Monday, August 26, 2013

He Found His Way Home

And the human beings weren't the only ones who were happy to see him.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back To School

Saturday we moved Colton to Ada for college. Check in was easy, and he is on the 2nd floor so just one flight of stairs, holla!!!! His roommate plays basketball so he moved in the day before, he wasn't in the room so we didn't get to meet him. Colton says he is nice, a little quiet.

After we got everything unpacked, we went to lunch and then dropped him off at the dorm. We were hovering a little bit and he was ready for us to go so his new adventure could begin.

And just so you know PMS and dropping your first born off at college doesn't mix well.

Our second born started 8th grade today. She was up and getting ready before my alarm went off.

Can't believe this is her last year in middle school. She will be busy until October with cross country and getting ready to test for her black belt.

Here's to a great school year!!!!

Until next time ~ Stacy

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting Ready

This week I took Hannah to get her clothes and supplies for back to school.

She is ready as she'll ever be. Her day back is Tuesday. She has been getting up early to run but has been coming home and going back to sleep. I hope she makes it through out the school day.

Colton and his friend, Jonathan, went to their college to get books.

When he enrolled, he paid $5 to have his books pulled and ready for him when the time came. They print his schedule and put everything in the reusable bag. Beats standing in line.

We have 2 more days of having Colton with us under our wing. I'll be able to go Saturday to help move him to Ada. Hannah was suppose to run Saturday but her coach decided not to go. I'm nervous for him and excited. And I'll have a box of tissue in the truck for the ride home.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Monday, August 12, 2013


My dad. He will be 78 next month. He still works, and works circles around people much younger. He came out for supper yesterday evening along with Shelly and her family. They brought the food. Dad cooked. The best kind of cookouts :)

P.S. The world travelers made it back home safe and sound. A good time was had.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Road Trip

These 3 are currently at Beaver Lake in Arkansas for a "we are leaving for college next weekend so let's go have some fun" trip. They left Thursday, ended up driving in storms and had to get a motel for the night because everything was soaking wet and too late to set up camp. There is no telling what kind of motel they picked, hopefully one with no blood stains or meth residue. I know they are having a blast.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Friday, August 9, 2013


Last Friday Colton and I went shopping for a laptop for college. We are exactly alike when it comes to picking out things, show me a couple of options to choose from and we are good. He ended getting a tablet instead of a laptop. He got a Microsoft Surface. He just really needed something to write papers and access the Internet. He likes it a lot.

He moves to Ada next Saturday, tear. His dad is moving him and I'm staying here for Hannah's first cross country meet. Brent says it probably is for the best, he doesn't want to deal with my "leaving our first born to be a semi adult" tears. He will only be 1 hour away. So everybody cross your fingers that he takes this college stuff seriously and wish him luck.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


With the rain we have gotten this summer, our pond is still full so we have been fishing a little more.

I caught that 4 1/2 lb bass but I looked like a hobo so Hannah stepped up and did the honors. The girls have skunked Brent fishing. He is blaming it on the worm he's using. Hmmmmmm!

Until next time ~ Stacy

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fun Family Weekend - part 3

This was our final day of fun and we spent it at the Fort Worth Zoo.

We had fun but it was so stinking hot. We got to see the baby elephant that was born a few weeks ago. Bryan said he thinks the OKC zoo is better, I haven't been there in years so we are planning on going up there in the fall. When it's much much much cooler. And I have to check the OU football schedule too before I plan our trip :)

After the zoo we said our goodbyes to Shae and headed home with a stop at Sanger, Texas. We have been wanting to take Bryan to eat at Babe's for years. They have the best fried chicken and Bryan likes fried chicken. Everybody loved the food.

Everybody headed to their homes after Babe's. We had such a good time. We don't live that far from them but its hard getting together to do stuff with everybody so busy. We are going to do better at just making the time. Life is too short!!!

Until next time ~ Stacy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fun Family Weekend - part 2

Friday morning Harley finally warmed up to Uncle Bryan.
After breakfast we loaded up and headed to Texas, first stop, Grapevine Mills Mall. The plan was to take the kids to the arcade in the mall but we didn't know they didn't have the arcade anymore. Oh well, there was shopping. We did a little shoe shopping before going to lunch at Rainforest Cafe.

