Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Morgan makes Jesus the Boss of her Life...

This past Sunday, Morgan and I prayed together. She prayed to make Jesus the Boss of her Life. I was so proud of her. Ah, there is just something about that child-like faith. The smile that was on her face was priceless. I will not forget that day.

For a few years now Morgan had been asking questions. She wanted to be baptized! Why did she want to be baptized? She had an answer, but she was not quite there. Now, after a little time has passed...she knows the answers. And she has asked Jesus to come into her life!

The picture provided is from Morgan's door. It says..."Don't lie...The Message is God!"

Friday, November 5, 2010

What a Night!

My family attended my brother's Election Watch Party Tuesday night, and what a night it was. We all waited patiently as all the numbers were being crunched from all over the State. There were plenty of snacks on hand to help us get through the night.

Family and friends from all over the State attended the event. I was surprised to see my cousins from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stephanie, Stacy, Cindy, and her husband Tim all attended. I had not seen them in so long it was a welcomed surprise.

As the night went on, the election went back and forth...51-49, 50-50, and even 53-47! Then the race tightened up again. I had friends text, or call asking me how it was looking. The truth be known...it was close. Finally, around 2:30 am Wednesday morning, Mark came to the podium and said that he was ahead at that time, and by the projection of votes that were left to be counted, that it looked as if he would win. He asked for everyone to go to bed and get some sleep, because it was going to take a long time to count the remaining votes.

By Noon, Mark told me over the phone that the AP, and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette had declared him the winner! Amazing! I would not have missed this for the World! During this whole process, I came to a better respect of those running for political office. My brother campaigned hard for this race.

Thanks to everyone that believed in my brother. So many helped spread his name throughout the State. So many pitched in...Thanks!

In the end I would like to say...I am proud of my brother! I know many thought he had no chance in this race. But, he kept going. Yes, I am proud of him, and I know our Dad would be as well. I am sure he is proud in Heaven. None of this has quite sunk in yet, but my brother will soon be the next Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas! What a night!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seems like Friday...

I don't know what it is, but today reminds me of Friday. I just feel like I have been through a whole week already, and the weekend should be about to start. But, it is only Thursday. Maybe it is the 4-day work weeks I have had recently with holidays and all.

Seriously though, that is how it seems on this end. I asked one of my co-workers and she said it felt like Friday too. Well, I guess we can dream. Friday is almost here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just another day at the mine...

I have always wanted to go to the Crater of Diamonds State Park. I finally got my wish as our family and the Butlers made the trek there this past weekend.

Why have I always wanted to go? I probably have been under the delusion that diamonds were just sitting there for my picking. I am not saying I did not have fun, but it is a lot of work. There were many people there too...chasing their dreams of finding the big one.

We did not find any diamonds that day, but we did have fun! The kids got to play in the mud, as you can see in the picture. They also got to play in the small water park they have there.

In short, I may take one more trip there, dig a little, and find the big one!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back from the Beach...

The beach has been a special place for our family. Since I have been married, we have went there every year except the year Hurricane Dennis came to town. We were scheduled to arrive the day Dennis hit shore. The result...Beach trip cancelled. That year was an active hurricane season. You might remember another hurricane hitting that same year - Katrina? Yeah, I thought so!

Before we left this year, there was a little anxiety due to the BP Oil situation in the Gulf. It seemed like we called the condominium every day checking the beach conditions. The truth be known, we love Destin so much that we decided we were going to go no matter what. And I am glad we did! We experienced great weather, the water was beautiful where we were, and we did not see once trace or sign of oil while we were there! We were blessed!

Oil was on our mind while we were there. I am not going to lie to you about that. But, it took a back seat to the fun we had while there. We went to "The Track" and rode Go-Karts. Lizzie Kate got to ride for the first time on the "Wild Woody." The "Wild Woody" is a wooden go-kart track. We love that one. The Harborwalk is an attraction we experienced for the first time. Every Thursday night they shoot fireworks over the Bay. As you can see the girls had fun with birds on that visit as well!

We are so glad we were not scared off by the oil scare. It will be a shame if this crisis ruins one of the places we love. You see so many people that feel the same way. They also have been going to Destin for years.

Now to get acclimated back to home life. What is the hardest thing for me? "What do you mean I can't wear flip-flops to work?!"

Friday, May 28, 2010

Proud Papa...

Like most parents I know, I am blessed to have great children. In my case, I am blessed to have two great girls! Both girls reached some achievements worth noting...

Lizzie-Kate got another hit. I was proud of that, but her big achievement of the night was that she scored her first run ever in T-ball! I witnessed her score from the first base coaching box. In the process, I had to keep the other runners running on the base paths. But, as I looked back toward the first base line, much to my amazement...Here came Lizzie-Kate again!!! After she scored she took off again toward first! That was so hilarious! I am proud of her!

Now, on to Morgan! For the second year in a row, Morgan received a reading award. I am amazed at the knowledge kids today have. I see the books Morgan brings home, and I know she loves to read. Why can't I have that same desire to read? When I do read, I enjoy it. But, taking the time to read is another matter! I pray that she keeps her desire to read and learn. Morgan I am proud of you!

I am proud of both my girls!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes from the Back Seat...

As I was driving my two girls to school today, Morgan had a revelation. In another four days, it would be my birthday.

Lizzie Kate said, "I want to give you my heart Dad." Morgan said, "I want to buy you some clothes and a gift card. Do you have an Ipod?" Then they both started planning my birthday party and trying to figure out who would be on the guest list!

I am blessed to have two caring girls that love their Dad. I told them they were my birthday present.
Yes, I am blessed!