Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Trick or Treat!

We went trick or treating with 2 other families and had a great time.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Snow Day

It was a beautiful day yesterday as watched the snow fall. Today the schools are closed and we are enjoying a restful day at home!

Fun Trip to Jackson

We were so thankful to get the chance to go back and visit friends in Jackson since Nate was asked to preach at FPC for a special service.

Knox and Katie love to hold hands while riding in the car...so sweet!

Us with our sweet friends, Brad and Carrie

The girls with Brad and Carrie's daughters

A Snake in the House!!

I was about to start sweeping the dining room and looked behind some boxes (yes, still have lots of boxes of books in the house) and saw a snake moving behind it. I could tell that it was a baby one so I thankfully remained calm. I positioned Knox and Katie in the hallway in chairs to watch and be sure the snake didn't crawl anywhere. Nate came to the rescue 20 minutes later and killed it.

Horse Riding

I was able to take the kids to a dear friends farm to ride a pony back in October. All 3 loved riding the pony and are ready to go back! We're hoping to do riding lessons in the spring, once it warms up here. They also had to help around the farm and do chores. They brushed the pony after riding it, fed all 3 horses and the pony, then fed the birds and chickens. Lots and lots of fun!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin Fest

We enjoyed the Pumpkin Fest in Downtown Franklin a few weeks ago. It was a glorious fall day, full of fun and fellowship. Here's a cut picture in front of the largest pumpkin I think I've ever seen!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


This is what I love about the location of our house!

There is a family of 6 deer that we get to see almost daily in our backyard. One morning they were eating on Nate's overgrown tomato plants!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Katie's 5th Birthday

Wow! It's hard to believe that Katie turned 5 years old on Oct. 4th. I love having fall parties for Katie and thinking of a cute fall craft to do but this year she chose to have a rainbow party. So I went with it. Here's some pictures of her fun day.

We made a rainbow using tissue paper...this craft ended up being too hard for 3-5 year olds but it was neat to watch them all work hard to do it!

We painted rainbows!

We had lots of fun opening presents!

Katie, We love you!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Trip to Monteagle/Sewanee

We took a few days off while the weather is so nice, and the leaves are so pretty, to go to Monteagle, TN. We stayed with the Wilbur family at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, which is just perfect place to relax. It is such a beautiful place! We also drove to Chattanooga one day to visit the aquarium, since the kids had never been. What a great place Chattanooga is. So much to do! The only complaint we had was not being able to stay longer. We took so many pictures. I've posted just a few below. I may try to do another post later.

We had such a good time. We are so glad the Wilburs invited us!

I couldn't believe we got them to all sit still long enough to take this picture. It turned out so good. I'm glad we tried it.
Sophia came up with a really fun painting project for the kids to do. They had a great time painting their fall leaves and bookmarks. Rosalyn and Katie enjoyed every minute with their very good friend, Eleanor!
Here's a pictures of the girls as they walked to the bottom of "Morgan's Steep" to look out on the valley below. They are so cute!

We stayed at the "Happy Castle." It looks happy, doesn't it?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mitchell Farms

The kids and I went home to MS a few weeks back to see friends in Jackson and family in Mt. Olive and Laurel. It was a fun trip with lots of great memories. One of the things we did with my family was visit Mitchell Farms. It's a great place for kids to just enjoy the outdoors and life on the farm. They especially enjoyed the "corn pool." Here's a few pictures from our adventures there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Katie's First Day of Preschool

This has been a big year for our little Katie. Not only did she start soccer this year; she also started preschool! She is attending Mustard Seed Preschool at Christ Community Church in Franklin. She's doing so well and really enjoying her teachers and new friends. It has been such a warm and loving environment for her to grow in Christ and in knowledge of the world. Here's a picture of her on the morning of her first day. (I think the backpack is as big as she is!)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Katie's First Year of Soccer

This is Katie's first year of soccer, and she's having a really great time. She's watched Rosalyn play for two years, so she was really prepared, knew just what to expect, and jumped right into action. She's scored in just about every game!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


One of our good friends here in Franklin, The Myers family, let us keep their sweet dog during a recent trip they took to visit family. The kids had such a blast. In fact, the kids could not wait to see Scout when we visited them recently for a Home Fellowship Group meeting. Here's a fun picture from our time w/ Scout.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rosalyn's Birthday

Rosalyn turned seven on September 3rd. We had a few friends over for a little party at the house. We did a fun little craft and ate way too much cake and ice cream. Needless to say, we had such a great time.