Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shout to the Lord

Psalm 71:23 (NIV)

My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to you—
I, whom you have redeemed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rocky path

Matthew 13:20 (NIV)

The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Worn out

Good morning - here is the gang from the hiking trip from last Saturday. The picture doesn't reflect we've walked over 5 miles mostly up hills!

An additional comment to yesterday's picture - the purty Tennessee view wasn't the scenery. :-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Purty Tennessee view

Psalm 50:10 (NIV) "for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills."

And yes, it is a straight drop off where Cindy is standing - don't look down!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wilderness hiking

It doesn't seem right - hiking in the middle of nowhere to get away from civilization - and Cindy on her mobile talking to Reed - hmmm...

3 more showings yesterday - up to #130.

Have a great Sunday - we're greeters today - we'll be looking for you!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A state park and hiking kind of day

We're hiking today with some church friends - woohoo!

A great week - finished up a restaurant in S.A., got a lot done on a house down in Rockport, 4 churches in progress at work and one large custom home with another one to start next week - other than that, not much going on!

Had a couple look at the house again and rumor has they like it - so where's the offer? Showing #128 today.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Friday Friday

We're all excited - it is supposed to hit 80 degrees today - hooray for warm weather! Hooray for grandkids! Hooray for Friday!

A second showing by a couple yesterday - we're ready.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Clean all over

I love it when you get out of the shower and are clean all over - your hair is all wet and you put on something warm. I like it even better when my grandkids are like that and they want to snuggle to warm up.

Have a wonderful day - it is supposed to hit high 70's today and 80's tomorrow and through the weekend - is it summer yet?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's half over!

You're right! The week is half over - it's Wednesday.

What exciting thing does God have in store for you today? Take time to listen to His voice.

Psalm 46:10
(NIV) "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A nice sunny day!

Good morning - you probably didn't know Easter baskets could double as purses. Just another fashion tip to get your week off on a great start!

Monday, April 20, 2009

"Go, you chicken fat, go!"

Get those morning exercises in gear and get going!!

It's starting off rainy, but is supposed to be warm by the end of the week! Hooray.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hurry up - don't be late for church!

Mark 10:13-15 (NIV) "People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tea Party last Wednesday

Guess where my right wing radical wife was on Wednesday?
HINT - Cookeville Court house is behind her - and she looks MAD.

Sit back and relax - it's Saturday

Saturday's are a good time to reflect back on the week, check out your stuff and just sit back and relax. Optional - dress up as your favorite super hero.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chocolate bunny #3 ???

Kardia loves chocolate - just like her mommy and grand-mommy! I think she had a bunny - only the face leaves any evidence - can you tell?

Sorry no photo this morning - I couldn't log onto the site to post anything. Accept this for tomorrow's photo too - and have a great Friday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chocolate bunny 2

Neidon has it down right - you start with the ears and work your way down the bunny. Yummy!

Find a local tax party today and join in!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chocolate bunny

I don't think this bunny has long to live. Kaireia looks ready to dig in. I think she had a great Easter.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter kids

My Easter kids in their Easter duds - don't they look great! I pray you had a wonderful Easter!
He is Risen ... He is Risen INDEED!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Having fun!

Kaireia looks more lighthearted than Neidon did in the photo I posted a few days ago! Reed said he was having so much fun he didn't want to take time to have his photo taken!

Well, we were up at 5 and out the door early for a 6 am sunrise service and the sun was coming up as we were on the way to church. Home for a few minutes and then back for the 'normal' 9 am service.

Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter tomorrow!

So what fancy duds do you have picked out to wear tomorrow? They couldn't be as nice as these!!

Let's see - we had snow Monday, 70 degrees Wednesday and tornadoes Friday - this was an exciting week!

We're up to 117 house showings today - pray hard!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday at last

I know your drive to work isn't fun - but get going!

This was a car contest that Reed had for his kids. Neidon doesn't look too happy for some reason.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Retro - Dec 2007

It's Thursday - the work week is almost over. I pray yours is going fantastic!

A friend is somebody who reads to you. Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Last August - Birthday girl

Kaireia is holding a cake for Kardia's birthday from last August. The cake looks yummy - if you like chocolate, that is!

Light snow yesterday, 70 by this coming weekend. Have a wonderful week - we had showing #111 yesterday.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A basketball player!!

I've seen Tim Duncan put his hand on Tony Parker's head dozen of times. So Neidon is doing a typical NBA player move. Solid proof he is going to be a pro-basketball player!

It's snowing outside - whaaa - I miss SA weather!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Back to work ...

Good morning - I hope your work doesn't feel like this.

I have moments, but overall I love what I do for a living.

Colossians 3:23 (NIV) "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men"

Beautiful day yesterday - low 70's - and chance of snow today and tomorrow.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Looking sharp!

It's Sunday - get dressed up for church - almost time to go!

Warm here today - about 70 and then - what! Snow projected for tomorrow?! Welcome to Tennessee.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

What - another post!

I was looking at my calendar and noticed that my Grandpa Parker died this weekend in 1990. I'm amazed as the funeral is so clear in my mind, it seems like it just occurred.

You might have someone famous on your 'First people I want to greet in heaven' list, but Grandpa is at the top of my list. I wonder if Kairou has already met him? I hope so ...


Actually Johnny Mercer wrote this and Hoagy Carmichael sang it.

I gotta gal that's mighty sweet, With blue eyes and
tiny feet. Her name is Rosabelle Magee, and she tips
the scale at three o three, Oh!
Gee- but ain't it grand to have a girl so big and fat
that when you hug'er
You don't know where you're at you
Have to take a piece of chalk in your hand and
hug a way and chalk a mark to see where you began,

One day when I was a huggin and a chalkin and a chalkin
and a huggin a way. When I met another fella with
some chalk in his hand, Com-in' around the other way 'round
the mountain. Comin' around the other way.

Nobody ever said I'm weak. My bones don't ache and my joints
creak. But I I grow absolutely limp, Ev-'ry time I kiss my
baby blimp, Oh!

One day I had a yen for some one leaner, she was meaner than a
mink in a pen. So I left her now I'm happy as a fella could be
Huggin and chalkin in once a gain 'round my Rosie
Huggin and chalkin in once again.

One day I was a huggin and a chalkin and a beggin' her to be my bride
When I met another fella with some chalk in his hand
Comin a round the other side of the mountain
Comin around the other side.


A great day to chalk draw. I'd join in if I didn't have to sit like this - I'd never get up again!

Reminds me of a song called Chalkin' by Hoagy Carmichael that Charlie Blair used to sing.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Different drummers

I like this photo, because if you look close, they are all doing completely different things.

Had to go south of Nashville last night - pouring down rain both directions! No travel plans today - hooray!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Another bubble blower

Bubbles are serious business. But Neidon likes to dress a bit more casual than Kaireia. Wish we were there to help!

Have a great day - think SELL.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Shoes make the outfit

April fools day - don't be fooled today.

Kaireia is blowing bubbles - even then, dress for success.

Have a wonderful day and be reminded how blessed you are!