Sunday, November 30, 2008

It is good to be home...

It is great to be home. We really enjoyed our visit with family, but you know how it is - it feels good to be in your own bed. Now, back to work. Second thought, am I really glad to be back? Jackie and Mike have already called me to check in. Good to hear from you guys.

Now, I need to do a little housekeeping. You might remember I told you I was going to go see my brother-in-law coach in Louisiana playoff action. His team fought to the bitter end before losing 36-33 in overtime. It was a heartbreaking loss in a steady rain. His team left it all out on the field. They have no reason to be ashamed.

Also, I regret to report that I came away without a deer. I went hunting Saturday and shot at a deer. My father-in-law believes I hit it. He said he heard it crash somewhere in the woods, but we cannot find it. The deer went into a very thick patch of woods and brush. We looked, but no deer. Oh well...wait till next year. That is my motto. Big Buck better watch out for me next year. When I got back to the 'Burg I ordered a pizza, then watched a little football before falling asleep in the recliner. Kelley finally roused me, and got me to go to bed.

After attending church today, we headed home. We had a good trip. It was great seeing family, but it's good to be home.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I am stuffed...

Does anyone feel like I do? I am stuffed. I had two great meals yesterday. How can I eat breakfast today? My goodness the food we eat over the holidays. Now, I know why we limit the number of holidays. We just would not be able to keep up this pace in eating...we would all be sick.

I went out yesterday and shot a 30/30 for target practice. I am just trying to get a better feel of the gun. I never have been much of a hunter, I just never got into it. I worked on shooting targets at various distances and seemed to get better as I went. Anyone that thinks hunting is easy, or that shooting a gun without practice is easy is just fooling themselves. Practice is very important. I feel my aim got better, as I went. I just need to remember to keep my concentration level high.

Tonight we are going to watch my brother-in-law Max coach his high school in the Louisiana playoffs. Max calls the plays for the team. He said tonight's game is going to be tough. I wish good luck to Max.

I guess today is the big day for holiday shopping. That is probably the big story today. Many will be flocking to stores such as Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Dillard's just to name a few. I do not plan to be there today. I prefer the quiet. For anyone wanting to know, my favorite colors are blue and red. I like the Razorbacks, the Cowboys, and the St. Louis Cardinals. I enjoy playing the Wii. If you need any more hints just let me know.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Greetings from the 'Burg... Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! First I want to give a shout out to my niece and nephew Kristin and Logan Morris. Last night we went out and had a little fun with the camera. Kristin was the photographer for the pictures that have been provided. Logan offered much of the inspiration for the photo shoot. I am sure I was hard to work with, but Kristin and Logan provided the "motivation" I needed to finish out the shoot. My sister Karen Morris did not want a "shout out", but I am giving her one anyway.

Last night, "Thanksgiving Eve" - I coined that phrase I think, we all enjoyed a night around the campfire, as we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. That picture is also provided for your viewing pleasure. I also have been told by another person that I have never given her a shout out as well - Sadie Pennington - thanks for your hospitality this Thanksgiving Season.

I hope you enjoy the holiday music. I have switched my player over to Christmas music.

I guess I will be going. I need to get psyched up to eat the Thanksgiving meal. Again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve...

Is the day before Thanksgiving ever called Thanksgiving Eve? I know we have Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve, but I have never heard of Thanksgiving Eve. Anyway, here we are on Thanksgiving Eve and we have made it safely to Kelley's parents house.

Today I received a call from Chance Lane. He told me that he and Jackie Dolan were going to go to my brother's pizza place, The Mad Pizza Company today. Chance also told me that Jackie had given me a trophy. He said I needed to check Jackie's Blog and see what I had won. I did just that a few minutes ago. I guess I have been awarded the Bad Man award. See Jackie's Blog for yourself by clicking on Outdoors and Me.
Kelley, the kids and I stopped at Mark's other pizza place, Larry's Pizza West. The Pizza was good as always. I had a few slices of one of my favorites - Buffalo Chicken pizza.

Just wanted to check in before tomorrow. I will try to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, but just in case you do not get to read my blog tomorrow - I will say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone today!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Morgan and her school did a great job...

Last night Morgan and the kids in her school did a great job singing. The kids were dressed as Uncle Sam, turkeys, Indians, and Pilgrims. You could just see the joy they had as they were singing. I know there had to be some pretty proud Moms and Dads in the audience last night. I know I was one of them! Great job Morgan and kiddos!

