Thursday, May 29, 2014

She Is Here

 Baby Rebecca has arrived. 7lbs 9 oz, 20" Long

The C-Section did not go as planned so they ended up inducing Hannah. After 28 hours of labor little Miss Rebecca is born.

I am truly at a loss of words about the whole thing.
I never could have imagined this....... 

Proud Grandparents

Monday, May 26, 2014

Finally, It's On The Way

It's all about Cooking Chili and Family. It has been that way for a while now.

Candy, Jessie and myself just got back from a great two day chili cookoff in Durant OK. On top of that it was the new camper's maiden voyage. We had a really great time and the camper is just what we were looking for. It's like having a mobile apartment. 
Saturday's cookoff was for the title of Southwest United States Champion. 153 cooks turned in, I walked with 23rd place. I was ecstatic, this was the fourth time we have cook this one and finally I walked.  

Sunday's cook off was for the North Of The Brazos Championship. 83 cooks turned in their chili, Candy walked with 8th place and I walked with 1st. Can someone give me a "Hell Yea"?
I am so proud of the wife for walking and getting some more points. This is the best we have ever done at a huge cookoff. She works really hard at making the perfect pot of Texas Red and prides herself on the taste. Candy now needs only 2 more points to be qualified for the World Championship in November.You go girl!
Our next cookoff is in Lone Oak Texas in two weeks.

Now for the important thing. Tomorrow at 8:30 AM we will be Grandparents for the first time. Hannah is scheduled for little Rebecca's delivery by knife because even though she is due, she has not turned and has no plans to do so.
We will be at the hospital at 6:00 AM in support. She is so scared and our nerves are shot. I can figure no sleep tonight for any of us. After a long nine months little Rebecca will finally be here.
I will post pictures tomorrow afternoon if you would like me to.

Thanks for hanging in there,

Monday, May 12, 2014

I Like It

I like Mothers day just about as much as all the other holidays because it brings the family together. It was March since I had all my girls together with me. So what if it takes a made up holiday to do it.
Jessie (mid right) is home from college for the summer, when she goes back she will be a senior. Kylee (left) is graduating High School next month and will a free spirit for a while and Hannah (right) will be having little baby Rebecca sometime at the end of this month and starting the long road of being a mommy.
It's funny how all three are bigger than their momma. I guess they they got that from my side.

As for me, I spent last week wheeling and dealing, doing some trading and coming up with our new bug out house. Alright, I can call it that to justify it, but it's really for chili cooking and camping trailer even though it could be used for bugging out if need be. 
Our old pop up camper was just too small now that our family is growing. The pop up was so cozy that you really had to like the folks you were camping with. With grand kids and son-in-laws, we needed more room.
A tent was nice in our 20's, the pop up was great in our 30's so this here should be what we need through our 40's and 50's.
To tell you the truth, when we saw it for the first time I told Candy (the wife, pictured in the middle above) I don't deserve something this nice. I don't feel I have been good enough to have this. I guess it's a mind thing, when you spend your whole life trying to live below your means it's hard to justify it to yourself you deserve something every now and then that shows how hard you work.
That big square in the back of the trailer, it's an outdoor kitchen. That was the selling point for me.
We will be using it for the first time this weekend. We have a chili cookoff in Greenville about 1 1/2 hours East from the house and there is a nice little lake close by we plan to stay at. Of course we will taking a bunch of folks with us so this will be a grate test for our new equipment.

That's all I got for now,
Kicking it High Class Redneck style