Fun in WordPress class

I’m sitting in my class right this very minute. The rest of this post will be my posting experiments….

Adding pictures to a post:



When I was blogging a zillion years ago, HTML was an option for including in a post. Now, HTML no longer works. <strong><h1>BOO!</h1></strong>


Or if I type it in a text editor, it does work!


Anybody Still Around?

With the help of A Certain Brother (DAVID!!), I’m posting something today. It’s been quite awhile, but with my newly-acquired skillz, I’m hoping to get some practice and dish out the HTML/CSS/Javascript around this place. We’ll see.


Also, I’m feeling the weight of having children old enough to write their own stories and probably don’t want me blabbing their tales to the world. The other side of that is that their stories are also my stories. Such a tension! We’ll have to see what this website’s evolution brings and if I have what it takes to go the distance. Stay tuned! Also, if you are reading this, please comment if you can so I know who’s present and accounted for. Thanks!


I’ll leave you with how I’ve felt at various times while sitting in my Javascript class:


So deep.

Back On Line

Hello Everyone. After a week or so of downtime, is back up. I think. I had to hack a bunch of database stuff to make it work in the latest version of WordPress, so let me know if you see any problems, and I’ll try to get to them before I retire from the interwebs.

Thoughts on Death

Hi. This is Angie. I’m breaking my I’m-through-with-this-blog silence to post something I’m thinking about today.

As many of you know, our dear friend, Greg Hewlett went to Heaven to live forever this morning.  While we are really sad about him leaving us like this, we are really happy for him, as he has been healed of cancer forever. Thanks be to God!

Anyway, as I have been pondering his earthly departure at age 42, I am reminded of the Heidelberg Catechism, Question #1 (our family just started memorizing this a week ago, fittingly).  It says:

“Q:  What is your only comfort, in life and in death?

A:  That I am not my own,
but belong—
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.”

I’m confident that Greg is in Heaven today, getting together with Jesus and Paul and all those other delightful saints, knowing and being known by His Savior, face-to-face.  All things have worked together for his salvation.  He is safely home now.

Leif Rides the DART (aka “Dark Train”)

In celebration of his Grandpop’s special birthday, Leif visited Big D this spring and got to ride the “Dark Train” (aka DART) to downtown. The journey, recorded using his Grandpop’s new HD camera can be found here. (Be sure and select either 720p or 1020p to get the full HD effect). Enjoy the ride on the red line to Union Station.

Leif on DART

First Grade Soccer

I’ve always been amazed at the popularity of a professional sports game in which the most vital organ of the human body can be used to score points, and said organ is not protected by a helmet.  Furthermore, the usual game ends tied 0 to 0. Borinnnnng!   But 1st grade soccer is a whole other thing.  First of all, one doesn’t typically see head shots–although I suppose it’s possible.  And there is much excitement and action with typical combined scores of the two opposing teams often in the double digits.   The video here demonstrates my point as grandson Luke sweeps in unexpectedly to score a dramatic goal.   Never mind that with my eye stuck in the view finder that I couldn’t actually tell it was him until afterward.   Viewers of this page can anticipate many more soccer action shots as the season continues.  Alas, today’s games were suspended because of the rain.

FC Tiger Number 2
FC Tiger Number 2

Happy Spring!

I think this page needs a little freshening up, if you don’t mind.


While at Grandpop and Ms. Kevin’s house for Easter dinner, we played a lively game of “Hide The Plastic Easter Eggs”. Here is one of the best hiding places in the backyard:

See the yellow egg perched on the front porch?   (I promise you that there actually IS a yellow egg on that front porch.) You’ll be glad to know that it was found and that nothing hatched from it.

Happy Spring!

It’s That Time of Year!!

The tree is up.  And that, my friends, is news of astounding proportions.

smaller size xmas tree

The Christmas parties are in full-swing, the presents are bought (not really), and the ham is in the oven (I wish).

In any case, may you have a blessed Advent and Christmas season!

PS-I took this picture (last year).  Do you like it?

Celebrating Angie’s Birth: The OU Turnaround

Angie Painting Blog
As Sue has previously observed on this blog one year ago, our Angie was born during the OU-Texas game on Oct. 9, 1971. In an obvious cause-effect relationship, her coming into the world heralded a major turnaround for OU’s wishbone offense. Read all about it here [Scroll down and view the video after a brief commercial.]

Happy Birthday, “Turnaround Girl”!!