Friday, July 31, 2009

Westwood Women's Softball Team

Thanks so much to Amy Redmon (the one of the front row who is acting her age I think!) LOL for sending me this picture that I made for her of Westwood's women's softball team after the tournament game Thursday night.
Notice all the mud on some of the girls??? Well right at 3rd base there was a huge mud puddle. Amy bless her heart sacrificed herself and slid in head and then belly into the mud hole! And she was safe that's for sure!
Well some of the younger girls including my child, Leah thought it would be fun to play in the mud puddles after the game was over. Needless to say....memories they will never forget!!
Some of the team members were not there the other night. Hopefully, we can get a full team picture before the end of the season. By the way....we won our game and will play Tuesday night, Aug. 4 at 8:00 at the fairgrounds if you would like to come out and support the Westwood Women!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Yard Sale Friday - July 31

The Senior members of the Pioneerettes Dance Team
are having a BIG YARD SALE!
When? Friday only - July 31
Where? Moore's Lumber Sales on the Manchester Hwy.
Time? 7:00 a.m. until??? hopefully it's all gone!
Why? The girls are trying to raise money to help with their trip
to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Ya'll come! There will be lots of name brand clothing for the whole family! Some not even worn! Would be a great time to do some back to school shopping. We are going to have some fall clothing items as well. We have household items too.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First Tomato!

Yum Yum! I ate the first tomato out of my garden tonight for supper along with fried squash from the garden and hamburger steak. We also had some fried okra that was in my freezer from last years garden.

Needless to say --- it was all eaten and not a bite left!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Leah's Senior Casual Pictures

If you don't have anything else to do except surf the web, then take a look at some of Leah's senior casual pictures that Stephanie Edens took of Leah. They are absolutely wonderful and it is going to be soooo hard to chose from the pictures that she made (which was over 100)!
We made the pictures down at the Barren Fork River in Rock Island at a good friends home.
Thanks Mr. Ray and Pearl!!

Look over to the right at my links and click on Stephanie Edens Photography and it will take you right there.

New Auto Repair Business

Our good friend John Tubb and his dad, Wayne have opened up an Auto Repair business. They can work on just about any kind of vehicle that you might have and do their work at a great economical cost and won't be too hard on the ole pocketbook!
If you need their services, give them a call at 273-7424 or check out their blog at!
You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dr. Pepper/Sundrop products on sale!!

It's that time again to stock up on your favorite Dr. Pepper products for the fall!! Leah is now selling 20 oz. bottled drinks. They are $23.00 for 24 drinks. That's a pretty good deal! Just a little over a dollar/drink!
Just leave a comment or email me if you would like to order. The sale ends on Aug. 13 so we will have to collect your money before then. Thanks so much for your support! This fundraiser helps Leah's individual account for the dance team and believe me we need all the help we can get with it being our senior year and a New York trip and nationals trip that we have to come up with the money for.
Here is the list of the drinks we have to sell --
Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper
7 up, Diet 7 up
Sundrop, Diet Sundrop, Diet Caffeine Free Sundrop
RC Cola, Diet Rite
Welch's Grape, SunKist Orange, Diet SunKist Orange
A & W Rootbeer, Nehi Peach
A & W Cream Soda and Deja Blue Water

Today is the last time for our Seniors to go to WCHS and pick up their schedules for the school year!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Time sure does fly!

You know you think that your babies will take forever to grow up especially when they are small and require so much attention and time??? Well in a blink of an eye they are all grown up and getting ready to start their Senior year in high school!! This was a special day for Leah when we went and had her formal drape picture made.
We hope she has many great memories of her last year in high school!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Reunion of Friends

On our recent trip to Seiverville (the tractor pull and my shopping trip) I was so glad that I got to go and have supper with one of my college friends, Suzanne. We both graduated from TTU and became friends when we had classes together the majority of the time. We soon found out not long after we met that of course we had the same (similar) names -- Susan and Suzanne so we called each other Su#1 and Su#2. We were both born the same month and year AND she was born on the 27th and I was born on the 28th!! How bout that for the ingredients of a close friendship!! She and I have kept in touch for some 25+ years! I think we stayed in Ruby Tuesday's some 3 hours just catching up!
It was great seeing her and of course she hasn't changed a bit since we were in college!

