Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in Brownwood 2008

Enjoy. Please add your own... I'll be looking for them.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Good news family!!!

I made 2 A's in my history classes. You might be saying why did you take 2 history classes....and here's the answer. I took 2 history classes because I wanted to get a second teaching certification (other than business) just to open up more options. Don't get me wrong, business is where I want to be, but it's not the easiest place to get into. So...I took 2 internet history classes this semester and just found out that I got 2 A's. I had previously gotten 2 D's and 2 not very happy parents at the time, and for the certification I had to raise up those grades! I am very excited to have done so well!!!

See you all soon. I can't wait.
And please, someone else post something. I know we don't have a boring family!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

1/2 Marathon pictures

Hello Family!!!

We did it! We finished the 1/2 marathon in 2 hours and 54 minutes, Yea! Here are some pictures.

But make sure you read Katy's blog, it has all the details.

See you all shortly,

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's time!!!

ok's about that time. Karen and I are running the rock and roll half marathon this sunday. Whoa! It's Karen's first and my second. Wish us luck and keep us in your thoughts and prayers on Sunday as we run...and recover!!! :-) We leave for San Antonio on Friday and run on Sunday morning at 7:30 AM. Hopefully we will be finished in less than 3 hours! :-)
here are a few pictures from our marathon in Januray! Will be sure to post some next week of this one! Check out Our Website

Much Love, Katy

Monday, October 27, 2008


Hello Milburn Family Blog!

Since Wakin will be out of town during the NF Marathon in San Antonio in a few weeks, I've decided to run with Katy. Please keep us in your prayers - to stay healthy, for a speedy training (I've got some catching up to do), and for a good, healthy race the day of. The marathon is Nov. 16, so remember the date and be thinking of us.

Thanks family, I knew I could count on you!
YFN, YFC, YFS, YFD, ect....

P.S. We need to pick up on the bloggy bloggerstons!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sad, but true!

I thought this was so sad, and there's nothing we can do to fix it! Listen to this.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pampered Chef and The Children's Tumor Foundation

Hi family! My congrats go to C & P!!! I am sad that I missed it. :-( But it looks like it was a beautiful day! Carlie, you were a lovely bride!!

I am having an online/catalog Pampered Chef party for those of you that are interested. It is a fundraiser for the marathon I am running with the Children's Tumor Foundation next month. (to benefit Denver and Neurofibromatosis.) See the info below:

It's party time, pampered chef style! I decided to have a catalog and online party only. So no need to have an "in-house" party. All you have to do is log onto the website below and place your order. Make sure that you put my name (Katy Wakin) or The Children's Tumor Foundation in the hostess box. Up to 15% of all sales will be donated directly to The Children's Tumor Foundation. Pampered Chef makes great gifts as well as things for yourself.

If you would like to order something and do not want to do it online please call me and I can place the order for you. Or if you would like suggestions on some of the products please don't hesitate to ask
I hope you all enjoy shopping Pampered Chef as much as I do.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone that would like to order. Orders need to be placed no later than October 22nd. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

You can also view my donation website at:
Much Love,


Sunday, October 5, 2008


Too many to choose from, here's the link!

Carlie's Wedding pictures


more pics

Too tired to say much....enjoy.... love, deb

Before the Wedding

Here are some snapshots from before the wedding. Please post or e-mail me pics you have!!!! I don't have any from the rehersal or luncheon. Thanks!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ode to Carlie!

It's just a few days away now and we're all so excited for Carlie's big day. And we're all so proud of who our CJ has become.

I can't wait to see everyone again, but in the's a little bit o' Carlie.

