Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Homecoming week 2008

So our yard almost got rolled Sunday night, because everyone loves Coach Thomas. Last night about 20 kids walked by the house at Midnight. We have placed Beefcake in the front yard at night. He is barking at everything. Our neighbors dog is also a good barker. It is weird how much they put into Homecoming here. Every night this week they are working on floats and getting ready for the parade.

Only three more days before the weekend. Hope my yard does not get rolled.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

When to call the cops...

It is interesting that so much can happen in a small town, but there is never anything to do. I am a so what light sleeper ever since Landon was born. I was not always this way. We were awakened last night to loud music and yelling kids. Our neighbor decided to have a big part last night. I don't think it was him, it was just his kids. At 1 am. I finally called the cops. I could not sleep and knew that this would ruin me today. It has. I am dead tired. The cops came and the party ended shortly after that. It was funny to watch their reaction when the cops arrived. Hey the Cops are here. I think our neighbor came out after that, we did not think he was home.

This morning we went on a bike ride downtown. We pasted several churches and even got into to some rough areas of town. We heard church bells as we rode. It was nice to have cool air running through our hair. Landon had a blast. We get to see so much more of the town this way. People always say they see us riding. We only went for 30 minutes. I got to play soccer at 2, so I did not want to wear my legs out too much.

Homecoming is this week and it is packed. Hog Wild is also this weekend. We are so busy. Shout out to my sister Lacy. I know I do this all time. She is in the blog slump right now. You think mine are funny check out her blog. She has three kids and is the ultimate mom.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Football Fever...

Landon sure does have it. Kristy and I both walked about five miles during the game. Landon picked up trash, kicked his soccer ball, talked to girls, met teachers and friends, listened to the band, and tried to play with the big kids. He loved the band and the student section. He was like look people who yell and jump up and down. He was in heaven.

Great game. I was really feeling the Warrior Pride tonight. We were down by a lot in the first half, but came back to have the score 28-24 at halftime. Ripley took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, and then Corinth steamrolled them. Don't know the final, but it was 59-31 when we left. Go Warriors! Kristy had fun as well. I was able to talk to some of my kids. It is really good to see the kids in this environment.

That is all for now! Have a great Weekend.

Landon is going to the sticks....

Updates on Lando. He is well finally. He has been sick with everything since we have moved. He only went to Daycare twice this week. (Thanks Nana and Pops!). He was the bitter yesterday and today he got bit. He is done there now, we withdrew him today. He starts out in the sticks on Monday. I am hoping this will be better for him. They watch less tv and go outside more. They also have a great way for kids to learn stuff. I hope this is better.

Tonight Football vs. Ripley and then Cross Country tomorrow at Tupelo. I hope we do well. I am sure we will.

That is all for now. It was a great week. God Bless!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Things that are different here...

Please keep in mind we have lived here before, in fact I have always wanted to live here for the longest time. Actually I wanted to live in Walnut, but Kristy did not want us too. I just thought it would be cool to live in Walnut. It is about 20 minutes from here. One thing different is there is prayer in school just not over the loud speakers. Everytime I go to a meeting they are praying, before every game we pray and every team prays together all the time. I have not been exposed to this much prayer in a long time outside of church. This is a really good thing.

It is so slow around here. They make schedules and set times aside to meet and then change it or just show up later than the time, but I am always on time here.

Soccer is really different. U14 is more like U8 in NC. Tonight we got our first win, because I did not put the guy in goal that said he knew how to play goalie, but really did not. He had never used his handsbefore this week. I found this out about half way thru the first game. Next spring I hope that I will be revamping the whole sports plex league. We have had 3 practices and now we have like 14 games and then a tourney. This is not right. The kids need more practice at least one after a first game. The schedule is so bad that they can not practice at all during the week. Enough of that.

Dogs run loose all the time. City ordinance is suppose to enforce it, but good luck with that. I am waiting to get more neighbors in herefrom out of town before I tackle this one.

Runners, Runners everywhere. We live in a neighborhood that has about 20 runners a night go by our house. We are leading the charge biking, but we are way out numbered. I will start running again when my leg feels better (I hurt it running after the Cross Country kids at the meet Sat.). I did ride my bike tonight, and hopefully this will loosen it up a bit. It was awesome. I love biking.

Classes are going well. Kids are really good. I only have about 4 bad kids out of 120. The rest I can control. My classes are definitely unique. I only have 2 more 6 weeks left with them.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Big Suprises...

Nana and pops came by tonight to get Daphne (for those that don't know, my bro-in-law's dog), but they also took Landon until Wed. We won't know what to do with ourselves.

We worked around the house all day. In a few more weeks it will be almost complete. I setup the wireless fence today. Beefcake did not like getting shocked repeatedly. They say that you should train your dog for two weeks. I put it on both dogs and I could leave the gates open. They learned really quick. I thought Beefcake was going to die. I am glad he is contained again. He tore up our beautiful Vinly fence in two spots. Yes I am bitter. We also worked on two rooms in the house today. It was good to get some things done. I grilled out tonight. Let's just say I get better everytime I grill. Kristy and I made her birthday cake. I thought I could do it by myself, but I chickened out. I would have screwed it up.

