Monday, January 28, 2008

Pics from Playa

Here are some more pictures from our trip last week. It is great to look back at all the pictures to see God's beauty. We are so blessed to be able to go and enjoy God's creation.

Friday, January 25, 2008

School Board Appreciation

January is School Board Appreciation Month. This picture was in the paper this week. Doesn't Todd look handsome? We have a great school with wonderful leaders. The article can be found at under more news.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monteczuma's Revenge

Monday morning, 3:00am, it hit me. I have never been so sick in my life. We were to leave for the airport at 9:15am. Thank goodness the hotel had a doctor. He gave me a shot of something and some pills. I made it home, but I don't know how. Todd was so patient with me because I was so weak. I know everyone who saw me thought I was hung over. Sorry, no pictures of me sick but pictures of the fun part of the trip will be posted soon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Playa del Carmen Vacation

Here are just a couple of the pictures from our trip to Playa del Carmen. Yesterday we went to Xcaret where there was an underground river. We floated the crystal clear waters. It was beautiful. The first day on the beach was great. The high was 86 degrees. Ashley and Lindsey played a few games of volleyball. Todd and I read and watched the people walk by. Today we decided to stay the night in Cancun. The hotel owns other hotels and we were offered to stay there. The weather is not so hot. It is very cloudy, windy, and cooler. But we will be closer to the airport tomorrow when we get ready to leave.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just for you!

If you are wondering what happened to yesterday's picture of Carrie and Donna, well I was sort of threatened to take it off. To keep my friendship with one of the pictured, I deleted it. I will bring my camera for February's BUNCO and have some pictures.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Well I just returned from another great night playing BUNCO. I sat in the same losing spot for 5 games, because I couldn't roll a darn 6 or enough of them. Is there something scientific about rolling a 6? All I roll are ones, twos, threes, and some fours. If there is a trick, please someone tell me. I am so sorry, Carrie, for not helping you win tonight. I promise I'll try harder next month!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Induction in the National Honor Society

Lindsey and Meagan are now official members of the Madisonville Chapter of the National Honor Society! WooHoo! They were inducted Thursday evening at 6:30. Todd and I found out about it around 2:00 that afternoon. Lindsey always waits to the last minute .

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Memories of 2007

We can't forget about Angi's visit from Germany. Angi and a group of students came to Madisonville for a couple of weeks in October. Her English teacher's family lives here, so homes were provided for them to stay with Madisonville students. We really enjoyed Angi's visit. Hopefully, she'll come back to see us.

Lindsey had the opportunity to go on Focus on the Family's Brio Mission Trip to Peru this summer. She was gone for two weeks. It was hard to see her go, but we stayed in contact through the internet. We couldn't wait to see her when she returned. There were over 500 kids on this trip. She met youth from all over the world! The best part of her trip was hearing her stories of the kids and adults they witnessed to.

Lindsey was asked to the prom. She looks fabulous. Can you guess from these two pictures what her favorite color was at the time? Lindsey showed her first steer at the County Fair this year. She made the sale with him!

This year's Disciple Now was totally different than any other the girls have been to. The girls were pampered and treated has royalty because we are heirs of Christ crowns and all! Our home was the country of Scotland and we had an amazing group of girls. The weekend ended with a formal ceremony. The youth looked incredible and had an uplifting weekend.

Lindsey is posing with her new steer she got in April. She is raising this one to show at San Antonio and possibly Houston. You should see that steer now! Lindsey wouldn't think of kissing him now!
In June we had Todd's closest high school friends over for a 25 year reunion. They had a great time reminiscing. Don't worry, Mary, I won't publish any of the stories! We can't wait to see them again.

Stacy, my sister, and Chance, my nephew, made a couple of visits this fall. It was fun having them here. This was taken before we decorated our chins and did our famous Chinmunk video!

I have a new niece this year! Karlee Rae was born in May. Ashley is holding her at the football game.

This year I discovered BUNCO thanks to some really great friends who invited me to be part of their group. November BUNCO was pajama themed and we had a coffee and waffle bar! It was great. Ashley was a sub that night and, of course, she went all out. She is a member of our BUNCO group now. She's hooked!

Ashley had quite a year. She (Santa) gave Daniel tickets to the Dallas Mavericks basketball game for Christmas. Ashley got a boyfriend and Daniel was able to see the Mavericks. Yes Daniel, there is a Santa Claus!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Faries Christmas

We went to Houston for the Faries Christmas Sunday. Patricia made dressing and Brian and Sharon cooked a fabulous turkey! We had excellent food and a good time. Brian was thrilled with his new slippers from Sharon. Sharon surprised all of us girls with goodie makeup bags with perfume and makeup samples and the guys received cologne. Todd had fun playing foosball and winning!

Christmas in Kirbyville

We spent Christmas Day in Kirbyville with my parents. Lee, Donna, Garrett, and Caleb were there as well. Daddy barbecued and we had a good visit and ate good food. I traveled back to my parents' house a couple of days after Christmas to be with Mama on her birthday. We shopped in Jasper and took her out to eat for her birthday. Ashley and Caleb pose together after opening their presents.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve started off with services at church and the Lord's Supper. We came home and Todd grilled ribeyes for us. After watching Miracle on 34th Street, we opened our presents. Ashley is opening Lindsey's gift and Lindsey is waiting patiently for her turn. This Christmas was wonderful. We are truly blessed.