Monday, October 31, 2011

Rick's Family Reunion

On Thursday, the three Streetman brothers, Teresa, Abby, and I went to the mountains for a family reunion on their mother’ side of the family.  Before we got to Amarillo the temperature dropped, and it started snowing . By the time we got to the cabin it had snowed 6-8 inches. The snow covered setting gave me a great opportunity to take pictures with my camera without freezing to death.
The "snow-covered" front steps and deck.

 We had a great time visiting with his cousins. A few were some that they had not seen in years. It was fun hearing the stories of when they visited each other as children or memories of each others’ parents. I even heard some Jack and Short stories that I had not heard before, as well as many of the classics.
A favorite of mine - the palisades.

We cooked a meal Friday for a few of the cousins that came in early. We had five Streetmans in the kitchen cooking at one time. Saturday morning we went into Taos. We felt the need to visit the Pueblos for a short time. Only two of us got scalped. Randy got to keep his hair. We cooked, and then we visited with the family some more. In all there were 10 out of 15 living cousins in attendance with 7 spouses.
The cousins.

I know that the boys occasionally give Jack a hard time in the stories they tell, Rick and Randy are quick to tell how they had to wear a shirt to the dinner table, no longer were they able to run around the house in their underwear, and they had to shut the door when they used the bathroom.  But when you go to the cabin that Jack and Short built, you cannot help but see a different side to the man that changed the Streetman boys’ lives and the man that “ruled” Gunter schools for so many years. 



Abby's favorite place at the cabin.




Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's My Birthday

October 28 - Friday, we will be 1 year old!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What a Week!

This week was just as fun-filled as I was expecting. Here are the highlights of the week:

The Ranger game last Saturday night was NO disappointment to any Ranger fan. It had all the elements for a great game. We came from behind. The score was 14 -5, so we got to see lots of action with lots of home runs. We had wonderful seats with a great view. Fun people were around us. And we won the American League Championship with all the confetti and hoop-la.

I got to visit with Tara and Chad before he left the country again. We celebrated his birthday since he will be gone, which meant good family time. Even though it took 31 hours to get there, Chad is back in Singapore until Christmas and the wedding. 

Sunday night was our night to go see Rascal Flatts for our anniversary. It was another great concert. This is one of the newer groups that we have seen, which was evident by two major facts. We were some of the oldest people at the concert, and we had to STAND for the ENTIRE concert. On Monday when we went back to work, our bodies knew that we had been to a major ballgame and concert. Rick said he was glad to go to work where he could sit down - which is a joke, because if you know Rick you know he never sits down for too long - anywhere.

Thursday and Friday I spent in Oklahoma City at the largest craft fair I care to go to. Every year that we go it seems to get larger and larger. I got claustrophobic at one point - way too many people in much too small of spot (there are 7 buildings at the state fair complex jam packed with "stuff.")

Thanks to God for a great week! (Sorry no pictures. I dumped them on to my external drive, and did not go retrieve them.)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Take me out to the "Ranger" ballgame

I am so excited. In a few hours we will be going to the Ranger game. Hopefully, it will be the game where the Rangers will win the American League Championship, which will qualify them for the World Series. Last year I jumped on the Ranger wagon during the playoffs and stayed with them all the way to end. We were at the last World Series game where they lost. We got back on the wagon again during the playoffs this year. Rick did not tell me he bought tickets to this game tonight. He let me yell at them on Thursday night and pout because they were losing. After the game and the cows had been fed, he handed me the envelope with the tickets. He really is a great guy!

We are taking Mindi and Cade with us - both the biggest Ranger fans in the state of Texas. They did not wait until the playoffs to get on the wagon. They were pulling the wagon before the season ever started. Also, Chad and Tara will be at the game. This will be my first time to see him since he has been to Singapore and before he leaves again.

So....
Take me out to the ballgame, 
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Memories and Dreams

1965 Cobra - My Dream Car
This weekend Rick's brother took his classic car to a car show at the Texas Motor Speedway to participate in the Goodguys National Car show. This was a HUGE deal. Participants could either show their cars off, sell their cars, or both. There were around 2000 custom and classic cars. Thousands of people came out to see this extravaganza. As we walked around there were two conversations that were on-going. The first was people going down memory lane at the cars telling a story about who had it, whether it be parents, self, or friends.  The second conversation was which car the person dreamed of owning. I was guilty of both. As I was drooling over one of my dream cars, Chad called. Kidingly, I told him I was going to spend his inheritance on my dream car - a 1965 Cobra!