Friday, November 23, 2007

Way To Go Ags!

What an exciting game! The Texas Aggies beat the T-sips 38 - 30 at Kyle Field. This was the kind of football I remember from when I was a student here. The players seemed to have such an energy and drive. It made me wish I was actually at the game.

The big news of course was the resignation of Coach Fran, something that most everyone was expecting. I felt bad that this overshadowed the game. Coach Fran did not look really happy during the press conference. It will be interesting to see where he lands. I am hopeful that we get a coach who will bring the old Wrecking Crew spirit back to life. WHOOP!!!!

Lindsey's First Thanksgiving

This year, we stayed in Bryan for the holiday. We joined Betty's good friend Rose for Thanksgiving lunch at Briarcrest. It was a wonderful buffet complete with shrimp, turkey and dressing and prime rib. Yummo! Lindsey did very well. I heard a baby screaming in the other room and I was so thankful it wasn't her.

This was a new experience for me this year. We usually are with my family for Thanksgiving with everyone bringing their specialties to someone's house. The day usually concludes with some game playing and some grazing on the leftovers. It was different to dress up and go somewhere. That is what life is all about though, new experiences. It was fun and it was nice to be with John's family and friends. Although I do really miss having leftovers! I see a turkey in my future.
A note for those who heard my oven rants the other day, I wasn't crazy. The oven registers 50 degrees hotter than it actually is! So my baking abilities didn't fly out the window when I moved here!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a wonderful day we are preparing to celebrate! I love Thanksgiving! How can we not be thankful for all of the wonderful things in our lives. I am so blessed and so thankful. I have a fantastic family, especially our new little addition who will be celebrating her first Thanksgiving. I have friends who really care about me and constantly lift me up. I have a roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat. What else is there? This year has been full of lessons for me, but one thing I have really learned is that even though I may not understand something and I may think that something is not supposed to be happening, it is all part of the plan. It is all for a reason. So as we all prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in our own way, I just wanted each of you to know that I appreciate you and am thankful that you are in our lives! Love to all!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Trying to be Crafty

Lindsey is now ready to sit in a high chair! My cousins Tom and Nelda loaned us Tom's high chair from when he was a baby. (I think I know how old it is, but I won't tell on Tom!) It is a beautiful, wooden high chair. Once Lindsey is a bit older she will be able to use it as a play area as the top part disconnects and it makes into a cute little desk type thing. I mean you don't seem to see things like this anymore. Everything today is made of plastic and has a built in cushion. Well, wood is hard and pretty slippery so I decided we needed a cushion for the chair. Good luck finding anything like that. I tried Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart. I even bought a chair cushion but it was way too big. So my Aunt Veta suggested going to JoAnne's and buying a piece of foam. What a great idea and something that hadn't even crossed my mind. So I bought the foam, but that really wasn't good enough. It really needed to be cute and girly. So, I also bought some fabric and ribbon. Now mind you the extent of my sewing abilities starts and ends with sewing on buttons. As I was trying to figure out what to do with all of this I was really wishing that Aunt Veta or my super crafty friend Mimi would magically appear. Below you will see the before and after pictures. Have yourself a good laugh! The good news is this is for short term use. The bad news is that my next project is making a Christmas stocking for Lindsey. My mom handmade stockings for all of us from felt and sequins. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Williams' Pumpkin Patch

Okay, so we are only a week behind with our pumpkin patch pictures. The day before Halloween, John and I set out to take Lindsey's photos at our local pumpkin patch. We arrived, the proud parents, child and costume in hand. The man looked at me funny as I inquired about the pumpkin patch. I was met with a look like I was a complete idiot. How was I supposed to know they took the pumpkin patch apart the day before Halloween?

Slightly disappointed, but not defeated we left. I knew what I had to do. I would make my own pumpkin patch! I headed to Wal-Mart and bought a few pumpkins and some indian corn. We all know that I am not that artistic or creative, but I did the best I could. Then it was time for photos, a difficult task with just me and Lindsey. MiMi Betty arrived in the middle so she was able to assist with some of the photos.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Could It Be...My Daughter is a Bow Head?

Since John and I decided not to find out what our bundle of joy would be before the big arrival, we did not have many froo-froo (sp) things as I call them. I purchased one outfit with a small bow and wasn't really crazy about it. Well, I think I may be hooked now. Honorary Grandpa Ray's sister Joanne found these fantastic bows and Lindsey doesn't get mad when I put them on her head. I can't resist slipping one on her now, they are so cute. Here are a few pics to hopefully brighten your Friday.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My Dog Has What?

Today was a traumatic day here in the Williams' household. Everything is okay, but let's just say we had another "episode" with our little Sissy. Today as I was replanting an ivy, (Yes, you did see correctly, Susanne Williams was working with a living plant) Sissy just started heaving and wheezing and coughing. It was terrible, I thought she was having a heart attack! So I quickly gathered our belongings, had MiMi Betty watch Lindsey and we were out the door to the vet. Of course, as soon as we walk in the door to the vet she stops. So for almost two hours we are investigating, doing x-rays, bloodwork. At one point the vet and I are trying to replicate the sound. Two grown women making honking, coughing sounds, "So, did it sound like this? ACHHKKCCCAAA. No, I think it was more like a UKKKCCHHAA." Anyway, after exhausting all of our coughing sounds, Sissy finally does it again. The vet looks up, smiles slightly and says, "That is a reverse sneeze." A reverse what??? You're telling me that dogs reverse sneeze?? A sneeze caused this panic. Honestly, I was happy with the diagnosis since momets before we thought she was near death given her history and I was crying in the office. Anyway, two hours and $300 later we had an answer and Sissy happily left the vet's office wagging her tail.