We did not go to Church today. After I talk to people everyday for 6 days in a row, I don't want to have to talk with a bunch of new people. I know that this is probably an excuse, but it is overwhelming to meet so many new people.

On a side note, I am glad we moved back so I could experience all the pain of being a State fan again. I am pretty sure Landon is going to LSU now. It is almost a done deal. Cross Country was great this weekend. We have a great group. Girls got First and Boys were second. We did not have our top two runners in each group and still did well.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Still Busy...

We are actually going to be home for most of the weekend. CHS football is away, so I don't have to go, but I really want to go. I do have Cross Country at Saltillo, but it is only an hour away. Hope we eat some where quick to get back home. Sunday we will visit another church. I am not sure which one, but we will go some where. We have had about 3 church in-home visits since we have moved here. We have not connected with any of those people. Something is missing, oh yeah it's the river. I should start a how many times I mention the river contest in the blog world.

I had two soccer games this week at night with my U14 team. We are not that good, but we are getting better. We are having to beat kick ball. I thought that this would be absent at this age, but it is not. We are playing great, but not getting the wins. My high school team is practicing hard. The season will be here before we know it. I am anxious about how good we will play.

That is all for now. It seems like my life is getting pretty boring. I might need to add something to it. Not! See ya next time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I am so busy...

I am losing my voice because of all this teaching and coaching. My throat really hurts. It was great to see the kids respond positively today to my situation. I have great kids. I would not trade them for the world. Even my really bads ones lead the class today. It was amazing. I was warned about losing my voice and it happened.

On a sad note, we have decided to remove Landon from Daycare. He has been bitten 5 times in 5 weeks. I can't stand it anymore. We don't have a plan right now, but I hope God does. He is such a sweet boy, I am afraid this will change him.

Busy weekend coming up. We are going to a reunion at MSU. Then a Christian Concert at Pickwick with Nana. Landon will be with Nana all weekend. Grandparents are great. We will be home after that for 3 weeks, so we will start looking for a new church again.

Have a great weekend. God Bless!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And that ladies and Gentlemen is why you blog...

Thanks for the update Leimone. If you know Sarah and Brian Leimone, then you know how awesome they are and how they are doing such great things for the Lord. http://www.theriveraccess.com/brianleimone/ Visit his blog if you get a chance. I know that I will be praying for them. It helps me to know people like that so that I can really think about what I am doing and how I could probably be doing more.

Great news over the last 24 hours. I have gotten one of my players from last year back that I had lost, and I also might have a 7th grader committed to playing this year. She would be an unbelievable addition to our team maybe not this year, but in the future look out. If I get my girl back from IMG, I will be golden in Jan. Bad news! I had a meeting with all the Jr. High parents tonight, but I did not have great turn out for this meeting. I was hoping for more, and I was disappointed. I did get a chance to network with some people tonight, and it was really awesome. I enjoy talking to people that know what they are doing and are not afraid to buck the system for a child's gain. It has been a challenge for Kristy and I to go with the norm here at our jobs. It seems people do just enough to get by on occasion.

Continue to pray that we will get adjusted here. It is really hard on both of us right now.
Until next time, God Bless.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Your working too hard if you can't blog....

Alright Leimone you got to make time for the blog thingy. I know your busy and all, but a lot people follow your blog as much as they follow mine to stay in the know about the River and Confluence. Make time to post on your blog. Enough of that. It reminds me of a funny story about when I told Brian I was thinking about starting a blog. The next time I saw people at church they were all asking where my blog was. I was like what are you talking about, and they said they heard I was starting one. I was like great now I get to add that to my hectic life. It has been a good thing though.

Big weekend here, Saw MSU in Starkville. Met my brother at my favorite store TJ Maxx, and his favorite Books a Million. We all rode down together to save some gas. It was great. We then drove to Hernando to see my new niece. She has got to be the best baby. Sleeps all the time. It is crazy. Stayed the night at her house. Helped her as much as we could. I hope we did not bother her too much. It was great to just be able to do that after years of not being able to do it. We have to go again in a few weeks for my other sister's baby who will be born at that time. We then drove to Pickwick to have dinner with Kristy's parents at the Red Hut. It was ok. Kristy turned 30 today. We let her lay around all day. She was not feeling that great. I got her a bike, so now she can go riding with me and Landon. We are now home, and it is time to start our week again. Another busy week this week and weekend. 6 weeks until the first game.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Journal Topics and such....

I have been trying to remember life experiences that happen to me to help with my blog posting. One of those stories has to be the Fleetwood Mac Videotape. My dad loves Fleetwood Mac so much that he recorded a concert off of PBS one day. Once he gets it in his head about something he listens to it or watches like a hundred times or almost everyday. This drives my mom insane. She told me about it, so I asked him if I could borrow it. He did not know how long I would have it, but I kept it for more than 6 months. It got to the put where he was going to literally shoot me. I finally gave it back to him, but I made him think I still left it in NC for almost a whole day. It was one of the greatest pranks I have ever played on anyone.

On another note, My sister had her second Girl today. I don't have a name yet, but the baby weighs about 7 lbs. and 33 ounces (not sure that is right, one happy daddy here told me this) also she was 20 inches long. Congrats goes out to Lisa and Jason and her sister Blayne. What a joy?

I cut my finger so that is all tonight. See ya and God Bless.