It is beginning to look a little like Christmas...

Our Christmas tree is up and the girls did a good job on it. I heard that Lizzie Kate wanted to put every thing in one area, so Kelley had to offer some supervision in that area. We put our tree up before Thanksgiving because we are going out of town to visit Kelley's family for the holiday. Just something peaceful about a Christmas Tree.

The picture shows a Santa Claus ornament on the tree, but our family knows the real meaning of Christmas. Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving = Family

I am very thankful for my family. This past Saturday we had Thanksgiving for my side of the family at our house. Those in attendance were my sister Karen, my brother Mark - "Mr. Mad Pizza" himself, and his wife Kim and their children Madison and Cooper. My mother was also there to keep everyone in line. We missed my sister Carol, husband Robert and their children Emily and Adam.

Upon my sister Karen's arrival, she presented me with a copy of Mike Huckabee's new book, "Do the Right Thing." It looks like some good reading.

Now, back to the food. I owe my wife a lot of gratitude for her hard work in preparing the meal. Everyone had a part in bringing something for the meal. We really had a good time. Who doesn't when they eat, huh?

The eating has just begun. I am sure I have a few more chances to eat Thanksgiving meals this week with Kelley's family. It is my understanding that we are going to see Kelley's brother coach in a Louisiana football playoff game this Friday. We wish Max luck in that one.

I pray everyone has a great Thanksgiving as I believe I will have. My prayer is that everyone spend the holiday with family. Spend some time reflecting on how God has blessed you. Thank God for everything has has done for you! Give thanks!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Caker" loved her pancake...

Just thought I would share a picture of "Caker's" pancake she had Friday night. Her Memaw, Morgan and I ate at IHOP. "Caker" loves her pancakes!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Arkansas Razorback Bowl Chances are...dead!

The Razorbacks knew going into today's game that they needed to win, and then beat L.oS.erU. next Friday. Sounded easy enough, right? Wrong!!!! After being ahead 14-0, the Hogs lost the game 31-28. The Hogs scored a touchdown late, recovered an onside kick, but a last second field goal was no good. So, the Hogs will not go bowling this year.

It has been a disappointing year, but my support is behind Coach Petrino. I am hoping the Hogs have a banner recruiting class this year and work toward rebuilding the program. Until next year...Go HOGS!!!!

P.S. The Hog in the picture is not dead...just relaxing in a zoo.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dr. Pepper Free to All Sunday!!!!!

Again, I spare no expense to bring you Breaking News events as they take place. There is joy in the streets for Dr. Pepper lovers! Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper's Web site. They'll be honored until Feb. 28. You can read the story at,2933,455744,00.html.

I am almost hesitant to make this announcement from my blog with the readership I possess, due to the fact it may throw the economy further into a tailspin. But, I must do what I have to do. The people come first.

Will someone print me a coupon? I am not sure if I will have access to a printer that day.

Tell someone you love! Enjoy your Dr. Pepper!

Today's History Lesson...

This morning I caught a little of "The O'Reilly Factor" with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News. I found a part of his "Reality Check" segment very interesting. The segment was dealing with questions from the U.S. Citizenship Test. It made me much do we know, or remember about this great country of ours? We can all use a refresher course in History now and then. Here are the questions Bill O'Reilly asked on his show. My comment on at least one of the questions is optional...

Question: What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
Answer: The Bill of Rights

Question: What are the three basic rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Question: Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: Thomas Jefferson

Question: We elect Senators for how many years?
Answer: Six

Question: What branch of government does the President head?
Answer: The Executive Branch

Question: What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Answer: Fought for Women's rights. (We forgive you Susan! Just kidding ladies!)

Question: Who was the President during World War I?
Answer: Woodrow Wilson

Question: Who was the President during the Depression?
Answer: Franklin Roosevelt

Question: Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
Answer: Because there were 13 original Colonies

Question: How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
Answer: Nine

Some of those questions might have made you think a little. Talk history to your kids. Fill them in on the story of this great country of ours!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just a little taste of Christmas...

Is it just me, or does Charlie Brown's voice sound a little like Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone? Turn down the player below to listen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Has the Christmas Craze hit your house yet?

Does Christmas come earlier every year? It sure seems that way. This year has been no exception. I almost bet that stores brought Christmas out a little earlier this year due to the economy. They wanted people to start thinking about Christmas to bring out a few extra sales. Christmas music was playing in stores in early October. Can you believe I started working on a Christmas music list for the player on my blog in September? Will this madness ever end???

