Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Please Be Patient!

I know that no one is even reading this yet but me, but anyway. I had a fast trip to Houston last night and got back late. I'll be posting pics from my recent camping trip to Fairfield State Park (Texas Parks & Wildlife) as well as the baby quilt I just finished for my friend Tamara. Hopefully I'll get that done tonight or tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm going to try to post some of the photos from our recent 4th of July trip to Ft. Parker. It was 104 degrees so if in some of the pics the subjects appear to be melting---you'll know why.

This was one of the first things we saw...not really off to the start I was hoping for.

So after seeing the posted alligator warnings what do we do?

You guessed it--we got in the water!

My Jarrett was a natural in that kayak--like his mother of course....ha!

This was a kind of quiet spot back up the river. It was very pretty here, but I'm guessing that this is where the alligators spend most of their time. It was a bit swampy.

Have you ever seen a buzzard up close? Never really wanted to until I found one that would let me sneak up on him and take his picture. He looks a little sad....probably just the heat. That and maybe no dead things around for him to snack on.....you just never know I guess.

My husband calls these cecada's (sp?) but we always called them locusts when I was a kid. He tells the story that when he was young they would tie a string around them and then fly them around like little bug kites. Not sure the SPCA would have approved of that, but what are you going to do?

This is all I can post for tonight. It's only taken about 5 million hours to get my pictures downloaded and then to figure out how to get them here. Please don't judge my photography skills by these pictures. I have had a tough time converting them to JPEG's and downloading them. The actual photos are much better. I'm just not as tech savvy as I hope to one day be.
Good night everyone! Remember, if you don't always feel blessed, perhaps that's because it's your turn to be the blessing.

Okay. I really had good intentions this past weekend to get this all up and going, but I am still one baby quilt behind being caught up so I pieced most of the weekend. I really wish the baby-makers would slow down so the baby blanket makers could catch up. Apparently I am not as prolific as they are. =)

I hope to have some pics up. Been doing a little bit of camping and I have some great pics from that as well as my last few quilts to post pics of.

Speaking of pics--I was updating my profile and when I saved it I got a message that said "fetching profile pic" and for a second I thought the computer was flirting with me. ha! I thought it meant that my photo was fetching....apparently it was GETTING my profile pic. I am so dumb. But there for a second it really made me smile.

If any one reads this, please pray for me. We had our first Awana meeting at church last night and apparently I'm the assistant games leader. Oh my goodness! Not sure I'm qualified to lead these kids to the Lord. Not sure I'm qualified to lead myself. I just have to pray for wisdom for the right words to use and to be a good example. At least I'm not responsible for the teaching. I don't know that I am ready for that. I plan on completing a book with the kids. I don't know scripture like I should and what a fun way to work on that. Anyway, y'all pray that Carolyn and I will be good examples and will come up with games to keep these kids entertained and to motivate them to bring their friends. Mostly pray that it will all be done for God's glory and to help us to have a humble and servant heart.

Gotta run, I am at work after all. If you're reading this, you probably know me, if you don't then nice to meet you. I hope everyone is doing great and continues to be blessed and be the blessing that someone else needs. I love y'all.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Okay! Here we go! Not sure where this is going to take me but I'm excited to get there. I've noticed that some of the most intriguing and talented people with the best ideas don't have websites--they're bloggers. Well, I think I'm pretty darn intriguing myself so I should have a blog. Didn't think I was capable, but this is the season in my life where I'm trying things I didn't think I could do. Well, guess what? I can make a blog and the fact that you are reading it is proof. This is all I'm going to post for now, because my work lunch break is almost over, but I'll post more later! YAY! I'm so excited! I'm a blogger!