Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Rose


Yeah, referring the cheesy Bette Midler song that I secretly like...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

For Dad and Don


I'm glad the 'Boys won yesterday, 'cause I know it made you happy!
RIP Dandy Don Meredith, the first Dallas QB and an all-American class act.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gingerbread House


Rock City, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Light


Amsterdam, NL

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In Memoriam- 11-18-99


Eleven years ago today, at 2:42 am, the Texas Aggie Bonfire collapsed, killing twelve Aggies and injuring many more. As long as we bleed maroon, we will never forget.

The Bonfire Twelve: 
Miranda Adams '12; Chris Breen '96 (my friend.); Michael Ebanks '03; Jeremy Frampton '99; Jamie Hand '03; Christopher Heard '03; Tim Kerlee '03; Lucas Kimmell '03; Bryan McClain '02; Chad Powell '03; Jerry Self '01; Nathan West '02.

"The Last Corps Trip"

It was Judgment Day in Aggieland

And tenseness filled the air;

All knew there was a trip at hand,

But not a soul knew where.


Assembled on the drill field

Was the world-renowned Twelfth Man,

The entire fighting Aggie team

And the famous Aggie Band.


And out in front with Royal Guard

The reviewing party stood;

St. Peter and his angel staff

Were choosing bad from good.


First he surveyed the Aggie team

And in terms of an angel swore,

"By Jove, I do believe I've seen

This gallant group before.


I've seen them play since way back when,

And they've always had the grit;

I've seen 'em lose and I've seen 'em win

But I've never seen 'em quit.


No need for us to tarry here

Deciding upon their fates;

Tis plain as the halo on my head

That they've opened Heaven's gates."


And when the Twelfth Man heard this,

They let out a mighty yell

That echoed clear to Heaven

And shook the gates of Hell.


"And what group is this upon the side,"

St. Peter asked his aide,

"That swelled as if to burst with pride

When we our judgment made?"


"Why, sir, that's the Cadet Corps

That's known both far and wide

For backing up their fighting team

Whether they won lost or tied."


"Well, then," said St. Peter,

"It's very plain to me

That within the realms of Heaven

They should spend eternity.


And have the Texas Aggie Band

At once commence to play

For their fates too we must decide

Upon this crucial day."


And the drum major so hearing

Slowly raised his hand

And said, "Boys, let's play The Spirit

For the last time in Aggieland."


And the band poured forth the anthem,

In notes both bright and clear

And ten thousand Aggie voices

Sang the song they hold so dear.


And when the band had finished,

St. Peter wiped his eyes

And said, "It's not so hard to see

They're meant for Paradise."


And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said

As he stiffly took his stand,

"It's just another Corps Trip, boys,

We'll march in behind the band."

By P.H. DuVal Jr. '51




Remembering Bonfire

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Feel like this hit me today...


Lovely, it's that time of year...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm ready to get on the train this weekend...


HP 7-1 this weekend! YAY! Hogsmeade Station, Hogsmeade.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rock City


Not Detroit, think KISS would be lost? Actually in Chattannooga, TN.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Morning Glory


If you look closely, you can see the bee in the bottom flower... he was very intent on his nectar and took no notice of me...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flag of My Grandfathers


I am the granddaughter of FOUR Veterans- Daddy Tom, Army Air Corps; Big Dad, Navy; Pappaw, Army; and Daddy Don, National Guard. I am extremely proud of this fact, and proud to be at all related to these men who were willing to answer the call when their country needed them most. (And also very grateful that all of them lived to tell about it.) I am sad that I cannot personally thank Daddy Tom and Daddy Don- but I can give an extra hug to Big Dad and Pappaw today. And I can say, with extreme gratitude, THANK YOU to all service members, wherever you are, whenever you served. Even though we celebrate today as Veterans Day, I honor you and thank you everyday.
And also- thank you to the military families who support these service members. You are just as much appreciated for sharing your father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Color Change


Natchitoches, LA, Oct. 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Temple


Chinese Pavilion, EPCOT, WDW

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tower


Harrison County Airport, Marshall, TX.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blur


Disney's Electrical Snail... hasn't changed since I was 7!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Keep the lights on so the bogeyman doesn't get you!
American Cemetery, Natchitoches, LA

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can you see the ghost?


It's just... over.. there.... BOO!
American Cemetery, Natchitoches, LA

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cane River Country


Good climbing tree on the Cane River, Natchitoches, LA

Monday, October 25, 2010

M'Lynn and Drum Eatenton's Place


When Annelle said she needed to drop her pot of beans off at the Eatenton's, this was where she was headed- it was her day to count the offering at church, too.  Truvy threated to turn the hose on her if she didn't cool off...

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Friday!


And I am so glad... it's been a long, exhausting week.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's all that white stuff?


I am so ready for cold weather... or at least, cooler weather.
Taku Glacier, Juneau AK

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Here comes the sun...


Slowly getting brighter... getting better all the time....
Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gray Day


To quote a Billy Joel song, "Shades of gray... are all that I see..."
Reflects my mood these last few days and I miss my sun.

Friday, October 15, 2010

MONORAIL!


Every time I hear that word, I think of The Simpsons-
"Monorail, monoRAIL, MONORAIL!" I'm a big fan of this mode of transport.
WDW-EPCOT, Oct. 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Princess


Every princess needs a balloon, right?
WDW Magic Kingdom, Oct. 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hagrid has just stepped out...


Maybe he's feeding Buckbeak...
Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Orlando FL

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Celebrate!


Disney's (current) motto is "Celebrate today!" An excellent idea.
Illuminations, EPCOT

Monday, October 11, 2010

I know how he feels...


I've felt like the lemur on the left the last few days...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blue and White


National Opera, Copenhagen, DK.

Going on a short hiatus, headed to the National Academc Advising Association annual conference- at DISNEY WORLD! I'll have some rodent photos for you when I get back. See you soon!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Farm


Harvest time is here! Indiana, USA

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mudbug


Mardi Gras World, Algiers, New Orleans LA

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Silent Semaphore


No more trains to direct for this silent sentinel...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bridge


Somewhere near the Houston Cruise Terminal area...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Black and White


Another all-me photo- shot manually, negatives developed and photo printed all by myself...
Bryan City Cemetery

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Parade


They heard it was my birthday and got up a parade...
Madurodam, Scheveningen, Den Haag, NL

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Three's a Crowd!


Taku, AK, 2006; the Lab on the left is the mother of the Lab mix on the right.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kaw-Liga


In keeping with an old Roberts Family tradition, my Daddy sang Kaw-Liga to me as he walked me down the aisle at my wedding. If you look at my wedding pictures, you'll see I am trying to keep from laughing out loud.
My Dad is awesome.  Today is his birthday.

Casey


My "daughter"