Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What's been going on in October. (Watch out, this is a long one.)

I have been out of the blogging world for a bit but I'm back! Here are some pictures of what's been going on this October....this post is really for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

10 year Cooper High School Reunion
This was a fun time and Thompson did a great job hosting the pre-party at her house.

This is a great friend of mine I hadn't seen since graduation....it was like no time had passed between us:) It was so good seeing you Kristi!!

The WHOLE group! (thanks Hubby!)

We had a marriage retreat in Granbury with our small group from church. We had a Great time!

The next weekend I hosted (with Laura & Andrea's sis Jenny) Andrea's baby shower!!! It was such a good time and she got some really cute things for her new baby girl:)

We got to meet our new friend Callie Mock. She is precious! Her big brother is pretty cute too:)

We kept it laid back and made sure all the kids in our neighborhood had plenty of candy.

My Saster (sister + sassy = Saster) made this deliciouse spider cake.

One of the spiders got loose.....watch out!

Thanks for hanging in there with the post. I will try harder in November to keep up.

Here are some important updates.....
1. Back door has been repaired and we have added some extra security.
2. One of the "bad guys" who tried to break in, was caught and is in jail!!!
3. I might have a new job tomorrow! Yea!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I know these pictures may be a little weird but they represent the scariest/most exciting day of my life.

So yesterday mid-morning I was hanging out at home like any good unemployed house wife does. When someone knocked on the door and rang the door bell. I typically act like I'm not home and mute the TV hoping that they will go away. Well, this person kept knocking and kept ringing the doorbell. It started to scare me a bit but I really thought they might have the wrong house. About 10 minutes later, they left. Whew, I was so glad they were gone. So then I walked into the kitchen to see that same truck was now driving through the alley. Yikes!! Why would they do that? So I call Jason to tell him what is going on. He tells me to call the police, but in the back of my mind I didn't think it was a big deal and I didn't want to bother the police (I know, I'm stupid). So I hang up with Jason and start walking to the living room when they start knocking and ringing the doorbell AGAIN!! Now I start freaking out and I call Jason again. He has already gotten in the car and was heading my way. He told me NOT to answer the door and call the police. As he was saying this I saw them leave the front porch and head to the back gate! So I ran to the back bedroom and still did not call the cops because I couldn't find my phone.
Then all of a sudden I heard a several big bangs and a crunch...THEY WERE KICKING DOWN MY BACK DOOR! I don't know what fueled me but all I know is that I was not happy that they were getting in the house and breaking down the door. So I ran down the hall and through the kitchen and started yelling "WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?!?!". The guy was standing in the kitchen and he looked up at me and wide eyed said, "Umm...we have the wrong house." Then they ran away. I rushed to the front of the house to look at their car and try to get the plate numbers...but wasn't able to:(
For about 2 seconds I really thought they had the wrong house. I found my phone and immediately (and finally) called 911. When the dispatcher started asking me questions I realized that they were trying to break into the house. That's when I kind of lost it. Jason got there about 5 minutes after they had left and the cops showed up 20 minutes after that. My mom came over and stayed with me the rest of the day. I was VERY thankful she has a job that lets her leave when she needs to.
So that is the story in a nut shell and I know it might seem weird that is was also the most exciting day but it was. I had cops calling me all day to identify the car and the suspect. Then the CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) came by to fingerprint me and the place. A detective came over today to do a line up and I successfully picked out the guy that they believe to be the one who has been caught in other crimes. Detective Logan said "I hope we are able to put this guy away for a long time.". It was such a movie line but it was exciting to help find the guy.
All in all is was a very scary experience and I wouldn't want to go through it again. But if there can be a lesson to learn through all of this, it would be to ALWAYS call the cops if someone you don't know is knocking on your door for 10 minutes. Maybe even for 5 minutes.
Praise God they didn't have a gun.

They had to print me.

This is the door after the whole day was done. NO ONE is getting in the back door.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"The Fair Comes in October" - Terry Booker

That's right folks, it's October and that means the Texas State Fair is in town. Now I grew up in Abilene as most of you know and the fair there is just a little different than the one here:) They are both fun and scary in their own way. The Abilene West Texas Fair brought the scary people to work it and the State Fair is just in one of the scariest parts of town. But that's part of the experience. The West Texas fair has it's own yummy food like their Aggie Fries. Delicious! But I will say that the State Fair has many more yummy treats. My absolute favorite would have to be the fried Marshmallows. Watch Out! It's the most wonderful treat you will ever eat. See the pictures below as I check to make sure they were still yummy. Jason and I made a game plan before we hit the fair and we decided to split all we ate and then eat Salty, then a Sweet. We started with their famous must have Corn dogs. Then we hit the fried Smores...unbelievable! The graham cracker was still crunchy! I can't keep writing about what we ate because I am getting hungry:) Let the pictures do the talking....

Jason checking out the car show.

Now this is the Official food winner of the fair. I was not too excited about trying it but it was very tasty.

The Fried Marshmallow.

Free Ice Cream in the Food Market.

Fried Grilled Cheese. This was very very good!

Jason insisted that we go to the dog show.

The Borden Milk Cow. Thanks for the ice cream Elsie!

See you next week! That's right, we are going back for more.

I would also like to give a shout out to my Blog designer Mrs. Ashley Wilson! Thanks for the awesome Blog!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Normally, I hate cats...

Hello, everyone.. it's Jason! That's right, Leigh has graciously decided to allow me to guest-post on her blog. Get ready, because this is going to be one of the most intellectually stimulating blog posts you'll read this hour.

The reason behind this post: the past couple of days at work, my productivity has been decidedly lower than usual because of a discovery I've made about myself - I love looking at photos of cats with ridiculous captions. Sometimes it's the simple things in life.

So, in my selfless desire to share my joy with all of our friends and relatives, I bribed Leigh with a cinnamon roll from Breadwinners and I now present to you some of the very best examples in this genre of creative expression.

Aaaaahhhh... Now, that's better, isn't it? Your whole day just got a little bit brighter. I sometimes actually laugh so hard at some of these that I have to look away just to regain control.

I hope you have been touched in some way by this post - if even one person's life is enriched, I know it will have been worthwhile. And, on that note, for further enrichment, feel free to visit the source of this brilliance: I Can Has Cheezburger.com

Happy Wednesday to you all.