Monday, December 31, 2012

We're back

Yesterday we woke up on Amelia Island, went to church and many hours later arrived back in Tennessee and went to sleep in our own beds. It was in the 50's when we left and 20's when we returned. Not good. I think I took 540 photos so I will try to cull the bad and post the good over the next few days.

Hey, it's almost 2013!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Enjoying Florida - our condo

It's currently 68° and mostly cloudy in Fernandina Beach. From 1Weather for Android.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We're on Vacation

A chilly morning - down in the 20's. But who cares! We're on vacation and heading south-south-south - Florida here we come.

Cindy and I are grinning bigger than a baby with a Popsicle! And that's big!

We love you all and will post pictures via mobile phones as we bask in the warmth of Florida. (I promise no photos of us in swim suits)

We love you all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

We're still here ... those silly Mayans

Windy and cold all night and even some flurries - winter has returned. One more day and we're off to Florida, so not my problem ... woohoo!

Well, Christmas is right around the corner - another year is almost complete. Did you have any things you wanted to accomplish this year? Things to do or places to go? How did that work out?

Did you allow God to work through you? Did you speak up for Christ? Did you put your pride aside for Him? Did you love Him with all your soul and all your might? 

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

3 down - 2 to go

A windy, rainy blustery day out so far. It woke me up at 5:08 am with hard rain. I should have gotten up as I don't think I slept much after that.

Another good, busy day ahead. Write a speech for my lunch meeting with 45 some business owners; finish a room schedule for a dining hall building; write a proposal for a church in Lebanon and prepare two projects to get out to bid tomorrow.

Here is one of my future Spurs players. Not sure what position he will play yet. He already has the energy for it.

Have a great day and stay dry - a big cold front rolls in after this for a really cold day tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Misc blog trivia

Some interesting blog facts:
Since I started this blog back in December of 2005 (7 years ago - wow), the site has had over 20,000 hits or views. Recently we've averaged about 20 a day. You all must love seeing my babies as much as I enjoy it!

Operating System: 86% of you use windows, 9% macs, and the rest on unix or tablets.

Browser type: 46% use internet explorer, 39% firefox, 5% chrome and 5% safari

The page most viewed is from 11/1/10 with 128 views - Crossville Treehouse

Countries you are all from - US, Israel, Belgium, Spain, UK, Russia, Netherlands, France, Germany, Canada, China, Latvia and Luxembourg - I think the last 3 are where most of my spam hits come from!

Hang on - in another 7 years we'll be going into 2020 and my babies won't be babies!

Looking ahead to Friday - 3 to go

Greetings - got a lot done yesterday, but a lot to do before Friday - hang on tight - here we go again!

Looks to be a nice day ahead and a bit warmer - it sure isn't winter in Tennessee weather!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1 down, 4 to go

Kaireia holding Rhiza
Good morning! Another busy, but good day ahead. I think I'm working enough for the time I'll be taking off next week. That's life!

Nothing new today - more paperwork - working on a Dining hall for a Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi; a budget for a hotel for a Mr. Patel (surprise); a containment slab down at Wacker; 3 new home designs; a remodel in Crossville; a speech for Thursday at a business group; 3 articles for different magazines; an article for our quarterly newsletter; sketches for a church in Columbia and talking to an owner in Monterey as we try to wrap up his home remodel; cold calls and probably other stuff I forgot. In other words, the same old stuff ... ha!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The countdown begins

Wow - did we have a weekend in there? Matt's graduation Saturday and Laura and Sandra came by - what a lot of fun! Yesterday church, off to Crossville for a play with my boss and his wife and our church group Christmas party last night.

Back to work so I can rest up!

Pouring rain outside - cooler weather ahead ...

A good but busy week ahead - have a good one!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Super Sunday

Good morning - what a great day yesterday watching Matt graduate - go check out my video from yesterday on my Facebook page.

Sandra and Laura came over afterwards and spent the afternoon with us - what a blessing! I love my family.

Off to church in a few minutes - continue to pray for the families of the children who were brutally murdered this week. May God ease their sorrow.

Rev 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Graduation day

Sandra and Laura are coming by in a bit and we're heading up to TN Tech to see Matt graduate - woohoo - Congratulations Matt!!

Well Asher, get used to the kisses and the mothering - it has only begun.

Have a great weekend - one day week from today - VACATION!

Friday, December 14, 2012

1 more week - and vacation ...

Greetings - another morning around 20 degrees - at least the days are still in the high 40's to mid 50's.

We've been looking for a couple of new field crew - Noema looks like she could work out - you think?

