Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Here is a card I made for my step-dad when he was sick.  I'd gotten the Achoo image in a swap and thought it was perfect.  I used my Bic pins to color the image and it is layered on a tissue - a clean tissue!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cruising the Caribbean

I just got back from my cruise with Amy.  I had such a good time - it will take awhile to get my pictures and thoughts organized, but here's a sneak peek.  

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The same day I was getting soaked at the Kenny Chesney concert, Johnny, his mom and sister were in Nacogdoches for a family wedding. Johnny's mom's cousin's granddaughter Susan Floyd married Jayce Murray. Left to right, Wes (brother of the bride) Kasey (sister of the bride), Debbie (mom), Susan and Jayce, Ken (father) Bobbie Jo (grandmother and Annette's cousin) and Don (grandfather).

Concert in the Rain

My friend Amy had tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday, but didn't have anyone to go with her.  So while I don't like country music, I knew how much Amy wanted to go.  So I went with her.  However, thunderstorms threatened to ruin the evening. It poured rain for an hour before we were supposed to leave.  But then it started to clear up and I headed over to Amys, but there the tornado sirens were going off.  However, it looked like it was starting to clear up so we decided to take a chance and go.  It was clear the whole way up to Frisco, but just as we entered the stadium, it started to rain lightly.  The first band, Lady Antebellum was already playing, so we decided to stay.  The rain started to get harder and we were getting wetter and wetter.  I was wearing my yellow rain coat (I've owned it for 11 years and this is its first use.) so my torso was still dry.  I wasn't as cold as I thought I would be, so all things considered, I wasn't yet miserable. As you can see from the photo, we were a good long way from the stage.  During the intermission between bands the severe lightening prompted our decision to leave early.  During the walk around the stadium to the exit, it (of course) stopped raining and lightening.  Just as we reached the exit, Miranda Lambert came on stage, so we decided to hang around a bit.  We were standing at the top of the seating area shown at the extreme right in the picture.  We had a much better view than in our seats!  We stayed through Miranda's set, but then the wind started to pick up and there was more rain starting coming our way, so we left.  Amy had seen Kenny in concert before, so she was ok with leaving without seeing him.  All in all, a wet and cold evening with country music, but hey, what are friends for?

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Upcoming Cruise

My friend Amy won a free cruise and invited me along. We originally were going on a 5 day cruise to the Yucatan and Cozumel, but with the swine flu "pandemic", Carnival has changed the cruise to a 7 day cruise to Grand Cayman and Montego Bay. Initially we thought they might cancel it altogether, but this is fabulous!!! I get to add 2 more countries to my total - bringing it up to 12 and one more than Johnny!