Saturday, July 29, 2006

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Keyton is playing a baseball tournament in Round Rock this weekend. The 3 boys have been here for a week and today was opening day. The heat was intense, the only saving graces were the tent and the wind blowing. All those people from Lubbock who are not used to the high humidity were melting! The games were great, I love baseball! They won one and lost one so they go on to the finals tomorrow!!Soccer boot camp starts at 8am Sunday morning, the baseball games start at noon, a busy hot day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pool Time

Just kickin' back and enjoying the cool water and hot summer days!

Road Trip

We arrived at A&M about 7:45 am to watch the final scrimmages after a week at soccer camp. Even that eary it was so hot and muggy. We sat on the fields until 10:30 watching soccer and drinking Gatorade, trying to keep cool. We went to closing ceremonies in the softball stadium with about 1500 other people and it was even hotter! After the ceremony we walked back to the dorm, Tucker and Keyton wanted to see her dorm. We had to wait while Teysha took a shower and finished packing, finally we were on the road around noon. We stopped at McDonalds for lunch and headed home with 4 tired and sleepy kids. Of course a road trip with 4 kids had its fun moments and we survived, arriving home to go jump in the pool!!

No Power and it is HOT

We picked up the 3 boys on Saturday to spend a few days with us! We arrived home about 8:30pm to be greeted by no power! A storm passed through, breaking tree limbs and knocking out power from 4 until 11. We scrambled around to get lanterns for some light when it got dark! By 9:30 it was so hot and muggy inside and outside!We sprayed with bug spray and sat out on the patio eating smores by lantern light!! By 11:00 we had to go to bed because we had to get up at 5am to drive to A&M to pick Teysha up at camp by 8 am. We pulled and tugged a mattress from upstairs down to the family room so it would be a little cooler downstairs.Just as we settled in for a long hot night,it would do no good to open the windows,there was no breeze outside, just humidity,the power came back on. We were a happy group of indoor campers!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Movin' In

To soccer camp at A&M for a week. Teysha rode to College Station with Julie and Stephanie and we went in our car,just to check her in.We had to park in a parking garage on the 2nd floor and haul everything down all the stairs. This is her first time away at camp and she is so excited. There are 8 girls in a room, with 4 bedrooms,2 girls to a room. The room has a small kitchen,with a fridge and microwave.The girls brought snacks to eat inbetween meals. We talked to her last night and she is settling right in, enjoying 7 other roomies!

Friday, July 14, 2006

15 and Bling!

Teysha is finally 15!! Her day started with 7:30 conditioning camp, then to the lake with friends for a little wakeboarding fun!We celebrated her big day with a cookie cake at home and dinner out at our favorite Mexican food restaurant. We decorated the kitchen and the decorations included 2 tiaras complete with flashing bling. To our surprise she decided to wear them to dinner. The waitstaff put a sombero on her and sang happy birthday! She got a fried icecream dessert that we all enjoyed.
We got her a digital camera that she is putting to good use.
Now we get to get that long awaited driving permit!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Our Mr. Dodger

Our backyard turtle, Dodger, is so tame, he comes to the back door when he is hungry.
Loves corn on the cob, apples, and green grapes! Teysha can feed Dodger out of her hand. She usually opts to hold the corn in her fingers, his mouth looks like it would hurt!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Old Pictures but Fun Memories

Hope that everyone had a great holiday! The fireworks were rained out, but we enjoyed the BBQ with ribs, brisket, and sausage. The highlight of the meal was the Mudpie cake from Catherine's receipe. Delicious but so rich! We watched World Cup Soccer and were so happy Italy won!!
I did work on some old pictures for my 8.5x11 scrapbook. Fun memories from way back then!