Sunday, November 15, 2015


I have never conducted a choir before this year. I have accompanied choirs for at least 16 years . . .  and it is different than I'd thought.  For starters . . .  no amount of musical talent or skills on my part can make a choir.  It is people skills, recruiting, valuing other's time and contributions, selecting awesome music, being dynamic and versatile, and organization that matters.  I'm not perfect, but I'm working hard at improving.  

Saturday, November 14, 2015

First playoff game of the season

We were excited to watch the Carroll Dragons in the first playoff game last night.  It was played at Dragon Stadium and televised in HD.  They beat Cedar Hills who I think won state last year.  It was a close game.  Julianne and Catherine went to it, but me, Trent, Madelyn and the boys watched it at home.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tabletops charity event

I went with a few friends to a charity event in Southlake that raises money for a women's shelter.  They decorated tabletops, very elaborate place settings and holiday themes.  It was fun to look through.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A beautiful day in my yard

This butterfly was on my Mexican sage.  It was stunning.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

I posted pics of Grandpa Hanis today.

Grandpa joined the Navy and spent WWII in the pacific, yet never learned how to swim. "If our ship went down it probably didn't matter if you could swim" he would say.

Grandpa was born on Armistice Day. He was even in the parade as a newborn to celebrate the end of World War I.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pack meeting

Owen and I were sure lucky to get to go to pack meeting . . .  ;)

Monday, November 9, 2015

This picture.

Codifying discrimination makes me sad.  Very, very, very sad.  It seems like we've tried this before --deeming an entire group unworthy due to some sins committed by someone else before them.

I guess more people need to study history -- lest we repeat it.