Thursday, October 29, 2009

Volleyball Trophy

Way to go girls!!!!! Congrats to Eldon's 8th grade Lady 'Stangs volleyball team for taking THIRD PLACE in the Waynesville Tournament last weekend. Yep, that's my baby, Alex, second from the left on the back row. I am very proud of all of the girls! Can't wait until next year -- wait a minute, that'll mean my baby will be in high school. Never mind.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gas is Goin' UP!

Over the last two weeks, gas prices in Eldon have gone up considerably. As of today, unleaded is $2.49 per gallon. And it looks like the price of a barrel of oil continues to increase. I have heard the newsmen say that that oil prices going up is a GOOD THING because it means the global economy is improving. All I know is that it costs me more to fill my tank and that is NOT a good thing.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary Baby, Got You On My Mind!

On October 12, 2009, my hubby and I celebrated 24 years of marriage. Hard to believe really, and I know those of you who've been married more than a year or two understand the feeling. It really just seems like yesterday (O.K., maybe not YESTERDAY) that we got married and started off on this crazy thing called "life together." I have more memories WITH him, than I do WITHOUT him. Been married to him for over half my life. And it's been great. Now I won't say we haven't had some days better than others, who hasn't, BUT, I will say this -- I am so thankful to God for bringing us together. I love you BP, and I can't imagine any other life than the one we have . . . together!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FFA Hog Roast

Last weekend was the annual FFA Hog Roast. Lots of good food and good times. The highlight of the evening is the annual "Slave Auction" where certain juniors and seniors are "sold" to work for 4 hours to raise money for the FFA.

Cole was auctioned off for $105 per hour! Of course, he was the cutest one there! Thank you Eldon Country Club for "buying" Cole!

Way to go, Cole! We sure are proud of you! But don't think WE'RE gonna start paying you $105 per hour, or anything even close to that. Or, that we're gonna start paying you anything at all, now that you mention it!

Alex is Student of the Month

A couple of weeks ago we were told by the Principal at Eldon Middle School that Alex had been selected as "Student of the Month." The Student of the Month is voted on by the teachers and administration.

The Elks Lodge at the Lake sponsors Student of the Month, and we were invited to attend a ceremony where Alex received a Certificate of Recognition, and, a $100 savings bond! A student was selected from Eldon, Tuscumbia and Osage.

Congratulations, Alex! We are SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! We love you!

Friday, October 9, 2009


It started raining Wednesday night. It rained Thursday morning. It rained Thursday afternoon. It rained Thursday night. It rained Friday morning . . . . . AND IT'S STILL RAINING. The creeks are flooded, the rivers are overflowing, and its a muddy mess Down On The Farm. Please, can the rain just stop already.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Alex's 8th grade volleyball team is having a fantastic season. They went into last night's game undefeated 4-0. They have been playing extremely well, and really coming together as a team. Last night they lost to Camdenton. We won the first match, came VERY close on the second set, but just couldn't hold on and lost the third set. The girls really shouldn't be too disappointed. Because, while winning is more fun than losing (come on, you know it is), a Class 3 school losing to a Class 5 school is nothing to be ashamed of. The girls are back in play Thursday night at Osage. We beat Osage last week, and I expect a victory Thursday night. Come on girls. SHAKE off the loss and move on to the next game. There are a lot of volleyball games left to play!