Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Rick Streetman

I know at some time you will be stalking my webpage to see what I have written lately, so this one is for you. This is the song that I used for one of the videos at our wedding. I have it in my iTunes at work. When it came on this morning, I just stopped and listened to the words. It is "amazing" that after FOUR short years, I still feel the same way about you...  The original was too long, so I cut out some of the lines.

Amazed lyrics

Every time our eyes meet
This feeling inside me
Is almost more than I can take
I've never been this close to anyone or anything
I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better

I wanna spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever

Every little thing that you do
Baby, I'm amazed by you!

Thanks for four great years!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sprinkler Show 2011

This week was our annual AFSA Sprinkler show with Rick's job. It was not one of the most exciting ones that we have had the privilege to attend, but we did make the best of a local venue. It was in San Antonio. I had not been there in 10 years, so I wanted to experience all the "touristy" things one more time. 

Bonnie and Clyde's car in the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

Highlights of the trip!

  • The Alamo
  • The river boat ride
  • Excellent food and a nice hotel on the river
  • The trolley - Hop a Bus Tours (I did this one by myself.)
  • The old historical hotels - Menger, Gunter, St. Anthony's
  • Sunset at the top of the Tower of America's 
  • A 4D action show/film in the Tower of America's - great show
  • The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum - great museum
I tried to convince the guys that watching the sun "set" at the top of the tower would be romantic. Of course, I took some ridicule for this; but this simple country girl, loved it. It was nice seeing the sunset and then watching the lights gradually come on all across downtown San Antonio.
The stupid thing we did was run down 18 flights of stairs. Our hotel room was on the eighteenth floor. The first day Rick said that we could just run down the stairs rather than walk around to the elevator. Our room was the very last room on the the floor with a stairwell next to our room. So it sounded like a quick way to get down. However, no one would have guessed that going down stairs uses muscles that are not normally used. We all had sore legs for the remainder of the trip.
Jot Gunter's Hotel in San Antonio
 On the way home, it was the boys' day. Rick's brother had made the comment on the way down that he had always wanted to stop at the Snake Farm. So Saturday - we did. I have to say that it was much more than any of us expected. It did have around 80 snakes, but many other animals. It has birds, monkeys, zebra, longhorn cows, foxes, deer, pigs, llamas, alligators, and many other strange animals.
Randy's "Dream" Stop
We also stopped at two classic car collections/museums. As usually, for the amount of time that we were gone; we did cover a lot of ground. Next year is Hawaii. I am not for sure that I can do all the touristy things in three days. I am thinking that they are going to have to give us a couple of extra days or leave me to come home by myself.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Random Thoughts

It is hard for me to write tonight for my randomness in my thought processes. Here are a few of the things on my mind.
  • Chad finally was told on Thursday that he would be leaving on Saturday for Singapore. That meant he would be flying on 9/11. I know that he would not be in the US and would probably be safer than most Americans on 9/11, but this mother was still worried. Five P.M. Saturday, I got the text he was boarding his plane. Basically for the next 25 hours I stared at my phone until I got the text message, "made it safe," from Chad.
  • This weekend is the six year anniversary of Mother's passing away. As I have stated many times,  I am so grateful to have been raised by Bennie Henderson Scoggins. To borrow from one of my earlier posts about her - she was the epitome of a lady - a Christian lady, at that. 
  • 9/11/01 Memories of ten years ago. I was at Fair Park at the Science place on a school field trip. Diana, the principal, had me paged. She told me to round up the students, get them back on the bus, and come back to Gunter. Several of the students had portable radios. We listened in awe as we drove back to Gunter. When we got back, I remember going into David Gage's classroom just staring at the TV. 
  • We started a new Bible study two weeks ago. I knew that we were going to be in for a treat with Beth Moore, but I also knew that it was going to be a challenge. Each study I have done with our Ladies' Ministry group has been so relevant to my personal life at the moment. This one is Believing God. Without a doubt, God is going to increase my faith through circumstances.
  • I am thankful to have Rickie in my life. I would hate to be going through all this "home alone." He has been more than patient with me while I have been on my emotional roller-coaster these last several weeks. 
I really do not mean for this to sound like a "downer." Life really is good for me. I am thrilled for the opportunities that Chad is going to have abroad. I love Tara. My school year has started out very smoothly. The grandchildren are all at fun stages. Abby makes me laugh daily. God continues to show Himself daily.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Man and His Toys

It is often said that men never out grow the need for toys… is just the cost and size that changes. Many a wife can vouch for this man and his toy fetish. This weekend we took a 1300 mile road trip in two days to Iowa to pick up Rick's newest toy. He has always dreamed of having his high school car - a 1967 Silver 4 speed GTO.
Last Sunday night, thanks to his brother, who also knew of his dream, found him a 1967 4 speed GTO on eBay. Rick and his  iPad got busy. Within 15 minutes he had bought a car off the internet. I really do not think he thought he would get it. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
So this Labor Day weekend, his brother, Rick and i took a road trip. I think I enjoyed the trip the most. The only thing more entertaining than traveling with one Streetman is two Streetmans. 

The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.  ~Author Unknown

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Legacy Continues (in style)

September 1, 2011
A Scoggins National Holiday

Without repeating myself of what this day means to us, I will just send you to an earlier post,
This gives you a glimpse of our past.
Even though I am not going to get to spend time with the boys this holiday, at least they are spending time together. Before Chad leaves the country, he took a couple of days to go to Lubbock to hunt with Greg, to hang out, and to catch a Tech game. I assure that Kennith Marlow is smiling at his grandsons for carrying on the hunting tradition and thinking at the same time - "Hollywood," because they are not dressed in the traditional clothes with the traditional hunting vest. He may be thinking what are those bags and sunglasses! However, the legacy continues! 

Rick and I will be doing our own thing this Labor Day holiday weekend. We have a road trip planned. More details coming....