Saturday, March 31, 2012

The yard is done!!

Neidon and Kardia
We mowed the yard last night so we are free! It sprinkled a bit but not bad - more rain projected for today.

It was a long, but good week - looking forward to the weekend. I love you guys!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hey, it's Friday

Audrey and Anna
Talked to my mom on her birthday last night - Happy Birthday again mom!! I was at a late Chamber of Commerce meeting and got home late - sorry to call so late Mom.

We're off into a new day - here are three of the Adams family for you to enjoy today. Hey - We need to help with names! They would surely appreciate it - any ideas? Anna, Lincoln and ... Fred? Betty? Betty-Lou? You got any ideas??

Have a blessed Friday .. maybe today.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weeik is almost over

Kaireia helping her gramps
Another long day ahead - a chamber of commerce meeting after work today so mowing has to wait until tomorrow - I sure could use a helper on my mower!

A chance of rain today - it's been a busy, but good week. Love you all.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

#9 is coming

Cindy in India
Got home around 10:15pm or so last night from Kentucky and heading off to Nashville in a few minutes - my mind and body are working pretty slow today.
We still can hardly believe that grand-baby #9 is on the way - we're so excited for Reed & Audrey (and the grand-parents). God continues to bless us. Please pray for safe mamas and safe babies.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paperwork day

Well, mowed the grass yesterday after 3 days and it was TALL! I hope it can hold until Friday now as I have something every night until then.

Paperwork this morning and off to Somerset, KY this afternoon to meet with a new church tonight.

If you want to keep up with the Supreme Court health case, they have the audio on their web site.
Click here ...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Back to work ...

Kardia and Neidon
Another fine morning - supposedly just sunshine in today's forecast - sounds good.
What are your plans today? Something exciting? Maybe roping a family member? Whatever you are up to - enjoy!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

We've got nursery this morning

We have nursery during first service today - hopefully the monitor works so we can see the service too. We'll be down on the floor at this level for the next hour.

Rain yesterday and fog this morning - really need to mow again today to clean up the yard better. Our spring fertilizer and rain are mixing well.

Enjoy church today - we love you!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A rainy weekend

Rach and Noema
Good morning - mowed the yard last night - it was so tall we had to mow the whole yard twice and some sections 3 and 4 times - uggg! It's growing so fast we may have to mow again tomorrow or Monday. It sure ain't Texas grass!

Well, off to breakfast, a few errands and just enjoying a day off. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

FFFFFriday ...

After Christmas gang
Well, I hurried home at 4:30 yesterday to mow the lawn, but a huge rain storm beat me. More rain projected today and tomorrow - need to squeeze a lawn mowing in there somewhere.

A couple of projects to wrap up today and hopefully a visit to Byrdstown - let's see how the day goes - hang in there!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Birds of a feather

Kaireia, Kardia and Anna
Another great day ahead - pushing 80 degrees again and a very slight chance of rain. My yard is already a foot high so the weekly mowing has indeed begun.

A paperwork morning, lunch with 45 business professionals and a catch-up afternoon. Sounds great.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another warm day ahead

My Super heroes
Good morning - I've been hearing a wood-pecker outside - even the birds are going this morning.

Meeting with an out of town client today - another great day. I hope yours is just as great.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

She's back! From Ohio, that is ...

Kevin's back! I mean Cindy's back!! There is a restaurant in town that has had the words 'Kevin's back' on it's bill board for months. Evidently it is supposed to be someone we know and then, his coming back makes it worth eating there. Unfortunately for them, neither is true for me.

I do know Jesus though and for that, it has made all the difference. Remember that today as you head into the day.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Lincoln and Anna
Well - back to work. Cindy gets home tonight too - hope she has had fun with the kids. I've missed her.

She called yesterday and she and Reed's family spent several hours in the basement with a tornado watch above - doesn't sound like much fun, huh?

Well, off to work - love you all!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Sunday

Kaireia and Noema
Good morning - looking forward to church this morning - a warm day ahead weatherwise.

A huge rain storm came through late yesterday - fortunately I had already cut the grass - I bet it will really grow now. Trees are in bloom, grass is growing like crazy, even flowers are popping up everywhere - what a great time of year.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Anna at the zoo
Finally got the Internet up and running - reboot modem, reboot router, reset server config ...

Cindy is enjoying this little face today - a rough job.

Nice day here - need to mow before the rain comes in - another high 70 degree day ahead.

PS Great job Purdue men and Spurs basketball!

Internet down

Working on getting internet connected this morning- love you all- Phil

Friday, March 16, 2012

Overcast and rainy

Kaireia - our artist
Good dreary morning to you - rain most of the night & more projected today - everything is budding out - more 70 degree temp's today too.
My folks are back from Florida, Cindy is painting in Ohio & spoiling kids, I'm just working for the man.
   Crossville this morning & Carthage this afternoon - looking for a contract - everybody is still cautious.
Have a great Friday.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Say cheese...

Noema and Lincoln
The rain missed us last night but we still have a 50% chance today.

