Tuesday, June 29, 2010

7 on 7 - June 29, 2010

Tonight was the last night for 7 on 7 play in Forney. It ended a little earlier than normal - Jim's got a rundown of those events =)

If you missed yesterday's post - be sure to go out and buy a Sunday edition of the Tribune while they're still available! It's a special progress edition that includes information about businesses, churches and groups around the area.

There's a coupon for a free bag of donut holes from Shipley's Donuts too - that pays for the cost of the paper by itself - so get out and get one!

Here's a link to the story about the Terrell Photowalk in the Tribune.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Terrell Tribune

Interesting story on the front page of the Terrell Tribune's progress edition on Sunday. =)

Thanks to Michael for the great write-up for the Photowalk. Click here or on the Photowalk banner for more information, or to sign up to join the walk.

The Photowalk will be on Saturday, July 24th from 9a-11a in downtown Terrell. C'mon out and snap some photos around town for a chance to win prizes through Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk!

Make sure you go out and grab a copy of the Tribune's progress edition from Sunday! Be sure to check the 'our commerce 2010' section for a great write-up on the IRA - Irish Redneck Association - a new bar in Terrell located on 148 south!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

East Texas Choppers - cont.

A few more shots taken at East Texas Choppers yesterday. Some of the bikes were really impressive.

I'll have another post up later this afternoon regarding the Photowalk.

Be sure to go out and purchase the Sunday edition of the Terrell Tribune for a great 'Progress Report Edition' for 2010.

Also look inside the paper for a coupon from Shipley's donuts for a free bag of donut holes!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

East Texas Choppers

The Terrell Veteran's Memorial Fun Run took off from East Texas Choppers on highway 80 this morning.

The green bike in today's photos is valued at approximately $80,000... Everybody kept hopping on it to have their picture taken. =)

Just a few shots for now, will have more posted here and on facebook later. Click on the banner on in the right hand column to follow me.

Will have another post later today with details for the Terrell Photowalk, that will be held on July 24th. In the meantime, click on the PHOTOWALK banner here or in the right hand column for more info or to join!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, in or out of the heat =)

Friday, June 25, 2010

happy friday!

This week seemed especially long... hope that holds true through the weekend!

One more week til the 4th of July holiday!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Iris Theater at Night

This photo was taken downtown tonight. I only watched one movie at the Iris Theater before they closed, and that was Titanic. In the middle of the movie a train came through town and you couldn't hear the movie at all...

Shortly after the train, when the boat in the movie was sinking, the movie broke... and half the people in the theater got up and left because they thought the movie was over (there were only about 6 people total to begin with) =) the camera-man finally got it fixed a little later and i got to see the rest of the movie.

The theater is now home to Books & Crannies Bookstore who had the old neon sign restored to its original state back in Sept of 2008. Jim has a post of the grand re-lighting of the sign after being re-furbished here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

7 on 7 - June 22, 2010

A few pics from the 7 on 7 games in Forney tonight.
I'll have more photos posted over on my facebook page later!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Terrell Photowalk 2009

Today's photo was my photo submission from last year for the 2009 photowalk held in downtown Terrell.

This year's photowalk is scheduled for Saturday, July 24th - and it's open to everyone, amateur and professional. All you have to do is meet up with us downtown on Saturday at 9a and take photos!!

Following the walk, you'll select one photo to submit for consideration to be picked as the photo to represent the Terrell Photowalk for the national contest with a chance to win some great prizes!

Click on the Worldwide Photowalk banner in the right-hand column for more info, or click here =) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sometimes you win!

Sometimes you win!!

The event organizers held the awards ceremony following the race today. When they began to announce the 40-49 year old age group, I was surprised to hear that Jim won 3rd place for the age group! He won a little horseshoe trophy with a plaque that said Eustace Pioneer days; generic with no names.

Since I finished before him, that meant that I won too! I was called next, and won 2nd place with my finish time of 32:10.

Then came the awards for 50-59, male and female. Then 60-69, etc. And then several minutes later the announcer said they'd discovered several mistakes.

Later he announced the 70+ male awards and the overall male and female awards. Then he said they had some corrections coming.

Of course the mistake must be us winning, right? I mean afterall, the day started with them having no record of our registration on-line. Murphy's law and all that.

