Monday, August 31, 2009

Back in the rat race

I'm about to get back in the car and face this crazy Cookeville traffic.

No, I don't mean busy, I mean - no turn signals, going 25 in a 45 mph speed zone, getting behind my usual tractor switching fields, ...

Life is good!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ready for church?

Quit messing around - - it's almost time for church!

Have a wonderful day - we're off on a new week's adventure.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

An overcast Saturday

I had to work this photo to make it light enough to see but liked it so much that I thought it was worth it.

Have a wonderful weekend - I love you all!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Almost playtime

Another quick week - three meetings today and then a nice weekend (probably a rainy one).

Mom is healing after knee surgery and hopes to be home by Sunday - please pray for her.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tastes like Chicken

Wednesday already! Where does the weeks go?

A nice week here in Cookeville - we started off with a cool front and now highs in the 80's and evening around 60 degrees - very pleasant.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to school ...

Wherever you are going to school, I wish you well this year. Where in the world did this summer go?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Kardia

Kardia Grace Kleeman - have a blessed and wonderful birthday!

Grandchildren are truly a blessing from God.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lazy bones

Hey lazy bones - get up and get going - church is in a little bit! Have a wonderful Sunday with your church friends.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Zoo time

Audrey's sister Emily came over to Ohio to see the ultrasound too, so the kids got to know Claire!

I think they had a fun time at the zoo. Anna looks worn out. (It's a joke already!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's a girl!

It's official - Reed called be yesterday around 3:30 to tell me they were having a girl - Anna Elizabeth Adams! I'm so excited for Audrey & Reed - congratulations!!

(Just posted a better picture 5:40 pm)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Face to face

Neidon loves tigers - this one looks might close!

A busy day - I have to be in Lebanon by 7:30 am, a meeting back in Cookeville at 11 am and two meetings this afternoon. I'm tired already!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Most important meal of the day

I think cereal manufacturers came up with that saying.

Anyway, Kardia sure likes her breakfast!

Have a great day - we're halfway there!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First grader

Kaireia starts first grade this year. It seems like yesterday Rachel and Reed were starting school. Where have those days gone ....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Come out swinging

It's a new work week - get up, get going and come out swinging. It's going to be a great week.

Cindy is with the grandkids, and those folks who live with them, this week. We're going to find out if baby Adams is a boy or a girl!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stop yore whinin'

You think the heat is bad - it could be this! I'll take the heat any day over freezing temperatures.

This is kind of like stepping on your toes so you don't notice the hurt on your arm.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday once more

A good day to relax - after I mow the lawn and do some other errands and stuff.

My Grandma Parker always found time to fish.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer of 2005

Kaireia at Silver Dollar City. She needs a grandpa to play catch with her.

Have a great Friday - I've got a great day of work - also Demolition Derby tonight at the local county fair - woo hoo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Parkers - the early years

My mom (Marcia) on the left, Uncle Paul is sitting beside her and Aunt Esther is holding the little boy. Aunt Martha isn't here yet - she's got a few years before she was born.

Year was - ?? 1940 or so?
Location - ?

Correction - Mom, Uncle Paul, Carol holding her bro Carl Bill Bogue and then Aunt Esther on right.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

June 1965

Grandma Parker from June of 1965. This picture comes close to how I remember her best. I was 11 years old and she was my fishing buddy - amongst other things.

"What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen." Cynthia Ozick

Monday, August 10, 2009

35 years!

It's hard to believe we've been married 35 years today! Wow - my parents are younger in this photo than I am now!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Looking good

It's Sunday - paint your toe nails, clean out your ears, do everything necessary to look great for God.

One of my favorite Architect quotes by Mies Van Der Rohe is "God is in the details."

In fact, our God is indeed a God of details.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


We had a nice time with church friends last night - out to eat and then over to their house for dessert and visiting.

This is a lawn mowing day with a few errands thrown in and then the County Fair tonight. Looks like no rain today.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Friday - woo hoo!

There are some things I look forward to seeing even more than I look forward to seeing Friday!

Sandra is home - keep praying for here recovery. She was enjoying the nurses and hospital so much, she really didn't want to go home - that girl!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Foggy day

I can barely see the house behind me today - pretty foggy out.

Pray for Sandra = recovering from surgery she had yesterday. Just got a text message from Laura - she is doing great and hopes to go home today!

2 Samuel 6:14 (NIV) "David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More rain ...

You find the wackiest folks at a graduation!

More rain here last night and more expected today. Take your umbrella with you today.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Hug a friend day

Tuesday - another pretty day in Cookeville, Tennessee. Some rain is projected - what's new?

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 03, 2009

More proof of the graduation

Actually these photos were before the graduation. Summer, Laura's friend, helped out a lot.

Sunday, August 02, 2009