Thursday, September 29, 2011

Duke Scholar

Warning:  Proud mamma bragging about her super smart kid!

My son (and 22 of his classmates) was given an award for qualifying as a Duke Scholar at school yesterday.  This means that his scores on his last standard achievement test (which he took back in April) were in the top 5% in the nation.
He is the 3rd boy from the left in the back row.  He's in the 7th grade.

I'm so proud of him!!!  Plus, he gets to take the SAT's in January which will be a great experience for him.  It will give him an idea of what to expect when he takes them for real.

Monday, September 26, 2011

96th East Texas State Fair and PIE

It's time for the 96th East Texas State Fair!
It goes on for about a week and a half.  So far, we've gone once but we plan to go again (and maybe for lunch a couple of times too!) 
Even if you don't like to ride anything, it's still fun to go, just for the food.  ALOT of people go just for the food.  For example, the PIE at the Trinity Lutheran Church booth.  It is awesome!
I love their pecan pie which is kind of funny because I don't like pecan pie.  And their chocolate pie, OMG.
Here's a pic of the pecan pie which I might have already started eating before I took the pic :)

I think the reason I love fair time so much is because I'm from a small town and the fair was the biggest social event of the year.  It started with a Monday parade and ended with Saturday night at the fair and rodeo.  Good times.

And here  is a sneak peak of something that I'm working on. 

Can you guess what it will be?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everyone!

Enjoy the last few days of summer.
After having over 77 days of temps OVER 100 degrees here in Texas since June, we are finally having a nice day.  It's only about 84 degrees right now and the rest of the week is showing 80's.

That's so crazy!!  It was 104 on Friday.

Anyway, I'm off to the inlaws for a free lunch.
Have a blessed day!