Thursday, June 4, 2009

Can't even begin to get caught up. The next few blogs will be random but maybe they'll make sense in the end.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Test For Facebook

If this works it will be really cool 'cuz my blog and my Facebook will be linked.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kenneth's Laity Sunday Speech

Laity Sunday is a day when the entire church staff step back and the members organize and conduct the church services. Kenneth was asked to speak about why Grace Avenue is important to him and his family. He did PowerPoint slides that do not show up but he explains them in the speech. We also sang a special anthem with the choir but that's not online. It was such an amazing Sunday and I'm so glad we were a part of it.

If you'd like to hear Kenneth's speech, go to, click "Watch Online" and find the Oct. 26, 2008 sermon under "Latest Archives". He's about 8 minutes in, after the video and between the two ladies that also spoke. They all did a great job and have such interesting stories. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gig 'em???

We had a blast in College Station! Friday night we went to Midnight Yell Practice...Whooooop! Then Saturday, we had lunch with a bunch of other athletic recruits and their families where we met with a few of the coaches. The Athletic Director and Coach Sherman came in and spoke to the kids. Then we got to go out on to Kyle Field and watch the boys warm up. It was fun to watch the stands fill up with maroon clad Aggies. They even gave us tickets to the game! We sat at the 25 yard line on row 5.
Yes, the Aggies lost but it was still quite an experience...especially for Michael. The schools can't really talk to him "Officially" until after February of next year but they sure seemed excited that he was there and is interested in being an Aggie. So, we'll see what happens and in the mean time, I'm sure there will be other collegiate visits. But, of course, we'd LOVE it if he gets to play for A&M. Gig 'em!!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Quick Update

We're headed down to College Station tonight. Michael has been "unofficially" invited to the game and so they (some Aggie hoo haa's) are taking us to lunch and down onto Kyle Field before the game. Think they want him? We'll see. It'll be a fun weekend anyway. We're going to midnight yell practice tonight and the game tomorrow and just hang out 'til Sunday.
Then Kenneth is sitting on a panel at some conference next week so...darn...we have to go to Vegas. I'll let you know how that goes.

Big News...I got to go play with Baby Aven yesterday. He's sooooooo cute. He was so alert and he's just doing great! (Mom's better, too).

He's just precious.

That's all for now...more later...Suzanne

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oh My Goodness...An Update!

OK…Yes I know…I’m terrible at updating this blog. I don’t journal well either. So, let me catch you up.

August and September saw more projects completed with the Frisco House. The girls spent a couple of days with us and helped us build this awesome ottoman.

So the living room is finished except for pillows, pictures and accessories.
Before & After:

We even found a place for Hubert (alias Steve). This trophy represents the THREE sailfish the guys caught on our 2007 Florida Keys Adventure. They were all over 80 inches.

We finished the dining room with this really cool 4 step faux painting technique.
Before & After:

We hung this cool chandelier and antique mirror and it just looks great.

We also changed out the light in the entry to match the one in the dining room.

We still have a lot of dressing up to do but we’re knocking out the big projects. AND, so far we’ve done ALL the painting and installations ourselves! Who knew?

We are also full swing into Football Season. GO WOLVERINES!!!
Michael is #74 and playing Center this year. The coaches depend on him to lead the O Line and he does a great job. Like his Daddy, he’s a natural leader.

Kristin and Dusty have bought a house and are settling in nicely. I’ll have pix later. She’s still going to school and working at the bank and Dusty’s still with TXU.

Ryan is having fun at Starbuck’s. He’s freaking out that the Tornado will not be playing this season so he won’t have that added income but he’s done a good job saving so he won’t starve. Like Mama Cola would let her baby starve!

Kenneth and I are still running back and forth. We survived Hurricane Ike with minimal damage. Just lots of limbs down and a little water at the doors but the towels we put down soaked it up so the hardwoods are ok.

Kenneth has been asked to speak at church on Laity Sunday. He’s preparing to talk about his history with the church and what it means to our family.

I am involved in an intense bible study called “Disciple”. It’s a 34 week program and we’ll cover about 80% of the Old & New Testament. This is the first of a series and I am soooooo excited to be in a structured program. I’m learning so much about who God is calling me to be and really lovin’ it.

Have you read “The Shack”? READ IT!!!

The coolest news is WE HAVE A NEW GREAT-NEPHEW!!!!!
This is Aven Chase Ivey
He was born 10-9-8 (even his DOB is cute)
You’ll see lots more pix over the next few months, I’m sure.

So, that’s not even close to the whole story but it’s the core of our current existence. Check back again to see if I’ve gotten any better at blogging. Doubt it, but…you never know!

Love to you all and May God Bless Your Day!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Snowball fight in JULY?

Tell me again...Why do we live in Texas?

Earlier this month, we got the opportunity to share one of our favorite places with some very precious friends and family. Kenneth's brother is a minister and they brought a group of "kids" from their little Texas Hill Country town to the San Juan Mountains of the the Colorado Rockies. We are so blessed to have this place to share and my favorite part is watching the kids...young and old...flourish in the cool mountain air. I always wish they could stay longer and can't wait until next year.

We went hiking up into the mountains and saw beautiful waterfalls, wildflowers and trees.
Everything was so lush compared to the previous years. They had so much snow last winter, it is still thawing. And yes, we even had a snowball fight!

A fun time was had by all. We have precious new friends and made new memories with old friends.

Of course, I always love spending time with family but this was a relaxed, laid back, do what you want time and I really enjoyed being with K & S and the girls.