Love ya, Carlie.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Agree

I agree with Lace about the disgusting banter of this political season! I think the Dems realize they played the wrong card by not having Hilary on their ticket - not that I'm a Hil-Bil fan. But I do think the race would have a different flavor had their ticket been different. When McCain pulled the Palin card, he shocked the socks off of them, and the only way they know how to fight back is with vicious, evil attacks. I think their reactions to Gov. Palin gives us true insight into their character. I also think all of this once again proves who the Prince of this world is - and he is not our friend or savior, and his mission is the downfall of our nation, our families, and personal faith. Thanks be to God that He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world!



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can I get a nod?

I'm SO sick of hearing about this election! It is amazing how unfair and left-sided the media can be! I'm so disgusted with The View, Charlie Gibson, CNN, Matt Damon...and on and on and on. Why can the media not give a FAIR AND BALANCED approach to reporting? Why can people not speak of their different opinions with respect for each other's beliefs? But instead, there is continuous fighting and personal attacks. Is anyone else ready for this to be over? I'm so sick of people fighting!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I really do not have a lot of news to report. I agree with Deb, we need to post more often on here....we should all take turns.
I will not be able to attend Carlie's wedding. I am quite sad about that. BUT the good news is - I will be in Canada. I am excited about that!!I will be sure to post pictures about that trip when the time comes. In the meantime - here are a few pictures of what is happening in B-Town (Burleson.....not Brownwood)

Chris like to pick Denver up by his shorts....
My friends new arrival from Ethiopia. Abe Alexander! You can read about him here.

Denver loves the mini van
A visitor in our backyard. Read the report here.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Anybody there?

Hello out there in blogsville! Today is Sept. 9, and no one has posted since the 5th! I'll catch you up on my piece of the Milburn world -

We had Carlie's wedding portrait pictures taken Saturday. I haven't seen them yet, but I think some of the best ones will from an old (1890) tabernacle that she had found on one of her real estate ventures WAY out in the country. There was an old cemetary adjacent to it that had several confederate flags posted by markers. I ventured out into the vast array of tombs to get a closer look, and behold, they were markers of folks who were alive during the Civil War! Being the history buff that I am (even tho I teach English), I was in cemetary heaven! - Until my scooter high-centered itself about 50 yards from the tabby! I was stuck in the hot sun looking at a grave of someone I didn't even know! Of course, Garry had to come rescue me, and off I scooted back to the picture taking. I'll attach a picture of the historical marker - if I figure out how to do that. Well, that's all for this post. I'm saving other tales for future ones.

Blessings to all,


Friday, September 5, 2008

More Labor Day

Well, I just got around to getting my pictures off the 'ol camera and I needed to add a few from LD.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Congratulations to the Majors!

If you haven't checked out Sheri's blog, you need to. They've gotten the word from China and will be their way soon. Check it out! We've got another new familhy member!

On another note, we have a couple of family members arriving at the big 4-0 within the next few weeks! Who can figure out who they are??

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hoe-Down? Is it in the dictionary?

I think this is a great way to stay connected! Great idea! I can't wait to see more pics from this past weekend. Benson and I had a great time. I also was wondering if the Milburn kids were going to stay in Bwd the night of Carlie's wedding for the hoe-down? :) Is that how you spell that word? :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hello, Family

Hey, I think this blog is wonderful! I was too bushed last night to sign on and try it out. Thanks, Katy, for creating this outlet for us. I like the pictures that have been posted. I'll try to get some on tomorrow.

LD was fun. Thanks to Mike and Gala for hosting the fam. Garry and I along with the folks stopped at Jnet's new pad on the way back to Brownwood. It is is very nice and easy to get to. I love her new furniture!

We celebrated Garry's birthday tonight. I'll post a picture later. I've got to get to bed; I'm weary!

Love to all,

Monday, September 1, 2008


Thanks Katy for setting this up for us. This will be great!

Labor Day Fun

I'm Super Fast! I really don't have any. So, please upload yours! Enjoy.

And a few from...who knows when.


Hello family!!!! Welcome to your new blog!
This is a place where we can ALL post pictures, thoughts and happenings of our family. PLEASE USE IT OFTEN!