Looking Back

This weekend we headed down to Houston in order to attend the 30th anniversary of my home church Heritage Park Baptist Church just a few miles from NASA between Houston and Galveston.

Words can hardly be penned to express how much this church meant and still means to me, my sister and my mom and dad. What a wonderful time it was to see old friends, old girlfriends with their kids and all of my “other” parents! Not to mention our former Pastor, Brother Jud, and music director John Turner.

My spiritual life was set in stone by these friends, families and this church. I miss them dearly and have never experienced a church like this since.

Read my upcoming story about this church soon!


Pumpkin Fun!

Happy Pumkpin Season everyone! Today we carved our first pumpkins with the girls and took photos at the pumpkin patch. Not sure what it is about pumpkins. They are nasty inside, yet fun to play with all at the same time. The girls were not too found of them however and spent most of the time a safe distance away as Julie, the girls friend Jada and I did the real work of carving them up.

During the photoshoot earlier, not one time would the girls look at daddy…the funny man with the big camera.

For photos click our family website!

Last Night Stunk!

Last night was insane. Let me share the details.

4-6pm – Spent the afternoon preparing for a big Monday Night Football Cowboys game and getting ready for a party at a buddies.

6:30pm – Left for the party and left Julie with the girls – excited about Boys going 5-0 for first time since 1983!

6:45pm – Pregame discussion at buddies home was about our pet dogs dying and how sad it is. We were all nearly in tears – 6 of us.

7:30pm – Game starts and 1st pass later QB Tony Romo has Cowboys down 7-0 to worthless Buffalo Bills thanks to his first of FIVE interceptions! Not happy.

7:45pm – Wife is franticly calling me – something wrong with our boxer Sam. She says he came running into doggie door, having hard time breathing, laid down in bed and nearly lifeless. Says he is foaming at mouth and smells like propane.

7:55pm – Arrive home. Park in driveway and smell very strong fowl smell as soon as I step out of truck. Walk in and Sam is running around being normal but eyes and gums are blood red. Wife tells me he suddenly is better but house smells like you would not believe. Sister arrives to help with whatever she can. Everyone was in a panic over possible dying dog. Now focus shifts to the horrible smell. Animal shelter is called as I recall next door neighbor telling me about his skunk problem! Bath instructions are given as we realize he was sprayed in face by skunk! Everyone nearly vomiting due to smell. I am worried about game and decide to go back to party. Dog can go in garage until I get home. Julie decides to bathe dog anyway. Sister goes to store to get supplies.

8:10pm – Romo throws 2nd and 3rd interceptions – Cowboys are getting beat on national TV to a team that should not be in the game past the first quarter.

9pm – Back at party – I stink – Cowboys are stinking it up too and trail 17-10 at half.

10:30pm – Cowboys pull off miracle win in last 40seconds with a touchdown, recovered onside kickoff and two 52yard field goals by rookie kicker with no time on clock. Cowboys go to 5-0, 6 men screaming like school girls – I still stink.

11pm – Home from party – Sam is clean, his buttnub wag is back and he will live. House smells like skunk moved in and decided to sleep in our bed for the night. I take big time shower.

3am – Smell from skunk wakes me up with major sinus issues. Remember Cowboys winning, go back to sleep with Kleenex crammed up nose. Cowboys are undefeated, amazing wife let me go back to fun party and Sam will live after all.

3:15am – Fall asleep with stinking smile on face.

A stinky night is over!

The Speers….the Romosapiens Family

For years I have been claiming that the Cowboys needed to give Tony Romo a shot. Parcells just would not listen! I saw him back in 2005 and new he had something then…..well, today, I am being proved correct! I otta be an NFL scout…..

Anyway, now the entire gang has become Romo-maniacs each and every Sunday!

The Girls, JiJi and Dave…

Recently, our friends the Curlees needed Julie to watch their cute-as-a-bug 2nd daughter, Jillian, as they dealt with some issues regarding their oldest.

JiJi is the life of the party for sure….funny all of the tricks of the trade she passed on to our girls in just ONE day! After seeing these pictures of Dave you can imagine where she gets her personality….

Full of Hot Air

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for us to tromp up to Plano each year for the Plano HotAir Balloon Festival. About 70,000 others have made it their tradition too, which makes for a fun, but long day. We missed the last few years but a few weeks ago we picked it back up and the girls LOVED it. Here are some photos.

What’s This?

Some of you might know I am a VERY amateur photographer in all of my many hours of spare, do-nothing time around here. Anyway, I do like to find creative, different photos to shoot and am actually working on compiling them into a book of sorts. This one was taken at the Grapefest.

It is a close up of a carved block of ice an artist was working on. For more photos check our website –