Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We had a great Thanksgiving at my house this year. Chan, Thomas, Lilly, Millie, Doodle, Pepper, Andrea, Tucker, mom and dad were all there. My turkey tried to not get done but it finally did. Next time Ranch House is the place to go for a turkey. But all in all it was a nice day. It's always nice to have the family together. Then we had 2 birthday parties. One for Lilly and one for Chan. Lilly was 2 on November 19th and Chan will be 28 WOW 28 on December 6th. Am I old or what.
When Chan got there I wasn't feeling well and neither was she. Sinus had struck again. Then Andrea got it then Dale. So we just all were sick at the same time at least we were all together for it I guess. We put up the tree and decorated it and Lilly had a great time with it. She's such a little doll and very hard headed already. She loves to paint and color. It's really been nice this year I've gotten to see her nearly every month since July. They'll be back in December around the 23rd then we get to have more fun playing.

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's hard to believe Lilly is 2 years old. Seems just like yesterday that I flew off to Dallas to see her being born. I have to admit it was scary and very stressful but something you don't get to see every day that's for sure. She popped out red and crying. What a bundle of love she is. I do have to say being a grand parent is a lot of fun. It's a lot more fun than being a parent. I never understood that until now I am one. I'm GG and Dale is Pop Pop and being GG is just fine with me. I get to hear her say that on the phone and it just brings smiles to me each and every time.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monahans Car Show

Saturday at 7 we headed out for the Monahans Car Show. It was a beautiful day nice and cool and just wonderful. We ended up with 16 cars there from our car club. Which won us the big trophy for most club members from one club. Everyone in our club won either 1st or 2nd place. I came away with 1st for the Chevelle and 1st for the Mustang. I was totatlly surprised that's for sure. We have great friends with the car club and we enjoyed them all.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Well the weekend started out terrible, we were to go to a car show and Dale decided I didn't need to go, just he was going with everyone. Now I didn't understand what was going on that's for sure, but I was like okay. Of course I was mad and upset with him and cried when he left at 6:30 that morning to go. He knew it too. I went back to bed not understanding what was going on. At 9:15 Andrea got me up and I was still very upset. Bad mouthing him and all. Then at 9:30 I'm looking out the window and up drives Chan, Thomas, Lilly, Millie and the 2 cats. My horrible most wonderful husband now had called them and asked them to come for the weekend because I missed them so much. So my terrible weekend turned into the most wonderful weekend of all. And yes I had to call him and eat some crow.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I've been Facebooking and not blogging these days. With Facebook I've found so many friends from the past. Plus I can see pictures of my grand daughter and kids. I have to say Andrea, Chan and I also play Farm Town. I know Farm Town. But it is lots of fun. I hope everyone has been well. We've had so much rain this week. The thunder and lightning shows have been great. Dale went to the Pate meet in Ft Worth last may and brought home a present. 73 Mustang Convertible. It's really nice. Chan and Lilly came to visit in July and we had a blast. I hated for them to leave. They also brought Andrea a new Puppy Tucker. It's been a busy summer.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Things

Well it's been a busy couple of months. We had the bad hail storm in Midland and here came the work. Between my day job and my night job I'm exhausted. I know Dale is for sure. I think we need to hire him a helpler. Last month he took a break and went to the Pate Swap meet and bought me a new Mustang, well it's an old new mustang 73 convertible. Now I'm really car poor. The next new thing is Tucker Andrea's new baby. I can't wait to see him in person. He should be here next month when Chan and Lilly come to visit. Yes they'll be here for a week. Now how exciting is that. She loves to play with bubbles and she can say that word for sure now. She can moo like a cow, say babe, dog, mo, bubbles, how she's changed since I last saw her.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Last night I got my first phone kiss from Ms. Lilly. It was so cute. She told me Night Night and Bye Bye. She can say Baby and dog. But the Kisses on the phone were the best I have to say. I'm glad she's starting to talk a little to me on the phone. Makes missing all them a little easier. But it was so cute hearing that little pop on the phone. Seems every day she is doing something new.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Well how about this picture for my Birthday. I actually picked the place not knowing that they sang to you and put a hat on you. We had lots of fun and lots to eat. I had a really great Birthday. Embarassing but fun.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ms. Piggy Tail

I just had to post this cute picture of Ms. Lilly. She is growing up so fast.
It's hard to believe that less than a year ago she appeared. What a cutie.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lay Offs

It's hard when people you've worked with for years are all the sudden gone. They become your family and then they aren't there anymore to laugh and joke with. They will be greatly missed. I feel like I have a rock in the pit of my stomach. It will pass I know. I hope now I get to stay here for a little while longer.

Monday, April 13, 2009


This last weekend we loaded up the Dogs yes both of them, Andrea me and Dale and headed to Dublin Texas for a family get together. I was a little worried about taking the dogs but they did great. We laid down the back seat and I sat back there with them. They were good travelers. We met Chan, Thomas, Lilly and Millie at my parents house in Dublin. It was really nice to have the entire family together again. It has been a long time since we were all together at Easter. Of course we had the usual dog trying to eat the table food, and rain which made the dogs smell a little, and the small house was togetherness but it was really nice. We all got to see Lilly walking every where and talking a little. She is so cute and such a good girl. I hope everyone had a great Easter like we did. We came home to a hail storm and now Dale will be really busy for a while.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blue Bonnets

Just had to share these wonderful pictures the kids took. Now these are a Kodak moment for sure. Now of course the flowers are beautiful but the extra's are just gorgeous.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I have new pictures to post. I have to say Chan and Thomas camera does a fantastic job. So enjoy I know I did. Chan and Thomas took Lilly to the gardens yesterday and talk about wonderful pictures. Everytime we go or they go it's always something different to see and do. Wish we had this here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dallas Trip

