Our Life

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Fun times in Kansas!

Chad and I had a fabulous time with the family in KS! It was buck hot, but my dad surprised us by opening the pool so we could cool off. The guys played golf a few times, which Chad was really excited about, and mom took me shopping, which I was really exited about. Needless to say . . . it is good to be spoiled!! We also got to experience something new: the burning of the prairies and pastures. We missed the big festival they had last week, but don't worry, we went chasing fires anyway. We drove on some very country roads following "the glow" and finally found a huge pasture burning. I can definitely see how people become pyros . . . I was entranced. Here are some pictures that don't quite do justice to what we saw, but at least it gives you an idea. We even saw some cows walking around in the fire, but couldn't get a good pic.
We also went fishing with my parents on Saturday morning. Now get ready for my "huge fish that got away" story because I've got one. Nothing was biting until I got a big tug on my line and almost got pulled into the lake. Really. I screamed for help and my mom came running with the net as I tried to reel the bad boy in. I got him to the bank and I was staring a the biggest catfish I had ever seen. I haven't seen too many, but it really was huge. I'm still screaming because my mom has it pinned down with the net, but it had gotten off my hook. Just as Chad runs up to help, the big thing flopped right back in the water. I was pretty frustrated then, but even more so as the day rolled on. Everyone else caught something and we took a picture, but not me. I had two more bite, not as big as the catfish, but just big enough to break my line. So I had to take a picture holding up nothing instead of my fat catfish. How sad. Even so, we had a great time!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I'm going home today!!! The reason I'm so excited is that I haven't been home in almost 1 1/2 years. Isn't that crazy? After we moved to New Orleans my parents came to visit and we didn't get to go home for Christmas because of the hurricane so finally we are getting to make a trip up there. Home is so good. It makes me calm and relaxed just to think of it. Another exciting tidbit is that I get to see Clay, my brother, play tennis while we are there. He is a senior this year so its my last chance to get to see him in action. Anyway, hope everyone has a great Easter and gets to enjoy family time like us.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Today I was reading in 1 John and came across a verse that hit hard. 1 john 2:28 . . ."And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming." The thing is, I'm not so sure that confident and unashamed are the adjectives that would accurately describe my life. My heart breaks at that thought, but I guess the real question is if I am willing to do anything about it. Cole

Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fools

I've never really been a big fan of April Fools, mainly because I forget about it and I'm fairly gullible. Well, today is no different. Chad is in Alexandria this weekend for the BCM State leadership conference. All the students are spending the weekend building these big sheds which will be sent to families in New Orleans. Now let me add in the fact that I couldn't go this weekend because they said there wasn't enough room for spouses and I have been slightly bitter about it because I'm not fond of being home alone. Anyway, so Chad calls me this morning sounding crazy excited on the phone. He says I will never believe who is there with them. I had no clue and wasn't going to try to guess so he gave me a hint. He said,"which one of our favorite TV shows would come to something like this?" Extreme Home Makeover!! He's telling me that the whole crew is there while I'm getting more bitter by the second that I'm not there too. Then Chad says, "Guess what else?" APRIL FOOLS! I hung up. Now I'm going to have to spend all day trying to figure out a way to get him back.