Monday, May 30, 2011

Decoration Day

A little weed pulling, a few squirts of Roundup here and there, a bouquet of flowers, and a new American flag made Debbie's Dad's grave standout this decoration day at the Prairie Bayou Cemetery. The brick pavers and large white gravel with the weed guard fabric beneath that Debbie and I added to the grave shortly after George's burial, make his grave easy to maintain and looking good all year round. The Prarie Bayou Cemetery, like most country cemeteries, relies solely on the donations of family members to maintain and mow the grounds. So, Debbie and I made sure to donate to the Cemetery fund as well. Both of our Dads served this country for over 20 years of their lives and to maintain and decorate their graves is a way to continue to show our respect and gratitude for what they did for us and our country.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday Troy and I went to Brayden's Little Gym class for his final class and open house. I ran off and forgot the camera so I had to use the camera on my iphone. I am still trying to get the hang of it and Brayden did not make this an easy task. These pictures are so blurry, but whether it was trying to capture a moving target or my serious lack of photography skills who can tell? Anyway we had a great time and hopefully the blurry pictures emphasize the energy this young man has. He was all over the room. He had a blast.

He bounced..
He jumped..
He balanced..
He climbed..
He balanced some more..
Finishing off by awarding hisself a medal and turning his back on me and the metal before I could snap the picture.
Afterwards we went out for brunch at a local restaurant and he was still wanting to climb.
The pictures may be blurry but the memory will be all too clear in our hearts and our minds for all time.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Broad-banded and Yellow-bellied water snakes in an epic battle over territory
Just a few of the snakes we ran into while on field trips with my class to different state parks around the state.