We had a wonderful trip to Dallas last Saturday. Andrea and I headed out about 9 that morning and finally got there about 4 or after. It was a long trip but worth it to get to see the Chiu's. Ms. Lilly is a doll I have to say. She's walking some and just loves to read books. Sunday we got up and headed to the King Tut Exhibit. Man was it something. They had about 7 or more rooms with different things in them. It was like being back in Ancient Egypt. The things they made back then were amazing. Monday morning we had to get up at 5 to take Ms. Lilly to her ear appointment. They put her under so they could check her hearing, it was very stressful I have to say. She has perfect hearing on the left and partial on the right. Which we knew the right would be like that but it was nice to know she has some hearing on that side. Has to be a loud noise but she can hear it. Tuesday we just chilled out and relaxed all day. I think everyone was tired from the day before. I had a bed buddy the entire time we were there Milly the Westie took up with me and she was my bed buddy after that. They have 2 cats which I'd love to pet but I can't because of my allergies. Milly would keep them out of my room at night.
Wednesday we headed back home and I know both Andrea and I were sad to have to leave them. I love going to visit but I hate having to leave.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I have to say this year has been the worst for me an my allergies. I think they started back in January and have finally settle down. I've had 3 visits to the Doctor and 3 Medicines. Which one I'm just now finishing up. Usually when I go to Dallas I get sick. But I hope that doesn't happen this time, I'm sure it's from Chan's cute Kitties. I have a new Nose spray Omnaris, and I'm trying that stuff you put on your nose. I didn't go on the car tour Dale did in February to Kerrville because of the cedars popping. Which I got worse anyway here. The winds have just blown and blown this year already. One time I thought the top of the house was coming off. At home I've been lightening the load and have gotten rid of tons of things, I have to say it really looks better! It's amazing what you accumulate over the years. How did we ever live in a smaller house? We just got the carpet cleaned and I bought an Oreck air purifier. We have one of them in the living room and one in the bedroom. I feel like I have a new house. Now if I can just get the dogs to wipe their paws when they come in.......

Spring Break

This Saturday Andrea and I will be headed to Dallas to spend a few days. I can't wait to see Ms. Lilly again. They are going to get her a BAHA head band that has a hearing aid in it. So Tuesday we have to go see the Doctor and she'll get her hearing tested. To do this they have to put her out which I know Chan will not like. So it's probably a good thing I'll be there. I know the last time Thomas had to take her because Chan couldn't do it. Lilly is such a cutie and has started to walk everywhere. She now also has 4 teeth. I love to listen to her on the phone gabbering. Some day maybe I'll actually get to have a conversation with her when I call.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dogs Dogs Dogs

Well it's been a while since I've posted been busy with this and that. Life I guess. We have new dog tails. I already told you about the Ms. Pink Legs. Well seems Ms. Pink legs is a mouser. Came home from work found a huge mouse in the kitchen a little chewed but dead. I guess she played with it a while and then got bored of it. Then over the weekend the TV Remote walked out into the back yard and as it went lost a piece here and a piece there. So Monday I was off to Grande again. The girl said oh this time you went a year before needing a new one, $10 please. What naughty children I have!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pink Legs

Well I went home at lunch to find a pink marker torn up all over my living room carpet. I asked Mr. Louie and Ms. Lila which one had a good ole time with the pink marker. Neither one fessed up so I cleaned it up of course now I have a pink colored carpet. Another Beagle present. I called Dale and told him and he was like well which one has a pink mouth. Now I hadn't thought to check that out. So I started looking at them and sure enough Lila has 2 pink legs. Now we know who the pink destroyer is. Ms. Lila Pink Legs.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year

Okay I've been lost for a while but I'm back. My kids are all gone back to work and school. So now my house will become very quiet. On the weekends when they all leave I usually have to get really busy so the quiet doesn't bother me. And I can't cry because my husband just wouldn't understand that. He likes to sit in his chair, turn on the TV, and go to sleep. Some how I can't do that. At least I know Chan is back in Dallas happy. But now Andrea on the other hand. She left today crying not wanting to go. I told her we're just to nice at home I guess. She has 4 more semesters left at ASU and then she'll be done. I don't know if I can make it or not. A mom hates to hear her child cry and know she's just not happy where she is. I don't really have an answer for this. I offered a puppy,a guinea pig and finally said if you don't get better I'll make you come home. I think after she gets there and settles back in she'll be great. She's only been there now for an hour. She's the President of Sigma Kappa this year WOW what an honor. I have a President in the family. She's a A&B student and taking 19 hours this semester. What a load that is. Most people take only 12. She's a beautiful young lady that all the ladies with boys at the car club try to fix up. They think she's perfect, loves old cars and football well UT that is, the red hair and blue eyes, 5'8", she's just so beautiful inside and out. She's kind of shy but some day her day will come and that fella will carry her off. Until that day I hope she knows we're here and we want her to be happy.

Your always a mom no matter how old they are.

And guess what I can now make a Coconut Cream Pie!

Monday, January 5, 2009

More Pictures

Chan and Thomas posted new pictures so I have to post them too. They have such a cute little one. I think she'll put them through their paces for sure. Before long she'll be walking then the fun will start. She's trying to say things and before long she'll be talking none stop. Of course they think she never will be she will.

In a few months Andrea will no longer be a teenager. Now that's really hard to believe. She'll be 20. Wow I'M SO OLD..... Time flies so fast anymore.