Sunday, November 30, 2008
Oh by the way, This kid isnt spoiled. He makes Straight As in advanced Pre AP classes and never violates curfew and hasnt done anything wrong since he was 4 years old. Im not kidding. He is a good kid.) He dont even backtalk!
(yet anyway. hee hee)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Steinmart is where I got theirs! I love that store. A lot of people think Steinmart is Womens clothing, but its so much more, its home decor and bedding, sheets, pillows, towels and novel things that you just cant get anywhere else. Plus they have beautiful frames.
I went to Gardenridge, Michael's, Home Goods, Linens and Things, Hemisphere, Macys, Saks and Dillard's. I intended to go to IKEA, but I never made it that far. I was headed to Frisco but by that time it was 4:45 and I was pooped!
I'm glad I brought my lap top down here with me because in the evenings I'm getting work done too.
I had some wonderful Sushi yesterday at "SUSHI AWAJI" on MacArthur and 635. It was the best Ive ever had! (next to when I lived in JAPAN of course) And I had Hot Green tea and fried rice. Of Course you always have to have Garbi and Wasabi! And the MISO soup was really good too. And What a beautiful place!
Here's their web site if you are in the Dallas area. http://www.awajiirving.com/
I let my employees off for Friday too, so they could travel and be with their families too.
We'll be back in the studio on Tuesday. Have a good weekend. (now wheres my mother-in-laws Pumpkin pie?)
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thanks Christina for choosing me, I had so much fun with you. Don't ever change and stay free spirited and zany and wild. Because the world will beat that out of you eventually if you don't hang tight to it.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I remember back one year when I was only 14, and my parents had gotten a divorce that summer and my sister and I went to live with our father and our brother stayed with our mom.
My father didn't buy a turkey and when the day came, we thought we would just eat out someplace. But the one place open that day closed early so their employees could be with their families, so we didn't have Thanksgiving that day. I remember my sister and I crying and missing our mother so much. My dad tried to cheer us up and it wasn't working. Finally we went to a 7-11 and bought some cans of chili and that's what we had. Chili and beans and some white onion.
It made me vow that I would learn how to cook and that I would never let that happen. As the oldest child in the house (14 years old) I wanted to take care of my sister who was 11 yeard old, and dad and I took home economics and learned to cook.!
It was both sad, and so scary, especially with my little sister crying for our mom.
It never happened again that way, The next year my mother made sure that we drove to her town (2 hours away) and that we had a good Thanksgiving, but ill never forget that year before.
I hope that no one has to go through something like that, especially as a child. That's why I try to support places like Faith Mission in Wichita Falls, and the Salvation Army because they feed people who don't have a family or the means.
Remember to be thankful for the things you have and mostly the people you love for others are not so fortunate.
God Bless and Happy day!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
3 or 4 over ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
audacious: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
about 15 years ago, I stumbled across a SPEECH in a book, and I Xeroxed copied it and Ive kept it ever since.
So Bulldogs, you tried, you tried your heart out and that's all that truly counts.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a Worthy Cause, who at the best knows in the end the Triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while Daring Greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
-Theodore Roosevelt- Paris
I've never seen a game like it. Our boys were amazing, and then in the 4th quarter things took a turn for the worse. With China Spring getting 2 touchdowns on us at the end.
The boys played their hearts out and Bruce and I are so proud of them all!
The Bulldog crowd cheered and shook the stadium with noise the whole game. We screamed and chanted and rocked the multi million dollar stadium. We definetly had spirit and were pumped.
and I think China Spring underestimated our boys. In fact, I found this morning in the Waco Tribune the quotes below of what their head coach had to say about the team.
But honestly I'm so proud of all of them. They wanted this and they wanted it bad and statistically they outplayed the cougars. Just look at the stats in the Times Record News. Just in the 4Th quarter they got a couple of plays on us and there wasn't time to recover.
Or son got a good sack and they looked like College players out there on that field. Our defense was amazing too. All the boys played well. Considering they played the #3 ranked team they really surprised the Cougars who underestimated us. Our boys have nothing to hang their heads about. You done good guys, it was a great effort. -D.D.
WACO TRIBUNE NEWS-“That’s a very good football team,” China Spring coach Mark Bell said of Burkburnett. “You don’t come in at 9-1 without being a good football team. We knew it would be a physical game, and it was.”
Was it ever. For fans of bone-jarring defense, the game was a masterpiece. Neither team could muster much offense against the other’s swarming tacklers.
With the score tied at 3 entering the fourth quarter, China Spring finally dented the end zone — and did so in dynamic fashion.
With a deceptive move, Hicks found an open gap behind the Bulldog secondary, and Brian Bell found him with a deep toss downfield. A charging Burkburnett defensive back darted in and appeared to cut off Hicks’ path to the end zone, but the receiver cut back, then took advantage of some fine blocking from fellow receiver Reece Meador to complete the 67-yard TD.
Burkburnett got the ball back, but Matt Frazier intercepted Bulldog QB Jason Beach and brought the ball back to the Burkburnett 16.
