Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We went to Dallas to visit my cousin and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday. We had tons of fun, eating, shopping, eating, going to the see the Cowboys play the Saints, eating, hanging out, visiting, reminicising, eating some more. My cousin's wife is the ultimate hostess always making sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time and not ever being hungry. She probably cooked enough to feed the Duggar family!

The picture above is of all three of us and Jackson outside the new Cowboys stadium. What a fun place to be! Those Saints's fans were quite a bunch to be around. They were always in groups chanting "Who dat!" Even though the Saints came out on top I was happy to just be there hanging out for the afternoon!

I got to go to the Vera Bradley store in Grapevine, another really neat place, but with a very long line.

We are down to fifteen days now before Christmas vacation from school. I have all the gifts bought but one and some stocking stuffers. Next I need to concentrate on our church clothes for Christmas Eve Mass, and some other church events coming up in the near future.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Evan's (Charles') Stocking

So here it is--Evan's stocking. Yes, I have finally managed to finish a stitching project. It took a while as life seems to always throw a twist or turn into my plans along the way. Last week was our final city rec soccer game. We won first place in our division and were undefeated.

I have a crocheting project to finish and then a scrapbook. After that it will be back to stitching, I already have a project to start and I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get it started.

Today has been terrible weather wise. It had literally poured all day long. I had a workshop out of town I was attending, and the weather added about an hour's driving time. It is still raining and a cold front is supposed to move in later tonight. While I am all for cooler weather, I didn't really like driving in the rain today. At times I could hardly see where I was going, and even though I had on my car lights as it was fairly dark out for the middle of day, the lights only served to help other drivers see me on the road.

I am off to go and work on my crocheting project, my goal is to get this one finished by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh What a Day

So we have finally got a slow down of activities and I have been able to stitch a little bit here and there. I can see the end of the stocking that I am currently stitching on coming closer everyday. We have one soccer game left and then we will be free of activities for quite a awhile and for that I am very happy. We also have some fun Thanksgiving activities coming up here in a few weeks.

The school year is flying by and if there are many more days like today, well that is a very good thing. I came home today a little bit wore out and not much of a happy camper. Sometimes I think I care too much. Jonathon called on the way home and wanted to know if he could go over and start playing x-box. When he was told that no he could not he could go home and do his homework, that didn't go over well. I had to make it clear to him, that I was really about to the top of my tank with disrespectful kids, bad attitudes, and hateful tones of voice, so he was treading dangerously tonight, and I was in no mood to negotiate x-box playtime extensions at the moment.

The band at school today got the opportunity to go to a nearby city and hear their symphony orchestra play. Jonathon said that he liked it and had a good time, so I was happy to hear that. It never hurts to experience new things.

The one thing that has made me pretty happy here recently is the new television. This television gets some channels our old one didn't. Last Saturday I watched Alias Smith and Jones, Wagon Train, and today Adam 12. It can't get any better then Major Adams, Flint McCullough and Malloy and Reed. And if you are too young to know what I am talking about--have pity and don't tell me!

Have a great week.