Saturday, July 29, 2006


Does she look stressed? Can you believe that little dog was carrying 10 puppies?
We are taking orders. We will ship to Grandview, Maypearl, New Braunfels, Wimberley, San Angelo, Concord California, or South East Asia.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Washinton DC- Day 1

We had a great view out our airplane window on the trip out. We were on the next to last row.

We met a group in the DFW airport from a private school in FtWorth. They were also headed for Student Leadership University (SLU). We stayed with them most of the first day.To bad the Metro line didn't go to the hotel.
There were several SLU groups waiting on the free hotel shuttle. See that little van? See all those people? They called for backup and got us all there pretty quick.
We finally got to the hotel before check in time, so we left our luggage in a meeting room and caught the hotel shuttle to the Pentagon Center Mall for lunch. We got back to the hotel and had to wait around to check in for the conference.
This was the meeting room at the hotel where we had our meals and all our speakers.
The speakers the first night were Bob Record and Admiral Cook.
Here is a close-up of Andy and Admiral Cook.

Monday, July 17, 2006

All the Stuff That Has Happened

Well, the septic may have caused some problems but it is now in and working great. We were suppose to close on the house on July 7th but that didn't happen because they forgot to send our the appraiser. We were suppose to close on July 11th but that didn't happen because they forgot to send out the surveyor. Now we are scheduled (haha) to close on July 24th. We will see.

In the meantime, Will and Jesse went to Mimi and Papa's for a mini vacation while Jeff and Andy went to Washington DC for SLU 201. You will hear more about that from them I am sure.

I scraped the master bathroom floor, the kitchen floor, and with some help from my friends Debbie and Ron we scraped the perimeter of the living room and dining room. This was because Grandpa has a friend who is coming to professionally finish scraping the rest of the floors in the house. I have asked myself many times over the past 24 hours why I didn't think of this sooner. I still don't know. what I do know is that if you get the urge to scrape your own floors, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!! You will hurt in places you never thought possible and swelling of joints in hands and fingers is guaranteed. Save yourself the pain. The floors will look great once they are done. I look forward to that. Other than that the house is clean and the bathrooms are fully derocrated and ready for use. Hopefully we can start moving in soon. I am hoping it will be before school starts.

In case you haven't heard, I get to move to 6th grade this year and I am so looking forward to the new school year starting. Yes, I am excited about school. We have been so blessed this year and I welcome all my friends and family to come out to the new house for a tour, cold drink, and a good visit.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Septic Woes

They started putting in the septic system but one of the tanks broke as they put it into the ground. They had to wait for a replacement. That's GranPa in the window.

They put 2 sprinklers down the hill from the house.

GranPa feed the cows some cubes on his way out the driveway.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

4th Family Reunion

We went to Weatherford on the 4th for the annual Pipes reunion. There was a group of about 43 this year.
All the boys played an exciting baseball game.
That night we went into Maypearl for the community fireworks show. They had free hotdogs, drinks, and train rides for the little kids.
It wasn't a high budget event, but the fire dept set off fireworks for about 15 minutes. It was alot of fun.