Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving in Pensacola

Kaila 4 1/2 years, Madison 2 years, Bricen 15 months

We spent Thanksgiving in Pensacola, visiting Millie, the kids, grandkids, siblings and their families. The weather was great and we couldn't have had a better time. Before we knew it, it was time to return to Waco. But not before we spent a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with the P.J. Imhof family, watched elves try on their Christmas costumes, bought seafood at Joe Patti's, and chased grandkids on new bikes. We have so much to be thankful for!

The Robinson football team continues to win. This Friday night, they play West Columbia at Kyle Field in College Station. For those of you who have only seen the stadium on television, there is no way to explain the size of it or the Texas tradition that goes along with it. Morgan will get to march in the band on this field, as well as the football team getting to play there. It will be awesome!!

Happy holiday shopping to all!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Driving Permit

Morgan got her driving permit yesterday. It was the first day that she didn't have something planned that we were able to do it. We made it through the gauntlet of people/paperwork this time. We had tried once before only to find we didn't have everything we needed. She took her written test and passed with flying colors!! I let her drive from the grocery store in our little community to the house, about three miles maybe on a semi-country road. She did a good job and neither of us screamed...........much! : ) She will have until July to drive with us and have us assist her in honing her skills before she gets her real license.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Gourd Website

Saturday, November 11, 2006

It Was a Great Saturday......

Greg refereed the championship game today of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in Lorena. It was beautiful, a sunny and cool day, great for being outside for football. (Greg is on the far sideline.)

And by the way, for all you inquiring minds, Morgan and I went to the gourd show today with my friend. It was quite enlightening. Those people are serious about their gourds!! They had some beautiful artistry, as well as great creativity. Morgan did have a hard time getting over the fact that we were at a gourd show but she got a free lunch out of the deal for going so it was all good!!

Veteran's Day Parade

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Robinson Band Ranked in Top 20 in State of Texas

The Robinson High School band didn't make the finals Monday night but they are still one of the 20 best bands in the state of Texas!! The kids were treated to quite a weekend. They took charter buses to the competition in the Alamo City, stopping in San Marcos on the way down on Sunday evening to eat dinner. They spent the night in San Antonio and marched at 11:00 AM in the AlamoDome. They changed clothes and went to the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, and then went back to watch the remaining bands and wait on the results. They headed home after hearing the results and eating one more time. All of the expense of the trip was paid for by a combination of money alloted by the school and money raised by the hard work of the band boosters. The kids were disappointed not to make finals but they have done a great job this year and made Robinson proud!!

Tomorrow is the last high school football game of the regular season. Greg referees at Axtell, a small community in the area, and Robinson plays Lorena. I will go to the game to watch Morgan march their show one last time. Earlier in the day, the band will march downtown in the Veteran's Day parade. By the way, I have the holiday off tomorrow. :)

Greg's reffing of basketball has just started, and Morgan is doing some power lifting and off season softball practice. Morgan brought home a great report card with all 100's and upper 90's. And these are Pre-AP classes. She is doing a great job!! She is juggling her school work, band, athletics, and church, and still making terrific grades!

My best friend from high school is coming into town this weekend. She is coming to attend a gourd show. Now doesn't THAT sound exciting!! We are to have lunch together on Saturday and I may just go see what this "gourd stuff" is all about. Stay tuned. :)

Our weather has gotten quite warm again. And of course, the holiday ads and Christmas music have started already. Hard for me to get into the spirit while wearing shorts!! Bah-humbug! I am quite the Scrooge this time of year anyway. You can ask anyone......

You guys have a great weekend!! love, paula