Saturday, January 31, 2015

Roarin' Rockets!

 So much fun to find awesome photos on line!
Rockets with the win, double overtime! 3-0


Friday, January 30, 2015

Bringing Home the Gold

Miller's waited three weeks for this pack meeting...

To bring home the gold: 1st in Wolf Den, and Best Design.

It was the first time Dad had been to the scout building and enjoyed the scout decorations.

(Philmont contingencies)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jen's Favorite Number

Marker #50 on Jen's quest for 50 hikes in her 50th.
Honored to join her on one.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twins Tour Texas

Texas School Book Depository Building

JFK's 50th Commemorative Plaque:
"We in this country, in this generation, are — by destiny rather than choice — the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility — that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint — and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of “peace on earth, good will toward men.” That must always be our goal — and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: “except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."

 Me playing dress maker secretary to Jen's Zapruder,

JFK Memorial

Seventy bronze steers in a large sculpture in Pioneer Park that commemorates nineteenth- century cattle drives

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

With All Our Love

Dear Tanner and Hunter,

What a week. Everybody is coughing, and we're in two different states! Get better! Let me know if you need any more help finding a doctor ;-) But, life goes on, especially that of a college student. Too hard to play catch up.

Of the 2,047 students admitted to Harvard, 81 percent chose to enroll in fall 2013, according to data submitted in an annual U.S. News survey. BYU is second on the list with a 78.4% acceptance rate

Also, the a tractor-trailer carrying ramen noodles wrecked near N.C. and boxes of noodle packagess were spilled over a larger portion of the highway. (Thank goodness it wasn't raining!).

Over here? Dad finished putting books on the unfinished bookcase. Stay tuned until March, when he'll pull all the books off, and finish the molding and staining.

Dad thought you might enjoy seeing all the books that don't have a home. He'll probably be building another bookcase right there on that wall (see below).

Cooper probably has received three tee shirts in the mail this week, 57 more to go! I thought he was doing it just for fun. He told Aunt Jenny it was because all his tee shirts were getting too small. Feeling kind of guilty over here not knowing he needed new clothes! We'll have to work on his communication skills ;-)

Your sister Breyer had us all laughing. When she pulled out the rubber band around her pony tail she said, "This pony tail makes me look like a horse!"

The big news of the week is of course the visit from my twin. We had a fabulous but too short weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. We crammed as much as we could in the short time we had together. Dad took Friday off and drove me to the airport. We picked her up, and drove straight to see the sights in Dallas. We didn't have any time for Fort Worth, as we had to get home for Porter's basketball game. We didn't even have time to eat dinner! I know Porter is thankful she got to see him play, lost by a basket.

We also got to watch Miller's game Saturday morning, so much fun! The team would have lost without him. He was chosen again to sit out the second quarter. She toured downtown Granbury, walking around the square, and she and Miller toured our scary old jail. We left the little kids with Porter, and went on a hike at the Acton Nature Center, so she could have a hike towards her "50 in 50" goal.

The older brothers and Dad were at a shooting class to earn their basic NRA handgun certificate. They LOVED shooting the guns, of course.

Then they went to the second day of the merit badge college at Weatherford College. Here's Sawyer finishing his Indian Lore badge.

Of course the news today is the impending blizzard in New England tomorrow. The weather  conditions elsewhere caused Aunt Jenny's flight to be cancelled today, while we were at church. We left early to get her to the airport, and found out we could have stayed. We worked all afternoon, trying to get her on another flight but there no more, so she got a 6 a.m. flight tomorrow morning instead. And because she had Marriott points, Dad took her up to a hotel with an airport shuttle, just like your grandparents. It was a wonderful birthday weekend to me, and I'm sad it's over. Aunt Becky joined in vicariously with Snap Chat.

That's all the news from here. Have a wonderful week! Eat lots of soup, get lots of rest, and say your prayers.



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Princess Party

Getting everyone ready for the big "wedding!"

Friday, January 23, 2015