Now that I'm writing all this out, 2007 sounds a little crazier than I remember, but something stands out. Through all the uncertainty and changes, there were those things that we were sure of, a few things that would not change: the love of our family and friends and the love of our savior. A couple of verses comes to mind here: Rom. 8:37-39.
I hope everyone has a few minutes to reflect as I did.
Happy New Year to everyone. I can't wait to see what 2008 will bring for us all.
Did anyone know who Chris Jesse was before last night? Chris is the stepson of Texas coach Mack Brown and was on the sideline during the Holiday Bowl last night. The gist of the story is that after a 12-minute review, officials stated Chris touched the ball while in play, resulting in unsportsmanlike conduct. Arizona State got the ball back on 4th down and scored. The full story gives more details. Fortunately for Chris, Texas won.
Ron will kill me for posting this pic, but he's at work right now... How does that saying go? When the cat's away the mice will play? Anyway...I just thought it would be fun to show a different side of Ron... a younger side. :)
So I couldn't title this post a "love/hate relationship" because there is absolutely no hatred found anywhere in my heart for little Sam Philley. But there are times when I don't like him a whole lot. One hour ago was one of those times. He was just irritating me. Maybe it's because I'm pregnant and full of all kinds of unexplained emotions. Also, maybe I wish I would stop getting morning sickness especially since I'm 4 months now... Whatever it was, I was thinking of how nice it would be to have a temporary break from being a mom. Then it happened...he made me like him again.
Ron, Sam and I just got back from spending some time with family in Mississippi and Louisiana. It was a long trip, but well worth it. Sam got all the attention; of course that's what happens when you're the only little one in a group of about 25 people.
This picture was taken at Ron's grandmother's house. Baba Dee lives in rural Louisiana in a little community called Enterprise. It's always a little weird going there just because it's so different from our life here in the city. She has no computer which causes Ron and I to realize just how much time we spend on the internet. Sam loves going to Baba Dee's house. Her house backs up to the Ouachita River and she has plenty of land on which he can roam. Unfortunately, it's an 8 hour drive so we don't go very often.
As wonderful as the trip was, we were all very glad to get home Sunday. Sleeping in our own bed, eating our own food....ahh how nice! There are more pictures from our trip to the left under our family pics.
Well, I'd like to write more about our trip and other things on my mind, but I have to go. Sam is waking up from his afternoon nap, so mommy duty calls.
Okay, now that the important stuff is out of the way... I feel like I have some catching up to do since Ron has posted several times and I have yet to post. The problem is, I don't have the time. So this is a quick hello and goodbye until later. I hope to have time tonight to post my side of the story concerning how Ron and I met and delve a little deeper into our nicknames. (Yes Ashley, Ronzo is his official nickname and friends all over the globe call him that.)
'til next time