Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Around the World

Jake's and the rest of the 1st graders presented Christmas Around the World. His class represented the United States so he got to be a reindeer. He was a fabulous Dasher!

Thanksgiving Hunting

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Josie's First Deer

Josie got her first deer this past week.
I love the pink shoelaces with the camo!
She had the special treat of having PaPa take her hunting.
What an amazing memory to have with him! Thanks PaPa!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Old Pictures

This summer, I began scanning some of the old pictures that are at my Mama's house. There are just so many that I have just barely gotten started. It is so much fun to look at them and hear stories about family, many of whom I did not get to meet. If any of you see that I've made mistakes in telling who is in each picture or when it was, let me know.
This was my great uncle Bob. I'm guessing that it was taken sometime in the 1920's. Nonnie, my grandmother, says that she sometimes sees Bob (her brother) in Jake.

I love this wheat picture. It must have been quite a crop. Just look at how tall it was. The child in the picture is my grandmother, so it would have been in the 1920's also.
This picture is Nonnie's Aunt Edna with her kids. I love the bonnet and the car!
This is Nonnie and Bob with their cousin Doris.
The man on the right is my great grandfather. "1908?" was written on the back of the picture, so I'm not sure if that is the correct year or not. This would have been in the early days of Happy. There are postcards and letters that he wrote to his family in Arkansas during this time period, and they are so much fun to read.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Thankful tonight for so many things, but especially a legacy of love,
of service,
and of family.
Love these old family pictures! Thankful for how far we've come and all who have gone before.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jake's First Deer

This weekend was full of celebrations! Jake turned 7, and he got his first deer during youth hunting weekend.

Happy Birthday Jake Hunter!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

Twin day...

Book Character Dress-Up Day...
and to think I got a college degree for this!

Field Trip

Jake's class went on a field trip to The Oil Ranch this week.
Aside from a short rain shower that left us soaking wet, we had a great time!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cheer Season Begins!

We had a great start to our 2011-2012 cheer season. Team Honor came home with 1st place! All of our SCA squads did an awesome job.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


My baby turns 7 this month. How is this possible?
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Monday, September 26, 2011


Saturday marked the beginning of our cheer season with a parent showcase.
This is kind of a dress rehearsal and a chance for parents and friends to see all the squads from our gym.
Can't wait to see them perform at competitions!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Writing Activity

We are loving the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems. Our library just got some new ones, and I snatched them up so my kids could read them first.
They are so simple and yet the kids love to read them.
During our writing time today, we did our own graphic writing.
Here's my attempt.

Here's one of my students' work.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Pics

Josie turned 10 in August, and this weekend we took some pictures to commemorate her 10th birthday.
Here's our green-eyed beauty.
Time really flies! It's so hard to believe she is so grown up.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to School...again!

Today we went back to school after 9 days off.
We still had lots of kids absent as many of our families (students and staff) are still displaced.
Every student wrote letters and drew pictures for the firefighters, law enforcement and volunteers who have made such a difference in our community.
I love seeing kids' work and hearing their words.
Their insight often amazes me.