Cindy is up spoiling babies and when I talked to her on the phone yesterday, she seemed fine with it.

Here are a couple of cheeks I could kiss. Sweet faces, huh?

Off to work - love you all!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On the road again ...

Cindy is heading north again for a few days - I'm off to work. Another warm day ahead.

Hope you are all doing great - be safe wherever you are.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


In seminar with about 200 people - windows are open - great breeze - hear kids outside - hard to pay attention!

First steps

We heard Lincoln has taken his first steps - look out world. Seems like Noema just started walking too - but she really flies now.

Cindy heads up tomorrow to spoil help with the babies for a week. What a miserable job :-)

Off to Nashville later today for a seminar - let's see what this old dog can learn. Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's dark outside

What happened to our sun in the mornings? It was pitch dark when I got up this morning - what's with that? I say - pick one time and stay with it - my two cents.

No big news today - in fact, I've barely woken up - maybe the lack of light.

Have a great week - warm and sunshine and a spot of rain for us this week. Nice.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A cool Sunday

Kardia, Noema and Neidon
Good afternoon - a bit chilly here but some nice sunshine. A right purty day as they say.

We've had church, lunch out, several errands and finally worked our way back home. Ready to relax until our church group meets this evening.

Well, a week ahead with lots of rain and a number of 70 degree days - another taste of spring.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The mowing begins ...

Anna and Lincoln
Well, it may not be spring, but all of my neighbors have started mowing their grass anyway. I guess the period of hibernation is over - time to come out and get going.

We're out to breakfast, a few errands and then home to mow - have a great day yourselves!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Come on out, it's Friday

Rain yesterday and a slight chance today - adds up to lawn mowing this weekend?! Next week some 70 degree days - spring is right around the corner. (Did winter ever really come?)

Mostly paperwork this morning, an attic inspection this afternoon to determine structural walls and hopefully off early this afternoon.

I pray you had a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Happy Birthday Rachel!!

Good morning - one of our 'babies' has a birthday today. When did she grow up? and what's this about having babies of her own!

Happy Birthday Rachel - we love you!!

Both of our kids make us so proud - I can't describe how much we love them. They see our love for their kids, our grand-kids, but our love for them is just as deep, if not more.

Isn't God good?! How much must He love us? Makes me want to dance.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wednesday ... once more

Anna (Photo by Audrey)
Another nice day projected - we were close to 70 yesterday. Everything is starting to bloom out - hopefully no more hard freezes or we are in trouble.

A big bid due this morning and off to Monterey this afternoon to pick up a contract and then Crossville for a couple of meetings. This day will fly by.

A video at church tonight - Love Costs Everything about Christians being martyred around the world for Christ - sounds like a two hanky movie. And this is current history folks!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Spurs fan

Good morning - sunshine today and supposedly close to 60 degrees this afternoon. A nice day. A couple of days of sunshine before the rains come back.

It's always good to have more Spurs fans wherever they live. I think I'd love him anyway ...

Monday, March 05, 2012

Not Monday again!

Wow - another weekend has gone by and it's back to work again. Don't be upset, this week will fly by as quick as last week did.

Well, the snow missed up to the north, but it is in the 30's this morning and the wind is howling - I can hear the window rattling from the wind and the sound of the wind on the face of the house. It sounds cold!! I'll take another sip of coffee to get me fortified .... I'm set!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

All dressed up ...

Lincoln and Anna
Almost church time - hope you are ready to go! Our church has been going over our core values the past few weeks - a great series.

Today ... We believe in J.O.Y. (Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last)
We must first love the Lord Jesus with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind.  When we do, we will never stop loving His church or those who are eternally lost without Him (Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 5:43-48; 22:37-40; I John 3:14-16). 

Have a great time at church with your friends and a great day too! Another nice, but cool day. We even have a chance of flurries tonight!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

A Sunny Saturday

Good afternoon! A beautiful sunny Saturday here in Middle Tennessee. We've been out to a Rotary pancake breakfast, attended the local home show and picked up and assembled a couple of chairs we bought a week ago. What could be better?

The storms missed us - I've heard the tornado sirens go off more times than I can count and there were reported sightings of tornadoes all around us. God watched over us and we're thankful for His watch-care.

No big news here - have a great day.

Friday, March 02, 2012

It's Friday (say loud and repeat)

Neidon, Kardia and Kaireia
An overcast morning - rail is rolling in and I can hear thunder rolling in the background outside my window this morning. This afternoon they project another round of severe rain and a higher chance of hail, high winds and tornadoes. Listen for the sirens!

Mostly paperwork at work today - I need to price all of the jobs I've seen the past two weeks. I've had several times more calls than normal - hopefully the economy is turning a bit.

Have a great day - stay safe and dry - wow, there's the rain - we're off!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Another day ...

Kardia and friend
A sunny day ahead - yesterday we were under Tornado watch most of the day - two touched down in Tennessee that we are aware of - one about 5 to 10 miles south of us. Cindy is getting to know the basement real well.

No real news - another fast day ahead - time to roll - love you all.