Friday, June 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Happy Sky watch Friday! Here is one of our wonderful Texas summer sunsets. The color makes me think of and feel the heat of the day.
This week has been full with the beginning of summer activities. My son began work and then had to take off work for at least the next week with mononucleosis. Starting to earn and save money for collage in the fall will be delayed a bit. My daughter finished her orientation and will begin volunteering at the local county hospital next week.
Despite the activity, for me there is something joyful in the summer; hot days, cool water, either swimming or tubing and extra time in the day to enjoy it all.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This is a special member of our family Joey. He is a mix breed my son Taylor found for my daughter Tori on day in the front of the local church here in Marion.
Truth be told he runs the house. LOL
While we were building a deck on the house, he wanted to be part of the action. He did not like being left inside, so we kept him tied up so we wouldn't worry about him getting in the way.
He is very sweet and lovable.
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Taylor has graduated high school and all of the family that came to share in the celebration have left. The quiet in the house seems strange after all the activity. I miss it.... the grandchildren and everyone talking at the same time. :)
I took this the morning after everyone left this week. The stillness of the morning and the coolness in the air was very soothing. It is hard to imagine the day temperature went into the high 90's. Texas summers are tricky like that.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Taylor's Graduation Weekend

Proud Oma and Mom with Taylor - MHS 2009 Graduate!

Taylor and friends playing the Texas Hold Em Tournament at Project Graduation. Taylor's brother Jimmy was the dealer at this table. Project Graduation is a parent sponsored party for the graduates. It is a safe, drug and alcohol free place to go and have fun the night of graduation. We bus them in at 10:30 pm and them bus them out at 6:30 am the next morning. They had swimming, karaoke, played pool and poker. Along with other games all night long like the hula-hoop and ice cream eating contest. The theme was "Woodstock" ~ which was voted on by the seniors.

At his graduation party the next afternoon at Landa Park. We had great brisket that Pat cooked, potato salad, macaroni salad, beans and cupcakes ~ made by wonderful friends and family. Pat's mom got Taylor this delicious graduation cake.

Family photo at Landa Park.
This picture has my mom and Pat's mom along with all 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Dawn (Matt's beautiful wife), Cameron, Matt, Jimmy and Taylor are on the back row.
Ashley, Kaitlyn, Oma (my mom), Tori and Maw (Pat's mom) are on the second row.
Kaylee and Mason are in the front.
Thank you Ronnie for being such an awesome friend and taking all the pictures of our whole crew!
It was a long and exhausting weekend, but such a blessing for us all to get together and share in Taylor's moment.
Thank you Lord for making it all possible.