Monday, December 29, 2008

The Family is Growing!!!!

I overheard a phone conversation between Brenda and Tish the other day... well at least I heard Brenda's side. It went something like this... "You're pregnant!" followed by "I thought you might be pregnant." Yep folks... the family is growing. The next little Hayes is due to enter the world on Agust 30, 2009.

The discovery has caused Tish to stress just a little... something about the thought of having two little ones in diapers at the same time... go figure. And I'm stressing too... something about Brenda reminding me that we really need to get our house built before next Christmas so we can have ample room for what will be, by then, FOUR grandchildren. To say the least, 2009 will be busy and very intresting.

I am a blessed man... great wife... great kids... great grandkids (not literally)... great life.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Just A LIttle Ditty Before Heading To The City...

Got a little time before Brenda and I head for the city so I'll post a little ditty...

Thanksgiving week is family time for us... BIG TIME. For many years we have traveled to Paden, Oklahoma and stayed the entire week with Brenda's parents. Over the years the family has grown from a few to several and, this year, Scott, Tish, Bree, Jarrett, Shane, and Ashley were there for the entire week. We had a blast!

The main event at this annual gathering is eating... not just on Thursday, but every day. In my humble, but accurate opinion, there is no better food to be found than that which is found in Cora Nell's Kitchen during Thanksgiving week. I missed out on Sunday and Monday... so I don't know what was on the menu, but I got my fill each of the other days...

  • Tuesday was Pa's lip smackin' ribs & fixin's with Nan's "to die for" sauce
  • Wednesday was a crawfish boil... a new tradition started by Andy & Shane
  • Thurday was traditional dinner complete with the family's famous chicken & noodles
  • Friday was Bubba Burgers... Jalapeno, Onion, and Regular
  • Saturday night... another round of Bubba Burgers

Like I said... for us, eating is the main event.

As I reflect on the week and recount the many things I am thankful for, I am reminded once again that I am a blessed man.

Let's Play Tag...

Dawn tagged me, so play along will you?

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).

3. Write 6 random things about yourself.

4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.

5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

6 Random Things About Me
  • I have a serious need for speed... I like to move fast... really fast. I honor the speed limit, but dream about piloting a jet. I guess for now I'll just have to get my kicks @ 110 miles an hour in a Cessna 152.
  • By nature I am an introverted loner. Over the years I have disciplined my self to "open up" but occassionally I relapse and return to my own little island. Fortunately, the longer I live the less often this happens.
  • I am a nail biter... a habit I despise but have a difficult time not doing.
  • I become infuriated when self-righteous people assign motive to me or anyone else.
  • I use large finger nail clippers to clip skin off of the callouses on my feet... drives Brenda crazy.
  • I would like to be a flight instructor if, or when, it becomes apparent that I no longer need to be pastoring.
I tag Shane, Ed, Les, and Tyrel