Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lucky Number 7!


The first time I saw you my heart skipped a beat. I was and still am in LOVE! You were perfect from the start. I couldn't get enough of you. I often wondered how I was going to divide my love between multiple kids, you quickly showed me that my love would multiply, not divide.

What can I say...
You are one of the cutest things that ever walked the earth. Every time I look at you my heart melts. You are one of the most competitive seven year olds I know. You are constantly fitting in a "post" or a "dig" when you can. In fact you were drawing out some plays for me last night outside on the concrete. You love to watch movies. Your giggle is contagious, especially since you don't have any front teeth. When I drop you off at school you are sure to tell me bye and you love me at least three times before you close the door. You talk loud, but with the sweetest little voice. You teach your brother something new everyday, the latest was how to form tackle.

I know time goes by so fast, but for now I'm going to enjoy you being mine. Happy seventh birthday. I love you, sweet boy!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back Where I Come From...

I'm home sick, like something fierce.
My little town, population 1250 (give or take 1 or 2) is the best place ever! I'm convinced I'm from the greatest place on earth. This is where my grandparents, and parents grew up, too. I met some of my best friends in kindergarten. I still talk to them on a weekly basis. My hubby moved here in the fourth grade, I STILL remember the first time I saw him. I told him in the 6th grade I was going to marry him, I wasn't kidding!! My memories growing up are very clear. I lived in the same house for 18 years, and to this day it's my favorite place to be.

When I think about my hometown it makes me sing,
"So sick and tired of this interstate system, I need a curvin', windin', twistin', dusty path to nowhere with the wind blowing though my baby's hair. Yeah, makes me wanna take a back road, makes me wanna take the long way home, put a little gravel in my travel, unwide, unravel all night long"

The last time I was home, I snapped a few pictures of some of my favorite places. I'll share them with you...

Although it is in the process of a remodel, I know every square inch of this house.
The smell, the noises, most of all the love...

Growing up my favorite part of the day was hearing my dad's pick up truck pull up from work.

(with my dad's hands, and my mom's thougths, they are remodeling...it's going to be awesome, but that's another post)

One of my daughter's favorite places to be is at her Mamma's shop on Main Street.
She has lots of fun there.

This is where I went to Elementary, Jr. high, and High school. All in the same building. I can still smell the basketball gym.

We spent many, many nights here. Like every Friday night from the time I was born until I left...
Don't let the size fool you, this place was a power house. My dad played here, my best friend, my husband, his brother, and now my nephew. Good memories live here.

My dads accounting business. Wallace Tax Service...I think this year will be his 35th year!

We are the county seat...

The famous Main Street. Sometimes I wonder how many 'drags' we made. My guess is about 768, 236. Would you agree, friends?
Just for reference...
If you were to drive to the end of the picture you would pass, my house one block left, my church, Red Bird, Mamma's shop, the Court House, my dad's accounting office, and end at the school. That visual makes me happy.

The famous, Maxey's Steak House...yummy!! Seriously, everyone should eat here at some point. I would suggest Maxey's Special or Tacos Al Carbon.
(My daddy built that sign, too)

Awe, meet my favorite coach ever! Coach Fin. she recently opened a new restaurant called Fin's Red Bird Cafe. It is the cutest, yummiest, most fun little place to eat! My daughter dreams of moving to Wheeler for the summer and working here.

Isn't it so cute!
This is where I met Jesus! Just two block from my house, I still hear those church bells in my head.

I have to take a minute to thank the person who taught me so much about Him, Bob Stiles. I know you don't read my blog, but really, thanks from the bottom of my heart. Your patience, and knowledge touched so many people. I will carry it with me always.
So grateful for this little town and all the people in it. It truly made me...me. I cherish every memory I have and hold them very close to my heart.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Best Day EVER

All I can say is we had a BLAST! I am so glad I got to experience this concert with my daughter! I'll never forget it.

Lyssa wants to writes the blog...so here she goes word for word. Enjoy!

So, eight months ago my mom and my Honey (aka my grandma) surprised me with tickets to the Taylor Swift concert. I felt popcorn in the pan excited!!! It was the first time I had EVER cried happy tears. I counted down the days and tried to wait patiently and finally the BIG day was here.

Here I am about to leave to go to the Dallas Cowboys stadium with my mom, honey, and Aunt Jes. It was just a girls day and I couldn't wait to go shopping to find the perfect outfit!

Caught me a little cat nap on the way...

Here I am in the perfect outfit to go on a girls night out.

Taylor always writes something on her arm at her concerts. I wrote BEST DAY because I was going to have the BEST DAY EVER!!

Here we are waiting for the taxi cab to pick us up!

The best and prettiest girls that ever walked the earth...

Here are the big girls at the hotel. Excuse the workers in the background.

"Come on taxi"

The Biggest and Greatest Cowboys Stadium EVER!

I was in a building that she (Taylor Swift) was in. I almost screamed!

The chillest and cheesiest nachos that I have ever had. Yummy!

Cowgirl sisters...

I was giving Taylor Swift my heart sign...

Waiting...Taylor, Taylor, Taylor...

A rap song came on so I felt the need to rap...

and whip my hair back and forth...

I was getting excited because I knew she was about to come on stage.

There she was. She was there LIVE on stage.

It was time to scream!

I was ready to Party like a Rock star!

She kept taking her ear plugs out because she couldn't believe how loud we were. I couldn't either!!!!!

Me jammin out to my favorite song Mean!Some people are just not nice, if you know what I mean. That's what she said!!

She surprised us with a special guest...B.O.B.

He sings Airplanes...I could really use a wish right now...

Everybody started rapping and dancing...even I did!!

This is Taylor's eighth outfit! She changed 10 times!!!

I love you, Taylor!

She put on her cowboys jersey...#13 Swift!

At the end she went around in this awesome prop above the whole crowd! She wowed everyone!

And this wowed me!!! Fireworks everywhere!!!

I was giving everyone the T sign as we were leaving.

Just when we thought we weren't going to see her again. A black SUV with dark windows pulled up to the corner we were standing on. Taylor rolled down her window, looked at us and said thanks for coming! We screamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had sooooooo much fun, but I'm still sad it's over. Thanks Taylor for putting on a great show! See you next year.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Football Fun!

I remember when I was growing up my weeks revolved around football. It didn't matter where the game was if it was 1, 2 or 3 hours away, we were going. If we had to leave school early to get there then we would!

Well, I'm happy to report I'm passing along that great tradition to my kids. We had an out of town game last night. Even though I knew I would have to drag my kids out of bed this morning, we weren't missing the game!

I'm glad we didn't, cause it was lots of fun! Wins always make the week go a little smoother! Read more here and here.