Sunday, May 29, 2011

The bees' knees.

Walking back to our car after church, we discovered the sidewalk was off-limits, marked off by yellow caution tape. Why?

BEES. Lots and lots of bees.

Dripping off the tire swing like, well, honey.

Pretty freaky!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why the end of school is bittersweet.

Especially since I teach seniors.

This is also why I have a love/hate relationship with graduation.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Flute Festival.


For the second year, Katie and I spent a Saturday at UNT for the Texas Flute Festival. Katie performed her flute-boxing solo and as part of an ensemble.



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It is pretty surreal to walk onto campus and hear trills and runs coming from every direction! It's fun, too, to check out the vendors with their songbooks and flute pencils, not to mention the alto and bass flutes. But most of all, it's nice to share this world of fluting with my girl!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And the band played on.

I used to think the month of December was the craziest, what with all the holiday obligations. Now I'm thinking May takes the title. From spring break to the end of school, we are crazy busy with activities almost every night. One of those activities this year was Katie's middle school band concert.




Of course, the band sounded fantastic! We're so proud of our musical children.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In tune.

Ice and snow cancelled the school district's solo contest earlier in the year, but on this Saturday, we were good to go! Both Katie and Ryan performed. Brett took Ryan for his solo, and I took Katie.
After Katie was finished playing, we made a Starbucks run. Playing the flute is thirsty work!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day.

On this mom's day, we went to early service and then left before class so we could attend the special brunch at Memaw's apartment building.

Before we ate, though, we gave Memaw her present:


Then it was time for the feast.


We had fun chowing down and clowning around.

After brunch, we paid a visit to Nana.


We are so blessed to have our awesome moms!

And I am blessed to be the mom to these two:
(Ryan with his old crib mirror)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Hello again.

It was a no-brainer. The Facebook post said Bevo would be at the Fort Worth Co-op on Saturday, so I knew where I would be heading on Saturday! A quick text later, and my best football buddy was on board, too. We made plans to meet at the FW Co-op and then have lunch at Chuy's across the street.

This was not our first time to get up-close-and-personal with Bevo. We had most recently visited with the bovine so fine on Thanksgiving Day when he paid a visit to our tailgate.

As we waited in line for our photo op, Bevo turned his head and those massively long horns and looked straight at us. I swear he recognized us.

Being this close to the superstar (again), it was fascinating to see just how docile this gentle giant is. I've heard the Silver Spurs say he's like a big dog, but it was still funny to see one of his handlers petting him like you would a puppy.

Our big moment: posing with the big guy

Hook 'em, Bevo! Long may you reign!