Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eulogy for Bear

{You'll probably think this post is sappy. And I don't apologize.}

My dog had to be put to sleep this evening. Goodbye Bear.
I remember when we first brought him home. May of 1998. We had him sleep in the laundry room for the first couple of weeks. He whined all through the night, so I'd get up and sleep on the floor with him.
I remember how he'd lay right next to me, even though it was the middle of the sweltering summer.
I remember his sweet greetings when I'd come home.

A FAITHFUL DOG {A little over the top...I know}

A Faithful Dog Will Play With You
And Laugh With You -Or Cry-
He'll Gladly Starve To Stay With You
Nor Ever Reason Why,
And When You're Feeling Out Of Sorts
Somehow He'll Understand
He'll Watch You With His Shining Eyes
And Try To Lick Your Hand.
His Blind, Implicit Faith In You
Is Matched By His Great Love-
The Kind That All Of Us Should Have
In The Master, Up Above.
When Everything Is Said And Done
I Guess This Isn't Odd
For When You Spell "Dog" Backwards
You Get The Name Of God.


See you in Heaven, Bear!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Senior Prom

This little girlie is going to her Senior Prom tonight. (Photo was taken a couple weeks ago.) While I was home, I helped her answer her date. As I was putting up the glow-in-the-dark stars on the boy's ceiling, I thought, "Man, this seems familiar?" Yeah, I helped my older sister, Heather, answer her Senior Prom date the same way when I was in 8th grade. Wow, how my life has come full circle. I honestly can't remember if that's the way I answered mine. Probably. (We're not overly creative in the dance asking/answering department.) I can't hardly wait to hear the report of the evening.
Why I chose this picture:
1. Look at how young Rebekah was.
2. Look at how far digital cameras have come.
3. Look at how pretty I was. ;)

Sunday, April 11, 2010


While I was in AZ, I got to go to a couple of musicals. Those bring so much happiness to me!
Hale Centre Theatre--Guys & Dolls

Highland High School--Hello, Dolly! (3 nights)
Rebekah was Mrs. Irene Malloy

Quinn developed a crush on, as he called her, Hello, Dolly.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Parking Lot

I've made countless trip to my alma mater, Highland High School, this week to pick up Rebekah. I noticed that majority of the cars in the student parking lot are nicer than mine (Big Red). Something isn't right.