The Hawkins Family

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy 50th!

We had our annual meeting tonight.  It was a great time, but I am so glad it is over.  We are celebrating our 50th anniversary of our credit union.  The night was great.  I have tons of pictures, but I can't post most of them, so these very few will have to do.

The entrance

Our entire staff

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Concert on St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day, Bethany Christian Services was hosting a free concert with Mark Schulz.  Bethany Christian Services is one of the adoption agencies that we are looking at to start our family.  Mark Schulz is a christian artist that is a huge supporter of their agency and he himself is an adopted child.  The concert was outside in downtown Pensacola.  The weather was perfect and I was so excited to be there.  I didn't take a lot of photos and the ones I did are not all that exciting, but here they are anyway.  Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Abbie has been hobbling around lately.  I decided to take her into the vet for a check.  It has been a little over a year and a half since she had TPLO (knee replacement) surgery and she has been limping on that particular leg.  Good news second surgery, the knee seems to be holding.  Unfortuately she is suffering from arthritis.  I guess she is just getting older.  I can't believe that in May, Abbie will be 9!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I took Roxanne to the vet yesterday.  She has ear infections in both ears!  We had to have a culture done and will know the extent of the infection by Friday.  Fingers crossed.  There is a possibility that she could have an antibiotic resistant infection.  Which would have some implications on our possible future moves.  Hope I have good news to report on Friday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I was in DC to do a little work.  I was sent to the Governmental Affairs Conference.  It is a conference for credit unions across the US to come together and learn about different bills that effect credit unions.  The conference culminates with "hike the hill", where we meet with the different Senators and Congressmen that represent our districts.  As a bonus for this little trip, I even got to see some old friends friends from our old squadron in Abilene.  OK.  Brace yourself, picture overload.  (Do you expect anything less from me?)

view of the stage

Day one: Christina and I waiting for opening session

John Schneider, co-founder of Children's Miracle Network

Arianna Huffington

Mary Matalin

Congressman Bachus

John Boehner

Debbie Wasserman Schulz