Saturday, August 20, 2011

Great Family Time!

Last weekend, we took a short trip. Robert and I have been talking for a while about doing this, but the time never presented itself until this past Sunday. We were driving home from church Sunday morning and he says let's go to Abilene. Ok, let's go! We went home, had a lunch, packed, and then we were on our way.
Why Abilene? Because there is a classic car lot that Robert has been wanting to take Josh to. We spent the night there and then got up and went to see the cars. Josh really enjoyed himself and took lots of pictures. He loves cars. And that is probably the understatement of the year! Of course I love the 1965 Mustang. Oh and there was the coolest Chevelle! I lost interest after those two cars, LOL!
We left there and decided to take a different way home and I sure am glad we did! It was a beautiful drive. Texas has some of the prettiest scenery even when there is no rain. I love living in such a beautiful place. We drove through Gorman, a very small town, but every business there had something to do with peanuts. And of course there were peanut crops on both sides of the highway.
The next stop was Dublin. That's right, time for a Dr Pepper! We went into the old time soda fountain cafe and they made the Dr Pepper right in front of us. It was yummy! We took a few pictures and we were off again.
We stopped in Hico for lunch. My family lived in Hico when I was in Kindergarten or the first grade. I was pretty young so I don't remember much. I wish I did because Hico is a cute little town! We ate lunch at a place called Jersey Lily's. The food was great. Robert had a hamburger and french fries, Josh had tacos, and I had nachos. After we finished our lunch, we took a walk through town. We went into a couple of shops including Billy the Kid museum. There was much more to see than Billy the Kid memorabilia. Some people believe that Billy the Kid died an old man in Hico, TX. Wouldn't that be something?!
We're off again. We made a stop in Meridian to take a few pics of the courthouse there. Robert loves old courthouses, so when we go through a town with one we always stop and take pictures.
We are homeward bound from Meridian! It was a wonderful day spent with my guys. We had enjoyed it very much. So much that Robert said we need to take a trip like this once a month.
I'm ready! Let's go!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fun....Not! Funny.....Yes!

That's right! Today we had a not so fun but funny experience. Crazy, huh? It was completely crazy! Today I "thought" I had a doctor's appointment and I noticed that the right front tire of the truck was low, so Josh took care of that for me. He is great at taking care of me. He was pulling the truck through the gate as I came out of the house. I asked him if he was gonna go with me and he said he was going to drive me. So I thought "Great!"  I asked him to put my purse in the truck while I locked the house. When I came back out, he was unlocking the garage. I asked him what he was doing and he said he is getting the Slim Jim. Of course I asked "why?"  Somehow when he got out of the truck he had accidentally locked the door and then closed it. But, wait, that's not it! The truck was running. He tried for a while to unlock it with the Slim Jim to no avail. The whole time saying, "Dad is going to kill me." Poor baby. I just knew he was right. LOL! He tries to run a wire into the truck. That didn't work either. Frustration is setting in and it doesn't help that Mom is pretty upset. Then the big idea comes to him. Oh no! I don't think Dad is going to like this. Josh gets his brand spankin' new ratchet and socket set and tries to take one of the half back doors off of the truck. He took the bolts out, but the door wouldn't come off. So he tries to run wire inside the cab of the truck to the door handle to pull it open. That doesn't work either. He is getting more anxious by the minute. Mom has calmed down now. By this time, I had already called my doctor to reschedule my appointment because, obviously, I wasn't going to make it. The receptionist informed me that my appointment was actually tomorrow. Whew! What a relief! But, now, it hits me that all this trouble taking place in my driveway is all for nothing! OMW!!! To make this story short, Josh did not get the truck opened. Dad called him while he was working on it and Josh had no choice but to tell him what was going on. Dad is pretty upset. Duh! LOL! Dad decided to chalk it up to a learning experience. I love what my husband told Josh when he got home. He said, "You can always come to me no matter what you do. I'm your dad and I will help you to the best of my ability. But, you have to remember to come to me. The child goes to the father, not the other way around. Just like we go to God. He doesn't chase us down to save us. He draws us to Him." What a great lesson Josh got!
Love my guys!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


God's been good in my life!
I feel so blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night.
And though I've had my share of heartaches
I wouldn't change them if I could
Cuz through it all, God's been good!

Isn't that true? I know it is in my life! God has blessed me so much that I cannot even begin to give thanks for it all. So, I just want to count some blessings for a moment or two.
1. I am blessed with salvation, a home in Heaven to forever praise my Jesus!
2. I have the bestest husband ever! He is my hero and I love him more than words could ever say.
3. I have a wonderful son! He loves me and takes care of me, and he even spoils me. His dad has taught him well. :)
4. I have a great church! My pastor preaches truth-the Bible! We aren't just a group of church members, but a church family.
5. My dad is the greatest! He always told us like it was, never minced words with us, and loved us. He is still the same today! He is also my hero!
6. I have 2 lovely sisters and 2 terrific brothers! So glad God chose them for me to grow up with!
7. My mom is in Heaven, so I will see her again!
8. Lisa is a great addition to our family! She is perfect for Dad.
9. Friends who love me.
10. The Bible to guide me through this crazy life!

I have been blessed!
God's so good to me!
Precious are his thoughts
Of you and me.
No way I can count them
There's not enough time!
So, I'll just thank Him
For being so kind.
God has been good, so good!
I have been blessed!