Even my girls are already thinking about Christmas. I can tell you they have a list and there is more than visions of sugarplums stuck in their heads. This morning "Caker" said, "Daddy, call Santa and tell him to bring me the swimming puppy!" She tells me this every day and hollers for her daddy when she sees the advertisement on TV. You can bet I am going to call Santa to make sure he brings that swimming puppy. Santa, if you are reading my blog...Please do not forget the swimming puppy! Morgie has her list as well. Due to space requirements I cannot post her list on this blog. She is a big Hannah Montana fan.

One more thing...Someone actually reads my blog. This morning as I was getting into my car, my neighbor Michael Lejong said with a grin and a chuckle in his voice..."Are you sure that is your car?" Read yesterday's blog post and you will understand why he asked that question. Hey, I am 45. I am not sure of anything anymore. Michael and his wife Katie and family are great neighbors. I am not just saying this because I now know he has read my blog. They have helped us out a few times with our dog Zack. My thanks to the Lejong's!!!!

Let this be a lesson to you bloggers out there. Be careful what you write. Your neighbors may be reading!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Gosh!!! Did that just happen to me?

I have always heard of these things happening to others. I have heard stories how someone had a "senior" moment and did something crazy, or stupid is probably the best word for it if you want to be honest.

Well, it finally happened to me. I had a "senior" moment as I was going to lunch. After exiting my cubicle, I made the trek to the parking lot to get in my car. I grabbed my keys...pressed my keyless remote a couple of times and pulled up on the handle. The door was still locked! I pressed the remote a few more times and pulled up on the handle once again. You guessed it...the door was still locked. Then the sinking feeling hit me. I wanted to change colors and blend into my surroundings...a chameleon if you will. Why? Because I had tried to open a co-workers car that looks similar to the one I was driving! You've got to be kidding me! I was thinking...did anyone see me do this? I was within eye shot of the front door. Talk about M-barrassing!

After I got back from lunch, I just knew someone was going to give me the business. I knew someone had to see what I did. I mean, doesn't someone always see you when you do something stupid? Well, so far so good. No chastising yet. They may get a laugh after reading this, but thank goodness no one saw it first-hand. I would never be able to live that down.

Now, that I have embarrassed myself, share some of your "senior" moments. What would this world be like if we could not laugh at ourselves? Gosh, I am getting old I guess.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A "Surprise" Delivery!

About an hour ago I received a "surprise" pizza delivery from my brother Mark who is co-owner of The Mad Pizza Company. Wait a minute...I can't lie to you good people. It was not totally a surprise. He was coming this way to go to a sports store and I begged him to bring pizza. I could not help it. I fell under conviction and I needed a quick fix. I have not had Mad Pizza in awhile. Mark brought pizza for our entire office - eight pizzas in all! What a guy! What a pal!

I know there may be some people mad at me hearing this, because they like The Mad Pizza Company as well. I am sure Jackie, Mike, Jeb and others would have liked a piece. I had some Buffalo Chicken and Pepperoni. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm. Sorry, just had to rub it in. I may have leftovers for tonight. Yummy!

It is definitely Monday...

Did you ever have one of those days where it seemed like everything went wrong? Enter Dateline November 17, 2008, to that list.

First of all I am tired. On the way to work I came to the realization that I left my cell phone at home. So, if you try to call me on my cell today it is "Voicemail City" for you. Gee, I will not be able to get calls today...second thought, maybe that is not as bad as I thought...ha ha.

Secondly, I realized that I left the bowl of spaghetti I was going to eat for lunch. Now, my wife would tell you I left my meal on purpose. She says I hate leftovers. But, I was really looking forward to eating the spaghetti... : ^ ).

Getting my girls ready in the morning is a chore as well. I wonder how many times I say the following words..."Come on!"..."Hurry up!"..."We're running late!"..."Get in here and brush your teeth!" Are our lives that predictable? Do we need to change our routines from time to time? I am like my friend Jackie...shorter work weeks are in order.

One other thing I want to do today is mention a few people that informed me I never mentioned them by name in my blog...So, Missy,'s to you. Enjoyed your company last night at the Celebration of Servants 3rd Annual Appreciation Banquet. They really did not say that I never put them in my blog. Missy just said something to the effect..."That is the only way I will get mentioned in a blog...Not sure of the whole sentence. But, anyway we all had a good time. It was great seeing everyone there last night.

