Jada has worked hard getting up in the early mornings to be at band practice, staying late on game nights and doing homework until 1am. All the while keeping her grades up and having what looks like from the outside a lot of fun! Well tonight was the night that we walk her on the field they announce her name and what she enjoys most about NFHS, what she intends to do after high school, and who’s she wants to thank.( Jada Mosley, escorted by her Mother Kim Mosley, Father Jeremy Mosley, and sister Alexa Mosley, Jada plans to go to either University of Texas Austin or Texas Tech and study Chemical Engineering, she wants to thank all of the people that supported her through high school helping her succeed) it was a tear jerking moment for me and I still can’t believe that she is about to graduate and go off to college. Something that may take some time for Kim and I. I wanted to commemorate that moment with pictures and tell Jada that we are so proud of you!! You set that goal and went after it with all you had. Stumbled and got right back up dusted your self off and charged ahead. There were times when you wanted to quit and when it seemed you couldn’t pull through but now you have accomplished something that no one can ever take away from you. That my wonderful daughter is what life is all about. While we may not be ready for you to fly the nest, we are excited to watch you soar. We will always be here for you as a home base and a place to come relax or seek shelter from life’s storms. Know that you are not alone and that you have us backing you all the time no matter what. We love you and enjoyed the wonderful band journey with you. Falcons for life!!
Here they are about an hour in right before we injected them.
Starting temp of 57 with a target of 190
Smoking temp of 250
Draft door setting to hold 250
Chimney dial setting to hold 250
Here they are raw just added to the grill
Adding water to the water pan
Grill setup with deflector plates low, water pan on them, and the grill on the highest setting.
Fire setup for a 5 hour smoke @ 250
Fall garden update
Brussels Sprouts looking good after fighting off cabbages loopers.
Broccoli trying to make it through 90 degree days in October
Cauliflower waiting for it to cool down so it can flower.
Bok Choi bed that we have already been eating out of.
Front Tomato bed loaded with tomatoes. I am beginning to like determinant medium sized tomatoes. Roma this year in the fall garden.
Here is the second bed of Roma tomatoes.
And end shot trying to show you how many tomatoes are on those plants.
Overview of the Carolina Reaper plants
The Friday night football game was great and the Falcons won the game handily. The props went together well and nothing broke over the weekend. That’s great news for Kim and I!! The band performed well but did not make the finals. They were marching against some really good bands and many much larger schools. They finished out of the finals by two spots right behind a band that went to state last year. Great weekend with my girls and the band!!
Our first year with Mr. Kilgore and our first contest together in Denton, TX. We nailed it!! On the Booster side everything flowed well and lots of people showed up to help. The Props we built over night on Thursday worked well and looked great! I appreciate everyone’s help and love that Kim always has our families back. We made finals in 8th place best in class 5a band!! In the finals we advanced a place to 7th and everyone had a great night. The band skipped homecoming to participate in the contest and showed where their heat lies and that is in support of one another rather than individuals at the dance. I love the decision and am glad that is what they chose. Learning to make decisions considering something other than yourself is one of the greatest lessons in life! Jada and Alexa I want you to know that I am proud of you. You worked hard and complained very little while supporting each other and the rest of the band. To me that is a true showing of your character. It was a blessing to see and a memory I will cherish.
Attached are some pictures from the contest.
I enjoyed seeing both of the girls dressed in their uniforms for a Friday night football game. I think they both enjoy the band and I am happy for them to be in a program that teaches them such good life skills. Attached are a few pictures for posterity.
The school allowed students to enter a design for the new traitor wrap for the band semi. The family decided that entering one would be fun and we worked on a design together. Jada did the design work with everyone giving her ideas and feedback. We went back and forth a bit with the band director and they choose our design!! I hope Jada is proud to be selected for the design and the rest of us are happy for the parts we played. It is a great honor and awesome achievement!!
For Kim’s 38th Birthday I took the day off to spend the day with her. We worked in the garden for most of the morning and then went to a lunch of her choosing. She chose Chipolte and we went and had leisurely burrito bowl with some good conversation. From there we went in search of king sized sheet for the garden beds at Garland road Thrift. Didn’t find and garden sheets but did get me some winter bibs for the garden at half price.
After getting the Kids from school she chose a place for dinner. Bistro B in Garland! A cool Vietnamese place with lots of choices on their menu. It’s a great place and Kim loves it! Got a boboa tea on the way out and headed home.
It was a wonderful day for us and I hope that Kim had a great time.
Honey I love you and hope that you enjoyed your day. Hope we get the opportunity to spend many many more days together like this as we grow older. I am blessed to have you and could not imagine my life without you.
The first marching band halftime show of the 2016 season, with both Alexa and Jada in the show, and they looked great! So proud of the Kids for trying so hard, working together as a team, and supporting each other. These are life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. I hope their experience is as wonderful for them as I imagine it to be.