Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Well it's been busy around here, and blogging hasn't exactly been on top of my list as y'all can tell.Anyway, we had a great Thanksgiving! My uncle, aunt, and cousins all came down; I had a blast!

here's is the turkey! I think almost all the turkey leftovers gone:)

Jared, Nathan, Me, Brent

Uncle Todd and Aunt Rhonda

The day after Thanksgiving it's become a tradition to go to Homestead Heritage in Waco. It's a lot of fun. It's a community that believes a lot like we do. They make quality items from furniture to food. They have a blacksmith shop, a gristmill, and a working homestead. It's over the Thanksgiving weekend, and they've had up to 5,000 people a day coming.

me and Lauren at the soap booth

an example of some furniture

Whitney, me, Lauren, Chari

pottery making

soap making

and cheese making. Chari helped the lady with the cheese

Saturday morning dad wanted to go to the Texas ranger museum. It was pretty interesting. Texas Rangers were noted for their ruthlessness to capture outlaws, and protect the border from raiding Mexicans.
here a ranger on his horse:)

Hmm, I've been wanting horseback riding lessons, but this wasn't quite what I was thinking of

giddy up, Chari

ride 'em cowboy
I'll post Christmas decorations later.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Bro. J!

Today is Bro. J's birthday! One of the favorite people in my life!

Here is Bro. J with his pineapple upside-down cake

Yesterday we went to a fiesta that our Spanish teacher put on for us. We have been having Spanish classes over the past few weeks at the church. Here are some pics:

Chari and Ashlynn

some of Kaelin's funny faces!

me and Kaelin

ok, so the piñata, it is of my opinion that it was purely a tool for embarrassment. It was rigged where Andrew was able to raise and lower it, and on top of that they blindfolded and spun us around. It got very interesting, especially when Regina attacked the tree and about gave Andrew heart failure coming after him like a maniac waving that stick:) (remember she was blindfolded) The kids got off easy though, no blindfold, no spinning, and not a lot of raising and lowering of the piñata. Mom hit it to were the candy started to fall out, and Bro J. knocked it down.

Kaelin "hitting" the piñata

Ashlynn"hitting" the piñata

me trying to hit the piñata

Chari trying to hit it

Kaelin playing peek-a-boo with me

Ashlynn's stuffed pockets

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Knitting Classes!

Chari taught her first knitting classes today! It got started when my friend's mom wanted to take knitting lessons from Chari while my friend took piano lessons from mom.I decided I wanted to take them too. I had a harder time casting on, but finally got the hang of it. Now I just need to buy yarn and circular needles!

Here are pictures from today:

Chari teaching Ms. Joy how it's done

Chari showing me how it's done
All of us at our first class:)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Busy Weekend

It's been a busy weekend. Here are some pics from around the house:
I love these mums!

It's literally raining acorns around here!

This is the prettiest tree in are yard this year.

We also had company this weekend. It's a family that's moving to our area in a few weeks.It is really going to be great having more of a youth group in our church. We really had fun playing, Clue, Gestures etc...

Caitlin, Monica, and Jake watching Charmain act her word.

Scamp got spoiled while they were here! (Like he wasn't already:)

Here's one of Charmain without her hand in front of her face!

Well I better get going so I can finish science before supper!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Blog!

Well, I've decided to start a blog! I'm really excited about it. I think it will be a fun way to keep in touch with friends. Thanx to my sister Chari for helping me set it up!