Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Being in Texas, I've learned a few things. In no particular order they are:

1. Texans are super friendly, no lie. Southern hospitality is real y'all! BUT it gets annoying when people are so nice that they actually cause accidents waiting for people to make their exit from a parking spot. Move it or lose it folks!

2. Everything is bigger Texas. Again, we heard this before we arrived, but we kind of laughed at the stereotype. Nope. Again, very true. From houses, to hair, to smiles, to...well you-name-it. It's bigger here:) Bigger is better, right?

3. Football is not to be taken lightly. Not on any level. I didn't realize the show Friday Night Lights was a docu-drama. I stand corrected. My weekends now consist of football, football, and wait for it...more football:) But you won't hear me complain! I am loving it - in fact I nearly lost my voice at two of the three games I've been to so far!

With Matthew being a Senior on the Kingwood Park's varsity football team, I clearly won't be missing a game:) Here's a few snapshots from the games so far - enjoy!

The stadium:

This is how they start off the game - I had never seen a high-school team that had one of these, but like I said, they're intense here:)

Matthew is 48:

Matthew set for action:

More action:

The field:

Matthew being all cute:

Matthew and his coach:

Last but not least - Miss Em and me at the last game, note the outfit change:) I only grabbed a pic in the beginning... the game was too good to be spent taking pictures, though now I kind of regret it because it was pretty spectacular. Matthew had a killer tackle that started off the game!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Outside my door...

This is what you see.

And I love it.

I love that it smells like chlorophyll. I don't know if you can REALLY smell chlorophyll, but I think the landscape is so full here that you must.

I can't tell you exactly why, but there's just something about it that makes my heart sing. No really. It's true, you know your heart is singing when you involuntary start tearing up because you're just so struck by the beauty that surrounds you.

I had lost some of that feeling for a while. But I feel it... It's coming back. Maybe it's the cooler weather (even if only slight), maybe it's the smell of cut grass that greets me in the afternoons, maybe it's the fall displays creeping into the stores, or maybe it's something yet to be discovered...but it's pretty fabulous.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Victory is Mine!!!

People - I have some great news!

I **just** found the illusive camera cord!

So get ready, because more of THIS:

Is on the way!