"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."



Thursday, November 29, 2007

An OU Christmas Carol

'Twas the night before the Big XII and all through the land,
not a Tiger was stirring, not even the band.

Their Jockeys were hung by the locker with care,
in hopes that the Sooners soon would be there.

Truman was nestled all snug in his bed,
while visions of the BCS danced in his head.

And Pinkel in his kerchief full of Tiger pride,
and Bob and the Sooners ready to ride.

When down in San Antone there arose such a clatter,
Chase sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.

He realized the Option was gone in a flash,
and Maclin's dreams of running had just been dashed.

The Tiger tight ends trembled as they watched the show,
A Crimson and Cream luster set the horizon aglow.

When what to their wondering eyes should they find,
but a miniature Schooner, seven National Titles behind.

With a wizened old driver, skilled in leading his troops,
they knew in a moment it must be Bob Stoops.

More rapid than Temple his players they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

"On Bradford, on Joe John, now Patrick and Murray!
On Chris Brown! On Iglesias! On Hartley and Kelly!

To the top of the conference! To the top of it all!
Now dash their hopes! Dash their dreams! Dash away all!"

And then in a twinkling, the Tigers fought back a scream,
and Chase saw the last of his Heisman trophy dream.

The defense drew in their breath and looked all around,
and realized that their "Pig" was nowhere to be found.

Bob's eyes how they twinkled, his coaches how merry!
As they carried on the legacy left them by Barry.

Gary's sad little face and a fear in his belly,
he shook on the field as his knees turned to jelly.

Pinkel spoke not a word, and the ball they couldn't carry,
Stoops filled up the scoreboard and then turned to Gary.

And laying his hand on the shoulder of his friend,
he gave Pinkel a nod and said, "Like Norman again."

Bob sprang to the Schooner, to his team gave a shout,
to the BCS they flew and left Mizzou down and out.

And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Boomer Sooner to All and to All a Good Night!"

God Bless You!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Baby Weekend

I had a baby filled weekend!!!

Friday night, I went to my friend Melby's house and hung out with her and her precious baby Jake Elliot. I had a great time holding him...until he wanted his momma!!! I'm not quite the best when it comes to crying babies. He is so cute and a CLONE of his dad!!!! He is quite the miracle baby....

Saturday, I drove down to Dallas to go to Carey's cousin's personal shower. Tabitha got some beautiful things for her and Ryan's honeymoon. We had a great time playing games and just doing girly fun stuff!!! I even wore a lingerea toilet paper outfit! I'm sure I was quite hot! It was great to see her and Aunt Jean and Kim! We will be back down there in a few short weeks to see the beautiful wedding!!

Saturday night, I went to my friend Misti's house. She had her little girl Mackenzi a few weeks early but she is beautiful and doing fabulous! She was dressed in a little OU outfit and red OU socks for the Sooners football game!!!

She also has a precious big sister Zoe Curren whom I haven't seen in over a year! She is two now but she acts so big!!!! During the game yesterday, she had her OU cheerleading outfit on and when someone would yell, she would yell "BOOMER SOONER!!" Her parents have taught her well!!!!

Here is a pic of Misti and Zoe about a year ago at a Dallas Cowboys game. Misti is one of my best friends that I cheered with at OU. She and I are those type of friends where I can go months without talking to her but the second we are together, it's like no time has passed. I am blessed to have that kind of friendship with someone. You always hear that you only have a few "true" friends in life and I know that Misti is one of them! Love ya Mist!!!

Carey was in Buffalo, NY this week and came home a few days early! I was so excited but was on my way to Dallas while he was on his way home! He will be home for over a week and I am so ready for him to be here a while!!! He makes my world complete when he is home and I am so blessed to have him as my hubby! I love you sugar bear!!!!

Have a blessed week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

God Bless You!

What Color Are You??

Okay, so I am borrowing another survey from Tommie. I even got Carey to do this one! How accurate are these descriptions of us...

Your color is black. The color of night. Serene and mysterious, black conjures up images of elegant evening gowns, dashing tuxedos, and gleaming limousines. Traditionally a symbol of success, black also represents power and an uncompromising demand for perfection. Not surprisingly, you tend to set challenging goals for yourself and do whatever it takes to achieve them — your strength of character is second to none. This unfaltering determination, along with your natural elegance, impresses people. But keep in mind that your personality might be intimidating to some. Try to temper your demanding side with a little softness — trust us, it won't kill you. Overall, though, black is the color of professionalism and achievement, which means it's clearly the color for you.

