Our First Garden

Sweet Sweet and I (mainly Sweet Sweet) decided that we wanted a garden. We decided to do a raised bed garden, and we purchased the railroad ties and Justin F. helped us lay them down. The next weekend I bought organic matter (i.e., poop) and we were on our way. By the way, the organic matter smelled for at least a week, I’m sure our neighbors loved us. And I apologize for the black and white pictures. I didn’t realize it was B/W mode until the last 2 pictures.

First was clearing out all of the weeds in the space for the garden.

The poop.

Weeds cleaned out.

Laid down a breathable fabric to keep out weeds.

Sweet Sweet and I will keep you guys posted of how the garden progresses. Right now, we’ve planted broccoli and onions.

Dad’s Big Night

On January 10, 2009 my Dad was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association. Good times and a huge congratulations to Dad for being honored by his peers.

Mom, Sweet Sweet and Ryan:

Blake, Darius, Marilea and Saralyn:

Sweet Sweet is excited about the butter:

Terry Joe and Ryan enjoying a cocktail:

The man of the evening:

Terry Joe and Ryan:

Sweet Sweet and Mom:

Blake and Marilea:

Saralyn and Darius:

TJ and Ryan, cuddling:

Mom and Dad:

PDB and Sweet Sweet:

Dad accepting his award:

Dad giving his acceptance speech:

A very special honor:

Hunting . . . Sorta

So I went “hunting” during the weekend of the New Year’s Eve holiday and since I don’t have a permit, I took my camera.

This was the view down from my tree stand:

This is me:

This is to the right and you can see a feeder:

Another look down:

Straight ahead:

Me, with a steely gaze:

Not a lot of room up there:

To the left:

Looking up:

Looking to the horizon:

Christmas Celebrations

Lots and lots of Christmas Celebrations. All of the photos can be found here. Up first, is . . .

Christmas with Randy –

Rocky and Elam:

Digging in:

Randy, Elam and Rocky:

Christmas with PDB’s Family –

Settling in with Blake and Ryan:

Me and Sweet Sweet:

Lots of presents

Sweet Sweet, Mia, TJ and Saralyn:

A whirly-gig:

Blake, Thea, Grace, Marilea, Hogan, Mom and Dad:

Sweet Sweet, TJ (Mia is hidden), Darius, Jenson, and Saralyn:

Me and Sweet Sweet:

Christmas with Justin, Ashley and Ann –

Ashley, Ann, Elam (the star of the show), Brady and Justin:



Sweet Sweet and Justin:

Ann and Brady:

Bella keeping an eye on Elam:

Completely surprised: