Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa at Church

Kora, Jakob, and Paw Paw went to the ward Christmas party and guess who was there. As you can see Jakob had a whole list of things he wanted for Christmas. So many things he couldn't pose for a picture. Kora's list was short. They both had lots of fun.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Update on shooting in my park

Well I know that you justed wanted to more about the shooting in my park so here is a update.

Police: Rockwall woman had mom shoot her husband
Rowlett officers arrest 44-year-old accused of having online affair
08:41 AM CST on Friday, December 14, 2007
By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN / The Dallas Morning News

Robin Handel
Rowlett police say a married woman who was having an online affair wanted her husband dead.
So she had her mother shoot him in the back of the head after serving him a slice of cake, Rowlett police spokesman John Ellison said.
Robin Handel, 44, of Rockwall was arrested Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the Nov. 30 shooting of her husband, Stephen Handel, Mr. Ellison said.
"The investigation pointed to [Ms. Handel] having some type of online relationship with an unknown person," Mr. Ellison said. "The investigation doesn't show that this individual is involved at this time."
Mr. Handel, 38, survived the shooting at the Dalrock Meadows Mobile Home Park in the 8700 block of Lakeview Parkway. The bullet was fired from a small-caliber gun and apparently didn't penetrate his skull, police said.

After the shooting, Ms. Handel's 71-year-old mother, Janelle Thompson, barricaded herself in her home for about 90 minutes. When she came out, police noticed she had shot herself twice in the chest.

Janelle Thompson
Ms. Thompson underwent surgery and was arrested the day after the shooting on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Mr. Ellison said. She was being held at the Dallas County Jail on Thursday night in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Ms. Handel was being held at the Rowlett Jail, where her bail information was not available.

I don't want to mess with the mom or daughter. The mom looks really scary.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Divorce

A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York two days before Christmas and says,"I hate to ruin your holiday, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. "Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this," She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they're coming for Christmas and paying their own way."
Now Teresa and I know how to get our family home for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Older woman shoots son-in-law in back of head

Some of you know that I own the mobile home park behind my office called Dal-Rock Meadows. Last Saturday night I received a phone call from the Rowlett Police and they wanted me to come to the park and talk to them immediately. When I got there they told me that the lady in lot 21 had just shot her son-in-law in the back of the head and was still in the mobile home and would not answer any police calls. They ask me to draw them a diagram of the inside of the mobile home so they could figure out had they were going to take her down. There were machine guns and police everywhere. After about 90mins the lady came out of her mobile home and fell down on her front porch. She had shot herself in the chest. She had shot herself and son-in-law with a 22 caliber pistol that is why they both survived. Go to the link below and read and listen to the 911 call and watch the news video. What a crazy world we live in. The older woman's daughter had just told her that her husband was leaving her.

Matthew's First Birthday

My Niece's son Matthew had his first birthday on Sunday. Here are some pictures of him really enjoying his cake.

Yummy Yummy Yummy That is sooooooo good!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jessica's wreck

You may have noticed that Jessica has not posted anything on her blog the last few days which is unlike her. Well she has a good reason as you can see by the pictures. She was coming home from one of her parties Saturday and a lady hit her in the rear going about 40-50 miles per hour. The lady did not even hit her brakes. The lady said she was looking down and was just not paying attention. Jessica was hit so hard that she was knocked into two other cars in front of her. Jessica went to the hospital to be checked out and she seems ok. She is sore all over her body and has a big bump on her left leg from hitting the dash. There was a off duty policeman who saw the whole accident. The lady was very upset and crying. She really got upset when she found out Jessica was pregnant. I am sure Jessica will tell you more when see starts feeling better.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Teresa's silly poem

Teresa just wrote this silly poem one day and it turned out so cute. Lindsay likes it so much she may add animation to it.

While you are working at work so late,

A snack is a must when working past eight.

Being from Seussville and loving to eat,

I wonder if I could offer you Potted Giraffe's Feet?

I know you are tired and want to just get it done,

but working is not fun if you "just get it done."

So allow me to offer you one more fun snack,

It is one of my is called Blackened Jack.

I know it does not sound good but I thought that too,

until I took a bite and my mind was changed, Lou.

Now Jack is not a veg or a meat or a cheese,

Jack is a piece of the penguin's left knees.

Do not feel for the penguin whose knee that it is,

because some birds like to donate this for the enjoyment that it gives.

Some penguins like humans much more than they should,

they donate one knee because it just makes them feel good.

The knee is then sent to the south, south, south pole,

When it is beaten and beaten and dipped in yellow snow.

We all know that the yellow on the snow is tee tee

from some "thing,"

but when drenched on that knee it is oh! so enticing.

Now you may not go for the potted feet or blackened jack,

I have one last about Polar Bear Crack?

Polar Bear Crack is so sweet and quite smooth,

A lot of us eat it because of our sweet tooth.

You may prefer meat to any sweet thing we know,

So how about Hedgehog Pits to fill the void in your toe.

If eaten correctly, it goes straight to the toe and there it will stay

till the toe is so so.

I have eaten it often and enjoyed it a lot,

but just do not eat it if you are real hot.

It is not for the summer or spring for that matter,

If eaten when hot the stuff sticks to you bladder.

This causes a reaction that is hard to believe,

but the bladder will continute to relieve and relieve,

Then people will make fun of YOU as you "go"

because then you will be causing all the yellow in the snow.

Copywrite DEG Company 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Blue Betta

OK I am posting this for Sheriece because she just bought a betta fish. I really like the betta just setting on my desk and swimming around. So easy to take care of. No special pumps or water treatment except to remove the chlorine and replace water about once a week. They only cost around $3.00 at Walmart. I think I spent around $15.00 total for everything.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A fun day fishing

We were all just bored and decided to go fishing behind our house. There is this little pond back there and we just dug up some worms and made a homemade fishing pole. It was so fun!!!! Everyone caught fish. Jakob caught the first one a baby perch. Then Kora was next also catching a baby perch. PaPa was next catching a five pound catfish. Austin came later catching a massive fish.

Kora caught this seven pound catfish and it almost pulled her in the water but PaPa caught Kora
and saved her.

Friday, November 2, 2007

It was very scary at the George House

Jakob and Miah----------------------------------- Miah and Kora

Teresa had a casket from work and we put it to good work.

Don't let this scar you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I have been tagged

I will try and list a few things that most people do not know about me but my wife knows it all.

Secret 1

First everyone knows I am a big Dallas Mavericks fan. I just totally love basketball. I love to watch it and play it. One thing you may not know about me is that I never touched a basketball until I was around 19 years old. Scott Pierce introduced me to basketball in his driveway. He was patience with me and taught me a lot of things about the game. Scott played high school and college basketball and was very good. He showed me that you didn't need to be tall to play good basketball. He was an excellent point guard and could drive to the basket against the best of them. Thank you Scott for teaching me a game that has changed my life. It gave me the confidence that I needed in life to succeed. My secret is that I always wished I had been able to play some level of school basketball. Not that I think I could have but I sure would have loved to try. It is kinda sad but now I can only play basketball about once every two weeks because my knees hurt to much and require time to heal. What also is sad is we now have a new Stake building only seven minutes from our house with a full wood floor court (I have been playing on a small carpet gym at church for 15 years) and I am not sure I can even enjoy it very much for obvious reasons.

Secret 2
You all know that we have three beautiful daughters. What you may not know is that I wanted each one to be a boy. Well I didn't get my wish but I did get three great son-in-laws and now have three wonderful grandsons. Thank you Daughters for bringing me these sons.

Secret 3

I have never smoked a cigarette but when I was 15 I did puff on a cigar once and decided it was just a stupid thing to do.

