Saturday, March 27, 2010

South Plains Regional Science Fair 2010

Sarah went from 3rd at her local Science Fair to 1st at the South Plains Regional Science Fair. They had 577 participants. Each person was awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Sarah brought home a 1st place medal and ribbon! We picked her up today and she was so excited and is already starting to think about her project for next year. She said that they sent kids to the International Science Fair from here. Two kids advanced to the International competition. Wow! She also said they gave out scholarships worth about $20,000 total. This was huge and was hosted at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Sarah also enjoyed spending the weekend with Poppy. He took her to dinner Friday night and then back to the Fair on Saturday for the awards ceremony. She had a great weekend and it's not even over. I think we're all going to have to nap tomorrow.

AWANA Grand Prix 2010


96 racers, 4.5 hours, 200 hot dogs and a whole lot of fun... Not only was this the first year for our church to have AWANA, we held a Grand Prix of GRAND proportions. I think it is the biggest race we've ever been a part of. We started at 10am and finished at 3pm. We served lunch and had a movie playing in half of the ministry center for the kids to watch if they weren't racing. We also had a room with board games. As Hayden raced, I had plenty of time to take pictures, but as Rachel got ready to race, I started recording winners from the previous races and getting awards ready, so I didn't get one picture of her. I will have to take on and add it. I guess that's what happens when your husband is the commander. There's talk of building two six lane tracks this summer. It could be even bigger next year.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chicken Enchilada Pizza

My dad called yesterday and told me about this new pizza he had at a local pizza place in Clarendon. Chicken Enchilada Pizza. He told me all about it and I decided to try it tonight. We had some friends over and enjoyed our weekly pizza night with a twist. This was a great experiment and it will be on our menu from now on. We all enjoyed it! The recipe? Well, if you like hot stuff, then you have to try this.

Chicken Enchilada Pizza:

Pizza Dough (I get mine at Sam's in the cafe)
Green Enchilada Sauce
Grilled chicken breast sliced into bite size pieces
Colby jack cheese
Diced tomatoes
Diced onion
Diced Green chilies (Fresh roasted if you have them)

Roll out the dough, spread with enchilada sauce and pile on the toppings. Bake at 400 for 23 minutes. YUM!

San Antonio


River Boat Tour

Rachel and the River Walk

The Alamo

Since the wedding was so close to San Antonio, we decided to take the kids. They have never been and have never seen the Alamo. Sarah is studying Texas History in 7th grade and Rachel is studying about the Alamo, so it was the perfect time to go.

Putt Putt Golf

Aunt Rose has a sneak attack on Kate...

Here it comes...

Yep, she got it!


Family Putt Putt

Hayden and Dax went 'rock' climbing.

Hayden and Rachel



Carol and Linda

Look, what is that?

A real Flamingo!



On Saturday morning, we played putt putt golf with the wedding party. It was so much fun. The course was beautiful and the weather was perfect. We had a great time.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Wedding

We traveled down to Horseshoe Bay for Jordan and Stephanie's wedding. It felt like a destination wedding for sure. The weather was perfect, the location was perfect, the food was perfect... We had a great time. I've never packed so many shoes for a trip before. We had wedding shoes, dinner shoes, dancing shoes, putt putt shoes and house shoes. Just to name a few. We enjoyed the warm weather and took advantage of the heated pool on Sunday when it was 70 degrees! The wedding was beautiful and the reception a ton of fun. I've never seen so many people dance. Our kids thought we were crazy. And then they joined in on all the fun and dancing. Hayden was so funny. We've always thought he could cut a rug with the best of them,and boy were we right. He danced and danced and danced. By the end of the night, he was exhausted!

Blue Bonnet Cafe

And the food's pretty good too...

Dublin Dr. Pepper

If you are Dr. Pepper fans like we are, then a trip to Dublin is on your bucket list. As we traveled down to Horseshoe Bay to see Jordan get married, we took a detour to Dublin, TX to visit the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and museum. As you tour the oldest Dr. Pepper Bottling company in the world, you get to sip a Dublin Dr. Pepper. Even our teenager didn't complain about that. We had a great time and loved getting to see how they bottle Dr. Pepper. After the tour, we enjoyed a Dr. Pepper shake at Old Doc's Soda Shop. We left ready to face the rest of our trip and walked away with some great Dr. Pepper Trivia and a t-shirt!

The Gillette Brothers at the Gem Theater

We recently went to see the Gillette brothers at the Gem Theater in Claude. It was a great show! We didn't know what to expect, but enjoyed every minute of it. My dad called and told us about it, so we loaded up and headed to the big city of Claude, TX. This is the second time we've gone to a show at the Gem Theater and have enjoyed the variety of entertainment we've seen. The Gillette Brothers were great. They go through the history of cowboy music in Texas and play some very interesting instruments. Hayden and Rachel's favorite was the bones. Yes, the rib bones of a cow. Who knew you could make music with that? So cool. They bought a set of bones (made of wood) and are working on their own style of music. I did a couple of videos because describing it doesn't do it justice.