Saturday, December 26, 2009

The party is over ....

Time to move on, the party is over. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got everything you wanted. I wanted a nice quiet Christmas with someone I loved - and I got it!

But the story of Jesus has just begun ... Luke 2:33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."

Friday, December 25, 2009

NOW - you can open presents!

Merry CHRISTmas to all of our friends!

Luke 2:16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wait - one more day!

4 hours left to work - you all have a great day!

Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2 more days - don't open yet!!

Two more days until Christmas - don't open your packages yet!

Luke 2:6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Travel safe this week

Many are traveling this week - pray for safety on the roads for friends and family.
Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This week will be a blur

A short week for most folks. Christmas is almost here. Drive safe, stay warm and hang on - here we go ...

LUKE 2: 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hurry up ... Church is today!

Good morning! We had a light snow last night and it is dark and overcast out right now. A high of 38 today - brrrr.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your church family today!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let's Dance

Saturday's just make me want to dance! How about you?

Snow nearby but not at our house. We baby-sit for some friends baby and it snowed most of the evening at their house and halfway home. But we got home to rain and no snow.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas in the air

The grandkids wanted me to see their tree. I like to see them even better!

A rainy day - over 74" this year so far - 3rd wettest year in Cookeville history. Snow projected this weekend - welcome to Tennessee!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A great gift

Yep, they still love the box! Kids never change.

Did you notice the coat Rach was wearing in yesterday's photo? I think my mom had one like it. Does fashion come back ever other generation?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fashion Diva

I'll see if Cindy picked up any fashion tips from the grandkids while she was in Ohio!

She had a fun time - the baby shower went well for Audrey - we're counting down the days.

Cold here in Cookeville - snow projected for the weekend - stay safe!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My little cheerleader

Cindy comes home tonight - she leaves the glamour of the big city of Columbus behind - and leaves her babies behind as well.

God is so good - life is good. Enjoy the Christmas season!

Monday, December 14, 2009

We're closer to Christmas

Christmas is just next week - where has this year flown?

I think some little folks I know are really getting excited for Christmas. As well as some older ones who are expecting a new addition in their family!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ring those bells

Here is what those kids were watching in Friday's photos. A rainy day here - at least it is warm. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's 'Crazy hat 'Saturday

Getting ready to head out to a 8 am office Christmas party. Hey, this sure ain't San Antonio! Have a great day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cold Friday

Thanks for the pictures Terry. The grandkids watching their mom and having fun!

17 degrees in Cookeville - but 40 later today - we're heating up!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A chilly Thursday

Pray for Audrey, Anna and Reed - Audrey was back in the hospital last night. Running tests and checking her out - maybe a kidney stone? Just pray she is fine.

Kaireia is looking pretty good here! A great slider.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A wet and windy night

It poured all day yesterday and last night and very windy - a nicer day today before our cold front pushes through.

Have a great day - it would be fun to go sliding with a grand-kid!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Not even sure what to say about this photo ... except kids are fun!

A new day - rain expected here - stay safe! My folks are in a cruise ship somewhere in the Atlantic heading toward America - travel safe!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Good morning Gang!

A cold Monday morning in Tennessee - Sandy says 15 degrees at her place, 39 here - a real heat wave.

Hey - it's not that interesting, quit looking and get back to work!

Love you all - have a great week!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

A cold Sunday

It we had punkins, there would definitely be frost on them this morning - brrrr. Low 20's with high around 40.

Neidon holding his toy 'mice'. They went with him everywhere we went when they were here. A good thing they weren't real mice.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Don't be bored!

Hang in there - it's Friday - the work week is almost over.

Super cold front coming through tonight - very high chance of snow.

TSSAA football games in progress in town - feels like big city traffic :-)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Anna is growing!

We had so much fun with the kids and grand-kids. They all are growing up.

An overcast wintry day in Cookeville. 38 out and not expected to get much higher. Snow forecast for Friday night - we'll see. Now where did I put that long underwear ....

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Sorry, can't play

Off to work - would be more fun to stay home and play.

