Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend......

We started off Thanksgiving doing the Turkey Trot. We left at 7:30 to avoid the headache we experienced last year finding a parking spot. The weather was perfect.

Afterwards, we headed to Oklahoma to celebrate with Keith's mom and siblings. We had a great meal and watched Kung Fu Panda that evening. It was so funny!

Friday we hung out with the family and we came home today. We really enjoyed our visit!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving and Van update....

I hope everyone has a safe,healthy & Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for my wonderful family and awesome friends. We leave tomorrow after the turkey trot for Oklahoma to spend it with Keith's mom and step dad. We should be back Saturday.

We SOLD the van!!! We sold it a week ago Tuesday and this past Monday bought a new vehicle, a 2004 Pacifica. The really cool thing is we were able to get into the Pacifica with only $800 out of pocket. We got such a great deal we could turn around and sell it for $2500 more than we bought it for. I am excited because it has everything that I wanted in it. What you might ask? Well, I hated the cloth seats in the minivan and well it was a 2001 minivan. The things I wanted were leather seats and a sunroof. It looks just like Kim's old one just a different color. I like that it is sportier than the van and I wont be embarrased to show clients around in it.

Courtney's photo shoot

Connor's photo shoot

Photo Shoot with Aunt Kymmy

My sister in law is a fantastic photographer. Here are the photos from the kids photo shoot. You can have her photograph your family as well by going to

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Volleyball update...

THe girls lost the second game. They went into overtime and lost. It was so close but a learning experience for them. They have been on a winning streak for the last year and a half. It teaches you not to take it for granted and that it's not a guarantee to win because you have in the past. Anyhow, they went to the zone to celebrate a great season! Way to go, Serve It Up!

Won the first!

Today is the volleyball tournament. The team came in second this season but could win the tournament. There are three games, we won the first so we move on to game two. If we win game two we move on to game three and that game decides the tournament winner. Here are the girls after receiving their trophies for the season. Game two starts at 4:00. Wish them luck!

Good luck, Serve It Up!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Americans We

A celebration of the people, by the people, for the people. This was presented by the Glen Oaks Third Grade Class of 2008-2009. Connor had a speaking role and it was one of the best shows I've seen in awhile.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Repost...Come on, you must know someone who wants this VAN!

Don't miss the opportunity to own this awesome van. Great for families, trips
and hauling kids around. Don't let it slip through your fingers come by and see it today:

For more pictures go here

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


The last line of the song really caught me:
"Heart aches we go through are often blessings in disguise.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A big THANK YOU to all the VETERANS...

We must honor them and NEVER forget what they have done. We need to pray for our country especially at this time in our history. We, as a nation, are nothing if we don't have God's blessings. Teach your children to love God and to show respect for our country, no matter who is in command.

Many thanks to all who have served and especailly to my family members:

Kevin Daugherty
Jeremy Woolver
David Jackson
James Barron
Edward Jackson
Robert Patterson

God Bless America!

Friday, November 7, 2008

November is National Homeless Awareness Month

November is National Homeless Awareness month, created to bring attention to this significant social problem. Homelessness used to be considered an urban problem, but no more; the decline of the economy and the soaring foreclosure rate has caused homelessness to now be seen in every suburb of the country and Collin County cities are certainly no exception.

At the Samaritan Inn, the county’s only homeless shelter, we regularly see men, women, and children at our door who never expected to be in this situation. Homeless families are the fastest growing number in the homeless population and they are the majority of our residents. We provide a safe place to sleep and food to eat, but we also provide a comprehensive program that leads to independence. We supply the support, they provide the initiative.

To address this problem and put people back on their feet again, we need collaboration and we are pleased to say we have it.

To read more of this story click on here

What can you do to help? Contact the Samaritan Inn.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Last of the election talk.

Kim summed up my feeling so eloquently about our president elect. You can read more on her site, The Daugherty Digest.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

National Donor Sabbath: November 14-16, 2008

National Donor Sabbath: November 14-16, 2008
Donate Life

National Donor Sabbath is observed on the Friday through Sunday that falls two weekends before Thanksgiving. The 3-day observance seeks to include the days of worship of most major religions practiced in the United States.

Donation and transplant professionals join faith communities and focus on the life-affirming gifts that can be passed to others through organ, tissue and blood stem cell donation. Faith leaders participate in services and programs to increase awareness of donation and transplantation and the critical need for donors.

Nearly every religion in the United States officially supports organ and tissue donation or supports the individual choices of its members. Donation is viewed by most religions as an act of compassion and generosity. Temples, churches, mosques, and other places of worship observe the National Donor Sabbath in their own ways.

National Donor Sabbath participation increases each year, but so does the need for donors. More than 28,000 organ transplants were performed in 2007 thanks to the gifts of more than 14,000 donors, yet more than 99,000 people were on the organ transplant waiting list in June 2008.

Each year thousands of Americans also need corneal or other tissue transplants and an average of 3,000 individuals at any given time are searching for an unrelated blood stem cell donor.

Transplantation can save lives, but only if generous individuals and families say yes to donation. One donor may save or improve life for more than 50 recipients. Those who donate organs, tissue, and blood stem cells restore hope and share gifts beyond measure

A professional basketball player donates a kidney to his sister; another receives a kidney from his brother.

A woman receives a liver transplant at age 74 and is riding horseback at a family reunion 9 months later.

A child living life in a blur receives a cataract transplant at age 6 and grows up to “see the tears in my mother's eyes when I graduated from college.”

A 13-year old boy from a small town in Oklahoma comes to Washington, D.C to meet the analyst from the Library of Congress whose marrow donation saved his life.

Faith communities and individuals wishing to plan National Donor Sabbath events should contact their local organ procurement organization or Donate Life America chapter.

Transplantation isn't a rare or experimental procedure anymore, but it is still a miracle every time it happens. Obviously, it is a miracle of new life for those who are dying, but I believe it is also a miracle for those who give. Most of those who donate are doing so in the midst of profound sorrow and pain, and yet, they are still able to think of the needs of others and to give when all they feel is loss.

— Chaplain Joel De Fehr, Director, Pastoral Care, Integris Southwest Medical Center

For more information on National Donor Sabbath Contact: Joy Demas, 301-443-7050
This information taken from here

Won't last long

Don't miss the opportunity to own this awesome van. Great for families, trips
and hauling kids around. Don't let it slip through your fingers come by and see it today:

For more pictures go here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


One thing I know for sure, no matter what the results of the election are, God is still on the throne and I can trust Him. I am His and He is mine…

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