Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fair Time in Texas

The annual Brazoria County Fair made its way to our little town again and blew by just as fast.  As always, we enjoy our time while its here but happy to see it leave that Sunday. Honey and I started the first weekend out by seeing John Conlee & Mickey Gilley in concert.  Merle Haggard was originally supposed to perform but cancelled that Thursday or Friday before.  Kudos to the BCFA peeps for getting the fillers!  John Conlee was awesome!! Out of the two...he was my favorite, but I also knew every song he sang.  He also did a Merle Haggard song and then ended the night singing Amazing Grace.  People...I was crying like a baby.  It was one of the most beautiful versions I have ever heard.  Mickey Gilley was great too, but I didn't know every song of his, but he did perform a song tribute to Urban Cowboy and it was flipping awesome!

Me and honey at the concert....

Sunday we headed back out in the afternoon to catch my nephew Brady at Mutton Bustin'.  He held on longer than he did two years ago and didn't get stepped on this time so he was smiling. 

Two cutie cousins waiting to see Brady....

After we watched Brady, we headed to the fair where Miss Priss stopped to feed and love on all the animals at the petting zoo.  I'm telling you, it would not surprise me if this child winds up with farm and tons of animals!

After that, we went down to the art exhibit to check out Bella's award winning artwork that was submitted by her school.  
One proud little she should be!

1st place artwork folks!!  Meet Henrietta Cow.

This was the conversation between us while looking at her masterpiece...

Me:  Bella, that's an awesome picture honey!!
Bella:  I just didn't know how to draw a cow.
Me:  Well you did great!  You got a 1st place ribbon, that's #1! And I love how you gave her some eyelashes and a red tongue.
Bella:  Yeah, she had to have some glipgloss (lipgloss).  
Me:  Oh, okay...(laughing)

She had told Pop a week earlier it wasn't a very good cow.  To me, its the BEST!

I have more to share of the fair and cook-off but I'll break that into another post since this one is rather long with all the pics of my sweet girl.  

Hope you enjoyed the pics!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cassie Got Married!!

My best friend's daughter got married a few weeks ago and we were there to celebrate this very special occasion.  It was the shortest wedding ceremony I have ever witnessed. These kids didn't mess around....welcome, vows, rings, announcement of Mr. and Mrs. and they are done! 10-15 minutes tops!    I snapped this one during the wedding....LOVED her dress and veil...

After the ceremony and before the new Mr & Mrs made their grand entrance, I had honey take a picture of me with my beautiful children all gussied up....

And then Christopher took one of me with honey...he cleans up pretty good!

Me with my bestie.  Now y'all, I know she's my best friend but dang she looked absolutely beautiful that night :).  She and Tod were some very proud and happy parents.

Always gonna be a good time when there is booze and music playing....
Tod and I having fun!

Tod's brother Troy is in the white shirt, Tod & Troy's mom Sheryl, Marilee and I all dancing to "We Are Family".  Admit it...when you read that, you sang it didn't you.

We had such a great time that night. Bella hit the dance floor and never left.  She even had some mommas ask her to get their kids to dance with her so they could rest.  LOL!!  Love my girl.  I wish we had gotten pictures (or video even) of her. She wore herself out, so much so that we called it an early night.  Such a beautiful wedding....cheers to Cassie & Michael!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Love

You are always in my heart, always on my mind and with me every single day.   I miss you so much and will always love you sweet boy.  Happy 12th Birthday Jace Andrew!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cutest Kids Ever & Taco Soup

I just love these kids...and they are all mine!  :)
Happy Momma here....

The slight change in temps had me craving taco soup last night so I indulged...

It was sooo good.  Plenty of leftovers for lunch today with the girls at work. 

Here's the recipe if you don't have it...super, super easy!!

1 lb. hamburger meat
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing
2 cans pinto beans w/ liquid
1 can kidney beans (drained)
1 can corn w/ liquid (I used Hominy this time)
2 cans Rotel or 1 can Rotel and 1 can diced tomatoes

Brown hamburger meat and drain.  Add all ingredients and cook until boiling or cook in the crockpot.

I always serve mine up with Fritos, avocado and grated cheese.  So delicious!

Y'all enjoy and have a great week!