Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ready or not ...

Ready or not, it's back to the real world of work and toil and no grandbabies again.

I pray your Thanksgiving was wonderful - our kids are all home safe again in Ohio and our family is home safe across Tennessee and Texas once more.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The party is over

Everyone is gone or about to leave - only the memories, and a few hundred digital photos, remain.

I pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The gang is all here

Reed and Audrey arrived safely late last night. Everyone is here and mama is happy!

Kardia likes grandma's jacket - although it fits her a bit loose in the shoulders.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gingerbread house

We're having a terrible time with the grandkids.

The key is to get them into a sugar high, then send them home!

I'm on vacation the rest of the week - hooray!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The kids are here (well, most of them)

The game was fun even though the Titans lost. The place was sold out and it gets NOISY in that arena! I must admit the Jets looked great and the Titans played horrible.

The kids got in late last night and my folks and Janice and Mark stopped by earlier in the evening. Lots of family in Tennessee right now!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Babies coming today!

Our babies get in later this afternoon. Oh yes - we've got tickets to the Titans game in Nashville this afternoon too. The game will be great - the babies greater!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

One more day!

My babies will be here tomorrow (and those big people who live with them) - hooray!!

Stay warm and have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorite son-in-law

I'm remiss as I rarely show pictures of Darin. He doesn't really need flowers to look good. He's a blessing to our family. Plus he had wonderful children!

We were adding ceiling fans to our home in San Antonio a year ago today and it is 27 degrees this morning in Cookeville.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A year ago

When I run out of new photos, I like to go back and see what was going on a year ago on the exact same date.

Evidently a year ago, Rachel was working on self-portraits. Kaireia now has a camera so that problem is gone.

Don't you love this photo though!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Punkin' season

Well, Neidon and I have gathered our last punkin' of the season - last night got in the teens and we lost the last of our crop. It'll be a hard winter with a lot less punkin' bread, but we'll just grit our teeth and hang in there.

Have a great day wherever you are and remember - God is indeed in control!

PS Okay, I don't have a pumpkin farm, but the beets didn't make it either.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's only Tuesday

Good morning - a cold night last night - below freezing. Yesterday, I had an afternoon meeting and an evening meeting in Nashville and it felt pretty cold and very windy coming home.

Have a great day and enjoy this photo of a pretty granddaughter.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's cold!

It was to cold to go to a park this past weekend, but hopefully our chances aren't gone for the year. We've really enjoyed checking out the different parks.

Have a wonderful week - next week our kids and family will be here!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Growing up

My grandchildren really are getting bigger!

This large chair is at a museum they were enjoying. At least I think Kardia is enjoying it! The others look pretty happy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Spiderboy: the early years

Even Spiderman had to start somewhere! You should see how he grabs candy with his web! Pretty cool.

Friday, November 14, 2008

End of the work week

Greetings! Well, my new office is feeling like home. I'll take some more photos soon so you can see it cleaned up.

Speaking of cleaned up, how about this babe! Our babies are growing up!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New shoes

I like how Kardia thinks - you get new shoes, they feel good, then wear them all the time. I think the folks who wear those crocs have the same attitude - looks, schmoks!

Have a great day - we have a 20% snow forecast Saturday - double brrrr.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall colors

Not only are the tree leaves turning, but many of the bushes are just as beautiful. And yet, they still pale in comparison to my beautiful grand-daughter. I love the stockings!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let me help

"You're not going out of the house dressed like that! Let me fix that before you leave."

Actually, I'm not sure what is going on here, but they are both all smiles and seem to be having a fun time.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Looking back to see ...

If you saw the barn in yesterday's post, there is a road along and behind it. This photo is from that road (and next to the barn) and is looking back toward our house. I've added a red line to identify our home on the other side of the hay field.

By the way - Sunday it only got to about 44 degrees and last night got to the mid 20's. If you're in south Texas reading this, DON'T RUB IT IN!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Fall colors

I think we're at the height of the fall colors. The rain and colder weather has really forced the colors and leaves are falling everywhere. These are some trees close to where we live and the barn is across the street (I did have to zoom a bit and crop the barn photo). Doesn't God have a great imagination?! Who else could have thought of this!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Out with the old - in with the new

Well, we moved our offices yesterday and I now have a view. Well, at least of the Arbys across the street. If you look further, you can see some trees turning colors and Highway 40 about another 100 yards away. (I'm looking direct south)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Rainy overcast Friday

Good morning from Cookeville!

Moving day - we can't relax yet, so get going!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

On the move

Our office is moving this weekend and we've been packing, trashing, sorting and preparing for several weeks. Imagine moving an office after being in one location for 18 years - plus every business card, letterhead, brochure and piece of paper we mail or hand out has to be updated with our new address. Maybe the government will help with a bail-out.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Drive careful

Don't take out your election frustrations in the car today. That little squirrel didn't cause the election outcome - let him live. Live and let live.

But I am pretty ticked the Spurs lost!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

My little flower

A great photo to get your mind off of the elections. Remember - God is in control!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Kardia (and Kaireia) say to vote tomorrow!

I'm ready for the elections to be over! It seems like they've been politicking for years! But don't let your frustration cause you to vote without thinking.

My priorities - (1) Defense of ALL Life; (2) Strong Military - the President swears to defend this country; (3) Less government in my life; (4) Less taxes - remember it is YOUR money they are using - they are not giving you back THEIR money!! (5) NO redistribution of MY money. Let me give away my own peanut butter sandwich IF I want. (6) Integrity of character to under gird everything else.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Edgar Evins State Park

We went to Edgar Evins State Park yesterday - about 30 minutes away. A beautiful day - it got in the low 70's. The leaves are starting to turn and it is beautiful.

Dale and Terry Kleeman stopped by last night - what a great surprise!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Yay! It's Saturday

It's quiet on the home front. Company is gone and it's back to the two of us again. We had a great week with family.

Have a wonderful weekend - it's shaping up to be pretty nice. (Don't forget your clocks tonight.)