Sunday, August 30, 2009
Auditions were held last week for the musical. The auditions included preparing and singing a solo, learning a dance at auditions and performing it, and then singing a song that Mrs. Orr picked from the musical. Lyle made it through auditions on Monday and Tuesday and was "called back" on Wednesday. On Thursday, the list of characters was posted, and rehearsals began on Friday.
If you come to the musical, be sure and watch for this little guy:
Yes, Lyle got the part of Lumiere, the French candlestick. He even has two solos!!
Congratulations, Lyle!! YOU ROCK!!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
After we dropped Lyle off at school, we went to Deja Vu for breakfast:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
On August 25, 1984, we vowed, before God, our family, and friends, to “take each other to be my husband/wife, to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better or for worse (Being married isn’t always easy, and Bob and I do not have a perfect marriage. Yes, there have been many “worse” times mixed in with the “better”.)
for richer or for poorer (We haven’t experienced the “richer” part yet :), but we have certainly experienced the “poorer” part.)
in sickness and in health (between the two of us we have had 8 surgeries over the last 25 years ,and Bob’s ongoing health issues have taught us to life each day to the fullest.)
to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
And here we are 25 years later…25 years of marriage -- This is a big milestone in our life! Happy Anniversary, Bob!! I love you bunches!
P.S. Someone said this is our "golden anniversary" because we are married 25 years on the 25th!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
He also spent some time "visiting" with Kitty. Kitty misses Lyle now that he is back in school.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Last night, our dear friends Dick and Karen, invited us to go to dinner at Cool Hand Luke's to celebrate our upcoming anniversary. Karen invited Jim and Carmen to join us too! What a great night -- good food, good friends, and good fellowship!!
And, someone who has no brain (although we won't mention any names) forgot to get the camera out of her purse and take a picture. :(
When I turn the key to my mailbox, I’m always hoping for something exciting. Amid all the bills, magazines, credit card offers, pizza coupons, and junk mail, I’m hoping to find an envelope with my name and address lovingly scrolled in a familiar handwriting. I’m not talking about a postcard from a vacationing family member or even a nice thank you (although I like those, too!). No, I’m hoping for the rarest treat of all -- a personal letter or card!!
This week I opened my mailbox to find this card from my dear friend, Becky. What a pleasant surprise, especially when you think about how she took the time to buy the card, write in it, address the envelope, and put it in a postal collection box.
Please don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against phone calls, faxes, e-mails, texts, or blog comments. I would not be able to depend on the good old postal system for all the news and information I need to exchange with others. All those electronic messages are convenient and useful, but they lack the personal touch that comes from holding a handwritten letter or card. To me, the cards and letters I receive are like the “real presence” of love and friendship.
And a letter or card can be enjoyed over and over again. Becky’s card is on my dresser, and this morning was the 4th time I read it (Yes, I am pathetic!). Every time I read it, I feel loved, special, encouraged, blessed, and uplifted!!!
You may disagree with me (and that's okay), but I think snail mail is the best!!!! I challenge you to encourage someone next week by sending a card, note, or letter through the US Postal Service. I know you will bless their heart (and you'll feel sooo good!!).
P.S. Becky, thank you for sharing your life with me and allowing me to share mine!! You are a precious gift from God!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
- I cannot believe school is starting on August 17th!! Whatever happened to starting school the day after Labor Day like they did in the "olden days". (Are you saying I'm old, Lyle?)
- Wearing something besides gym shorts and flip flops is torturous!!!!!!
- My backpack is HEAVY with all these school supplies!
- My lunch pail is cool. Hope my Mom packed me something great!!!
Hilary's facial expression says just one thing:
- I can't believe I am 19 years old, a sophomore in college, and my Mom still wants to take a picture of me on the first day of school!! UGH!!!!
What would you do without me to translate for you?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday we went to Burney Falls (one of my family's favorite places to go!). We enjoyed a delicious picnic of fried chicken, pasta salad, watermelon, chips, fruit, and brownies and cookies for dessert!
Then, of course, we hiked down to the Falls:
And around the loop to the top of the Falls (followed by ice cream cones at the store):
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There is no use fighting the fact that at some point everyone needs reading glasses. And there is no reason to tie yourself to a boring pair. Have fun with funky colors, crazy shapes and rhinestone embellishments. These are my new ones. I don't think my family likes them too much! What do you think?
P.S. How can anything that's red be ugly???
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
A delicious dinner at Cattlemen's (Thank you, Gramz!)...
Trying her new Skull Candy Headphones out:
A fun card game together...
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
1. I can't even believe I am posting a picture of myself on my blog!!! What am I thinking? (I did it because I really wanted you to see my amazing friend Kim! :)
2. Hilary, this picture shows you one of the reasons I HATE having two different colored eyes. Whenever I have a picture taken, my eyes look HORRIBLE!!!! So, yes, I wish I could trade eyes with you!!
Okay, on to my post:
I have known Kim for about 35 years. We grew up in the same church, and I have fond memories of fun times with Kim in the high school youth group. My husband worked with her husband at her Dad's plumbing business for years. Bob and I didn't have children for six years, so we had some fun times babysitting Tyler (Can't believe he is all grown up now!!).
Kim and I have not seen each other very much over the last several years; but, thanks to the blogging world, we have reconnected!! Kim is a faithful follower of my blog. I love opening up and finding a comment from Kim. She is soooo faithful at commenting!! Thanks, Kim!!
We met last night at YAK's (a local coffee shop). What a great time of reconnecting -- sharing about our lives, talking about our children, and sharing how the Lord is working in our lives. I always thought Kim was an amazingly sweet person, and she hasn't changed a bit!! Thank you, Kim, for a wonderful time!