Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today life in the United States ceased to exist the way it did once before. The world stopped turning for a day and all we could do was stare at the awful events unfolding on the televisions before our eyes. I remember I had taken a student to the office and just happend to walk by a tv and saw the aftermath of the first plane in the World Trade Center. I was in shock hearing the reports and then the second plane entered the television frame and slammed into the 2nd tower. I can remember the tears flowing down my face and everyone around me. All I wanted to do was continue to stare at the television, but I knew I had a classroom full of students I had to comfort. How could I comfort kids when I didn't know how to wrap my mind around what was going on myself?

Today I sit here watching all the news coverage of the 10 year anniversary and it feels like it happened yesterday. My children now have the same questions my students did on that day. I answer them as honestly as I can. My two oldest understand evil and have accepted Chrsit as their Lord and Savior. My baby girl cries as she sees the children left alone with a parent missing. She cries as the firefighters pull another body out of the wreckage. She cries as she sees the people jump from the top of the World Trade Center. She ask questions of why this happened, why are people mean to us, why could everyone not get out alive. I don't want them to live in fear, but I want them to know what has happened in our country. I want them to see the heroes of that day. I want them to know that Christ is Lord of all and He will end evil one day with His mightly right hand.

Let us never forget September 11, 2001, but we must move forward with a new sight. A new sight of the mission God has laid out for us. A mission to tell the world of His love and salvation. A mission of helping our neighbors. A mission of knowing we never walk alone. A mission of knowing if this happened to the very building I am sitting in right now, I know my eternity is in heaven.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Julia's First Soccer Game

Julia had her first soccer game tonight. She did a great job and had lots of fun. The first time she was in she played goalie. She actually dove to stop a ball from going into the goal! I was excited to see her actually playing. Goalie is her favorite position because she doesn't have to run when she plays goalie. Her team won 3-1!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


We are going to Disney in 200 Days! I can't wait! We get to book our meals in 20 days! I have it all scheduled out right now and I pray that we get everything we want. We are going during a time that has free dining, but we upgraded to deluxe dining. We are getting to do a great mix of character meals and non-character table service meals. Here is what we have planned at the time. If one of the meals is not a great one, let me know and give me some recommendations of where you like to go with your family.



Tusker House

Animal Kingdom


Chef Mickey

Cape May
Yacht & Beach Club

1900 Park Fare
Grand Floridian

Crystal Palace
Magic Kingdom

Sci-Fi Dinner
Hollywood Studios

Whispering Canyon
Wilderness Lodge

The Garden Grill

Cinderella’s Castle

Magic Kingdom

Le Cellier

O’hana (1)

Cape May Clam Bake

Yacht & Beach Club

We are not telling the kids where we are staying so we can have a surprise for them! I cannot wait to pull into our resort and see their faces. They are going to be so excited!

Maroon Thursday

This time of year is my absolute favorite. The weather is getting a little cooler, the kids are in school, I am back at work, and it is FOOTBALL SEASON! I love football! I think it comes from attending every high school football game my 4 years in high school since I was a majorette, attending every Mississippi State University home football game and a few away games during my 4 years in college since I was a majorette there as well and to top it off my little brother was a wonderful football player and I spent many evenings watching his games, game replays on tv and playing catch with him in the yard. I just love football. My husband loves football, my oldest daughter loves football, my son loves football and even my baby girl loves football! We just can't get enough of it especially MSU FOOTBALL!

This season started with a road game on a Thursday night! WHY? Beats the heck out of me. I was dieing to be at the game last Thursday night, but couldn't justify taking off on the Friday before Labor Day to attend a non-conference game! The kids and I dressed in our best Maroon and White on Thursday for school expecting a great victory from the Bulldogs.

And boy did they not let us down. We started off a little shakey, but quickly got it together for a very impressive win of 59-14! I am still super excited about this win!

I cannot wait for our first home game. Yes, on another Thursday night! We play LSU on September 15th. I cannot wait to be in Davis Wade Stadium. To hear the rumble of the crowd, the cheers from the cheerleaders, the fight song from the Famous Maroon Band, the wonderful sound of cowbells ringing. I can't wait to see MSU spelled out on the field, the smoke in front of the M-Club, the team running onto the field and the team doing the Dog Pound Rock before taking the field. I know this is going to be the best season yet!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pirate Day

Football season is in full swing now! The kids have had 2 pirate days at school for the first 2 ballgames of the year with many more to follow. The Winfield Pirates are 2-0 right now and everyone is looking for a great football season. GO PIRATES!!!

Pirate Bob

Jack had to design a Pirate for school. This is Pirate Bob! He doesn't look like a very scary pirate.

Winfield City Council Meeting

Jack's baseball team was recognized at the City Council Meeting in August for all their accomplishments this summer. The team was the first team out of Winfield to make it to the Dixie Youth State Tournament. Everyone is so proud of them!