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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rodeo Day and Hoedown!

It's rodeo time in San Angelo and although we didn't make it out to the rodeo this year due to Taylor being out of town, there was plenty of fun for the kids at school. Both of them had a rodeo at their school and Sophie had a hoedown similar to her sock hop back in October. Once again I went crazy with the video so the grandparents could feel like they were there.
202. Dressing up

203. New clothes
204. Stiff bandanas



205. Little cowboys and cowgirls
206. Cowboy hats
207. Boots
208. Dancing

I love this picture of Mimi watching her dance



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209. Hay bales in a field
210. Trees silhouetted in the sunset
211. Stars

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our Week with Mimi

My grandmother has been spending the week with us this week. I do not take for granted what a gift it is for my children to have a close relationship with their great grandmother. They love playing with her and will have great memories of time spent with her. John Curtis enjoyed getting to stay home with her while I drove Sophie around and ran all the errands he usually has to come along on. I, too, cherish the time I get to spend with Mimi and she was great help. I would come home from work at lunch to a clean kitchen and folded laundry. Maybe Mimi should move in with us. My parents had to drive a lot to get Mimi to me and back home again and I'm thankful for the effort they put out for us to have this time together.

173. Selfless parents
174. A colorful evening sky


175. Mimi
176. Seeing turkeys walking down the street on my way to school
177. Rest
178. Alone time179. JC loving his great grandmother
180. Games
181. Disappointment
182. Shopping in the morning
183. Hamburgers for lunch
184. Laundry folded
185. Dishwasher unloaded186. Laughter of young and old together
187. Evenings at home



188. Imaginations running wild
189. New magazine in the mail
190. Finding exactly what I'm looking for
191. Clearance aisle
192. Homework done outside
193. Swinging with Mimi
194. West Texas wind
195. Serving public school teachers
196. Hanging out with some girls
197. A church that loves the community
198. Little boys in their PJs all day
199. Not having to clean the kitchen

200. Learning to read God's Word
210. An easy week

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Taylor's Birthday Weekend

Taylor was gone all last week for his Doctoral classes at Truett. Since his birthday was on Saturday the kids and I decided to go meet him for a fun weekend in Waco.153. Friday afternoons
154. Feeling a change in me
155. Cows grazing
156. Rain in the distance
157. Singing out loud in the car

We got into Waco just in time for dinner at the Adairs' house. Jeni and Patrick are old seminary friends. Not that they're old, we've just been friends for a while. I modified Taylor's customary birthday cake into cupcakes for easy transport and we got to celebrate his birthday with them. I also met their beautiful baby girl for the first time.


158. Catching up with old friends
159. Kids' laughter and tickling
We were blessed to be able to stay in some friends' house who were in San Angelo for the weekend doing Disciple Now with our church. Saturday morning we ate breakfast at McDonald's and headed for the zoo.

160. Hospitality
161. Kids visiting in their bed in the morning
162. Birthday surprises

163. Discovering new things with my family



We drove around Waco some, grabbed some pizza for lunch and then visited the Mayborn Museum for the afternoon.

164. Reminiscing



165. Learning something new




The kids were worn out, but we met the Lyons for dinner at On The Border. Victor was the music minister at our church while Taylor was pastoring in Marlin. They have a 6 week old baby boy that I got to love on for a while.

166. Feeling worn out
167. Holding a tiny baby

168. A comfy bed at the end of a long day
169. Going to bed early
170. A slow Sunday morning

On Sunday morning we drove out to Marlin to worship with our church family there. It was so good to see all the people we love so dearly and remember our life there. We had lunch with some of our dearest friends.



171. Familiar faces
172. Memories