You're green, the color of growth and vigor. Good-hearted and giving, you have a knack for finding and bringing out the best in people. Green is the most down-to-earth color in the spectrum — reliable and trustworthy. People know they can count on you to be around in times of need, since your concern for people is genuine and sincere. You take pride in being a good friend. For you, success is measured in terms of personal achievement and growth, not by status or position. Rare as emeralds, greens are wonderful, natural people. It truly is your color!

God Bless You!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Personality Quiz...

One of my friends Tommie took this quiz and hers was pretty dead on so I thought I would try. How accurate is mine in your eyes? I added some little notes out to the side!

The Choleric's Emotions...
Born leader
Dynamic and active
Compulsive need for change (um, I don't think so. I don't like my cheese moved!)
Must correct wrongs
Strong-willed and decisive
Unemotional (have you met me? who knows what emotion will come through next!)
Not easily discouraged (depends on the situation)
Independent and self sufficient
Exudes confidence
Can run anything

The Choleric As A Parent
Exerts sound leadership
Establishes Goals
Motivates family to action
Knows the right answer
Organizes household

The Choleric At Work
Goal oriented
Sees the whole picture
Organizes well
Seeks practical solutions
Moves quickly to action
Delegates work
Insists on production
Makes the goal
Stimulates activity
Thrives on opposition

The Choleric As a Friend
Has little need for friends (I do not agree with this one!!!)
Will work for group activity
Will lead and organize
Is usually right (well duh!!!)
Excels in emergencies

Here is the link so you can try it yourself!

God Bless You!


I don't know how most of you do Thanksgiving but in my family, we have several days of it. We start off with my mom's side and all of their traditions. First, mom and Aunt Nay Nay have to get together with Papa and figure out who is cooking what each year and then they in turn tell their kids what to help cook and what to bring. Well, my role for the last 5 years has been to make our home made noodles from scratch. My great grandma Mary made them and Papa learned how from her. When I first learned how to make them, my papa didn't have a recipe. He said "It's all up here" and pointed to his brain. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I am not well known for my cooking abilities so I needed a step by step recipe. It took me two years of watching him sprinkle a little of this and a little of that to come up with something to put on paper. Now that I have it written down, I can actually make them by myself but that is not the fun part. It has become a tradition that my Papa and I do them together. I do all the mixing and kneading and rolling and stuff while he sits there telling me story after story (some of them I hear each year) and he cuts up the noodles and lays them out. It is a moment that I will forever treasure!

This year, we introduced Noodle Making to JR and Nat. They came up from Dallas early Friday and took turns measuring things, kneading the dough, rolling the dough and getting covered in flour (which by the way was quite hilarious!) As I sat there and watched them make the noodles and listened to Papa telling them the same stories, I began to realize how blessed I am to have such an incredible and loving family. My family may have its fair share of tiffs and what not but we truly love each other and every single one of us have so much to offer and it all started when Papa swept Nana off of her feet!!! Now 3 kids, 5 grandkids, 3 in-law grandkids and 5 great grandkids later, look at this awesome family!

We had Thanksgiving on Saturday and everything was so delicious! We had our entire family (except my hubby) there including three from Dallas, four from OKC and one from Atlanta, GA! We know how to get together when there is food involved!!!!

Carey was unable to attend because he was in MO hunting. It was opening weekend for rifle hunting and they have a tradition up there when they get together and go to the farm for a fun filled boys weekend of: hunting, tooting, butt scratching, deer shooting, loogey spitting, practical joke doing, story telling, story exagerating (my deer was SSSOOOOO big) and whatever else boys do when they are together! He had a great weekend and took down a 10 point buck and a doe!!!! Great job sugar!!!!

God Bless You!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

This is the neatest video. The music is by Casting Crowns.

Hope you enjoy it as much as Carey and I did!

God Bless You!

Nobody's Perfect...

So I can't believe I am putting Hanna Montana on my blog but this is a song that my HIGH SCHOOL volleyball girls like to sing over and over...just thought I would share it with you....

Hannah Montana Lyrics

God Bless You!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Judgement House...

Carey is in Decatur, Alabama this week so please keep him and the other Power Team members in your prayers!

Linda came back with me from Dallas and is spending the weekend with me until Carey comes home on Monday and then together they will head to MO. He is so excited to go since it is opening weekend for rifle season!

Now on to tonight...
Coach Kemp and I decided to ask all of our volleyball team to come to the Judgement House with us. I asked several other people to come as well. We ended up with 13 people and it was so awesome! Four of our girls accepted Christ into their life!!! PRAISE GOD!!! Amber, Cyra, Scooby and LaKisha really need your prayers as they walk into this brand new life. They have many trials and tribulations that lie ahead of them and only our Father will be able to get them through each of them. I thank you ahead of time for all the prayers!

God Bless You!