Paperwork in the office this morning and off to Crossville this afternoon to meet with a client from Colorado at their Crossville home - a major remodel coming up.

Matt Monroe graduates from Tech tomorrow - Sandra is coming over and we'll head over to Tech to watch - life is good.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thankful for Thursday

Brrr - below 20 degrees this morning - baby, it's cold outside.

It's been a good week - I've gotten a lot done so far - two bids completed yesterday - I need to write the proposals for them today. A huge meeting today and a client coming in from Colorado tomorrow - busy is good!

Neidon is a great hat person - he is growing up way to fast. The years sure seem to be flying by ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Say Cheese

I like this photo - everyone doing something and getting restless, but Anna is still posing for the camera and being cute. That's my girl!

Mid 20's this morning - pretty brisk out - we'll hit mid 40's today for a high.

Church tonight - looking forward to seeing friends - Christmas is just around the corner - are you ready?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just us guys ...

Brrr - down around 30 this morning - winter has returned. High around 40 today - dress warm!
Lots of paperwork today - my main project is a Design-Build for a Naval Air Station Dining Hall in Alabama - trying to get the Architect we hired to design it per base requirements - woohoo!
Hope your week is going well - love you!

Monday, December 10, 2012

2 more weeks

Greetings this fine morning - two more weeks and then ... VACATION - woohoo!! We're looking forward to some time off.

This photo is before Asher is born - the kids look like they are getting ready for him to come. I think it is a hug - not a head-lock.

Enjoy the week - and stay warm!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Rain ahead

When I'm tired, I feel like I could go to sleep anywhere - I must not be alone!

Another good night at the Living Nativity last night - a lot more traffic and that was with a light misty rain.

Tonight is the last night so come on out if you are in the area - even if it rains again (as projected) the show must go on.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Dark headed boy

 We've always had blue-eyed blond headed babies. We are now blessed with a couple of brown-eyed dark headed guys. Asher is looking like Lincoln in those areas. We got some mighty fine looking grand-babies.

A warm night at the Living Nativity last night. Breakfast out in a bit, run a few errands and then live nativity again tonight.

I hope you all have a great and relaxing Saturday.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Fantastic Friday

I'm not spoiling them in this photo - I'm giving corrective instruction to remove the atmosphere of spoiling and permissiveness created by their other female grandparent, who goes unnamed. They received it in a spirit of receptiveness.

Hey, it's Friday - woohoo! Work today, office Christmas party this afternoon, and our church's Live Nativity tonight - a great day ahead!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Rainy Thursday

Good morning - kind of dark and gloomy out - and a bit of rain. At least it is fairly warm out.

Three musketeers in this photo - I feel trouble brewing already. No telling what they have planned!

Our church has it's Live Nativity this weekend - forecast looks like warm weather which is unusual - we typically have freezing weather or pouring rain - we'll see ...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Cold missed us?

It was hard to open my eyes this morning - it's now dark in the morning and dark when I leave work - so dreary. At least we have warmer weather. It appears our 'cool' front passed by - we're warming up to 70 this weekend. We're back to Texas weather.
I heard mom's hip surgery went well yesterday - Janice was great to send out updating text messages - thanks!!
Gotta go - another day beckons.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Starting off warm again

Good morning! We went to the Cookeville Christmas parade downtown last night and really enjoyed it, plus we enjoyed all of the friends we sat with. It was a warm evening - no cold front yet - so it didn't seem like December time yet.

I left Nashville yesterday at 4:15pm - I don't drive much in city traffic like I used to - thank goodness! Bumper-to-bumper for the first hour - I know that's not much, but it felt like a lot when you don't do it anymore.

A no news Tuesday - love you all - have a good day.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Warm weather ahead

Our last super warm day is today and then it begins to turn colder this week. A good day to do paperwork and hey - go to Lebanon and Nashville! Sounds fun - meetings are your friend.

A great relaxing weekend and a great, busy week ahead. Only three full working weeks this month until Christmas week - I bet it will fly by. 2012 has been a fast - yet packed year.

Better go - have a great week - use it wisely.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Almost time for church

A good morning to you from the upper Cumberlands of Tennessee.

Another great day ahead - weekends are always nice!

This is Anna with her unhappy look - she must be wanting someone to read to her. Come on over girl, gramps will read to you!

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Summer has returned

50's this morning and high 60's today - summer is back - or at least fall weather is back for awhile.

A beautiful day ahead! Can you believe December is already here - when did that happen?

Have a great day - be safe and enjoy this gorgeous day.