Secret 4

Some people may already know this but I will just post it anyway. My favorite book is The Richest Man in Babylon. When I was around 25 I was in an Elders Quorum meeting and they were discussing that we need to be debt free and learn how to save money. The teacher passed out a copy of a chapter from The Richest Man in Babylon and it changed my whole outlook on life. I would encourage everyone to read this book and apply its principles and if they do they cannot help but to be successful. To put it in a nutshell the book teaches us that we must pay ourselves 10% each year and let that 10% grow and grow making wise investments and never take it out for pleasure needs. Any success I have had comes from this little practice.

Secret 5

I only must say this because my wife has crushes on George Srait and Johnny Depp.

I am a fan of Keira Knightley.

Secret 6

I know I was only suppose to post five secrets but I had to do one more. I have always wanted to get to know my sister better but it seemed like she would never let me get to really know her. I now feel like I know my sister and I am so excited about this. She is such a great sister. Thanks Sister for your Love and support. I am a better person because of you.

I don't really know how this tagging thing works but I tag David Herfurth, Austin Lowe, and Enos Heinzen.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is Teresa and it took me 20 minutes to get to this point so that I could post on my blog. This is the most irritating thing for me but my darling daughter, Lindsay, "tagged" me and I must play. It is not that I mind "playing" but I am so technically challenged that I get mad when it is not simple to do. Huh I go. I am supposed to tell you 6 things that are secret, no one knows, etc, etc. Hmmmm and then I tag someone and they must go through the h....I mean trouble that I went through. Actually, I am quite honored to be a tagee. Thank you Pooh. I now I must go get a cupcake and then proceed with the test........I am back and are you asking why I am eating a cupcake at 10:40PM, well, if for no other reason than because Young Womens in Excellence is over for another year and I deserve this cupcake. Now my six things..... 1) I secretly lust after Johnny Depp...sorry David that you had to find out this way! 2) I have never even tried a single drug item AT ALL which in itself is a miracle since I was a teenager during the 70's and dated several guys (as a teenager) that were always doing drugs. One even went to prison for doing drugs and one even died from doing drugs. 3) My cousin, Cindy, did coax me into smoking a cigarette at the age of 14. We were in my back yard. That was my first and last ever. I did not like it. 4) Some of you may know this. I just cannot remember if I told anyone. When I was 16, I attended high school one day with my friend, Debbie Sorensen. Our school was out that day and so I went to school with her. My mom always made me wear my dresses too long, in my opinion. So I hemmed up the dress the night before school the next day and wore the dress the length I WANTED. I had planned to let the hem down before mother picked me up from Debbie's BUT when she and I arrived home from school she was waiting for me and saw me walk up in my "short" dress. I got in a lot of trouble for that. And 5) I secretly lust after Johnny......oh yeah...I already said that....let's see....ummmmm! I have such a normal not very juicy life. I was actually supposed to have 4 children and Nancy Pierce was going to have 3. She ended up having a 4th child and I stopped at 3 so secretly Cassie is my daughter. Just ask Nancy.

There you have it. That was "mama fore she was mama." Not much dirt there, though, huh?

Again, thanks my dear Pooh for letting me play. I tag Nancy Pierce, Amy Herfurth, David George, and I do not know anyone else who does a blog. Sorry, I tag only 3 humans.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kora and Lauren

This is one of MaMa and PaPa's favorite pictures of Kora and Lauren taken by Amy about a year ago. They have already grown up so much since this picture.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A work in progress

Well we didn't realize that this was going to be a daily adventure but we will give it our best try. We are really boring people just enjoying our family and watching our Daughters grow up and have wonderful families. It is really fun to watch our Daughters work and grow up. They all have made us two very proud in all that they have accomplished. These grandchildren make being old fun and keep us on our toes. So fun to have the Lowes staying with us even if it is for a short time. We will try our best to keep posting comments and we thank you for your comments.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

David and Teresa's Place

Well everyone in the family has a blog so why not. MaMa and PaPa must move on with the times so now have created a blog so we can all keep up with each other.