Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jennifer Turns 30!!

In just a few short hours we will continue to celebrate the birthday of my sweet daughter, Jennifer. I can not believe it has been 30 years. What an amazing precious time we have enjoyed together.
Jennifer,I cried on your 4th birthday because you were already so grown up! You were in charge and determined. It has served you well. I am so honored to call you mine. Everyone that truly knows you, loves you. So many depend on you in so many ways. I know it is a tremendous pressure, but you always deliver your best.
The last 10 days have been so scary for Phillip's health and recovery. The responsibility of our studio with a very important event out of town, your children, along with the normal studio activity, has been more than most could ever endure. You have held on and tried so hard to keep up with all the responsibilities.
I am so blessed to have you working with me. I love how you and Abby have become sisters. It is exciting to watch you and Abby teach Venessa about all the crazy duties in our daily life.
Thank you for the most precious, well behaved, sweet, wonderful grandsons any grandmother could ask for!
God allows us to work together, and I cherish that privilege. Thank you sweet daughter.
The party was wonderful on Saturday night with all our closest friends and family. I loved all the emails and calls from the ones who could not attend. We know you are in their hearts.
Your Daddy and I love you with all our hearts.
Thank you for your first 30 exciting years.
We look forward to all the joy to come!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


God blessed me with a beautiful daughter and precious son. Steve brought a very special little girl with him to our marriage. I love her as my own. Then I prayed for the perfect mate for each of them. God answered that prayer in such a powerful way. 

Walking into the Covenant ER Trauma room last night and seeing my amazing son in law, Phillip on that stretcher was so difficult. It is the sight you hope you never see. My years in the nursing field did not prepare me. He looked as if he lost a fight. But, of course he would say, you should have seen the other guy!! 

My heart aches for his sweet parents in Louisiana. So hard to call them and explain the accident.

Bicycles can go so very fast and stop abruptly. He knows this fact firsthand. Our praises are that he is mending nicely, no surgery, remembers everything. Even, what a nice Mother in law he has! Well, anyway, he is doing great. Time will heal, he will be up and going again very soon. Praise the Lord!! 

Thank you, to all of our very dear family and friends. Your prayers covered him, and we know that is what will get him through this time. He has had excellent care from all the physicians. The hospital staff is the best! Thank you for all you have done.

I love this young man so much. Please continue to pray for his healing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kathy Drake Dabbs is in the Circle of Red!!

What a privilege to be involved!
It was exciting to see a table with my name! A definite first for me!
Last year, Sharon Ivory asked me to help with the Go Red for Women event and be involved as a Circle of Red contributor. The privilege of helping Sharon with a project is a joy and always rewarding.  I am reaching an age that makes me more aware of my health. Clearly due to the fact that I can not work the way I did a few years ago, and I am not that old!!! I do want to help support the efforts of these wonderful women and the information about our heart health and the dangers women confront. It is very evident that the stress and work load on women is taking its toll. More women than men die from heart disease . Heart disease is a much greater threat to our health than any other condition. The statistics are staggering. So, I am pleased to report that I am in a wonderful Circle of Red that cares and supports the educational efforts of Go Red for Women.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lubbock!! Spring!! Here comes the Wind!! Not the day for an outdoor session!

I try to always be optimistic but it is so hard when the wind along with all the dirt makes you want to hide under the covers all day!!
I worked late last night at the studio.  No comments please from those who know I do this too much!
But I stayed much later than planned because I could hear the wind and kept hoping it would calm down just a little so I could get back to the house! It did not give any signs of stopping so I stepped out and I knew it was bad when I could see the dirt blowing in the glow of the street lights!
With a little grit in the eyes, I made it home.
My plan is to hide from it today and pretend it just does not exist!!
I will gaze upon all the images I have taken this week and enjoy that view instead!
Happy Spring!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Phillips Story

The Young Families Bible Class of Monterey Church of Christ has a special need and we are asking for your help!! The Phillips Family has 8 month old twin boys. The most precious boys you could ever meet! Nathan was born with many health issues resulting from a very traumatic delivery. The family now faces many financial obstacles. They have had medical bills that are out of reach, most importantly the fact that Nathan is currently uninsurable. I believe everyone understands that problem. So, we at Drake Design are helping the Bible Class with a project. You need Easter/Spring photos of your children or grandchildren. We are providing a special day and all proceeds will go directly to the Phillips family. This will be a spring background, with no scary bunnies!!! You know, the big, tall, they look sweet to you and me, but the kids scream and run, bunnies! Just pretty faces on all the children. By the way, if there are no children, I know you have a pet that is a kid in your family! They are welcome as well. Please consider this cause. If you have no one to photograph, we will be happy to take your donation! Call 806-797-9767 and we will give you a time on the schedule! We will take walk in guests, but the wait time might be longer. You are still welcome to come! Help us help this family

The Phillips Family

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tucker Miles Cagle!

Tucker Miles Cagle arrived on February 15, 2010! He has been such a joy! He is 3 weeks old today! We have been very busy. Mom & Dad along with big brother, Drake are so very proud of their new addition. I have had the pleasure of spoiling this one and making sure that Drake understands that YaYa ( that is me, the grandmother) still has more than enough time for the older grandson! Pops has been helping with all the excitement as well. Yes, he has certainly changed our schedule, but I think we are in a routine now. Even if we must stop and hold him, in the middle of that routine, we are all happy to do what ever it takes! What rich blessings God has bestowed upon our family!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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