Every time Burkburnett tried to get its upset bid kick-started in the first half, it stubbed its toe. The Bulldogs mounted a 16-play drive on their opening possession to take the ball inside the China Spring 10, but the Cougars’ Lloyd swooped in to block Derek Devereaux’s 22-yard field goal try.
“They’re a good football team, and essentially their mission is to try to jump out in front of you early. And with their ball-control offense, it’s hard to get back in it if they do that, Coach Bell said.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
THANKS TO GINA FOR SENDING THAT TO ME! Yeaa!
Friday, November 21, 2008
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I just resent all the orders from last week and this is what i got!
Step 9. Confirmation
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Okay Great, This means we will get a huge box on Tuesday, thanks to all of you for being so patient. Especially McGhee and Johnson, Adair and Chandler!
Which were due early this week, or late last week.
So sorry, I guess when it rains it pours. That's my luck though. :(
Back to work now.
Oh the UPS Aint Gonna Like me, Hes gonna have Huge Boxes!
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Its been crazy. Fortunately my husband was able to take off work today and is trying to help us out and our O.M. Lucy's son is back home as of today. (he came down with Pneumonia on Friday and is finally back home a week later today.) She is trying to catch up on phone messages, etc. Thanks to Pam our part time girl who helped out. Thanks PAM! She has another job and tried to squeeze in between shifts to help.
What a week.... I'm still fighting with Road Runner on the Internet connection issues. Then this morning we had a power outage in the neighborhood and all computers, printers, everything went off line.
Okay. Can we start over Monday???
Thanks for your understanding. Can someone say a prayer for us today? Please? Lets see if this post even works or not to the blog. Cross your fingers....
Thursday, November 20, 2008
“Watch your thoughts, for they become Words.
Watch your Words, for they become Actions.
Watch your Actions, for they become Habits.
Watch your Habits, for they become Character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny.”
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'm so glad that it moved so many of you. I am sorry so many of you cried! I don't like to make people cry, but I do love to inspire people. (my employees tell me all the time that I make them cry, good tears though! Inspiring things. That is what I live for really to be inspired and inspire others. After I almost lost my life in 1989, I've been that way ever since.
Thanks for your emails guys, Its good to know that my clients have soft hearts like mine. Have a good night everyone!
Here's the link again. Get the Kleenex.! Even my tough husband was touched by it too. Click here. http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ee73e63418003b47d7d5
Take a minute and watch it to the end and let me know what you think. My son first showed it to me last year and I was so moved!
Plus I love the band Lifehouse, they are amazing. Just watch to the end please. :)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The last image is one that I worked on digitally to make it look as if it has been painted. A few years ago I wrote a book for photographers on how to do this. The book is called "From Ordinary to Extraordinary!"
If you would like to purchase a copy, they are $49.95 and $4.99 for shipping and handling within the US.
If you want a copy, write to me at PDixie@sw.rr.com or call our studio at 940-761-5111. Ive taught many people how to do this, and my workbook has step by step instructions! Click on the image to see it larger and see the detail.
For YOUR Realtor portrait, or Business Headshot, give us a call! We love to do them, and have a great packages specifically for this type of portrait.
Today I want to share it with you all.
"Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house.
In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.
His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could!
Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him.
From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs! That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go.
A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.
Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived! His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.
The newspaper reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Dad wouldn't let go of me."
Myf riend also wrote this. " You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. No, not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let you go. In the midst of your struggle, He's been there holding on to you.
The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God. He wants to protect you and provide for you in every way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack.
That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful. He did not and will not ever let you go. Please pass this on to those you love. God has blessed you, so that you can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going through.
Never judge another person's scars, because you don't know how they got them. Also, it is so important that we are not selfish, to receive the blessings of these messages, without forwarding them to someone else.
Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them, too - enough to not let them go."
Always Tell Your Family And Friends How Much You Love Them
Sunday, November 16, 2008
He's also got that independent-free thinker personality, which I always admire in people. I expect he will do great things in his life. PLUS HE"S REALLY FUNNY TOO! He made me laugh a lot!
Today was part 1 of his photo shoot and we will do the rest after football season is over.
Hes amazingly athletic and could be an amazing gymnast if he chose to!
I watched him walk on his hands for like a full minute!
I had so much fun with you Josh today! Thanks for letting me be a part of your Senior year! (and Thanks Gina and Gary for helping me!)
Thanks Gina for the Photos! I created a composite of his party, of some of the pictures. I am making a Slideshow too coming soon. His friends have all been asking about it!
Just click on the composite to see it larger, to see the Details!
Take 1 Birthday Boy, Find a 7000 sq foot Party Room, Add in Tables and Chairs for 100, Add in A Giant Punch Fountain, 112 Silver and Black Ballons, Throw in an Awesome DJ, and Bring in 2 SUMO WRESTLERS SUITS AND MATS, velvet ropes and 24 cupcakes and a Large Cake , MIX in 77 friends and TOP OFF 2008 Black Dodge Charger and you have one heck of a PARTY!!!