Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Giving Back - A Charity Event for our Buddy Nate

"Giving Back" is a charity event honoring the supportive community that has helped the Oxford Family, through prayers and support, deal with their battle of childhood cancer. This special event will take place on May 2nd from 11-4 at Pullen Elementary in Rockwall, Texas (Horizon Rd & FM 549). This is a family event for all ages. Everyone is welcome!

We will be having pony rides, bounce houses, fishing demo, vintage car show, chili cook-off, circus clowns, golf training for kids, games, and a blood drive, just to name a few. Most of the activities/games are free. (There will be a nominal fee for some food items.) We will also be having a silent auction, a live "celebrity auction," and a really unique raffle called "Golf Balls from Heaven."

The raffle tickets for "Golf Balls from Heaven" will be numbered and will match up with numbered golf balls. Those golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter at the event (into an unoccupied field, of course) where there will be golf holes. Numbered balls in the hole or closest to the hole will win the prize. Prizes will include: $1000 television, His/Hers watches, $500 gas card, $300 Wal-Mart gift card, and a round of golf for 4 at Buffalo Creek Golf Course. Raffle tickets are $10 each.

All of the money and donations raised that day from the raffle, auctions, donations, etc. will be used to cover the Oxford family's expenses during this trying time and also a donation will be made to Nates' doctor for research of childhood cancer. Dr Bowers, Nate's Doctor, is on the cutting edge in the world with this research. The event will help to raise funds to further his research.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending this wonderful event for the whole family!

If you would like to get involved, please contact the following people:
Blood Drive registration: Rhonda Mishler --
Volunteers: Justin Hall --
Silent Auction donations: Wendy Rathje --
(We are collecting baskets of merchandise, crafts, gift cards, etc. If you own a business or would like to put together something, we would love to have it. ABF's, groups, etc can get together and put together baskets from the whole group too.)
Sponsorship & Monetary Donations, Event Coordinator: Lana Carlisle --

Points of contact for purchase of raffle tickets for the "Golf Balls from Heaven" drop:
Lana Carlisle: East of Royse City --
Stephanie Cox: East of Royse City --
Rhonda Mishler: Rockwall --
Wendy Rathje: Woodcreek --
Kristi Helton: Caddo Mills --
Renee Clover: Pullen --

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picture Post

As promised here are a few pictures from the last few months. These are all from our trip to Louisiana for Easter to see Brandon's family. It was a great trip, his family was so friendly! We had a great time!

My new haircut!

Me, Brandon, Stephanie, and Chris on Easter.

The hotel lobby that we stayed at in Louisiana.

The pig that we ate on Easter! It was the best pork I think I have ever had! Yummy!

"Uncle Bubba", Stephanie, and Jesse boy riding a golf cart.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hello out there, if anyone still checks in here, that is! I am so sorry that it has been so long since I last posted. I have a picture post coming soon, we have been so very busy!

One of the ways that I have been busy is a brand new adventure I decided to try. I will give you a hint with this clip from "The Simspons", and no, I am not going into ministry!

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's been too long since I posted. I guess I needed a break. I will return, don't lose faith in me! Until I do, let this little video make your day! This is the best prank, and you know you would have enjoyed being there!