Saturday, October 31, 2009


Natalie had her first real "date" to Homecoming this year. Before this, her daddy was the only one to ever give her a mum! Her mum was so pretty, but she and Chase fretted and fretted over it. They wanted it to be just right! He didn't want it to look cheap and she didn't want it to be obnoxiously large! I saw some girls in the Permian parking lot with mums that literally covered the front side of their bodies! I thought Natalie's mum was just right! And...we won!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Big Daddy!

Today my honey turns 46! I am so thankful for this man. He is the life of my party! Koy is a wonderful father. His kids think he hung the moon! Whenever he's around, the kids are always laughing. He is also the most loyal friend. This guy has so many friends, even when we go on vacation we run into someone he knows! And about golf! Koy's a scratch golfer. (If you don't know what that means, it means he's REAL good.) I am happy that he has a hobby he enjoys so much. He also supports my interests. He's even been known to get up early on a Saturday morning and go garage-saling with me! What woman could ask for more?! Anyway, have a perfect day Big Daddy!
(To fully enjoy this post, listen to "Happy Birthday" on the playlist belowl )

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch

Well here they are....Keller and Presley at the Pumpkin Patch! Is this the cutest "grandkid picture" or what? We are so blessed with these two precious kids and are so thankful that they have two loving, Christian parents! Their parents, Tyler (our oldest) and Kara, fell in love in the 4th grade! Their little family brings us such pride and joy to say the least!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Fall arrangement on kitchen island and kitchen hutch all done up for Fall.

My Favorite Time of Year is Here!

Fall!'s starting to cool off outside, our pear tree out back has its first few red leaves, football games are on t.v., and it's time for Decorating! Anyone who has ever been to my house knows that I love to decorate for Fall. Living in West Texas, we don't really have the kind of Fall I dream of (you know, like in "When Harry met Sally"...I LOVE the scenes of Central Park in the Fall. It is pure eye candy for me.) So...since I can't live in a place like that, I create my own Autumn! I usually start on September 1st. Honestly, I can't wait. Pumpkins and fall foliage just do something to me. Also, Autumn has a certain mood to it that suits me. Almost a slowing down, relaxing, cozy feeling. I am so thankful for the warm colors, the cool, crisp air, and the anticipation of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming!
We keep our Halloween "light".....staying away from any creepy, dark expressions. We try only to celebrate God's harvest time with pumpkins, and fun decorations. The kids have always dressed up and enjoyed "trick or treating" only at family and close friend's homes, and at the church carnival. This week, we look forward to our annual Pumpkin Carving to celebrate my husband's birthday. Then, I will make my special Caramel Apples, and Melba's Popcorn Balls, (a Stribling family favorite!)
Have a great week!