Archive for May, 2008

May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Kyle Smith

Jackson turns 6 months today! It’s amazing how fast he’s growing. Here are some of the “big boy” things he’s doing now:

  • Sitting up (still a little wobbly but he’s getting there)
  • Eating baby food (he’s been eating cereal and stage one food for a while now and the doc said he’s ready for stage 2)
  • He has both his bottom front teeth
  • Rolling over (from back to stomach and from stomach to back)
  • Talking (well making noises, but Nicole and I honestly think he says “I love you” every now and then)
  • Getting up on his knees and rocking (give him a few more days and he’ll be crawling)

So he’s pretty much the coolest kid ever, but I’m not sure I can handle all this growing up stuff. If he keeps it up I guess I’ll have to make him get a job soon…

May 26, 2008

To keep or not to keep…

by Kyle Smith

Sorry for the long gap in posts its been crazy lately. A quick update on my last post: last I spoke with mom she’s doing great and pretty much just waiting in the incisions to heal. Thanks for all the prayers!

Now getting to the title of the post…To keep or not to keep. Early last week i noticed a small black animal on our front poarch but was on my way to work and didn’t have time to investigate. I didn’t see it again for a few days. Then Friday was trash day and a brown dog got in our trash. When i got home @ noon (hooray for summer hours) our trash was all over the place. When i walked up to the dog she scurried away under our drive way into the sewage pipe. When i peered in there she had a friend with her. It was the black dog from earlier ing the week. So i got some bread and threw it in the yard to distract them while i cleaned up all the trash.

After an hour of cleaning all .72 acres i turned my attention to the pups. It was obvious they hadn’t eaten in days so i felt bad and decided to feed them some more. I gave them some slices of bolongna and a big bowl of captain crunch (it was all we had). After those lasted .000132 seconds they turned to me for more. But that was all i had (or at least was willing to give at this point). So i put a big bowl of water out on the poarch, and they never left.

They stuck around all day friday, sat, & sunday. And that’s when we decided maybe we would keep them. We don’t have a fence so i bought stakes and long leashes for them. They didn’t have collars so i bought those along with a big ole bag of puppy chow. So it looks like we have two puppies.

We’re pretty sure they’re labs (atleast i am, nicole’s still not too sure). You can still see their ribs but they’re slowly plumping up. The photo is from the first day they were here so they look pretty rough. (sent from blackjack)

May 13, 2008

Methodist hospital, again…

by Kyle Smith

Well almost six months after my last visit to Methodist hospital in the Houston med center (Jackson’s birth), I’m sitting in Dunn Tower again except this time it’s my mom who’s the patient.

She has what they call an incarcerated umbillical hernea (ignore spelling). Basically her small intestines have ripped through her abdominal muscles and are twisted. Since it’s incarcerated (or stuck btwn the muscles and isn’t coming out) it requires surgery.

My little bro and sis handled everything last night and couldn’t be more proud. My little sis texted me the morning and filled me in.

Mom was taken to the hospital near her house last night and was transported t the med center this morning. We’re waiting for her to go into surgery, her doctor is taking his sweet time in calling in the orders. Be praying everything goes smoothly. The photo is the view from the room. (sent from blackjack)

May 7, 2008

Bonding @ Work

by Kyle Smith

Well May 10 is approaching fast and you can feel the excitement building around the college. The San Jac board of trustees called for a $295 million bond measure which is to be chosen, or not, by the citizens in our district on May 10. As far as all the excitement, I can’t tell if it’s weether or not the bond will pass or just the fact that no matter what the bond measure wll be over on Sat. Personlly it’s a little of both since a good amount of pressure has been placed on our office concerning the sucess of the bond. (sent from blackjack)

May 7, 2008

Mobile blogging

by Kyle Smith

I’m sending this post from the new phone. Since I’m not sure how this works there’s not much to this post, sorry 🙂

May 5, 2008

Site Meter…

by Kyle Smith

Well some of you may or may not be aware of something called Site Meter. It’s something you can put on your blog to see how many visits you get and where they’re comming from. So, yes I do know when someone from Nacogdoches, Rosenberg, Houston, Pasadena, Kentucky, the UK, etc. visits the blog (I’ll spare you from all the other things it tells me about you, it might creep some of you out). What’s crazy is that I’ve been getting a lot of international visitors lately and to prove it I did a screen shot of my last 20 visitors and take a look at visitors 14-20…

May 2, 2008

Region XIV East conference champions fall to San Jacinto College, 3-2

by Kyle Smith

For those sports people out there here’s the latest release I wrote for the Region XIV softball tournament…

BRENHAM, Texas – The San Jacinto College women’s softball team defeated the Texarkana College Bulldogs 3-2 in the second round of the 2008 Region XIV softball tournament, Friday.

With another solid day of pitching from freshman Kelsey McClain (Pasadena, Texas / Memorial High School), and some late rallying on the sticks, San Jac (35-15) was able come out on top of their nail biting second round game. For the first three innings, the scoreboard remained blank for both sides until San Jac drove in the first run of the game early in the fourth.

The Bulldogs quickly answered in the bottom of the fifth driving in two runs putting them up 2-1. Knowing what needed to be done, Alex Naschke (League City, Texas / Clear Creek High School) literally “stepped up to the plate”, driving in Sierra Gale (Regina SK, Canada) to tie it up two all.

Going into the final inning, San Jac came out swinging. Tasha Rotramel (Lake Jackson, Texas / Brazoswood High School) hit a double to center field bringing home Krystal Plummer (Angleton, Texas / Angleton High School), who scored the winning run for San Jac.

McClain earned her second win in as many days, after pitching San Jac to an 8-2 win in opening round action on Thursday. “Kelsey pitched another great game today,” said fifth-year head coach Kelly Saenz. “It was a battle today and the ladies played one heck of a game.”

With this win, San Jac moves one step closer to the Region XIV championship game and now advances to the third round where they will face tournament host Blinn College at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Hohlt Park in Brenham, Texas. The winner of the Region XIV tournament advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament May 15-17, 2008, in Plant City, Florida.

For a complete Region XIV softball tournament bracket and updates, please visit

For more information about the San Jacinto College softball program, visit