Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sniper Fire

This morning on my way to work I encountered heavy sniper fire but managed to make it to the PO safely. While on the route I successfully avoided several IED's and avoided an old lady with an RPG. The armor in my LLV did it's job well. I drove home thru a hail of bullets and collapsed on the couch next to my lovely wife. Just an average day at the Post Office.Luckily Hillary's visit to Bosnia in 1996 went much smoother.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Baseball last Thursday

Hico came to town last week for a little baseball and softball. Since Hico is so far away, all of their teams came at once. JV boys played at 4, softball started at 6:30, and Andy's varsity game started at 7. You can see him above covering second base. The shortstop is Nick, our pastor's son. Andy was 0 for 4 against Hico's first pitcher, but once they changed pitchers he got a single which scored 2 runs and won the game. That made it a good night. We won 0-10. That was our first district game and win.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Little More About Chico

Chico was born the first weekend after we moved into the new house, in Lynne's closet. His momma was half Chihuahua, half Boston Terrier. His daddy was a traveling salesman. He's only one and a half, so he's got about six months till he is officially not a puppy any more.He loves barking at coyotes, deer, and wild pigs; playing with Piper (our mini Dachshund), and bringing us presents.
This is some of the current junk Chico has brought into the frount yard. There is a shoe and a sock (I haven't found a foot, but I'll keep looking), a bottle (he prefers beer cans when he can get them), sticks, and old cow bones. Any paper or plastic products he brings home he shreds into a thousand pieces each about the size of a quarter. Yes, he makes a mess. And yes, he digs ALOT of holes. However, he looks at everyone in the family as if they were the greatest thing that God had ever put on the planet and he desires to be near us more than anything else. And who can ask for more than that.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dogs and Cell Phones

Have you ever done something and then kicked yourself later for it? Welcome to my world. I was in the yard the other night playing with the dogs and didn't realize my cell phone was missing until the next morning. Lynne tried to call it but it went straight to voice mail. I prayed it was just a dead battery, but no, Chico had found it sometime during the night.
He's got some strong teeth. He broke the camera lens, punctured the battery, chewed the antenna off, and filled it with tooth holes. I can't blame him though, he didn't drop it.
Luckily the SIM card was intact. I put it in the $20 Go-Phone we bought when Andy broke his phone and it's working fine. Live and learn. Anyone need a dog?

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Light Dusting of Snow

We didn't get as much snow as they did north of DFW, just a enough to cover the grass and cars.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

To The People of Texas and
All Americans In The World --
February 24, 1836

Fellow citizens & compatriots --

I am beseiged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna -- I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man -- The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken -- I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls -- I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch -- The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country --


William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side -- When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn -- We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves --


Saturday, March 01, 2008


This is Lynne. Jeff said that when I blog a post that I need to tell people that I am the one writing. Anyway, I was getting dressed this morning and realized that Andy graduates in 13 weeks. It seems like yesterday that he was born, crawling, running, and starting his first day of school. Now he is a senior in high school, a leader at school and church, and a great son and big brother. As a mom, this time in life is hard. They say it gets easier with each child but I know in my heart that letting each and every one of my babies leave is going to be hard. I know that we prepare them all their lives to be independent and great but why can't they be great and just stay home? I think about the Amish who just build extensions on their houses when their children marry. That works for me!!!