Friday, October 30, 2009

Last day in Arkansas

Some more Fall pictures. These were taken around Clarksville, home of the Univ. of the Ozarks. The game was scheduled at one but delayed so the boys could play first ( theirs was to qualify, ours was not) . The game started about 2:30 right along with even harder rain. The girls were mudballs from head to toe. T. seems to be in her element if she can dive in a mud puddle. However, she was not feeling good at all and I am sure the damp and muck didn't help any. We left AR and drove through the rain until about 7 and finally some clear skies. Arrived in Texas about 11 and settled in for the night. We play the last game of the season tomorrow at one, hopefully not in the rain.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We are in Arkansas, Razorback country. Spent the day driving through the Ozark Mountains,just beautiful!! Will post those pics later. We stopped at the information center just outside of Texarkana and got information and were off. We stopped in Hope AR, birthplace of President Clinton. On one side of the street his birthplace, across the street a laundry.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Purple Power

T played her last home game of the season Saturday. Perfect afternoon for soccer and for some Purple Power fans to show up. These boys did a great job of painting their "shirts", we all had to look twice to make sure it was paint. Alas, their support was not enough for a win but we enjoyed the weather and the fans.

Friday, October 23, 2009

High Water

This is a RV park that was evacuated due to the water rising 6 in. in 30 min. We drove by about 2 hours later and luckily the water did not go much higher into the park.
The San Gabriel river that was almost dry all summer. The low water bridge was no where to be seen.
All summer, no rain. We got what we wished for. The San Gabriel River in our town was full and rising yesterday. It is amazing the power of rolling water.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Candy Corn

A little know fact about me! I love Brach's Candy corn, no off brand will do. I buy 2 sacks of these, eat one and hide the other one from myself, (yes, I can hide something from myself, easy) and eat the other sack after Halloween. Just 2 of these sacks is my limit, could I eat more and not share one candy betcha!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cheer and Soccer

This is one of our new chipboard album, just perfect for all those great cheer pictures.

Speaking of cheer, we are cheering from the sidelines of the last of T soccer season at Concordia. We watched them win, while sitting in the rain under the umbrellas. We have certainly had a our share of rain this week, seems like no rain and now....
We leave the first of next week for the final 2 games, one at the Univ. of the Ozarks in Clarksville Ar. and the last one at the Univ. of Texas-Dallas. I am excited about going to AR. and seeing the trees turn and the Ozarks!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Big Texas Album & a Big Turtle

Happy Fall! It seems like forever since I have posted but things have been hectic, and that is a good hectic. This is our new 9x10 Big Texas Album that we debuted at the Fall Show in Houston. It is a fun Texas flavor using Deatbeat Designs and Texanna Designs stamps! Thanks to Mike Lambert for allowing me to use his amazing photos!
We are still going to soccer games 2 times a week. Not a great season but for a new coach and new team, it is good.
On our way to soccer this afternoon, we spotted a big turtle motoring down the county road. Stopped and picked him up, believe me, he was not happy about being touched. He spent the next few hours in the back of the Avalanche and once we got him home, we cleaned up his shell and discovered he was a mud turtle. He needs to live down by the river so dh took him to a new home down by the creek....too bad, we thought Dodger might have a playmate.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Its a hard job

but someone has to do it. While I was teaching a class yesterday, our little Pom, Tiki, was taking life easy. She just snuggles down in the pillows and snoozes until we come back to the room and then isn't in a big hurry to get up!

Friday, October 02, 2009


The rain and thunder came this morning about 3 and the thunder scared all the non-Texans in this hotel! The rain came and went, all that is left is a lot of humidity and this little fellow growing in the grass at the hotel!