Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Goat

Another funny encounter with my neighbor...

The other day I was loading up the car for a trip to Fort Smith to see my parents. My neighbor was outside wandering around his above the ground pool and called out to me... the conversation went something like this:

Neighbor: "Hey, ya'll seen my goat?"

Me: "No, is it missing?"

Neighbor: "Well, me and the boys dun gone fishing yesterday for about two hours, and when we came back -the sucker was gone!"

Me: "Well, we haven't seen him, but we will keep an eye out for him."

Neighbor: "It just up and disappeared. My ten year old is beside himself with grief. We drove everywhere in Ben Lomond looking for the thing, and he is just plain gone. We're telling everyone we see to keep a look out for him."

Me: "We'll let you know if we see him."

So, I am telling Josh about this later. His theory is that the stupid thing either got run over somewhere (happens a lot around here apparently) or that a nice Hispanic family was driving through town and thought the goat would make a good dinner :)

The goat remains missing, but alas, the neighbors have since replaced it with another little black goat that enjoys the pool as much as the old goat did! Now, I ask you, how many of you have had conversations with your neighbors like this?

Monday, June 23, 2008


So, it has been a while since I have posted anything, not much blog worthy has been going on it seems.

Joshua is growing and is so much fun. He has started standing on his own, but is still a little timid in the walking department. This weekend, we left Joshua with the grandparents overnight for the first time. Josh and I drove down to College Station, TX to go to a cattle sale and left Joshua to play with the grandparents. He did great and Josh and I were able to spend some quality time together. Joshua is such a good little boy that it is not hard for me and Josh to get time together usually, but it was still nice to get away and pretend we were young married people without kids yet :)

Pregnancy is going well. We found out that we are going to have a little girl! I am so excited! I have always said that I didn't really care whether it was a boy or girl, as long as it was healthy, but I was really excited to hear the news. Now if no more babies are in my future after this one, at least I will have one of each! We are still trying to decide on a name, right now we like Julie Kate... we will see it if sticks :)