Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keeping Up With The Lutz

I just realized today that I have been so busy lately I haven't had time to update our blog. So here it goes.....

Auburn, Lubbock, Auburn, Lubbock, Auburn, Lubbock - That is what I have been doing since January. I have travelled to Lubbock three times so far since Andy was hired at Texas Tech. Lubbock is not Sweet Home Alabama, but it is going to be a fun place to live.

Auburn: Beautiful Trees, Hills and Curves, Humidity, Windy only during storms, Dirt that stays on the ground

Lubbock: No Trees, Flat as a Pancake, No Humidity, Windy Every Day, Dirt that flies through the air

I am very excited about moving to Lubbock. Everyone in Lubbock has made us feel right at home. It is a very friendly town. The people I have met so far have been very nice and helpful.

Andy is coming to Auburn Friday to spend Spring Break. I am sure he will be turkey hunting everyday and enjoying his time off. They start Spring practice on March 22nd, and their Spring game is April 17th. Love to all our friends and family!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy 70th Birthday

Andy and I went to see his parents in California for his dad's 70th birthday on October 3rd. The party was a great success. Donnie's family and friends turned out to celebrate his big day. There was lots of good food and beverages. We love spending time with Andy's family in California.

Football Our Style

We have had a great time this football season traveling around visiting friends and going to different games. It has been exciting pulling for the different schools each weekend. Football is loved all over the USA!

First Stop: Western Carolina at Georgia Southern

Second Stop: Arkansas at Alabama

Third Stop: Florida at LSU

Fourth Stop: Baylor at Iowa State

Next Stop: Tennessee at Ole Miss

Monday, August 24, 2009

Boggity, Boggity, Boogity

Andy took me to my first Nascar race this weekend in Bristol, Tennessee. I have always watched the races on TV but being there gave me a whole new respect for the sport. The race didn't start until 7:30, but we got there at 2:00 so we could take it all in.We were lucky to have passes to the pit area before the race. It was neat watching all the pit crews get the cars ready for inspection and the race. We saw a few drivers throughout the day. We saw Greg Biffle, Dale Jr, Denny Hamlin, Michael Waltrip, and Reed Sorenson. We are big fans of "Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel. I was so excited to meet Captain Jonathan Hillstrand from the Time Bandit. He was in Tony Stewart's pit. We spent a few hours in the pits before heading to our seats.

"Gentlemen Start Your Engines" is all they had to say. The pace car turned off its lights, and the green flag flew!

My heart was beating so fast watching the cars go around the track at 120+ mph on a
1/2 mile track. I now understand the excitement of Nascar. I am ready for another race!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fruity Weekend

It is that time of year to start canning fruit. Andy and I went to my dad's house this morning to pick figs. I like figs, but Andy loves them. I think he ate more than he put in our bags. Andy saw a recipe from Giada on the Food Network for a fig tart. Since Tesha loves figs as much as Andy, we took a bag to her house so she could make his fig tart. I am curious to see how it turns out. We will not have enough figs this picking to make fig preserves, because Andy and Tesha are going to eat all of them. I will have to go back and pick more for the preserves. The trees are still full. Hopefully, the birds will not eat them.

We took Tesha's boys to pick apples at our farm a few weeks ago. I cooked the apples down and got 1 1/2 gallons of apple juice. Mom and I made 10 jars of apple jelly Tuesday night, but we still had apple juice left. Andy helped me this morning make 10 more jars. It is so good. I could eat a whole jar by myself. It was the first time Andy made jelly. He did a great job!

My dad has a grape vine and scuppernong vine. The scuppernongs will be ready to pick in a few weeks. Scuppernong jelly is one of my favorite jellies. I can't wait until they are ripe. The grapes are ripe enough to pick. I am not sure the type of grapes that are growing. Some of them are sweet and some are really sour. I am sure my father-in-law would know if he could see and taste them.

So for now, apple jelly is the only fruit that has been canned this year. It will not be long until all the pears are ready. Then it will be pear jelly and pear preserves.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

I officially turned "34" yesterday, and it was fabulous! My day started off great. As soon as I got to my office, I received the most beautiful flowers from Andy. It was so nice to walk in my office this morning and smell fresh cut flowers.

My sweet friends, Dave and Sharon Ketchen, brought me a dozen donuts from the new donut shop in Auburn. It is called D2 Donuts. Krispy Kreme you have competition.

These donuts will melt in your mouth. I had one with blueberry filling. YUMMY TO MY TUMMY!!!

I had lunch with Andy, mom, dad, Tesha, and some of the nephews and niece at Durengo's. It wouldn't be a birthday at a mexican restaurant without the sombrero and fried ice cream.

I had vacation bible school at church last night. All the kids sang me Happy Birthday when I first got there. They are so sweet. Some say that birthdays when you get older are just another day. I have to say they are all wrong. My birthday was not just another day. IT WAS AN AWESOME DAY!!

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