Monday, April 09, 2007

U2.... meine absolute Lieblingsband!!!!!!

In diesem Video sind U2 zusammen mit Greenday!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

"Medal of Honor" weekend

The Medal of Honar weekend, now in it's seventh year, grew out of a "community desire to recognize our nation's veterans by honoring these living national treasures by showing them our best, small town American patriotism," stated Don Pettigrew, president of Gainesville's non-profit, Medal of Honor Host City Program.
Recipients will speak to local schools and community gatherings, as well as the news media while in Gainesville. The focus is on relaxed, casual activities which are "child-friendly" in order to allow the Recipients' message of patriotism, community involvement, and personal success in life to reach the youth.
Other activities include a military-theme parade, a golf tournament, a vintage, military aircraft fly-in, and each year oak trees are planted along a walking trail and dedicated to each Medal of Honor Recipient who has visited the community.
"Currently, there are 111 living Recipients, averaging 74 years in age," Pettigrew said, "noting that approximately 40 Recipients have passed away since his program begain in 2001.
On February 26, President Bush presented the Medal of Honor to LTC Bruce Crandall, US Army Ret, for his heroism and live saving efforts more than 40 years ago in the battle of La Drang Valley. His repeated flights into the Vietnam War battle to save wounded soldiers were protrayed in the movie, "We Were Soldiers."

Prom 1

My son Jason went to his first Prom with his girlfriend Raquel with her school. Let me tell ya'll, he looked sharp in his tuxedo. It was the first time for him to wear one.
Raquel looked like a princess, she was so pretty! There are such a cute couple!!!!
Prom was held at a big Ranch in Sanger. All the couples came with their cars, most of them were Pick Up trucks, and stopped at the entrance were somebody took the car and parked it while the couple walked to the entrance. Jason and Raquel came with a Hummer.
I met her parents for the first time and it was nice to meet them and talk to them!
I guess Raquel and Jason had a good time... and I know: "What happens at Prom, stays at Prom!" ....!!!!


Spending a Saturday afternoon at IKEA is so much fun! We went to IKEA to buy a bed, dresser, nightstands, lamps, mirrors, kitchen-stuff, etc. for our guesthouse. I had a long shopping list and we left the store with three shopping carts after we treated ourselves with Hotdogs and Marabou chocolate! Next Saturday I have to go there again, because the bed came with three boxes + an extra box from another shelf and we forgot that box!!! Grrrrr..... ! But, I'm not complaining, because it is always fun to go to IKEA. And it's only a 1,5 hour drive. And that is like around the corner for a real Texan!!!

Jason's Pick Up

Since 03/13/2007, Jason is the proud owner of a nice red Chevy Pick Up truck. We went to Dallas, Fort Worth and other places to find him a truck and where did we finally get one??? In Lindsay, 5 miles away from Gainesville. I passed the truck on a saturday morning on the way to work and it had a "For Sale" sign in the windshield. So I called Jason to tell him about it. Saturday evening we met the owner at the truck and looked at it. We made an offer and left because the owner didn't want to come down on the price. Monday evening we called him again and made him the same offer and he finally came down.
Jason was so happy about it! His first truck! Now he needs a few more driving lessons and then he is ready to get his drivers license. The big day will be May 10th!!!
Until then I'm driving his truck because I still need a new transmission for my truck and Konny hasn't had time yet to fix it!

Saturday Night Live

We went out on a Saturday night to celebrate Jasons, Meiks and Roccos Birthdays!!!
Konny picked everybody up with his schoolbus. We were 11 people and it was so much fun to drive together. First we had dinner at Applebee's and then we went to Shooters, that's a Bar with Live Music in town. That night Kevin Fowler hit the stage (one of his popular songs is "Don't touch my Willie", see picture below!) and it was awesome. We were dancing and had fun! And it was Janinas and Jasons first time in a Bar and they both got a big "P" stamp on both hands. That way everybody knows they are not allow to buy alcohol.

Itsy bitsy Spider...

Sunday evening I almost passed out!!! After we came home from the Lake, I wanted to organize my room because I had a big pile of paper, books, etc. sitting on the floor for a couple of days. So I took a few at a time and put them in folders, took the next few, and so on. Then... I took a few more and lifted the top sheet and there it was... a BIG, FAT, BROWN, HAIRY TARANTULA... right in front of me on my cutting table! I started screaming and ran into the kitchen. Jason and Janina came to see what was going on. We put a big storage box in front of the table and Jason held the lid and I tried to swipe the spider with a broom into the box. Well... I missed! And the little critter ran under my desk. We put the box there again when it showed up next to the desk and I tried again to swipe it into the box. This time we got it and Jason put the lid on quickly and we ran outside to throw it far away!!! The whole thing took us 15 scary minutes. The Tarantula was the size of half of my hand. They are not poisonous but just to see it so close and to have it in my house was enough for me!!!