If I have not mentioned you in my blog...let me know. I will try to give you a shout out and give you some love!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Pool is Closed...

It is very cold today. What leaves we have left on the trees will probably be falling with the "gale" force winds we are experiencing right now.

I do not know if everyone has had problems with companies fulfilling their promises, but we finally had one promise that actually was fulfilled before they promised. We had left messages with the pool company to come close the pool...never got a call back. I finally went over to the company Wednesday. They promised me they would come close our pool down this coming Monday and put the pool cover on the pool. This morning I was letting Zack in from outside when some paperwork fell to the ground. I had no idea who left it until I saw it - paperwork for the pool cover. I immediately went outside and saw the pool cover. I could not believe it...a promise fulfilled! We had issues all during the building of the pool and this promise kept was definitely out of the ordinary.

So, the pool is closed until next year. Right now there are no plans to have a Polar Bear Club swimming event on New Years Day.

Friday, November 14, 2008

How I would change Dora the Explorer...

Anyone that has kids knows that your viewing habits change according to their tastes. You may start out with Barney, the Wiggles, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Dora the Explorer...then it gets interesting from there when your girl graduates into Hannah Montana and the High School Musical craze. Wow, there's some viewing pleasure right there.

Now, how can we make children's programming more inviting to adults? Let's examine the plot line for Dora the Explorer for instance. Dora and her trusty sidekick Boots seem to always go to places such as...Bridge....Rain Forest...High Mountain! Say it with me...Bridge...Rain Forest...High Mountain! Another question...why does she have to YELL!!!!! Now, how can we change the plot of the show to attract the adult male viewer, and promote family unity as we watch programs with our kids? Why can't the three places be...Tailgate...Football game...Cheer Loudly? Or...Sports Store...Camping...Deer Hunting. I am sorry, but as an adult male, I get tired of going down the path that leads to the Grumpy Old Troll that lives under the bridge all the time. We need change! I guess if you changed Dora to an adult female perspective, it would go something like this...Mall...Shopping...More Shopping!

Don't get me wrong...I love watching TV with my kids as much as the other guy. But TV programming needs to help us out a little here.

One more question...Is C.S.I. ok for kids? Just kidding.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It is Almost Thanksgiving...Got Turkey?

Thanksgiving Day is two weeks away! It is probably the most celebrated day our country has for competitive eating. I know there are some out there that affectionately call it "Turkey Day", but I prefer the traditional Thanksgiving Day myself.

Is Thanksgiving a one day event? Don't get me wrong, I love the concept of having a Thanksgiving Day. But, do we need just that day to give thanks? Every day we live we should be thankful for something. Guilty as charged here. We tend to pray when there are problems, or issues. But, we are so blessed in this country and God has been so good to me. I need to thank Him more often.

We may have an early Thanksgiving dinner at our house next weekend. It is hard to get everyone together at the same time. Families seem to live further apart now more than ever. Our family is no different. I have one sister that is going to Branson for Thanksgiving. You could not pay me enough to go to Branson for Thanksgiving. What a traffic nightmare that will be. The traffic is bad anytime there...throw Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping into the mix and you have "Headache City" as far as I am concerned.

Well, I am going to let you go...just wanted to put visions of pumpkin pie with whipped cream in your heads! What are your plans for Thanksgiving? What kind of food do like on that special day?

Remember...Be Thankful! I need to start on my list because it is a large one.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interesting Four Years Ahead...

Just a few thoughts on the 2008 Presidential election which is now in the history books. I believe President-elect Barack Obama was the benefactor of the current state our country is in. If you will look back, you will note gas prices were on a runaway freight train. The economy was running on fumes with the mortgage and financial bailouts pending. Throw in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into the mix and you have the ingredients for problems. John McCain was in an uphill battle from the start, since there was a sitting Republican President in the White House. The Democrats could have got Mickey Mouse elected President under these circumstances if you think about it. The American people voted for "Change," the definition of which is still to be determined.

Now moving on, I believe our nation will have a very interesting four years ahead. As well as the Democrats did in the 2008 election, you are only as good as you are today. The Democrats will control both Houses, and have a sitting Democratic President. Nothing can go wrong right? Well...maybe and maybe not. As bad as this election was on the Republican Party, the next election will be worse for the Democrats if everything continues to go South. Do you see a possible sequel to the movie "Perfect Storm?" It's just a thought.