Home Sweet Home!

I thought I would share with you all our home. This is originally my grandparents home which was built in the late 60's. As a little girl I remember all the details in the building of this home. There are soooo many wonderful memories that I have as a child staying here with my grandparents and now I get to live here!! Actually my parents did move here and lived for quite some time before my dad and mom and to move to another home so that they could just have one level and no stairs! We were fortunate to be able to sell our home in Midway and then move here along with 18 acres of land!
Well I decided this year that I wanted to try my hand at putting out a garden. My grandmother always put one out in the back yard. Her garden was much bigger than this one though.
I thought I was never going to get to put it out though due to all the rain we had this spring. I think I actually got to put it out at the first of June.
Take a look at the next picture to how it looks now!! I am thrilled that it is doing so well. Just getting yellow squash and some cucumber out of it now but tomatoes, corn, okra and a few beans will be coming soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Who says makeovers are for only "humans" !!

This is our Golden Doodle - Sadie
That rain we had Sunday night just did not help her looks at all!! LOL! Bless her heart! She looks pitiful!

This is our Golden Retriever - Maggie. She weighs in at about 84 lbs. But after her new makeover today she will weigh much less!

Ellite Kennels did a fantastic job!

Boy she sure does feel cooler I can tell you that! And looks much better too!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

We hope everyone has a great and safe day!

Enjoy your family time that you have together!

Come and see the fireworks at Midway CIC somewhere around 10:00!!

Also if you are out at Midway today, come by and visit the Senior Pioneerettes "Patriotic Sweet Shoppe!" They are trying to raise money for their trip to perform in the Macy's parade this Thanksgiving! They will also be doing face painting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dance Camp was a success for our team!

The Warren Co. High School Pioneerettes returned home from dance camp with many prestigious awards!! We are so proud of them!
They received the Team superior trophy, the team drill down award, and second place in their home routine.
These are the Senior/officers for the dance team this year. They are very talented girls who work very hard to keep the team at its best and be good examples and mentors to their teammates! At dance camp at TTU all of the Seniors received the All-American award (they had to perform a routine they learned at camp and do it individually plus add a couple of 8 counts onto the end of the routine for competing). By receiving this award they have the opportunity to go to Rome during New Years and perform in their parade there. However, also as officers, they have the opportunity to go to New York City and perform in the Macy's parade and they are going to be doing that!! We are so excited! The 4 seniors moms are going to go as well! I went when my oldest daughter was a senior and it was a great trip! I can't wait!

They seniors along with one junior also recieved the Team Full Out Award. This was a dance routine that was taught at camp in which they had to dance with 5 girls and incorporate shape changes and make it their own. They did a great job and were so proud of them for receiving this award at the end of camp!

Here's Leah after the team performed their home routine on the first night of camp. We did a routine this year that was totally different especially with the make up and hair! It was a hip hop routine that they girls absolutely loved! Thanks to all of you who came and supported the girls at camp and cheered them on. We had a great crowd from our town come and watch!

Here's Lauren and Leah showing that "sisterly love"! yes those are false eyelashes you see on Leah! Talk about having to put them on 20 girls!! Whew thank goodness for great parents/grandparents/aunts of the girls who came early and helped with hair and makeup!!

Here's a picture I took the last day of camp when the girls were stretching out to make sure they did not pull any muscles! Wish I could stretch like that!
Look at those good pointed toes!
Congratulations to the girls! and the coaches! A lot of time goes in before camp to get ready and prepare. The girls practiced every day after school was out from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00. During that time they also condition by running. If they didn't these routines are so strenuous they would never make it through the routine!
Thanks to all of you who help support our team throughout the year with our fundraisers! They sure do appreciate it!