Monday, June 30, 2008

Full hands

Neidon likes to grip the sides of a slide and go down slow and gently if the slide is very long. It pays to be cautious.

And Kardia is just taking it all in. She loves watching her brother and sister.

We had lots of rain this weekend - it was great and our lawn loved it. We may have grass after all.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A new week has begun

We miss our babies - it is so quiet around here. Cindy and I have to talk to each other!

Have a great new week - we had rain Saturday and it cooled down to 70 degrees. This Tennessee thing could work out alright.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

It's Saturday

Find some feathers, play on a rock, just have some fun!

I hope you had a great week like me.

We're getting settled here and it is starting to feel like home. Please drop us a line or email to say hello and we'll answer back. We miss our Texas friends and family!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Greetings from happy Hollow

Other than the unpainted wood, rotted columns, cinder block porch supports, non-working water wheel, unkempt lawn and gravel miniature golf pit - the place had an ambiance all its own.

The great thing about kids - they didn't even notice that kind of stuff and had a great time anyway! (We did too!!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hidden Hollow

This place was a dump, to put it nicely. The kids had a good time, but it was built 50 years ago and not maintained. Yuck!

The week is half over - have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We miss our babies!

It was too quiet when I got home last night and too quiet this morning! No kids running around and laughing and playing.

Rachel got home just fine but another long drive. We had a great time.

For your info - Reed had an offer he liked and accepted the job in Ohio. They move next month and he starts the first of August.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kids leave today

Rachel and the kids went home today - over an 8 hour drive. We had a great time.

Second week and all is well - this week's goals - (1) keep my job and (2) make room in the garage for Cindy's van.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Reading with friends

Kaireia and Neidon found a reading buddy. Katie and Matt came by and the kids had a good time with them. (And we did too)

Have a great week, get up and get going - the framers across the street have been going since 6 am.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More family!

Kaireia, Neidon and Kardia can't believe all of the family they have! They have new folks to read and play with them.

You all have a great Sunday.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I want to walk

Kardia has met a lot of new family members and seems to enjoy them, after she gets over the shyness.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Worn out

I'm exhausted and ready for a weekend. A new job and company all week - a fun time but ...... sorry, I dozed off for a second there.

The gang here still laughs at my jokes so all is well.

Have a great Friday - I'm way behind with calls and cards and stuff so forgive me - please be patient - I haven't forgotten you!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Laura and Sandy came over Yesterday evening and we had a great visit.

The kids became instant friends with them, with Kardia taking just a bit longer. But you can see she did start to warm up to everybody.

Have a great week - we miss you all!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

An 8 hour cruise!

Our daughter made an 8 hour trip from Columbus yesterday with three kids in the back of her mini-van to see us. Now that's courage!

Will take kid photos and pass on later this week.

They haven't fired me yet - this may work out!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Water, water everywhere

I had my first day at my new company today - I survived! Let's see how the first week plays out.

The grandkids are having a great time playing in the water. The rain coats are a great look.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cute chicks

You thought yesterday's post had some good looking guys - now check out the other side of the table!

Kardia looks a little bored.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dressing up

It's Sunday - time to put on your best and git to church.

I had my weekly bath last night so am rearin' to go!

These two good looking guys look all decked out for something special too!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Everything is ducky

We're 'home' in Cookeville - wow, that still sounds strange.

Everything we own is here, the trucks are gone, the adoring fans are gone, we've been left to our own devices.

I'm here at my computer again, all is right with the world.

Oh yes, we get Fox News again! Life is good.

Let us know if you need an address or phone number, we've told some folks and not others so give us a holler (Tennessee talk).

Friday, June 13, 2008


Well, I'm sitting on the floor in my new living room in Cookeville. We finished unloading the trailer today with the help of the Monroe gang, had a great lunch Matt grilled for us; we visited all afternoon and did a few store runs before coming home and crashing.

As you can see we have Internet access once more plus television (Welcome back Fox news!) with telephone to follow on Monday. We're off and running! Pictures to start back soon.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


Well, I'm sitting on the floor in my family room as the furniture and most of my belongings are in the street in a 28' long semi-trailer. I'm watering the grass one last time and Cindy is vacuuming the office.

I'm stealing internet from some neighbor's wireless modem - thanks! Not sure how long this will last.

The trailer pick-up may be on Sunday and we leave early Monday morning.

We are packing vehicles today and tomorrow and we have a small Uhaul trailer with a few personal and most valuable belongings. We're about ready to roll.

Our zealous packers packed my coffee so we went out for breakfast this morning. Can't find our tape and a few other items we thought we had set aside - I'm sure they will turn up when we unpack - ha!

Well, my timer is going - need to move lawn hoses. Love you all!

Wow - this room is echo-ey!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Get on board

A scary bus ride! Hang on for your life.

Darin and Kardia don't look too concerned.

Our trailer comes today - loading day has arrived!

Also, pray for us - a second showing to some folks tonight who are getting real interested!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

2,000 pound gorilla

I feel like I'm facing a 1 ton gorilla trying to box up this office. I think I've already used 30 some book boxes and another 3 or 4 larger boxes and it will still take another 4 to 6 to complete, not counting furniture. Cindy just thought she retired last week - her new life is as a packer!

We are counting down - the semi-trailer comes Thursday and we have through Monday to load it up.

Monday, June 02, 2008

The girl with the Curl

Besides kissing that sweet back and soft shoulders, I'd like to check out that little curl at the back of her head!

Kardia sure looks busy with something!

Sorry - the blog site was down this morning and I couldn't post. Also, our Internet service will be gone later this week until we get moved - don't go crazy on me!

Thanks for all the birthday cards and calls yesterday too - you didn't get the memo as I was going to skip this year!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Something is funny

Kids are pretty open with their emotions - whether they are happy or they are sad.

Here is my happy little Kardia.