Showing posts with label San Antonio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Antonio. Show all posts


Giving volunteering thanksgiving dinner church

Girls basketball

History: Founded in 1995 by Caz McCaslin in Spartanburg, SC, Upward Sports has grown to become the world’s largest Christian sports league for children. The first-class sports programming—which includes basketball, flag football, soccer and cheerleading—provides a fun sports experience based on healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena and values for life. 
1986 Developed a kids basketball program that incorporated athletic skills and values for success on and off the court—including sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and respect for authority  
1994 Reached maximum number of athletes that could participate by outpacing the gymnasium’s capacity (despite a renovation); a wait list was created  
1995 Launched first nationwide season of Upward Sports when seven churches hosted Upward Basketball Leagues with several hundred kids participating  
2000 Expanded to include kids soccer and kids basketball cheerleading
2003 The 1,000th Upward Sports League is hosted by a church
2005 Added kids flag football and kids flag football cheerleading
2006 More than 400,000 kids participated in Upward Sports for the first time. Launched the first Upward Sports League in Canada
2008 The 2,000th Upward Sports League is hosted by a church
2010 Upward Sports tops a half million coaches, referees and other volunteers for the first time  
2013 Some 2,400 churches worldwide host Upward Sports Leagues with close to 500,000 kids participating through the help of just as many volunteers, coaches and referees in 47 U.S. states and Canada


My Favorite Dry Shampoo

I have fine and thin hair, which I have learned to work with my entire life.

Dear Matthew and Ashley,  I remember when I first had a frustrating moment with my hair. I was in grade school and my hair was long, it was down to my middle back and every moring my Mother would comb my long locks into two high pigtails. At the time, the trendy hair grip was the elastic loops with the balls on the end and you place the middle of the loop on the hair and wrap and wrap and then slide one ball over the other to secrue the ponytail. One saturday morning, my Mother refused to do my hair and gave me the horrible news that it was time for me to starting styling my own hair startintg today. I spent over an hour standing infront of the mirror trying to twist that (dispicble elastic loop) around my ponytail. (Of course, the prudent partent action would have been to set up a child with the products needed to be successful, instead of starting a beginner with advance tools, but you know how Granny O. is) To no suprise, I walked out of the bathroom an hour and half later, face tear stained and for the first time, I hated my hiar. 

Ashley today you are finishing your second grade year and your hair almost a mirror image of how mine was. I am so blessed to know that you mother is gentle and has guided you love the hair you were born with. 

Reasons why I love my thin and fine hair.

1. A bottle of shampoo and conditioner last almost a year, and for this reason it is easy to afford a higher end brand. 

2. Our fine thin hair dries super fast, even when air drying.

3. We spend almost little if nothing on styling products, every little thing applied to our hair can weigh it down, so a little goes a long way

4. Even when its long, it is light on the scalp; therefore, updoes feel light and easy on the head.

5. Our type of fine thin hair is silky soft, and our loved ones and family love to play with it, which is so relaxing and bonding.

Two major disadvantages to thin and fine hair
1. It looks greasy very easily, I can shampoo and air dry my hair at 8pm and by 8am the next morning my bangs and crown can look a little limp and greasy. 

2. When styling our hair our scalp can show. So a quick flick with the tooth brush to tease the crown is almost always needed no matter what style we do our hair. 

To address the two most disadvantages, I use dry shampoo

I have tried many over the years including baby powder and kitchen supplies such as corn startch
but the best for me is the following.
(baby powder did work but to get enough on my hair to truley absorb the oils, made the powder settle on my scalp which clogged my pores and gave me some scalp acne. 
I use batiste original scent on my bangs and crown, I spray enough for a white cast, and let it sit while I do my makeup and then I rub/massage it out with my finger tips and my hair has volume, great scent, and looks clean. 


Weekend look fox fall 2013 Novembet

Its that time of year when Texans pretend its cold outside. I purchased this sweater last year from Old Navy.

Ashley, you might noticed that your Aunt Kimmy buys most of her clothes from Old Navy. I am going to share why.

1. I have wide shoulders, so even though i am thin, I am relatively a large woman in structure.

2. Old Navy Tops in general fit my shoulders perfectly. Their button up tops shoulder seam match my shoulder joint perfectly, they fit my frame as if they were custom fitted to my shoulders.

3. Dresses, I have an average length upper body, but my hips and legs are abnormally long. I order cute dresses from under the tall sizing.

4. I am one of those people who are gentle on their clothes. I purchase $30 and $40 dresses that have structure and fit which makes them look higher end than they are.

I wear this fox sweater with jeans and orange Madras skirt.

I think this would also look adorable if you turn it backwards and tie it around the shoulders so that the fox is looking at the people behind you, just relaxing and checking out the world from your back side. Pushing the boundries in fashion is a womans perogative, am I to old to wear a critter sweater, well that depends. I choose one in a neutral tone and color, the fox is classic silhouette and it is minus extra embelishment such as bows, faux leather patches, and glitter. As I approach age 50 my concern for what is age appropriate bears more on my mind. But, as you know me, I am like whatever, if it feels right with my soul and spiritual then go with it.


Weekend re-cap week 1 in November

Temp range 40's to 70's cloudy
Activities picnic and grilling over open fire with friends in San Antonio mid day Saturday 
Late Friday went to real gambling bingo business and played for 3 hours (it's been around 20yrs since we played) we didn't win 
Late Saturday movie (time change weekend) with different friends from earlier picnic
Sunday church and later choir practice wore jeans and a tan/black stripe sweater, flats tan


Sneak Peak Halloween 2013

Indiana Jones is in San Antonio today via Mr Fancy
And watch out for that elusive black cat