Monday, December 27, 2010

No snow

No snow here in Virginia, but that doesn't mean we're not having fun.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hip Hop Class Performance

Charles and Thomas performed in Harvard's Hip Hop Class performance yesterday.

You might want to go "full screen" to watch... and switch to 480P if available. :)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Charles' Piano Recital

Charles gives his first piano recital at Harvard Elementary School.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

QB Charles

At the last practice before the first game this weekend... looks like Charles will be the quarterback. (Sorry... no audio)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thomas' Thanksgiving Poetry

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Tiger Scout

Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Charles QB's his first game of flag football

A little fun after the last Cub Scouts Den Meeting.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Charles' First Recital

After just 4 lessons Charles felt so good about his piano playing skills that he gave the family a performance.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Ball

The boys' game schedule has been added to the calendar. It seems that they are mostly in the late afternoon (3 or 5pm) and the last game (not yet listed) is not set.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Old Times!

Copied this photo at the reunion. Don't believe that we had seen this photo of Walter in the Merchant Marines.
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2010 Holliman Reunion

No water fights, but bugs were fun and pies were delicious!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Charles takes it to the next level

It took a while, but we finally got Charles to try his "big-boy bike" (thanks to a flat tire, and some peer pressure). And once he started riding it, we couldn't get him to stop. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brenham Fun

Two more photos of the boys having the last bit of summer fun.
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End of Summer Almost

Waiting for dad at the Starnes farm /ranch /residence was pretty easy with the animals and swimming pool. We miss the boys today. So quiet!!!???
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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Right Tools Make Things Easy

We were lucky our neighbor Billy Ogea was putting down irrigation lines for his pecan trees and offered to dig our trench for electricity to the barn. One step closer...maybe. It's always essential to have the right tools. Wish the boys could have "helped". Ha.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cruise 2010 Slide Show

I finally spent some quality time with last night and came up with a highlights presentation from our cruise. You might want to go "full screen" and then close the banner ad that will no doubt pop up from the bottom. Sorry... that's the price I have to pay to use the copyrighted soundtrack.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Bon Voyage

Monday, June 28, 2010

2010 WestBest

Just some photo highlights of our recent trip to the Western regions. Fun!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

7 Historical Cow Tales

There were 94.5 million head of cattle in the US in 2009. Many millions of cows and bulls have lived relatively short uneventful lives over the years producing milk and calves or ultimately steaks and hamburgers. Among those millions are a few who made the news and then the history books for one reason or another. Read: Mental Floss

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa Bill

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Finally, Mama Kildeer hatched one egg and mini-me is in the background. Hard to get a good photo since they run off. When we tried later, two baby Kildeer were there. Still one egg to go. Be sure and show the boys.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Nana

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Tiger Cub

Thomas earned his Bobcat Badge this week and is now officially a Tiger Cub!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Cora Sue's calf sure looks like her! Born yesterday or Monday.
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Friday, June 04, 2010

What's Up with the Snakes?

Michelle helps clean up the porch! Is this snake looking for the other one a few weeks ago?
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Garden Day

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Drivers Beware

Thought the boys might enjoy seeing a Kildeer nest. We saw the mother looking apprehensive everytime we drove near, and upon investigation found the reason. Hope she keeps them safe.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Los Angeles and Santa Barbara


Not only did Harvey have lunch at the infamous "Pinks" but we saw Craig Ferguson tape the Late, Late Night show. Santa Barbara and Westmont College were beautiful. And of course! Bobby Fenske got his diploma.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010


We packed up the boys and the bicycles this afternoon with one mission: learn to ride bicycles.

Mission: accomplished.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I caught the ball!"

So declared Thomas to the crowd after catching a fly ball, and then running it to second base for a double play! In the end, the Bees lost to the Rivercats 17-15, but it was a great game nonetheless.

A few other highlights include his inning as the pitcher where the threw a few runners out at first, and a single that eventually scored a point for the Bees.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Rockies Win!

The Rockies took on the Rays last night in what was a close game from the very start. But the last inning closed with a bang and the Rockies won their first game 15-12.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekend Update

Another great weekend of baseball! The Rockies made a great effort, and although it was quite close there for a while they did not pull out a win. But Charles had at least one hit (that I saw... I was working the concession stand) - a single, and did score a run.

The Bees on the other hand, won their game 15-12. With few outs being made and a 5 run-per-inning limit, it looked like it was going to be a 15-15 tie. But they managed to shut down the opposing team in the last inning and hold them to 12.

A great day all around!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Most exciting game yet!

Charles brought his "A Game" tonight, whacking one to the fence for a triple. And although the Rockies lost 13-12, they sure made the Pirates earn it.

We couldn't be prouder, and by the look on Charles' face  after scoring a run, neither could he.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Robot Skeleton Hobos

Next Holliman reunion?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bacon Vodka

And the hits just keep on coming... some of the recipes sound pretty darn good actually.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hoping for Better Hay

 We had 54 tons of crushed limestone delivered (two loads) and spread in the hay meadow to try to neutralize the acidic soil. Big toys for boys to watch. Wish they had been here.
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