Whether you voted for President-elect Obama or not, we need to pray for him and our country in the days ahead. Do we have to endorse everything he stands for - NO! In fact I would contact your local representatives anytime you feel President-elect Obama is taking our country in a different direction contrary to your beliefs. You have a voice...use it.

The United States of America has some hard times to come, but what a country we live in! I cannot think of another place I would rather live. Thank God for giving you a country that gives you so many freedoms.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans' Day...

Today is a day to remember those that have served and are currently serving in our armed forces. Some gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country where we as Americans can have the freedoms that we so enjoy. For those that have served and are still serving our country in our armed forces, I want to thank you for everything you have done to make this country so great!

Take the time to show your appreciation to those that have and are serving our country. Say a prayer for those that are in harms way. Pray for God's protection for them and to guide them in their daily path. As I have said, we have a great country and we owe a big debt of gratitude for these brave individuals. Think of the sacrifices they have given to make our nation a more safer place. Our nation was formed by individuals that loved their country. Thank God we still have those that believe the same way today.

God Bless our troops, and God Bless the U.S.A.!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Window to the World...

Sorry to leave my loyal readers hanging the last few days. I went deer hunting with a great bunch of guys this weekend. We called ourselves the Lead Slingers. I was informed by Mike Francis yesterday that the name has been changed to Lead Savers. It was a good attempt at humor with a twist of disgust mixed in. If there is a big buck on Mount Magazine, he is still alive today.

Ok, so we did not kill any deer...but, we had a lot of fun. A lot of stories and jokes were told and laughs were aplenty. Men better be glad that their wives don't see how much work they do setting up a deer camp, because more work would be coming their way at home. Guys, your secret is safe with me. Just let me say, Jackie, Mike, and Jessie really had the camp looking great. It was complete with a firepit with a roaring fire as I came rolling into the camp.

The two pictures you see are from my stand I used. Mike was so gracious in letting me use it. One of the pictures shows one of the views I had in my location, and the other one is a picture of the stand itself. I saw one doe early in the morning, and at least two doe later that evening right around 5 pm. Again, no bucks in sight. The wind was howling all day and made for a chilly day. When you are alone you hear all kinds of noises and your imagination can run wild. And of course, most of the time the noises were behind me. I did not know if it was a deer, a squirrel, or the Blair Witch. But, something was behind me all day.

One thing I want to mention was the tent I stayed in that Mike supplied. The tent looked like a replica of the iceberg the Titanic ran into. I am sorry I do not have any pictures of it. If you saw it, you would see what I mean.

Also, a special thanks to Jeb for cooking for us. He went all that way and worked hard rustling up some vittles for us. What a guy. Everyone was great at the camp. I appreciated the invite and look forward to other adventures in the future.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Do Dollar Stores have the same problems as other stores?

A fellow co-worker Ashley and I were discussing how things are probably different in a Dollar Store as opposed to a regular store. Things you hear or issues that come up are no doubt different at a Dollar Store as opposed to a regular store. Also, have you ever wondered why certain things are done a certain way at a dollar store..for example:

1. At a Dollar Store - where everything is a you really need a price check?
2. It is doubtful when a child breaks something in the store that the parent has to ask how much they owe for the damaged item.
3. Do you ever have to wait anxiously for the register to add up all of your purchases to give you a total? Helllllloooooo everything is a dollar. You have 15 owe $15.00 plus what Uncle Sam gets. It doesn't take a Scientific Rocket to figure that out!
4. Purchases may be harder at an everything is a dollar store. When you go to a regular store do you ever compare? Do you ever say, "This ketchup must be better because it is higher priced than this one?" Well, if you are looking at two kinds of soap in a dollar store, you cannot purchase based on comparison of price.
5. I would doubt very seriously if you were a commissioned sales person that you would want to work at a dollar much would you make?
6. Why would everything cost a dollar stores have surveillance systems and anti-shoplifting equipment in their stores?

I know you might find this to be mindless gibberish, but it is just something that came to my mind today. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Who is Mike anyway? The Truth Revealed...

As you know, I have blogged about Mike on numerous occasions. Many of you have asked me the question, "Who is this Mike?" I thought I knew. But, after seeing a picture he posted on his blog, "Here's What I got", I am beginning to wonder...Do we really know him? Was he trying to give us a hint as to his true identity by his posting of "the picture." I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but here it goes...

