. It was so sweet to see his face light up the minute he saw her! They make a lovely couple. The reception was a beautiful event as well. And the food was wonderful. When the music started and people went to the dance floor, Caleb and I got up and danced a bit. It's so nice to have a brother. :) We danced to What a Wonderful World. After a while, we made our way home and bed. It was such an exciting night!

Several weeks later we had yet another event! Tiffany, Melissa, Dad, and I painted the parlor and dining room!! It was so much fun! I'll have to post pictures soon (since we got LOTS of them!!) Actually, I have pictures of a lot of the events I've talked about, so when I get a chance I'll post them (or try to!).


Thursday, June 08, 2006

Prayer Request

“God is in Control…we believe that his children will not be forsaken! God is in control…we will choose to remember and never be shaken…” – Twila Paris

God really is in control. A friend from church headed up to Ohio several weeks ago for a surgery. Reece Oakley has Spina bifida. After much prayer, he went into surgery and…by the grace of God; he came out of the surgery room actually better than he went in! What I ask of you is that you would pray for him as he recovers from this tedious surgery and that he will be granted peace and courage for the days to come. His family is still in Ohio right now, but I have been told that they will probably be back in the Lone Star State before the 4th of July, so that we will be able to celebrate that glorious day with them. I am including some pictures of him from his surgery and of his family. We miss you soooo much, Oakley family! Y’all are in our prayers!

The Oakley Kids- Robby, Ryan, Reece, Russell and Maddy.


Thursday, June 01, 2006


Swimming! What fun! Probably one of the better things that summertime brings to us in Texas. Lying In the pool, or tanning in the sun! Tiffany and I took the kids swimming the other day in our 2 by 8 ft pool that lays in our backyard. After several hours of soaking in the water, Tiffany and I made up our minds to lay a towel in the grass and lay in the warm comfort of the sun. So that’s what we did. And it was very fun, being able to sit and chat about everything that’s happening. And since we had such an exciting time, I feel I must post some pictures of our exciting day.

"Sister, Sister, there was never such devoted sisters..." Tiff and I enjoying the sun.

Abigail (with her...uh...goggles) and Grace in the pool.


Grace in the pool trying out her new goggles.

Above: Abigail having fun in the sun.

Virginia Grace enjoying the pleasent shade a sombraro brings. :)

Fun in the Sun!!

Emma Kate looking oh so cute!

Having fun in the pool.