Friday, October 16, 2015

For Bekah

I promised Rebekah Clark that I would blog about two weeks ago (?) and so here goes. I don't know what to say, really. Yes, lots has happened, but I don't know what to BLOG. What would be interesting to the public, of course. hmmmm. I suppose I should talk about the trip to Idaho..........but you probably read all that from Mom and Grandma. The Assembly was good; my goodness, this is the most rattled post I have ever published on this website. Good grief. I did make up a new word. To add to my list of hundreds of other words I have made up and only I know what they mean. There are some really great words in the world that no one knows about. But this new word is randofisis. It is a diagnosed mental disorder where the victim talks, walks, posts pictures or words, or lives all factors of life in positively random patterns. Great word. I happen to be the first victim of the randofisis disorder. I feel so special in saying that. Really.
Ok, how about Rufus? I don't know if mom has given an update on Rufus. He is the greatest fraud that ever walked the planet. He loves the great outdoors, and one Horne child must be outside at all times with the wandering puppy. And he loves to play. I mean, they sky falls if someone isn't playing with him. He is obsessed with squeaky toys. It is like the squeak does something in his little mind that makes him go crazy. Like most dogs are with a laser, Rufus is with a squeak. Often times he will bring the toy and drop it on a foot belonging to someone in the room. If we do not throw the toy, he will start biting our skirts/pants. If we still do not give in to the poodle and throw the toy, he will start biting it incessantly, millions of squeaks resulting. It gets really annoying. Finally, someone will get tired of the noise, walk across the room, and throw the stupid toy, which he promptly brings back for another round. Love that dog.  :-)
This weekend is revival in Bessemer with none other than Lyndon B. Johnson. Just kidding. But Dennis Johnson, pastor in Bayou la Batre, AL is coming with his family. Expecting a blessing there. I am pretty miffed at my pastor though. I have been planning for WEEKS to go to a Collingsworth Family concert in Hartselle. They finally came to a place that I could go see them, and Brian O'Dell schedules something for this weekend. >:-( Yeah. So I won't really get into that. :-)
Um.....oh yeah! Next weekend is Ladies Retreat in TN, my first retreat. But the day before that, a bunch of church families are getting together and going to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge. Including us. :-) Yay. I have been like three times already, but I am REALLY excited. It is the Coxes, the Pimentels, the Lewises, Claudia and Austin (:-)) us and Grandma Vicki. I am praying we will be able to go to Johnny Carinos and get Italian Cream Sodas before we leave town. :-) Yum.

Alrighty, I blogged. I am so proud of myself in all my randofisis. I will try to blog about WonderWorks and Retreat later. Probably in about eight months. :-) Just kidding, I will try to do better with being faithful to y'all. :-)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Rufus! Panhandin fo Jesus, a lockin, and a super awesome prank! :-)

We got a new puppy! As many of you know from my mom. I was so excited to get a blog a couple years ago, and then I never blog. I guess that's the way it works. But anyway here we go. I guess I might start with pictures. Mom posted this one already but it is so cute I can't NOT post it. 

See what I mean? Absolutely adorable. And this dog is spoiled. Oh yes, spoiled rotten. He has more toys than you can imagine, and he loves all of them. And anything else that he can get his crooked little teeth on. Like right now he is chewing on one of my winter scarves. Charlie used to do the same thing, so no problemo there. 
Since we got Rufus, Michael has been looking for a Husky puppy. He got one last year and named it Dakota, but it got sick and so Michael had to take him back; on his birthday a week later. :-( Well, Michael found one and is getting it in a couple of days. He is sooooooooooooooo excited and that dog is all he can talk about. 
I love Rufus so much. He is the greatest dog ever, and he is my friend. :-)

So we do this thing that Alabama people call a "Road block;" which I don't get at all. Especially because what it really is is panhandling. So that is why I call it Panhandlin' fo' Jesus. We stand out on the side of the road and beg for money. And some people actually give to us. Really, a lot of people give. And we do that every year to raise money to send people to Family Camp. So here are the pictures of our "Road block" (aka Panhandlin' fo' Jesus:)

This is the makings of Terah's sign:
 Everybody tried her sign; it was the greatest!
Wow, Terah. Funny how that sign got a ton of money. :-)
 Sister O'Dell and Jayden covered the SE corner of the intersection. A lot of the time they were yelling: "We want money!" to the passing cars. Teehee! :-)
 Me and Katie got the SW corner.
 Michael and Joe got the NW corner. Michael refused to look at the camera in every picture. Eventually Brother O'Dell got a guitar out of his truck and gave it to Joe, so Joe played the guitar while Michael and Trevor worked the sign and bucket jobs. 

 And......Brother Ridlespurge, Jacob, Sam, and Zack got the NE corner. 
 Sister O'Dell, Zack, and Jayden:
So that was out Roadblock. It started raining about two hours after we started so we had to close up shop at about 10:00 something. 

Well, the night before our Panhandling, we had a lock in. It was pretty fun. But the best part was when we did a prank on Kody. You see, Tarin and Joshua had to go home early because of work in the morning, and Kody wanted to go home and call his fiance. So at about 2:30 a.m. Me, Michael, Joe, Terah, Katie, and Mom loaded up, went to Kody's house, and rolled and wrapped his new SUV. It was so much fun! :-)Here are the pictures: (sorry about the quality:)

Tee Hee it was so much fun! :-)
Well, I guess that is it. Bye!
~Katie~ <3