All Balls

All Balls

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, and Friday morning... LINK UP!

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

1. How long did it take for you to find your wedding dress? (Wedding dress pics anyone?)

When I was getting married, my grandmother owned a dress shop. I don't really remember how long it took (MY GOD, I've been married 38+ years). I do remember gettting to go over the the Dallas Market - and go thru all the retailers when I was looking. Ultimately tho, as was with most things I grandmother had the final decision. Not a problem, she had a great taste.

This is my myself and my mom

2. Someone in your general vicinity releases a NASTY smelling fart. Do you say anything or blow it off?

Hmmmm..tough one. Kinda depends on "who" or is it "whom" did it. One of my kids...OH YEAH, my hubby, double OH stranger - NO - but I can give one of those "mother" looks...the kind where you know your in trouble and you have been caught!

3. What is the scariest thing that happened to you or scared you recently?

Two nights ago, my husband came in from outside. Terrified look on his face....out of breath....WTH?..he had been out on the patio, stoking up a fire for some grilling and smelled something "funny"(and no it wasn't a fart)...when he investigated, the pool pump was on fire. I'm not talking smokin'..I'm talking FLAMES!!! He was able to put it out before too much damage. It was extremely odd that both of us were home, during the week and so early in the afternoon....otherwise...who knows what would have happen. Thank you Jesus!!

4. Favorite brand and flavor of ice cream.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  ice cream. Especially anything that has chocolate on it, in it, chips, chunks, syrup, sprinkles, shavings,......MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM - can't beat Blue can you?

5. Are you able to sleep well in hotels?

If it is a really good hotel, like a Marriott, Westin, know the kinds with really good soft, plush mattressess and comforters.....can you say HIGH DOLLAR....otherwise, not so much.
I always pull the bedspread off and throw it in the corner. Don't even want to think about what has taken place on there.....even high $$$$ ones! I bring my own pillow, my sleep sound machine and I take drugs..sure I can sleep in hotels...with a little help from my friends!!

Happy Friday Ya'll !!

I was reading one of my fav blogs…..Prairie Princess.
This girl cracks me up and I love her post. She is a down home country girl. She speaks from the heart and it must be a big one. She had posted this a few blogs back, (her list was longer, I condensed for my view point) but I found it very interesting and felt I needed to share it. They ring so true. I have been married to Wheatie for 38+ years. Some of the roads have not been easy. Some have been a piece of cake. Tears have been shed……some on a positive note, some not so much. Some, I wish I had never traveled. I love him and he loves me. We work hard at what we have. We are blessed to have two wonderful sons, two beautiful daughter  in laws and if you didn’t know my now…..four GRAND angels.
If you are now married, getting married, thinking about getting married…take it serious. It’s not to be taken lightly. It’s not a fairy tale, you are not a princess and he is not a prince (although I would hope you treat one another that way.) Go forth and remember a few of these..

1. Be their cheerleader. You are the one person that is supposed to support them in everything they do. If you disagree with something they would like to do, GENTLY bring up your concerns.

2. Be honest with them. Dishonesty gets you nowhere, and can hurt worse down the road.

3. Get off the couch and greet the other spouse when they get home from work or somewhere else. 

4. Tell them that you appreciate them, a lot. 

5. Make the time to go on dates with each other, no matter how busy you are.

6. Never talk down to them...especially in public or around their family. 

7. Simple: treat them as you would want to be treated.

8. Watch your tone, as well as the words you choose when arguing. 

9. Know that you both are a family unit now. Don't let each other's families decide what you should do, where you should go, or any other major decision in your lives. You two decide what's best for YOU.

10. You always love the other person. Even if sometimes you don't like them very much, you ALWAYS love them and need to let them know that.

11. Don't EVER let the "D" word be thrown around casually, or when you're arguing. NEVER.

12. The grass is never greener on the other's greener where you water it. 

I put #9 in red - because I think this is very important. One of the best things Wheatie and I ever did was to move AWAY from family in the first year of marriage. We moved to attend college. We had no family, no friends, NOBODY AND NOTHING. Everything we did was without influence from our parents, friends, family. We made our own decisions. We made mistakes and we made lots of memories. If you are parent, let your kids go....cut the apron strings. If you teach your children to be independent, responsible, caring and loving, then let them do it on their own. If they fall down, let them get back up by themselves. When they marry, they will be better partners and parents.
haPpy HaPpY Jaxson !!

Today, my youngest grandson angel - Jaxson - turns 6! Jaxson is a person in his own right. He is smart, funny, mischievous, caring, lovable, cute as a button and he is his father's son. I see so many things in Jaxson that I saw (and still do see) in his dad - Corey.  He is a blessing to us all !

Love you to the moon and back Jaxson....

Happy Birthday Buddy !!
Boo and Pops
Horns up !
As most of you know, and if you don't..just take a look at my pic...I LOVE THE TEXAS LONGHORNS.....we are alumni and we do bleed orange. We try as often as we can to get back to Austin - we hope to move back that way soon - we especially like to go when the horns play football. This past weekend we went down and attended the game. We have an amazing group of peeps that we tailgate with. If you have never are missing out.

Our tailgate was featured and won tailgate of the week, two years ago with ESPN. We do know how to tailgate and is with everything in TEXAS...we do it BIG. This past Saturday, CNN was at our tailgate and spent the entire day with us. In October, they will be airing a documentary on "southern tailgates". We were his pick of all the tailgates to spend the day with. AWESOME ! He was a great guy, interviewed everyone, talked, ate, joked - if was as if he was one of us.
You can't have tailgate without food...and our tailgate does not lack in that department....
bacon wrapped jalapenos

stuffed pork tenderloin

shrimp stuffed jalapenos

Stuffed pork tenderloin, brisket, brats, chicken wings, shrimp, stuffed dove, sausage balls, beans, potato salad, jalapenos, tortillas, chips, dips, cakes, pies, name it, it was probably on the table...

No tailgate would be complete without beer. Each year we have a sponsor. This year is a appropriately named....

How freakin' cool is that...actually it is Boulevard beer.......

We, of course, attended the game. I just love college ball. I love all the traditions and the shenanigans that go on with all your peeps around you.

The alumni bad was on hand. They are 500 strong. The largest in the nation
...duh, it is TEXAS!
This is the alumni band showing off their 75th year!

WE WON ! 45 - 0 and when one of the sports at UT win...they light the tower.....

Sunday, we headed to a really cool little place for breakfast. It was featured on Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives...

The CORNER CAFE...a very small, with extremely GREAT food...