If you are a history buff, you might remember hearing about a UFO that supposedly crashed northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, in the summer of 1947. It was said that the Air Force tried to keep this hush, hush. Who does Mike work for? Uh, huh...

Exhibit A...Picture of Mike from his blog...

I know on the surface this picture looks normal enough, but then I saw these pics...

Exhibits B and C...

Are you beginning to see the connection? Sure, Mike has never just came out uttering the familiar phrase..."Take me to your leader." I figure him to be too smart for that. And now the big guns...

Exhibit D...

I know I may be taking a huge security risk releasing this information, but I have to put the welfare and well-being of the citizens of the United States of America first and foremost in this matter.

We now resume your local programming...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun Day with Morgan on her Field Trip...

After last nights debacle of an election, I needed a little pick-me-up. Going on a field trip with Morgan's class was just what the doctor ordered. All my troubles went out the window as I spent my first half of the day with her.

We got on a trailer for a hayride to start off the festivities. We were met by a character Morgan affectionately called..."that old crazy guy!" His favorite words seemed to be "Yee-Haw!" Here is a picture of "that old crazy old guy" for your inspection.

During the hayride, Morgan and the other kids got to pet a horse named Patches. That of course was a hit for all the kids. Then we proceeded to shuck some corn and launch the corn cobs in a slingshot. The maze of corn was next. I think I scared some of the kids when I wondered out loud if we would ever get out of the corn maze or ever be seen again.

Next, the help at the pumpkin' patch catapulted a pumpkin at a target. "That old crazy guy" hit the target on his first try. He must have been a military man. Then Morgan picked out a pumpkin for her and her sister. After seeing some rabbits, goats, and pigs it was off to eat - not the animals...her sack lunch. That pretty much sums up our day together.

What a day! Morgan and I had a blast! I would say to anyone...spend some time with your kids. Life is too short. You need to enjoy life while you are here on God's Earth. It is all about building memories with your kids that they will never forget.

Just a note or two more...

Last night Lizzie Kate was looking at our family portrait. She said, "There is Zack (our dog - Don't even get me to talk about him), there is Morgan, there is Momma...hey, I don't want to be by momma, I want to be by daddy!" Like we can change it now!

And now a quote that was on my Daytimer...

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
--Mark Twain

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote...No matter how the election turns out - God Is In Control!

I guess this will make my seventh Presidential election to vote in. This election seems to be the biggest one yet. According to the pollsters, I may be on the losing end of this one. This has got to be the most passionate of any political seasons I can remember. My how our world has changed. It is amazing who has voices, or say-so in our government today. How did this come to be?

Who is right...Who is wrong? Our country is in a mess. I do not mean just financially, but also spiritually. We need to call upon God and ask him to heal our land. No matter how this election turns out...remember, God is in control!

2 Chron. 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Pray...Go out and vote...ask God for His direction!

On a lighter note...I received word that my 4 year old nephew got in trouble at school today...he got in trouble today on the playground for pulling down a girls pants...My, if that was all the problems we had!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Where do I start?

Where in the world do I start to tell you what has happened to me since my last post? Let me just sum it up in about four words...Mentally and physically exhausted! As many of you may know, I have been out of town to attend Kelley's sister Lexie's wedding. Plenty of work was had by all. Thursday night we worked on setting up the locale for the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner was actually held where Kelley and I exchanged our vows. It was the first time I had been in there since the wedding - seven years and some change ago. I told a few jokes while setting up for the dinner. Kelley was not really amused. The day we were married it was like 105 degrees outside and about 125 inside. You can see a few pictures of where the dinner was held and one of Kelley and I...

Now, Friday night and Saturday morning...more work. Setting up tables, dishes, flowers, pumpkins, and even corn stalks! Can you believe it? Then Saturday night 6 pm seemed to come quick. Lexie and John had a "beautiful" ceremony. Can guys say the word beautiful?

The picture at the top of this post is of my two girls that were flower girls for the wedding. Needless to say, I am a very proud dad! Yes, I can say the word beautiful. The picture was taken by Matt Terry. I want to give his website a Kelley was also in the wedding. She was the Matron of Honor. I thought she was beautiful and am proud of her as well.

Oh, ok, I guess I will attach a picture of Lexie and John...after all it was their wedding for goodness sakes. This picture also was taken by Matt Terry...