Saturday, October 18, 2008


This is Dave's FAVORITE holiday. Those of you who are familiar with his C-2 time at A&M will understand this a bit better than the rest. It is hard to explain this fetish with people around here, remember we are in the deep south where some people still believe that Halloween is a celebration of the devil or what ever they believe?! We noticed last weekend when we were taking down all of the decorations that we do actually have more Halloween decorations than Christmas decorations. Crazy!

Here is a picture of the front view of our house during the daylight. I will have to take another one when it gets darker because we do have a strobe light that flashes on all of the decorations. The light actually screams and thunders, the skeleton on the left also screams and moves up and down and we have a gravestone that yells at you too. Scary!! The kids are actually scared to come up to the door when it is dark---heck I am a little scared too. So far the dogs are good, but we will see.

Inside we have all of the cutsie stuff, my stuff. We usually have a Halloween Party at the house and no worries, I found the floating eyeballs and spiders that we put in the punch!!!

As for work, my life has slowed down a bit. We had one full week of NO CHEER PRACTICE!!!! We are on our Fall Break so we were out on Friday and will be out Monday. The kids don't come back until Wednesday and we have in service on Tuesday. Very nice!! I get to go to the eye doctor on Monday and the orthodontist!!! I know, you thought I was done with braces!! My permanent retainer is causing problems now. Apparently it is pushing my gums down and will either need to be replaced or removed. I am thankful for my parents paying for my braces though. Those suckers were EXPENSIVE!!! A teacher friend of mine has them now and not only is she in pain but she is also paying big bucks for it!

On cheerleading...we have one more competition this next weekend!!! After that we go into basketball season which will be much less stress since we will not be competing at the same time. This will equate to one practice a week and 2 home games a week which we will split. After basketball we will have our banquet and then tryouts for next year. Never ending!

Dave is still working on his cross-training. Frustrations!! Rules change quarterly and so the same requirements he was working on when he started the process have now changed so he is getting agitated.

A couple more pictures so you can see how cute our puppies are in their pumpkin scarfs. Cooper wouldn't stand still so Sully took the spotlight. What a cute face :-)

AWWWW...both of these pictures were taken in our screened in patio. They love to be outside now that WE HAVE A FENCE. When they get tired they just come in the patio through the bottom flaps of the screen door (homemade doggie door--not intentional thanks to Sully) and lay on the cold concrete and drink out of their HUGE silver wash pan/bowl. GOOD DOGS!!

On our way to the Pumpkin Patch soon so I will peace out!!! Adios :-)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Catalog Choice....

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We did this today---we get so much junk, kind of a cool site!

Cheer Competition!!

Forgot to tell you all that we competed again this weekend and despite a huge issue with our music the girls still got 5th place out of 10 teams. We missed 4th by 4 points and we beat Valdosta (our rival) by two places!!!!! I am very proud of them!! They hit all of their stunts and when the music started skipping they kept going and finished their routine and held their ending position until the music stopped!

We are learning the hard way about parent problems and are trying to make it through the year without having a nervous breakdown. The sad part is that the girls are feeling the repercussions of some of the parent drama despite us trying so hard to keep it from them. But as you all know the girls go HOME and at HOME that is where the PARENTS are and they TALK at home.

So sad...

Life at the Moment

We are SOO busy lately!!! It is a good thing but also does not give us much time to relax and enjoy the changing season!! We are LOVING the cooler weather. We can open our windows and not use the A/C for a while :-) This is my favorite type of weather and the reason why I enjoyed the Colorado and Oregon summer so much.

WE GOT OUR FENCE!!!! Can you believe it!! The dogs are so happy and are constantly outside. Most of the time Sully refuses to come in even to eat! Cooper was so sore yesterday that he was limping badly. Sarah is still living here and therefore we still have 4 dogs which makes having the fence a necessity.

Dave is playing football for the squadron again this year and he is their main receiver. He caught 8 passes at the last game but no touchdowns. He keeps getting beat up and it is only FLAG football. Some of the guys conveniently forget this.

Middle school football season has ended, sadly we did not make it to the playoffs this year. This is the first year since we have been here that they did not make it. The boys and coaches were sad. However, our High School football program is undefeated, we are number 2 in the nation!!! We have season passes and go to all the home games. Friday we beat #30 in the nation, North Side Warner Robbins. It is a HUGE deal in this town. The stands are always packed (8, 000 +) and we usually sell out at least half of the visitors side too. We will play our big rival next week, Valdosta HS. They are the city school in the area and it is usually impossible to get tickets to this game if it is at Valdosta, which it is this year. People will be camping out for these tickets---YES THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH GEORGIA!!

All of the middle school kids go to these games and their parents too so I easily see 20-30 of my students at the games. I would bet that the majority of the middle school students are not cool unless you go to the high school games. Like I said is a BIG deal...tailgaters and all.
Random pciture--this was our cabin in Colorado.

I am off to do some laundry and school work---Peace Out!