Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Long Time, No Blogging

I know I've been an awful blogger, but I will try to do better! The last time I really blogged was more than a month ago when it rained last, and guess what? It finally rained again this weekend! I'm not really sure if the rain came in time to help our corn crop, but we always welcome rain, and I know it helped the rice and hayfields. Thank-you Jesus! Darren has told KatieLynn that when we say our prayers at night, she should ask God for rain on the corn, so every night she says, "Please God, help it to rain, rain, rain!" And now, it has, and we just have to trust the Lord's timing of it all.

Dean helps me tenderize some deer steak; he and his sister take turns helping me cook.
We have already had a busy summer, and one reason I haven't blogged is that I've been awful about remembering to take my camera, so haven't had many pictures. We went to the Oil Ranch and the Houston Zoo with the Burmans. I forgot my camera at the Oil Ranch, and then my battery died right after we got to the zoo, but I'm hoping my friend Heather got more. :) Here are her kids, Gracie & Chipper with KatieLynn in front of some monkeys.

Father's Day weekend we went to west Texas for a reunion in Robert Lee on my mom's side, and also to celebrate my Lacy Grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary in Miles. We had a good visit, and the kids traveled very well. Of course, nobody slept in the car, but still the trip was good. Here's a picture of Davis (a cousin) and Dean playing tractors at Aunt Gaye & Uncle Richard's house. For Darren's Father's Day present I had some aerial photos taken of our house. They took several, but here are a couple. We have Darren's pride-n-joy hayfield immediately surrounding our house. In the bottom one, you can see some of the rice fields close to our house, and a cornfield on the backside of the house. This past weekend, we had company from one of my Aggie friends, Heather Petton. Her daughter Haley is four, and her son just turned one, and KatieLynn and Dean loved playing with them. Haley and KatieLynn played dress up as mermaids; they were so cute!!

Here's a shot of KatieLynn after church one Sunday. She is putting her jewelry up. It's so funny because the nursery ladies think she is a girly-girl, always wearing a dress and sometimes a ring or bracelet to churh, when the truth is she does enjoy dressing up for church, but she usually has stripped down by 9:30am to put on 'her real clothes' (we're usually home around 9:20). Her favorite is jean shorts -she calls them short jeans.

KatieLynn & Dean are all clean in their pajamas and John Deere caps, watching one of Daddy's farming shows.

Gotta Love a Survey

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:00
2. Diamonds or pearls? both!!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Evan Almighty on June 26, 2007 (my anniversary -maybe we can go again this year!)
4. What is your favorite TV show? This summer- Army Wives, but I also enjoy Darren's favorites: Iceroad Truckers & Farmer Wants a Wife
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cereal & Milk
6. What is your middle name? Lacy
7. What food do you dislike? sandwiches with a bunch of mushed up stuff, like chicken salad -I call it 'old lady chic food'!
8. What is your favorite CD at moment? I don't really buy CD's, just listen to the radio: old & new country
9. What kind of car do you drive? 2004 Tahoe
10. Favorite sandwich? Grilled Cheddar Cheese
11. What characteristic do you despise? Bad Attitude
12. Favorite item of clothing? Jean shorts & flip flops
13. If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? somewhere with blue water, and someday I'd like to go to Europe too
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Target, TJMaxx, something cute, comfortable, and on sale :)
15. Where would you retire to? My house -I love it
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? This year??? Just family came over while Jack cooked fajitas; we had a ball!
18. Furthest place you are sending this? ???
19. Person you expect to send it back first? Julie, maybe?
20. When is your Birthday? January 27
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Once I am out of bed...I love the mornings, especially when I get up before the kids. I enjoy getting dressed for the day, without the kids' help. :)
22. What is your shoe size? 9
23. Any pets? Nellie, a mixed collie breed that showed up the day we moved into this house, 6 years ago
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Darren and I are going away for the weekend; our first time alone since before KatieLynn was born! :)
25. What did you want to be when you were little? lots of things, but always a wife and mother - I had a fabulous mom to look up to!
26. How are you today? Great!!
27. What is your favorite candy? Smoothie Skittles, they're a little hard to find, but that's good, because I would eat them too much if I had more access to them!
28 What is your favorite flower? Red Geraniums, and Red/White/Yellow Dahlias
30. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? this weekend!
31 What is your full name? Andrea Nicole Lacy Friedel
32 What are you listening to right now? KatieLynn playing in her room (instead of napping!), Dean napping (I don't hear anything, so that's a good sign) and the dryer running.
33. What was the last thing you ate? Ribeye Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Watermelon; Yummy! Darren can grill a good ribeye!
34. Do you wish on stars? No, I pray!
35. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green or Red
36. How is the weather right now? Breezy, but still plenty warm
37. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Darren
38. Favorite drink? Lemonade
39. Favorite restaurant? Pappasitos! that makes me hungry just thinking about it!
40. Hair color? Honey Blond
41. Favorite toy as a child? Babies, Barbies, Barbie Jeep, and my imagination -my brother and sister and I played outside with our imaginations a lot!
42. Summer or winter? Spring is probably my favorite, but I look forward to each season
43. Hugs or kisses? both!!
44. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
45. Coffee or tea? tea sweet
46. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
47. When was the last time you cried? I don't know about cried, but a few days my eyes definitely watered when I heard the song 'If you're reading this, I'm already gone'. I don't know the singer...
48. What is under your bed? torso track -I need to use it :(
49. What did you do last night? attend transportation meeting, focusing on TTC-69
50. What are you afraid of? I try to trust that God will take care of me, and not worry
51. Salty or sweet? Both..at different times
52. How many keys on your key ring? 5
53. How many years at your current job? Stay-at-home mom - 3 1/2 years ; Field Rep for Senator Hegar - 1 1/2 years
54. Favorite day of the week? Saturday & Sunday
55. How many towns have you lived in? 12 towns - Hockley -6 yrs, Waller -3 yrs, College Station -2 yrs, Stephenville -3 yrs, Brenham -2 yrs, Elk City 5 years, Carrollton -9 mths, Amarillo -4 1/2 yrs, Odessa -2 yrs, Wyoming -1 1/2 yrs, Laredo -1 yr, Houston -1 yr (my dad was in the oil business)
56. Do you make friends easily? I think so!
57. How many people will you send this too? everyone who reads my blog????
58. Favorite Bible Verse right now? 2 Timothy 2:22 "Pursue Righteousness, Faith, Love & Peace ."
59. What are you most thankful for today? My family/close friends' good health, and a simple comfort knowing that God will always be there to take care of me, no matter what happens here on earth
60. What are you saving your money for right now? We just bought new couches for the living room; last week we were still sitting on the couches that I bought used when I was in college, though I had sewed some slipcovers to help them last a little longer. They were good couches, but I'm so excited to have new ones!