ABC Wednesday: X is for ….

Well, X was a very though one. I was not going to do X until my mom suggested I look at my ABC books I had as a child.

Several of the ABC and word books I had as a child.

Several of the ABC and word books I had as a child.

While Little Golden books may not be the greatest literature  I had a lot as a child and they were some of my favorite books.  The red Word book in the back and the Little Golden Picture Dictionary were my favorite. I enjoyed looking at the books and the pictures.

One of my childhood favorites.

X is for Xmas, X-ray and Xylophone

One of my childhood favorites, I enjoyed going looking at the pages of the Picture dictionary and naming all the pictures. Guess I’ve always been a bit of a nerd.

This one has a rhyme for each letter of the Alphabet.

This one has a rhyme for each letter of the Alphabet.

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My World Tuesday: Welcome to the 40 Acres

I’m back after taking a break for the Christmas Holiday last week.  Currently, my husband and I live in Florida but are originally from Texas. I thought it would be fun to show the part of the world where I lived for many years.  Today’s post features a quick tour of my Alma Mater, Hardin-Simmons. Hardin-Simmons University is located in Abilene, Texas. So, sit back and enjoy a visit to the 40 Acres.

Hunter Hall, this is the dorm where I lived during college.

Hunter Hall, this is the dorm where I lived during college.

Johsnon Building, Business School

Johsnon Building, Business School

Sandfier Hall, Administration Building

Sandefer Hall, Administration Building

Richardson Library

Richardson Library

Beherns Chapel

Beherns Chapel

Alumni Wall that contains the name of every graduate from the first class to the most recent class.

Alumni Wall that contains the name of every graduate from the first class to the most recent class.

Abilene Hall is where most of my classes were located.

Abilene Hall is where most of my classes were located.

Mabee Science Building

Mabee Science Building

Caldwell Music Building

Caldwell Music Building

Cowboy Band Hall home of the Cowboy Band.

Cowboy Band Hall home of the World Famous Cowboy Band.

Van Ellis Theater, back side of Beherns Chapel. The stage of the chapel and the theater are connected.

Van Ellis Theater, back side of Beherns Chapel. The stage of the chapel and the theater are connected.

Connally Missions Center

Connally Missions Center

Dyess Welcome Center. This is the back side of Hunter Hall.

Dyess Welcome Center. This is the back side of Hunter Hall.

Frost Fine Arts Center.

Frost Fine Arts Center.

Doc Beazley, White Horse Center

Doc Beazley, White Horse Center. Home of the Six White Horses.

Look for more from the Forty Acres in the following weeks. Hope you enjoyed your trip to west Texas.

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Merry Christmas

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas.  I am taking a break from normal blog for the holidays until next week.  Until then ….

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Sounds of the Season IV

Found this one thanks to a suggestion from a reader. The song is Joy by Apollo 100. It is their take on Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

I had never heard of Apollo 100 but I liked the song.  According to Wikipedia they were a short-lived instrumental group from Britian founded by arranger Tom Parker.  Joy was their first single and has been featured in several movies.

The Big Guy’s New Toy

Well, once again the Big Guy is a gainfully employed educator after spending the past few years as a grad student.  For a year or so we have been a one car family with the Big Guy’s new job it is necessary to have a second car. Hopefully, this one will last as long as our 1991 Legacy.

The Big Guy's New Toy

2008 Subaru Legacy

Sky Watch Friday: Memories

Today is our our tenth anniversary and I am continuing the theme from my Tuesday and Wednesday posts. We were married in the same country church were my mom grew up and my grandparents were married.

This picture was taken in the summer so the it looked quite different in December. That part of Texas doesn’t really get much snow instead it often rains in the winter. It was very cold and rainy that day. The roads dirt roads were a mess.  Even though it was cold we had to have the windows open before the service.  It seems that sometime between church on Sunday and our rehearsal on Friday evening a skunk had crawled under the pulpit area. Fortunately, by Saturday afternoon most of the smell was gone.

10 years ago

10 years ago

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2008

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