Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to the Family

For some reason we decided that we needed one more baby to take care this is Gus, and he is absolutely the sweetest puppy ever. We desperately miss our Daisy, so naturally we wanted another beagle. We have been searching for a few weeks now and I ran across a website for a lady in Bowie. It was quite a drive, but more than worth it. She had about 25 beagles, so it was rather hard to choose. I picked my 3 favorites and then Jack ultimately decided on Gus. And did he ever make the perfect choice...turns out that little Gus' mommy's name is Daisy!!!
Augustus "Gus" Hasten (...yes, Jack likes Lonesome Dove!)
He LOVES the bird!
Best Friends! Poor Gus gets carried around everywhere Jack goes!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I love Chicago!

Chicago is great! Nathan and I just spent a week in the windy city and had a blast. We stayed on Michigan Avenue, which was great for me...every single shop that you could possibly imagine in walking distance. The city was beautiful, the food was good, and the people were great. I was very sad leaving Jack and John at home, but it was good for the two of us to get away. We were able to catch up on some sleep, eat dinner at a normal-people pace, and spend some quality time together. However, I probably called the boys at least 15 times a day! For anyone who has not had the chance to visit Chicago, I highly recommend it!We MUST take Jack to the Field Museum

At Navy PierThe Cubbies didn't do so hot, but it was so much fun being at Wrigley Field!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Psalms 31:24


Larry Ellis was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer on August 14, 2008. As a lifetime resident of Lewisville, a 1972 graduate of Lewisville High School and a 25+ year veteran of the Lewisville Police Department, Larry has touched many lives. He is a loving husband, father and grand-father to his family. You may know him as a coach, neighbor or friend. Larry has given so much to the community of Lewisville…. now it is our turn to give something back!

Larry has begun treatments at MD Anderson in Houston. We want to help ease the burden of the cost for treatment and travel. For those who want to help make a difference,

Join us on

October 9, 2008
Carmelita's Latin Cocina
2940 Justin Road -Highland Village, TX 75077
(10% of all proceeds this evening will be donated to help with these expenses.)
A huge thank you to Eric Mota for your support and generosity.
A raffle drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m.


Individual donations can be made at any DATCU location.
Checks should be made to Larry Ellis with a note on the memo line –
“deposit in special account”.

If mailing donations, please mail them to:
DATCU • 1001 Edmonds Lane • Lewisville, TX 75067
NOTE Larry Ellis Special Account in your mailing.