Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Quick Two Weeks

Wow! It has been two weeks and I haven't posted one thing. It sure went by quick.

Here is a quick recap of what we have been up to.

We made the trip to College Station for my oldest daughter Jessie's Ring Ceremony.
She got the Gold!!!!
When the girls were Senors in High School they all wanted a big High School Ring. We all know the High School Class ring is just for High School so I bought all them a cheap Walmart Class Ring. You really couldn't tell the difference between it and one of those high dollar rings everyone else was wearing. I told each of them when they graduate from college I will buy the real deal because it will stay with them for the rest of their lives. So Jessie was the first to call my bluff on it and I had to dig deep, but she has got the gold now, it's the real deal. I am so happy I was able to do it and I was even more proud when I slid it on her hand. I was going to write a long sappy post about her and that ring, but it would not do justice to the way I feel. My girls are the best thing my wife and I have and will ever do. Graduation is set for August.

It was my honor to perform the wedding ceremony for my Nephew and his now wife last weekend. After three attempts, with the wedding being pushed back for one reason or another, they finally tied the knot.
I think I was more nervous than they were because I did not have the time to prepare. I wrote the ceremony on Monday and did not have the time to go over it until the day of.
Just so happens I had my Chili Hat in the truck and my Nephew said he wanted me to wear it, so I did.
Everything went off without a hitch. I am happy for them and wish them the best of luck. 

Other than that, last week we made several hand crafted decorations for a friend of mines soon to be grand son's baby shower. We made cup cake holders out of real trees and some other little wood crafts. We also made some trophies for an upcoming chili cook off in two weeks out of horse shoes. I don't know why I don't have pictures of any of it.

And this week we are getting ready for the new chili year by holding our own Chili Cook Off this weekend so preparations for that are underway as we speak.
I need all the support I can get on this so if anyone is around Gainesville TX and would like to cook, we would like for you and need for you to be there. Come on, you know you want to.

Really, other than that it's just the same old boring routine looking for something else to do.

See ya at the cook off,


  1. Time flies when you're having fun.

  2. MDR,

    Congratulations to your daughter Jessie!!
    Beautiful ring, I know you and your wife are proud parents :-)

    I love your Chili hat!!!

    It's beautiful weather for a chili cook off, good luck and I hope you take first place.

  3. Doesn't sound like the old routine at all! You've been a busy man. Best wishes from central FL!

  4. Holy smoke, you've been busy! Congrats to your daughter and to the newlyweds. And best wishes on the chili cook-off.

    1. Thanks hobo, we don't like sitting idle for too long.

  5. Sounds like you have lots of irons in the fire !!!! Congratulations to you,your wife and daughter...It takes a lot to get a child thru high school much less college.You should all be very proud.
    The nephew seems to favor you a little, glad everything went right for you all.(finally)I hope you have all the people you can handle for the cook-off.I know a good time will be had by all! Good luck and good times!

    1. Thanks ZZ, yea he thinks I am his dad and we are not telling him.
      I will let you know how this weekend turns out.