Then he said it - we have a correction to the 40-49 male awards. Jim went up before they said anything, figuring they wanted his back.

I was so happy to win an award. Finally. After all these sweaty days of training. I waited, hoping they weren't going to pull the thing out of my hands among some kicks and screams. I wanted that horseshoe award!

Then he said it - is Brian Stout here? So I kicked and screamed and gave it back.

But I still finished the race. And who needs a cheap old horseshoe made in China anyway...

So sometimes you lose on the same day you won... such is life.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pioneer Days 5k

If you're around Eustace, Texas in the morning you can find me and Jim running in the Pioneer Days 5k at 8am! This will be my 4th 5k to run this year, and my goal is to beat my last time of 32:26...

After a good sweaty run, a beer with some chips and salsa sounds good...and Taqueria Dos Aces is a local favorite in downtown Terrell.

If you enjoy taking photos, click on the Worldwide Photo Walk banner in the right hand column (or right here) and join us on the Terrell Photowalk on Saturday July 24th from 9a-11am. It's a great chance to meet other local photographers, amateur and professional, and shoot some photos around downtown Terrell.

Following the walk you can also submit your best or favorite photo for a chance to win great prizes from Scott Kelby! So click that link for details!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Terrell Photowalk 2010 - head's up!

On Saturday, July 24, Jim and I will be sponsoring the 2nd annual Terrell Photowalk as part of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2010. As host last year, Jim brought about 30 photographers in to take shots of downtown Terrell as well as the homeplace of Dr. L.E. Griffith.

Click on the link in the right hand column or right here to sign up to attend!

The Terrell Photowalk is scheduled from 9a-11a on Saturday, July 24th and everyone is welcome to come and take photos! The current plan is to photograph around downtown Terrell, but we may add a 2nd location before the event!

Following the walk, one photo will be selected out of all submitted by participants. The submitted photo will then be judged among entries from across the world for a chance to win great prizes!

Click on the link here for more info from Scott Kelby's website, and I'll be providing additional details over the next month also!

Today's photos: After taking the photo of the Kaufman QB above, I had to drop my camera and step out of the way when I realized the receiver was coming directly toward me... I want to record the action not get knocked down by it =)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

football 7 on 7

I went over to Forney with Jim tonight to take a few pics of the high school 7 on 7 games.

Check out Terrell Daily Photo for more shots from the game. And of course, the Tribune should have some posted as well.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

caveman crawl

a few more pics from the caveman crawl - the off-road 5k race in Bridgeport.

as usual, the weekend has escaped me... and now it's time to head back to work.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Off-road 5ks

I went with Jim from Terrell Daily Photo today to take some photos at the Caveman Crawl in Bridgeport, Texas today. It's an off-road 5k obstacle course - I agree with Jim, I want to do one of these but it's fun to take pics of them too =)

My family had a lake house in Bridgeport when I was growing up, so it was cool to go back and drive around and see how things have changed in 30 years. LOL. Quite a bit.

Friday, June 11, 2010

happy happy

Happy Birthday to my sister Jessica, who turns 26 today!!

Happy Birthday also to Jim's sister who turns 44 today!!

And Happy Friday to us all! If you're in the Bridgeport area in the morning, you should stop by and check out the Caveman Crawl... an off-road obstacle course 5k~

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ham's Orchards

Ham's is a favorite summer stop for a swirl ice cream (my favorite).. peach and strawberry =)

next weekend I plan to try a Ham's burger!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Polka Fest parade pics

Today I'm posting a few more pics from the Polka Fest Parade down in Ennis a couple weeks ago.

Still looking for my next 5k - I plan to go to the Caveman Crawl next weekend, but mainly to take pics since I won't be participating =) It's miserably hot running in the afternoons, but it sure works up a good sweat!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

so long, sunday

another end of the weekend... they always seem to go so much more quickly than the weekdays, it's strange.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Texas Wildflowers

Today's photo was taken on the side of the road off highway 80. It was grooming day at Amber's Pet Parlor in Edgewood for the dogs.

And the yellow wildflowers along the side of the road looked too good not to stop and snap a few =)

It's Texas and it's hot. Hot. Hot. I'm ever thankful for air conditioning this time of year!