Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kardia is getting older!

We finally talked to Kardia to wish her a happy birthday last night. Her birthday was a week ago, but we each had too much going on to get together with her.

These photos are from Rachel's facebook page, but in case you don't have FB or didn't see them, I'm reposting for you!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hold on - another busy day!

Good morning - a cool 60 degrees here in Cookeville as we begin the day. I got a new job on contract yesterday so off to Crossville today to start the permit and design phases - woohoo!

But first, Chamber meeting in a few minutes so better be off - have a great day.

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Monday, come on out

I love this photo! That Lincoln is so cute!

A 59 degree start this morning - I'm sorry for our Texas family and friends - hang on, Fall is almost here!!

Another busy week - things starting and I'm trying to get some stuff on contract - hold on, a full week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hiking is hard work

We did take a 'short' hike in Sevierville. If Anna could walk the whole way, you know it wasn't too long. But it did get pretty steep.

Well, almost church time - we have the nursery today - having to play with babies - hard work!

Mid 60's this morning - feels more like fall.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Miss my babies

I'd love kids climbing over my lap right now - that would be fun!

We mowed last night - seemed like more dust than grass - we're pretty dry right now - that's Tennessee dry, not Texas dry.

Have a great day - off to breakfast and some errands.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pearls are always appropriate

Wow - another Friday - at least I'm office bound today - lots of paperwork to catch up on.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Still having internet connect problems - the reason is that my desktop is on the wireless network and not hard-wired - I need to pull a wire thru the walls and get this resolved - easier said than done.

Nashville and Madison today - have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Sorry - can't get my desktop on-line this morning.  No big news here - pray you are all doing well.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Moving slow this morning

Good morning - was met with 58 degrees this morning - a nice start to the day. The elliptical warmed me up real quick though!

They were trying to rezone some property near us commercial - I think everyone around us showed up at the rezoning meeting last night to fight it - the folks decided there was too much opposition and stepped down - woohoo! We prefer homes rather than commercial property next door.

Have a great day - God is in control - or should be if you let Him ...

Monday, August 22, 2011

A clean slate - we're off and running!

Good morning! High 60's here in TN, I pray the Texas heat wave ends soon.

Lots of deadlines this week - what's new - ha! Hope the week goes well for you.

May God bless your week ...... maybe today.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I had my 40,000th blog view today - of course, most are repeat viewers, but I truly appreciate your stopping by and checking out the family pictures and my random thoughts. I love my family and I love talking about them almost as much! Thanks again!!

Rainy morning

Tutus are appropriate anywhere.

A rainy morning - woke up to thunder early this morning and we're getting a nice gentle rain right now. I just hope it lasts for awhile.

Enjoy church and have a great day.

Dad is home - thanks for prayers - keep them going as he recovers.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday alone

This is the first Saturday Cindy and I've had alone for weeks. Grandkids are great ... quiet is great.

Errands today and some catching up on stuff - you all have a great day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cute gals

Well, another Friday! I'm off to Madison and then Murfreesboro today - and hopefully time for a bit of paperwork as well.

I pray your week went well - looks like dad is recovering well - thanks for prayers.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I remember how much I enjoyed my cousins. These two cousins will surely enjoy each other as they get older.

Dad's surgery went well - pray now he heals quickly and goes home soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hang on

Some things just don't look like fun. I'm just glad I could take the photos.

Another cool evening - yesterday only got up to the low 80's too - great weather.

Dad's surgery is this morning - keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

My dad's birthday was yesterday - I talked to him last night and he sounded great - happy birthday again! He has back surgery tomorrow morning so keep him in your prayers.

This photo is what I felt like yesterday - a crazy, out of control day - today will be better!

Cindy takes Kaireia home today - she meets Rach half-way - pray for safety for all of my little ones and Rach and Cindy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hiking in Sevierville

At the family reunion - We did take one hike up to a cave opening - and I use the word cave loosely. Notice two of the gals are wearing tutus - appropriate wear for most anything.

A new week - make it a good one!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


The gals had fun at the fair. Define 'fun'!


Well, Cindy could be a sister - she's known my own sisters since Janice was probably about 6 yrs old and Sandra was about 11. We had a good time catching up at the reunion.

Kaireia is going to church with us today - grandkids are a lot of fun .... but exhausting - ha! Have a great week.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rainy Saturday

Greetings - we had to take the youngster out to breakfast - our day is a bit turned around.

Still recovering from the fair last night - Cindy and Kaireia went on most of the rides - I just took pictures. Enough fun for me. Ask them about being 'trapped' on the Ferris wheel for 40 minutes or so - that's why I don't do rides!

My 'Great' aunt Martha and Cindy from the reunion - fun!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blog tip

Under each photos is a section called "Labels" and following that are some key words. If you click on that keyword, every post with the same label will appear.

For example, click on the word "Laura" and every post since I started this blog will come up.


Friday - already?

Wow - where do the days go? A busy but good week. Met a new prospect last night in Lenore City and meeting a new church prospect this morning as well. God is good.

Lincoln got a lot of attention at the reunion. Our youngest attendee seemed to enjoy the weekend.

County Fair tonight - Kairiea is looking forward to more rides and Cindy is spoiling her - go figure! I'll watch the demolition derby.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Can't get online through my computer this morning - sorry no pictures.  Rain last night and more projected today - nice weather.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alicia and Noema

Noema got to meet a lot of relatives. Of course, no one spoiled her. Alicia seems to be enjoying playing with her.

Off to work - trying to get caught up after missing two days last week - argggg!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

County Fair

Kaireia enjoyed the Putnam County Fair with us last night. Cindy and her went on several rides - I just took the pictures. They had lots of fun!

Monday, August 08, 2011

60 Years

Good morning - feels like I've been gone forever - Sevierville was a crazy mess of bumper to bumper cars and overpriced stores, but the cabin and get together with family was great! A great area - nice and quiet and a feeling of solitude - if possible with 26 people.

Well, we're off and running - back to normal - whatever that is ...

Sunday, August 07, 2011

We're back!

The family reunion in Sevierville was great - and it is great to be home again. Here are my folks with all the great grandkids - woohoo!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sevierville tonight!

Looking forward to a family reunion - we leave after work and head east to Sevierville. Hopefully a bit cooler in the mountain foothills. I'm ready to spoil some babies.

Have a great day and be ready for some family photos next week.

PS This girl is a bit over 6 months old and has begun pulling herself up on stuff - watch out world!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

2 more days

Work today and tomorrow and then - REUNION! I think I did 3 days worth of work yesterday and then Cindy and I mowed last night - whew - hot!

Anxious to hold little Lincoln - if he'll slow down enough to let me! He's got to keep up with the rest of the gang.

Love you all ..... maybe today.

(PS Thanks Claudia)

Monday, August 01, 2011

Reunion this weekend - woohoo!

Yes, we're all excited about the upcoming family reunion. Lots of little people to spoil and have fun with! A three day work week - it's going to be wild - hold on! Love you all - have a great day.