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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rare Disease Day

There are exciting developments happening in the field of research and finding a cure for rare diseases such as Batten Disease. Please watch the video and donate today. (don't forget to mute the music at the bottom of the blog)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Market Junction

At Emma's Bayou Bash in October, our annual fundraising event for Emma's Hugs, there was a really awesome band there, Market Junction.
click on the photo for more information about the band
You can find them on Facebook too
I love their sound, and they are all super nice to boot! We appreciated them being at the Bash so much! Well, they are releasing their new cd, Heros Have Gravestones, Tuesday, February 28 at Dosey Doe in the Woodlands, AND they just told us they are donating a portion of the proceeds from their event to Emma's Hugs! They are cool that way. So, please come. It's going to be a great time, and the music is really good. Tickets are $8 + a processing fee, and you can buy them online at the Dosey Doe website, here.

is now considered to be one of the best music venues in the U.S. by artists and fans alike. Just ask Clint Black, Leon Russell, Marcia Ball, Michael Martin Murphy, Larry Gatlin, Mason Williams, Richie Havens, Deryl Dodd, Radney Foster, Tish Hinojosa, or Lee Roy Parnell (see photo) who have played here. "I have played them all, big and small, but I have never played a place that sounds as good as Dosey Doe!" Gary P. Nunn. Click here to find out more about Dosey Doe.

Monday, February 13, 2012


I know Superbowl 2012 has come and gone, but I wanted to show you what it looked like at our humble abode. It was quite comical. See, we don't have cable, dish or sattelite, or even an antenna that will get more than two or three channels, some of which are in a language we haven't mastered yet. So, here was the scene at our house...

A laptop here...

and a laptop there...

this little dude cracks me up! (not sure what he is doing.)

Here a laptop, there a laptop, everywhere a laptop!

Our set up made me laugh. Kelvin and I have never subscribed to cable or anything of the sort. When the whole digital thing came about we just figured we'd live without tv channels. We watch shows from Netflix streamed through the Wii, which works out fine. We might have tv one day, but for the most part we are fine and dandy without it...except for Superbowl and the Olympics. But this year, they broadcasted the Superbowl online. Maybe they'll do the same with the Olympics. One can only hope!

So, what did ya'll eat for the Superbowl Sunday festivities? We had quesadillas with guacamole and salsa, chips, carrots and celery with Ranch dip, and popcorn. YUM!

Hope you're staying dry and warm. It's chilly and raining here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Luke

I know I say this all of the time, but I cannot believe how time flies. Luke turned 8 years old today. It was only the other day I was pregnant with him, and Carleigh was 20 months old running around half naked in a diaper!

I was lucky enough for my water to break, which always began my labor. Kelvin had been in Beaumont with his uncle making sausage the entire day and the day before, making for one tired man. He got home laaate that night, probably around 11 or so. We hadn't been in bed long enough for either of us to start snoring when I felt a little pop. I said, "Kelvin, my water just broke." To which he replied, "Do you know what time it is?" Poor thing. He was a trooper though. I couldn't ask for a better labor coach. We decided with Carleigh that I was going to deliver drug-free. I know everyone is different, but that's what we chose. So, anyway, we made a couple of phone calls, got some things together, and then made our way into the hospital. Luke was such a little doll. I was so excited to have a little man cub. Carleigh was so cute when she came to see him for the first time. What a young man he is becoming now.

Weird mix of pjs, but it's his birthday, so who cares? He's wearing his Heelys here. 

We are so proud of him. He has made the most important decision of his life, which is asking Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. He is so serious about that committment. I love seeing how he loves Jesus. He has also become a very good hunter. He likes catching bugs and lizards and climbing trees. He is a true blue boy. He also loves to join me in the kitchen and cook too, which I love. Luke loves to ride his skateboard and ripstick, and now he is trying his hand at Heelys. He got some for his birthday this morning.

He is so funny. Most of the time he's funny without even trying. This morning he had me giggling. Kelvin and I were sitting on the couch, and out of nowhere we hear a big, little boy voice singing, "Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me..." and he comes around the corner complete with jazz hands and large movement choreography, at which point we joined in the song. I hope he keeps his carefree personality and doesn't become too cool in a few years.

I pray he continues to grow in his faith and becomes a wonderful man, husband, friend and leader like his daddy. I hope he continues to love his toys for a long time. I hope he continues to love his new dog and his sisters. I love that little guy!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I love you sweet girl. Oh, to turn back the hands of time for just a little bit. This was a good time...

March 1, 2006--February 1, 2010

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