Mid 40's right now and rain - supposed to be the same all day. Colder and possible sleet/snow tonight. Winter weather.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

My little angels

28 degrees out and the cold front is due Wednesday!

I've already lost my voice and feel crummy - wooohoo for winter.

Missing my little angels - no one to read to or watch Dora with. Oh well, might as well go to work.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Get dressed - back to work

I'm worn out - I couldn't take another day of vacation.

A great week ahead - lots of meetings, deadlines and exciting things in the works. I wonder what else God has planned for us? Be sure to watch for His hand in your day - he's there!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm back ...

The house is quiet and Cindy spent yesterday cleaning house and doing laundry. She has a week's worth of ironing stacked up.

But it was a GREAT week! We had so much fun with the kids and grand-kids. The week went by too fast.

(Our preacher is gone today and he asked me to fill in for him - guess what I worked on yesterday - no, not my sermon, my nerve!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Good morning gramps!

I'm off until next Monday so I'm getting the Kleeman wake-up call! What a great way to wake up.

Reed and Audrey drive in this evening and some Monroe's coming over on Thanksgiving. A fun week.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little bubbles ...

Somebody has been using my bath tub - guess who?

There have been no dull moments here this past week! Have a great week - I hope you are off work this week and get to enjoy your family!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The weekend has rolled in

34 degrees out - brrr - warm today; then rain and a cold front tonight - seems more like winter every day to this south Texan.

We're enjoying the grandkids - we don't see them often enough! Have a blessed weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Things are hopping around here. A fun time was had by all.

Well - it's Friday already - Thanksgiving week coming up - pray you have a great week.

Around 34 last night - a light frost on the grass. Low 60's today - very nice.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Visitors ...

My office is up in the bonus room at the second floor ... I just had 3 visitors come up to help for a moment. They are gone but all the doors are open and the lights are on! Good morning!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Howdy thar pardner

The gang rode in last night and had a great trip. I got a hug from a little girl the second I got home from work - woohoo! She said something like 'grandpa' - more or less - and ran up and hugged me.

Life is good.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Corn crawl

The grand-kids (and that person who lives with them) are coming in tonight. Woohoo!

Rain expected today - cooler weather sets in. Anyway, better go - I have a 7 am meeting- love you all!

Monday, November 16, 2009

3 Guesses

I'll give you 3 guesses who is coming in tomorrow?
HINT: Grandma is cleaning like crazy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A brand new week is here

Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.

Have a wonderful day! Enjoy church.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Riding into the weekend

A fine day here - high 40's right now and sunshine. High closer to 70.

The babies come in next week - woohoo! Momma looks happy.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fun Friday

It's Friday - NOW you can smile.

I had a great week and momma is back home too - woohoo!

I'm looking forward to work today - have a great day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday ...

Don't get too excited, it's not Friday yet.

Mid 30's last night and high's near 60 today - sunny skies. Many of the trees are still beautiful.

Have a wonderful day! I'm in class all day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kleeman gang

Silver Dollar City has not been the same since the Kleeman's visited. Time will tell if the park can ever recover.

Have a wonderful Wednesday - sunny here and low 60's - mid 30's tonight - brrr.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yawn ...

Dark and overcast out this morning - rainy and dreary - feels like winter. Boy, it was hard to get up and get going.

But work calls - 5 meetings today - woohoo - let's go!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Stick out your tongue ...

Looks like a green popsicle has attacked Neidon's tongue. They can be pretty bad.

Have a wonderful week. Only about 2 weeks to Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Church today!

You may be 'Huggable', but you still need to get dressed up for church.

Hope your weekend is going great - it is supposed to get over 70 here today and lots of sunshine.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

It's Saturday - wear what you want

A pretty day here in Cookeville. We've had several nights of hard frost - it is supposed to hit the high 60's today. The leaves have turned and many have fallen. It is looking more like winter than fall.
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 06, 2009


Not sure who these guys in these costumes are, but they could sure have my candy.

Have a great Friday - you made it!