Monday, August 23, 2010

107 degrees in Dallas / Ft. Worth today

107 degrees today but the heat index was 109
Nothing more to say than it is HOT -
85 degrees in my house with air conditioner on and also fans turned on in every room!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Arlington's 4th. of July Parade

Debbie Souder just sent this to me from the parade this morning -Jane and I walking behind the float - Thanks Debbie for this picture ! It was taken towards the end of the parade.

How Do You Read Your Bible?

That was the question we ask on our float in this years Arlington 4th of July Parade - which was held on Sat. July 3rd.
The theme of the parade was Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

North Davis Church of Christ Children's Ministry

How Do You Read Your Bible?

On Stone Tablets

The traditional paper Bible

Or on an IPad

After walking a little over 3 miles this morning we finished the parade route at 10:30 - the parade started at 9:00 - it took us about an hour to walk the parade route - we puled out of UTA's parking lot between 9:30 and 9:45 this morning. Very over cast but no rain and no sun so it was not a bad walk -

Now what will be done for next years float?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just an ordinary Saturday afternoon EXCEPT ...

Would you believe ... this grandma was in a dance recital at Texas Hall on the
UTA campus today.
I have not done that since I was 5 or 6 years old living in Waco when I took tap and ballet
from the Hoffmanette's.

Last Sept. I started taking tap at the Dance Invasion Studio and it has been so much fun. Every Tuesday night I must make my brain, my feet and my arms all work together - - it is challenging but so much fun. At one time we had 15 in our class but several dropped out and we ended up with 8 of us. Three grandmothers are in this group.

We tapped to Michael Jackson's "I'm Bad" - note red jackets, short black pants and white socks.

Before Marcie was diagnosed with ALS in 1994, she danced on this very same stage - she was in the UTA Dance Ensemble. She is glad I am taking this tap class. And as a UTA cheerleader - she cheered at the basketball game at Texas Hall.

The last "act" is a Daddy/Daughter Dance - from age two up - I think 18 was the oldest daughter to dance with her Dad on stage. It was so cute to watch and the Dad's did great.

Here is the link to their web site:

Classes start up again in July - so if you are an adult and want to learn to tap - come join our class - it is really fun ! ! !

Jami McBroom is the owner and our teacher.

June 10th. Thanks MDA for our visit to the Dallas Arboretum

Last Thursday our grandsons were here -- MDA had given us some tickets for the Dallas Arboretum and it was Marcie's idea to go when the boys were with us - so off we went - the day started out cloudy but ended out being hot but we had a good time anyway - we got some lunch at a QT near by and ate at the Arboretum.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Steece Quads are growing

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This was taken at the Tarrent twins first birthday party in Feb.
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Taken in front of the room that was once my class room - the plaque on the door says:

This Classroom Equipped
In Honor Of
Linda Gibson
2 Cool!

Someone gave money to equip this class room and the center room in honor of me - what an honor to me and to know that my name will always be on my classroom door.

I taught at this preschool for 20 years.
I had to stop teaching 7 years ago in May 2003 to care for Marcie full time.

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xxxxxxxxxxx xx Thanks Ruth for taking this picture.

We are standing in front of the door that used to be my preschool class room. The kids are growing so - they will be 3 on Aug. 1st. I do not get to see them much but you cannot tell it -they are such loving and friendly kids and they are talking so much. How lucky I am to have this family in my life.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Susan

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Today is Susan's birthday - our Mother's were friends since they were in the 2nd. grade in Waco - Susan's grandmother hand beaded the top to my wedding dress - which I still have and treasure since every bead was put on with so much love -

The piano in the back ground was a built in 1907 - it was a graduation gift to my Mom when she graduated from Waco High School in the early '30 - I learned to play on it and so did my brother - and so did my daughters and now my 2 grandson's take piano lessons and play on it - it is at their house now.

So Happy Birthday Susan Kay Moran Williams - and many more !

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sun in Texas today!

this is our house today - one week after the BIG snow in Texas

all that is left of the snow from last week - taken this morning about 9:00
Feb. 18th
and it is 58 degrees now at 12:30
Come On Spring!

10 inches of snow at our house - A Record Snow Fall

our snow covered house

It started snowing early in the morning on Thursday Feb. 11, it was still dark outside - and it never stopped till late on Friday Feb. 12. It was beautiful - especially since we did have to go anywhere - we had all we needed - even if we lost power - which we never did - but the batteries were charged and the generator was read if we needed -
glad I had some rain boots !

looking to the south from our house

looking to the east on our street

across the street

looking north on our street

our mail box

trees in our back yard facing the west

looking down our street to the north - again
This was the last time I measured but it kept falling all Thursday night -

MDA's Stride and Ride

We had 22 people walking at Cowboys Stadium and this team raised $3,573 for MDA and ALS research - thanks to all who donated and all who came to walk - the stadium was packed with walkers!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Marcie's Prayer Warriors are walking again !

If you live in the Dallas Ft. Worth area and would like to help raise money and awareness for ALS come join our team and walk in the Stride and Ride walk for MDA -

Marcie has had a walk team for 10 years - lead by the same fearless leader - Mandy - all money raised by this team goes to MDA for ALS research -

The Stride and Ride walk will be at the new Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sat. Jan. 30th - if you would like more details just leave me a message and I will tell you more about this event -

Marcie's team was started by Mandy with most of the walkers from our church - North Davis Church of Christ -

Please continue to pray for a cure for ALS and thanks for praying for Marcie and all those with this and other life threatening diseases.

AND - Thanks for your time in stopping by my blog.