After lunch we did a little more shopping and met up with Shae.

She got to eat leftover chicken fried steak that Abby ordered. It was huge!!!!

The girls had fun in the balls on the water. I'm sure there is another name for this but I have no idea what.

After the mall the girls went with Shae to see her new apartment while the rest of us went to the hotel and got a little nap in before the Rangers game.

We had great sits. Beltre threw a ball up in the stands and Brent caught it, woo hoo!!! The rangers lost but it was still fun. They shot fireworks off after the game, by far the best firework show we had ever seen.

Up next, the zoo. Oy!!!

Until next time ~ Stacy

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fun Family Weekend - part 1

When we were at Lindsay for July 4th, the brothers planned a fun family weekend. Bryan is an Orioles fan and they were going to be playing the Rangers so he wanted to go to the game. Brent was able to get tickets from a guy at work. Originally I wasn't going because well, it's hot in Texas right now :) We needed one more ticket so we looked online and there were seats available behind the seats we had. But we had to order two so I ended up going.

So last Thursday Bryan, Traci, Abby and Ally came down to start our fun family weekend. After supper we went down to feed the catfish.

Ally waiting on her driver :)

The girls swam and we all had a nice visit.

Next up, we head to Texas!

Until next time ~ Stacy

Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Girl

She has been wanting her own Xbox for a long long time. Her brother doesn't share very well. She saved her money and finally was able to buy one, and few other things too.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 4th

We didn't have our annual 4th of July bash since it fell on a Thursday. We just went to Lindsay and spent the day with family.

The cousins. So glad we got to see out great nephew Aiden. We haven't seen him in a long time, he has grown up so much. His grandparents (Brent's sister and her husband) flew to Houston to get him for a couple of weeks.

The men took the kids fishing.

Aiden with his great great grandparents.

And great grandparents.

And grandparents. Pretty neat!!!

The great grandchildren had to get in there ;)

And last, but not least, the grandchildren.

Finally got to play corn hole.

And brother bonding time with some backgammon.

Colton had to work so he couldn't go with us. It was a quick trip but enjoyed family time.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vacation Day 6 - Going Home

We had a late flight so after checking out we had lunch and then went to Boone Hall Plantation. Didn't know it until we toured the house but the North and South tv series was filmed here, it was Allie Hamilton's summer home in The Notebook, and another movie called Queen, it was Haley Berry's first movie. Also, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds was married there last year.

The southern oak trees. Oh. My. Gosh. Absolutely gorgeous. These were over 300 years old and can live up to 600 years.

We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the house and only toured the bottom floor. The family still uses the house when they are in town. This house is the 3rd one built since the original house.

Cotton gin.

One out of the 9 slave houses still standing. There were 27 back in the day. I cried going through and reading about the slaves. 16 people lived in one house.

I can't even imagine.

After the house tour we toured the grounds. It is still a working plantation. They grow vegetables and have fruit trees and they have pumpkins for the pumpkin patch in the fall.

We headed to the airport after the plantation. There were storms popping up and we were just hoping to get out of town. They were canceling flights, connecting flights mainly, left and right. We had a non stop flight, thank you very much. At one time my weather app went ballistic with a tornado warning. We weren't getting any instructions from the airport people to take cover so we didn't worry about it. Our flight was delayed several hours but we were finally allowed to board and headed home. We flew out of DFW so we still had a 2 hour drive to get home. 30 minutes out of the airport, we run over something and our tire starts going flat. We were able to get off the interstate, thank goodness, and pulled in at a convenience store.

The kids were pooped.

I'm glad he was in the car when it happened. And yes he knows how to change a flat :). He couldn't see where the jack had to go so I looked in the manual. I just left it on the ground. He said I took away his man card after I posted this pic on Facebook and people were giving him a hard time.

We eventually got home after midnight. It was a fun trip but we were glad to be back home.

Until next time ~ Stacy