Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jump for joy

A nice weekend with my folks - we'll see them Wednesday evening and the rest of the family this weekend in the Sevierville area.

Quiet here - Cindy and I've had like 1 day alone in the past three weeks or so - kind of spooky quiet.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cooler Saturday

We're supposed to be a bit cooler than last week. Sounds good to me.Even 10 degrees helps.

My folks are here and we'll see what the day holds for us. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ride off into the west

Another week - ready to wrap it up for another week. A day long seminar today - hob-nobbing with local mayors and city councilmen. I've been to enough of these events, that I know most of the local mayors and councilmen - kind of scary, huh?

My folks roll in this afternoon for the weekend - should be fun. Have a great Friday.

Or as they tell you not to say in sales, "have a magical day!"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We miss Neidon!

Yesterday, Cindy and I were talking all evening about how much we missed Neidon! We had a great time with him - what a fun guy.

High temps here and then we're supposed to see a break-thru and milder temperatures - sounds great.

No travels today - just paperwork - sounds good as I'm behind. Love you all .... maybe today.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Heading home

Neidon heads back today - it will be QUIET! He helped me mow the lawn again last night - that kid had stamina! Pray for the travelers today.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Looking back about 6 years in this photo. We love you!


I could have slept in a bit longer this morning. It's overcast out, so a bit darker - makes it hard to wake up. Hopefully no rain today - we really need to mow tonight.

Well, not sure if Reed is still in Houston. His flight back from Oregon got rerouted through Corpus Christi and then to Houston and it looks like he was going to have to spend the night there. Hope he makes it home okay today.

No big news today - have a blessed day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Driveway chalkin'

My driveway has almost returned to normal after the kids dressed it up. It was nice all chalked up though!

A new week - rain projected here today. Already overcast outside with high's only in 80's today - sounds like a nice change from the heat.

Better go - work calls - paperwork and off to Murfreesboro today - my job there broke ground last week and the owner is adding stuff already.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cane Creek Park

We went over to Cane Creek Park yesterday for awhile - hot, hot, hot! We rode the paddle boat, feed the ducks and rode about every piece of playground equipment in the park. Life is good.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday already

Finally mowed lawn last night - it was like a hay field in spots. A nice day ahead - no rain projected. Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pray Request

A dear friend, Sonya Russell, in San Antonio passed away about half an hour ago. Pray for Gary, her husband, and her family. She has battled cancer for years and has such a kind and gentle spirit.

Friday once more

Well, this was sure a fast week! I got to come home last night and play legos and blocks with a young man. Neidon is sure a fun kid to be around.

Well, we got a hard rain yesterday so we couldn't mow last night - the yard is looking like a hay field - maybe tonight but more rain projected.

Have a great Friday - I can hear paperwork calling already!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gang is gone

Well, the troubadours have left - it's a one-man show for the next week. Cindy is sure spoiling that boy! Neidon seems to be enjoying it.

Wow - what a hot day yesterday - went to see a concrete pour in Vonore - almost 600 yards of concrete for a 24" thick silo pad for two huge silos. They started at 2 am and finished the pour at noon - it was hot, hot, hot!

Rain projected today and the next several days - sure sounds great.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Kids leave today - Neidon stays another week. I'm 20 minutes out of town heading to Vonore today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summertime ...

... and the living is easy. Or at least hotter.

The grand kids are enjoying chalking up the driveway. Crepe Myrtles are blooming and plants are blooming as well - a pretty time of year.

Last full day with all the kids - and then Neidon spends another week with us. Have a great day.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Having fun pretending

Lots of fun

Let's see - play with rocks on the back deck - check; blow bubbles over the deck rail - check; blow bubbles on ants - check; line up deck chairs and play train - check; onward to sidewalk chalk - wow, Saturdays are just filled. And it's not even 9 am! Having fun with grandkids!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Back home

Adams kids are back home and Kleeman kids are on their way. Cindy rode back to help Audrey and is coming back with Rach - she'll be worn out - and loving it!

Mowed the lawn last night - looks like rain out this morning - just made it! Have a great Friday!

... maybe today ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Little guy

I got to hold a little guy last night for quite a while. He slept most of the time - my stomach must be nice and soft! It was rough - but somebody had to do it.

We had tons of rain yesterday - probably 2" in an hour at the office and about an inch at home - more projected the next few days.

Well, off to work - have a great day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Company coming

Wow - these kids don't look like kids here - they are growing up way too fast. They need a grandpa to love on them.

Company coming in today - Anna and Lincoln and that lady who lives with them - Audrey - ha! We'll try to spoil all three this week while we have them.

Hot, hot and hotter projected - you all be careful this week. No rain projected here until mid-week.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

All dressed up

Now you can get dressed up and put a tie on - it's Sunday! I must be old school - I've never worn jeans to church on Sunday mornings but I'd rather you wear jeans than not go at all.

How's this for a sharp looking guy? I'm going to be spoiling him tomorrow!

Saturday, July 09, 2011


We got these when we moved in three years ago from Sandra.

Ahhh ... Saturday

Now don't dress up today - this is Saturday. Save the nice clothes for tomorrow.

We're off to breakfast, back to mow, SS lesson, and whatever may come our way. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 08, 2011

I love you this much

Good Friday morning - we're expecting a big storm to roll through any moment now. Rain yesterday stopped my lawn mowing - hmmm - hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

A great day ahead - Murfreesboro and meetings and FRIDAY!! I love you all.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cute smile

What a great smile! Makes this grandpa's heart happy.

Off to Rockwood this morning and back in time for an 11 am meeting. I dislike the traffic going up and then back down the mountain between here and Monterrey. Trucks - stay in the right lane like the signs say and we'll all be happier!

Have a great day ... maybe today.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Say cheese!

I love that face. What a blessing to have two babies in the family - they are so much fun. Of course, all 7 are my babies and probably will be for a long time.

A great day ahead - slight chance of rain, but the sun is out now. A beautiful morning!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Off to work

What a nice long weekend - it's off to work now and back in the groove. 50% chance of rain today - we could use a bit.

Enjoy our little cowboy here. We'll be spoiling him a week from today!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth!

A slight chance of rain today - would be nice, but hopefully not too hard.

We're off to the Stites farm for a 4th luncheon - should be several hundred folks there with lots of fun and food. Then home and crash for another work week.

Have a great day! Light a sparkler for me.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Church this morning

Good morning - off to church in a bit - a 3 day weekend - that's nice!

I'd love to wrestle with this group of kids - not sure who would win though.

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

NBA lockout

Spurs fans are not pleased about the NBA lockout!

Pig tails

Sunshine - and on a weekend - woohoo!

Let's see - breakfast out, come home and mow lawn, misc yard work, SS lesson, finish sermon, work on San Antonio house plan for client - hey, a nice relaxing day!

Love you all ...... maybe today.

Friday, July 01, 2011

My ballerinas!

Good Friday morning - whew, the elliptical liked to kill me this morning - off to work and rest up!

My route to work includes passing several farms, usually getting caught behind a tractor, I pass a tractor and implement sales yard, at least one field covered with kudzu as well multiple businesses and restaurants as I get into town. It's a pleasant 11 minute drive and about 7 miles long.

Have a great Friday - join the girls and wear your tutu today - it will make you feel like spinning around.