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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

the c's

I can not even attempt to spell all the adorable " C" names of these guys, but I'll try anyway. The Shields Family had their family portrait taken tonight at McKenzie Park and then at my "favorite field" in Slaton. I wish I would have had 15 more minutes of light, but you would be hard pressed to take a bad photo of this family in a pitch dark room. They are just that wonderful to photograph.

You did awesome, Chelsea, Chandler, Courtland, and Channing! Oh, and Mom and Dad? You too.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

spreading a little joy

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005


What kind of name is that exactly? I don't really get it, but after meeting him you can't think of any other name to call him. I photographed the Spray Famiy last night, in honor of Permaguard. (I hope I'm spelling it correctly Toni.)

Perm is very stately, and elegant like a "guard", however, the perma part, I haven't gotten used to. I keep trying to call him "Bo-reguard". As if he was some sort of wrinkled hound dog. So, not.

When I first met him, he stuck his nose in my crotch and begged me to pet him. Not unlike many college men I know, but something about Perm was different. He didn't care much about the end result, other than the petting. And he did it in sort of a gentlemanly fashion. He would stand for hours, if you would simply pet him. Charming, huh?

Oh, and the cute female with Perm in the red bow is Patience.

I had a wonderful time Toni. And I'm so glad you called me.

Love you'all!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

the lockey girls

Had a wonderful Friday morning...who wouldn't when you had three adorble girls to hang out with?

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Meet DOG. It's in capital letters in hopes you will spell it instead of read it, D O G. She's our dog, who found us about 3 years ago. Living in the country, we always get strays, but we usually don't feed them and they eventually move along. Not DOG. She hunted down rats, mice, even bug...once a skunk. Anything for food and after 3 months, I gave in, bought the cheap bag of dog food, and now she's ours. Very soft, loveable and easy.

I've never photographed her before. She's so busy running around the country that you can't get her to stop long enough for the camera. But tonight she did. This was taken right after the sun set tonight.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

how does 1st sound?

Pretty darn good to me. Bravo to Waco for hosting a most excellent tournament! The bathrooms were nice, the fields were wonderful and the officiating only improved. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and of course that was helped by a 1st place victory over Waco in the finals. We won 2-1. Only goal allowed all weekend. Way to Go LONESTAR! You were AWESOME!!!

You can check out more Lonestar 94 photographs by clicking HERE.

waco on sunday

Lonestar, despite struggling against half blind refs, beat Dallas Spirit Black '94 2-0. Awesome Game! And the girls are now advancing to the finals. I'll keep you posted. And I'll try and post more photos soon.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


I'm typing this at the hotel in Waco, TX while my family sleeps (and snores) in the Hilton room we are currently calling home. This is our last soccer tournament for the year and I'm a bit worn out and anxious to be home for a while and caught up. However, the girls are very excited and thrilled to be "hoteling" it again. They really get into this travel thing.

Kalyn's team, Lonestar 94, won all 3 games today and play in the finals tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. (It'll come too early for me I'm sure...) It's so easy to get caught up in what all we have to do as adults...the responsibilities, the stress. We can easily lose site of how much fun a trip can be. A family together, in the car, eating out, sharing one bathroom (peeeewwww), sleeping together in one room...they love it!

So, I'm going to love it for a while too. At least until I get home and discover all he emails and messages. You only live once, right?

In the car on the way to Waco. Notice the back glass? I hadn't done something like that since high school! Fun and silly, and our ride looked sooo kewl!

this is the view from our hotel room early this morning. Quite lovely.

Shockers take on Midland

Summer Zoe played in her very first EVER soccer tournament. She's been an eager sideliner in her sister's soccer tournaments for years. But something about the entire family watching her, and traveling hours just for her...well, it made her a bit nervous. I think.

field trip

Can you believe I was actually in charge of a small group of kids at a recent field trip? Yep. Me. I can barely keep up with my 2 girls, but someone believed in a me, and yes, I brought everyone back alive! Summer's class at Cooper South visited the Ranch and Heritage Center at Texas Tech. I've been many times before, but it's been a while and it's a place I always enjoy. Lovely fall day, too.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

mary + laura

They were supposed to be the dreaded, "2 headed spider" and we were prepared to do just that. Tape their black, leotarded bodies together and spend countless hours braiding our hair in to mind bending spikes. You know...Really scare the neighborhood and enjoy Halloween to the fullest. But plans are made to change and that's what happened. Casey, it seems had a baby calf, "Moo Boo" who was just a few days old and needed bottle feeding. Laura and Mary Ingalls to the rescue! Aunt Barbara had made these outfits a few months back for the girls, and it was easy as pie to whip 'em out of the closet and go feed that calf.

After "Moo Boo" was full, a quick drive to town and it was :"trick or treating" with the cousins. (Otherwise knows as "the Bride" and "Red Power Ranger".) A big tradition with this bunch has been to always visit Grandma and Great Grandma. Can't buck tradition when it includes chocolate goodies.

Happy Halloween!

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