Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Give Me the Coffee and No One Gets Hurt

My mom, dad, and me were going to Dallas for dad’s marathon, which he did incredible in. On the way up we stopped at a gas station. They had those orange street cones and each one said something funny on them. One said,” Give me my coffee and no one gets hurt!” That came into a situation later on when we went to Starbucks. By the way, I could not live without Starbucks. Too stinken good! There was a man who looked to be in his mid twenties. I asked for a Toffee-Nut Cinnamon Dolce. He handed it to me and said,” Here you go little man…big man. Whatever you are. You know that’s what I call my cousin who is nine. But you’re not a little man. How old are you?” I said that I was thirteen. He also asked how tall I am and I said 5’1”. He said,” I was that tall when I was your age. You will soon grow. I made 6’2” when I was a senior in college.” All I could think was,” Just give me my coffee!” He was a nice guy though so I didn’t say anything. I had just woken up from my nap in the car and wasn’t in the mood to talk. I got my incredible cup of coffee and got out of that place.

Dad did awesome in the marathon. To read about it click on this link…>>>LINK.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Since I was talking about being in the hunting mood, I wanted to say something that I heard while on vacation in Arkansas this Thanksgiving. My Uncle and me were watching The Outdoor Channel when my cousin’s husband, Destin, walked in and said something that caught my attention. He said,” Don’t you think watching The Outdoor Channel is kind of an oxymoron?” I asked him why and he replied,” Because you are watching The Outdoor Channel indoors.” I thought about it for a while and eventually got up and went outside on their porch. (Their porch is literally thirty feet of the ground. They live in mountains/hills.)

So, the moral of the story is, don’t watch the outdoors indoors, watch the outdoors outdoors and go hunting or fishing or something. Go play football or basketball. Go swimming or something. Who cares if it will be 29 degrees outside on Thursday? (YES!!!)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hunting Mood

I am in the hunting mood now and am in excitement until it finally gets here. My grandpa and me went to a gun show this weekend and it started the excitement. We always go to gun shows to look at some of the awesome stuff they have there. Mostly we’ll buy a gun or two and some ammunition and definitely some smoked jerky from a guy there. It is the best jerky ever! All we bought was some ammunition for my rifle, some jerky, and my Grandpa bought a little .22 Romania rifle. Looks cool because tiny rifles are fun to shoot. Well anyway, I was saying that I was in the hunting mood. At our deer lease, you don’t just hunt deer and turkey, you hunt arrowheads and spear points. At the end of the trip, your neck hurts so badly from looking down for arrowheads. We come back with so many rocks that when you come home, the truck probably gains about 200 pounds. Other than shooting deer and turkey, the thing I love most about hunting is just being in the outdoors. I am an outdoor person. When I grow up I am going to have a house in the country. I like almost anything that has to do with the outdoors. My whole family camps and does all that outdoors stuff. I grew up in the outdoors and I plan to live in the outdoors when I get older. Our deer lease is absolutely beautiful because it is in the hill country. Our stand is on the top of a hill so the fun never stops. I would never get bored in that stand until it gets hot outside. Hunting is all about cold weather because of all the clothing you have to put on. Also you can see all kinds of animals like my least favorite…the cow. They always scare off the deer and turkey. You can also see roadrunners and stuff like that. You can even ask my Aunty Ollie who also hunts at the same place. It is awesome and she is probably happy too.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Leadership Conference with P.A.L.S.

Today the P.A.L.S went to a “leadership conference”. Sounds kind like something adults would go to. It was still amazing. There was a motivational speaker named Aric Bostick. He was pretty cool. He taught us how to be a leader, how to make your dreams come true, what you look for in a friend, and how to have a day where you wake up in the morning feeling like your going to Astro World. To bad it’s not there any more. His secret is that he wakes up and gives a loud “ Aaaaaaaaaaaah”. I’m going to try that. It might make my mom or dad a little scared though. The thing that hit me the most was something he said out of all his quotes. He said that if you dream something and don’t see yourself doing that, then that dream would not come true. You have to envision yourself in that position. At the beginning of training for the half Marathon, I could see myself running across the finish line with the greatest feeling I have ever had. I know now that I can do this. Just knowing that I accomplished something that most people my age would not even think about doing. As we announced what a big goal we WERE going to achieve, I thought of something good. My dad and me have always been dreaming about backpacking the Appalachian Trail that starts in Georgia and goes all the way to Maine. Aric also said to dream big because that is part of what gets you up in the morning. The only reason I get up at 5:30 each morning (about to be 5:00 because of dad changing jobs) is because I can’t wait to know what it feels like to cross the finish line in a big race. He said some things about leaderships that really hit me too. He said, “ There are big ships and small ships, but the best kind of ship is leadership!” He talked about how a football team wanted to win state, but weren’t the best team even in district. He talked to them their first game and they won. The next game he didn’t and they lost. Aric gave motivational speeches every game and they kept winning in overtime. They got to state and he talked to them for only five minutes about envisioning themselves winning and if they didn’t then they would lose. They made a comeback with 22 seconds on the clock and won because people went around telling each other to envision them winning. The last play was about a 70-yard touch down pass. He even showed the clip for proof. He changed the way I thought about everything. I’m going to go run a half marathon. I’m even going to hike an Appalachian Trail… when the money comes.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Shoes are Cool!

I finally got new shoes the other day and got to run in them this morning. I was supposed to run in them yesterday, but I kept getting dizzy at the B-wood game on Friday. It wasn’t a pleasant night. Well I ran four in them and it feels like a pillow on my feet. They are New Balance 991, and compared to my heavy, no cushion, and no control Nike Shox, they’re paradise. They don’t look like running shoes but they sure feel like running shoes. I’m not saying that the shox aren’t good shoes, they just aren’t good for the miles I’m about to start running. I love walking in them, playing in them, wearing them to school, and stuff, but not for long running. I bet you would never guess how much they were. $100. But that’s not the end. 50% off on only those shoes! Good deal, good price, and a really good pair of shoes. How much better can it get? All I have to say now is that shoes are cool!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Aramco Half Marathon Party

My dad, my mom, my aunt Gwen, my cousin Matthew, and me all went to a marathon training party in Houston. My dad is running the Aramco Half Marathon in Houston with me and then running the White Rock Marathon in Dallas. My mom and Aunt Gwen are going to walk the Aramco Half Marathon. Everyone has been in training mood. 5:30 in the morning for me and earlier for mom and dad. The party itself was a blast. Lots for free. Free shirts for early register, free Frisbees, free water bottles, and free food provided by H.E.B. There were bagels, oranges, apples, chips, cookies, and my personal favorite, bananas. They were selling shoes and everyone that registered got $10.00 off any New Balance purchase. It was amazing. I’m committed to a Half Marathon. This will be a journey and already has been. Speaking of the “ Journey”, anyone that’s a teen needs to come to the Journey at Brazos Pointe Fellowship on Sundays at 7:00 pm. It has an incredible band.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


It’s here! This Sunday, 8:00-9:30pm. Come if you want to see the Youth Minister, who’s name just happens to be Aaron Sanders, get pounded by a student, who’s name just happens to be Jakeb. Who doesn’t want to see that? But more importantly before that is The Journey which, by the way, has a spectacular band. I also have to mention the speaker who came all the way from Lake Jackson, Texas to speak to us, because that’s what speakers do. He's the guy I'm going to pound later. It’s at 7:00pm and after we’re going to walk over to All Star Sportsplex for some vicious Dodgeball.

All I have to say is… dah nah nah nah, dah nah, dah nah, CAN’T TOUCH THIS!!!

That pic is me and the camera is Aaron!