Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Momma: Which team was your favorite this year?
Carter: I don't know . . . what team hit the most homeruns . . . probably the Braves
Momma: Who is your favorite player?
Carter: Probably . . . Mark Texiara, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann
Momma: Who became some of your favorite players this year?
Carter: Manny Ramirez, Prince Fielder, C.C. Sabbathia, Ryan Howard, Big Z (Carlos Zambrano) and Andruw Jones
Momma: Why are these guys some of your favorites?
Carter: Cause I like them. They are good and they are big guys!!!
Momma: Who do should win the NL MVP - Albert Puljos or Chipper Jones?
Carter: or Brian McCann . . . Chipper Jones because he hit his 400th homerun this year.
Momma: Who do should win the AL MVP?
Carter: Jacoby Ellsbury for the Red Sox - he has been doing so good.
Momma: Who is going to win the Cy Young?
Carter: Big Z because he pitched a whole game and hit homeruns
Momma: What was the best trade this year?
Carter: Mark Texiara - he has hit 13 homeruns for the Angels since he was traded.
Momma: What about CC being traded to the Brewers from the Indians?
Carter: He's good but he has not hit as many homeruns. He did pitch a whole game and caught a ball with his bare hand but I think Big Z is better.
Momma: What was the saddest thing that happened to the Braves this year?
Carter: McCann getting hurt when that Philly ran into him.
Momma: Do you think Smoltz is going to pitch next year?
Carter: Yes because he is a good pitcher - that's why.
Momma: Who was your favorite Braves player that was called up when everyone got hurt?
Carter: Omar Infante because he was on the DL when Bennett was and then came back to play.
Momma: Since the Braves are not in the playoffs this year, who is going to play in the National League Championships?
Carter: Cubs and Phillies
Momma: Who is going to play in the World Series?
Carter: Red Sox and Cubs
Momma: Who is going to win the big trophy?
Carter: Cubs because of Jim Edmonds, Soriano and Big Z
Thank you, Carter, (Why are you typing my name) for joining us today. We have enjoyed having you here today and keeping us our toes during baseball season this year. We will enjoy watching you watch the playoffs this year.
When Grandmama Whittle retired from FHU and both of her girls (my mom and aunt) were finally both back in Henderson, I remember her cooking many a meal for the families at her house. Yes, we had the typical Sunday lunches together as well as birthday meals, but she would cook supper at least once a week because that is what she could do to help. Last night, all those memories came back, but this time Grandmama was not in the kitchen - I was.
Some friends of Papa had brought him back 5 lbs. of shrimp that he put in the freezer. He asked me if I had a recipe that used shrimp so the family could enjoy the meal. I chose Shrimp Creole for the meal and yesterday for the family meal.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
- AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream - Can't wait to use this. My hands are always so dry!!
- Mini candles for relaxing - I LOVE candles and can't wait to use these!!!
- Starbucks (enough said right there!!!) Vanilla Bean Truffles - We don't have a Starbucks close by but I love to go when I can!!! These will be enjoyed so much!
- Germ-X (that smells good!) - We go through this so much!! It is perfect!
- Pure and Natural Hand Soap - Again, perfect timing - I was about to go and get something like this, so I can't wait to use her favorite!!
- Oklahoma Sooners hat - DH says I have to send this one back because he is a Texas Longhorn fan!! I am not, though. I lived in Enid, OK, for a few years, so we can keep it in the house!!! I may pull it out in a few weeks for the Red River shootout just to see his reaction!!!
The petting area was also a favorite for the kids.
Thank goodness we don't have to wait for the BBQ festival to have BBQ. We have about 3 or 4 different places where we can enjoy Chester County BBQ any time of the year, so come on up sometime. We will treat you to a West TN treasure!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
One day we were in the car and Carter (my very random child) asked me why some people were different colors. I quickly explained to him that God wanted to have a rainbow on earth. He did not want everyone to look the same because that would be boring. God loves everyone for who they are no matter what they look like on the outside. He wanted everyone to be different.
Carter was quiet for a few minutes and then replied,
Friday, September 19, 2008
Hello. My name is Becky and I am addicted to Guitar Hero!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Glorify God when we see His hand in creation.
Thank God for blessings each day.
Have a prayer list for those who need our prayers.
Talk about what God would want us to do in different situations.
Look at what the Bible says about different situations and how we should deal with it.
Put scriptures in LB's lunch box at school.
Use Bible verses in daily conversations.
What do you do?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Grandmama Whittle was there is spirit. She had made each grandchild a cross-stitched quilt for them to receive upon their marriage. Here Richard is receiving his.
The gorgeous couple!!
Carter and LB chose this gift all on their own. They have played Uno Attack with Richard and Amy for countless hours!!! LB also included a paper airplane for Uncle Richard!
Me, Laura Beth, Richard, Mom and Amy
Opening a special gift from RoRo and Bub
Richard with Dr. Brown - one of his professors at FHU and the man who was instrumental in getting him to Auburn (thanks :( for that!)
Richard and high school friend Steven
Richard and college friend, Kevin
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set ono a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let you light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14-16
" . . . . Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. . . . . You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." - Deuteronomy 6:1-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6
"Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, . ." Song of Solomon 8:6
"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:4-7
Monday, September 15, 2008
Chocolate Trifle or Death by Chocolate
1 chocolate cake baked according to directions or
1 family recipe of brownies
1/2 c. chocolate syrup
1 3oz package of instant chocolate pudding, mixed
1 12 oz. carton of cool whip
1 8 oz pkg. of toffee pieces (for Carter's peanut allergy, I use chocolate chips)
1 chocolate candy bar
After removing the cake or brownies from the oven, crumble and pour syrup over.
In a separate bowl, mix prepared pudding and 1/2 of the cool whip.
In a large bowl, layer the following:
1/2 cake mixture
1/2 toffee pieces
1/2 pudding mixture
Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with candy bar shavings. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
On the plane ready to go
When they arrived in DC, the Army band met them at the airport.
Inside the monument
The service they had to honor all the veterans of this world war. They gave 22 flags to the monument. Each flag was presented to a current service man or woman. This veteran knew the service woman he was presenting his flag to.
Papa and the monument
At the monument - a tribute
This says it all
Papa, always the politician, made his way from the back of the crowd to right beside Senator Bob Doyle for this picture. We all just laughed and shook our heads. We were not surprised at all!
This is the area Papa served in during WWII. He did not have a chance to get to really see it, but his guardian went back at lunch and took these pictures for our family.
Changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington.
Pop and the Iwo Jima monument