Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Little Fella at the Parker's

What a surprise to see this little fella in the pasture as we were leaving for church this morning.  For about ten seconds I thought Lulu (baby white donkey) had rolled in the mud.  Ha!  Nope.  New arrival, named "Shadow" once his gender was confirmed.

Isn't he the cutest little thing?  I thought Lulu was cute, but this guy has such grand markings.  

Here's the herd, trying to dine together....doesn't always work.  We had to split up the mommas and babies to eat out of separate trough's.  Luna (white momma) was quite selfish with the feed and hay.

And here is an updated photo of baby Lulu.  Isn't she growing fast?  Quite incredible really.  And so sweet.  She loves to come to the fence for attention.  Both momma's like attention too actually and are always happy to receive a bit of rubbing and sweet talk.  Most people think I'm a bit crazy to like donkeys, but I love my herd.   They absolutely make me smile....

Until next time,

Wounded Warriors

As a church we were invited to provide breakfast for a group of wounded warriors who were traveling across Texas on bicycles in order to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Program and to raise money for the cause.  What an incredible experience.  Think you have a few problems in your life?  Well, hang out with a few of these ladies and gentleman and I believe you will walk away with a different perspective on life as a whole.

Randy made a poster in their honor.

As did Ella, Caleb's friend.

The drive-way was lined with flags showing support to the bicyclists and to our country.

After they arrived they went around shaking hands with all those who had attended.

A bike or two needed repairs and so a bicycle repairman was called onto the scene to get their equipment back into operating order.

Randy and Ella presented their posters to the group.

This is Charlie.  We don't know his whole story, but what we do know is enough to bring tears to your eyes.  When they are going up hill, the orange and yellow stick connected to his bike is used by other bicyclists to help push him up the hill.  Talk about team work.  Wow....

And here they are getting back on the road.  I believe there were 26 cyclists all together.   We cannot wait to participate in next years event.  It would be awesome to have more of the town out there to support this amazing group of individuals....

A Cup in His Name,


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Soccer Finale

Soccer season is over and the Parkers can breath just a little bit again.  Seems like such a long haul sometimes getting from one sports season to the next.  But, keeping kids active is also important as well.  Here are some pictures from the final soccer game of the season, where the Rattlers won 2-1.  Caleb scored to tie the game at 1-1 and then Ella scored to take us to the winning score of 2-1.

If you can't see the pictures well enough, you might try clicking on them. I believe this blogging page is supposed to make them bigger when you click on them.  As a reminder, Caleb is #4.

A crazy and hectic season, but a fun one none-the-less!

Til next time,

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween and all the preparation was fun this year with our new addition to the family, baby Chevy.

The festivities began a week away from Halloween with a trip to the pumpkin patch.  We opted for a drive to Portland to a church there.  I paid way to much for pumpkins, but knowing it went to a church fundraiser made it okay.  :)

Every trip to the pumpkin patch has to come complete with a photo session.  


Back at home lead to pumpkin carving.

And the making of pumpkin seeds.   MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm..........

We rounded out the day with more pictures of baby Chevy IN his pumpkin.

The final pictures were from Halloween.  Caleb posing for pictures at home and then trick-or-treating with friends.

Until next time!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

3rd Soccer Game

Today's game ended with a score of 6-2.   I'm so proud of Caleb.  He played his best game ever.  We can thank Uncle Harold for that.  Caleb woke up this morning worried about playing in the mud.  Uncle Harold told him it would be his best game ever because no one would know what way he was going, except himself.

Here's our MVP scoring his 1st goal of the game.......I loved watching his fist pump when he would score a goal!

 Here's Caleb on a "drive" down the field.  The little girl behind him had a great game, too.  She scored two of the teams goals!!  And she said she didn't want to play in the mud.  There's just something about it being okay to play in the mud and knowing you're not gonna get in trouble when it's over!  Ha ha!!

Look at that mud!!  There were some places that the ball would just splat and not even roll!!

My muddy guy!!  Look at that smile!

He even had mud on his face!!

Lots of mud and water, but the kids seemed to really have a ball.  

Til next weeks game!  
God bless,

Momma Pam