Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where in the world are Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis?

Well, do ya know?
Allyson took this picture while I drove over the Clinch River(less then 2 miles from our house). I think she did a super job! :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowballs, snowmen, and sledding

The first two pictures were taken Friday afternoon.

Friday night...see the two little heads poking up in the window?
Early Saturday morning 1:00am...Kevin is arriving home from work...
Playing at our neighbors the Wallaker's across the street...
Sledding down their hill...

After sledding and building a snowman(not pictured because Travis kicked it over)...we went inside Breanne and Doug's home where we warmed up w/hot chocolate and coffee. It was a very fun afternoon! :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Daughters of Virtue

One of the proper etiquette activities we practiced last night was how to walk like a lady. We divided up on teams and raced each other while balancing a book on our head. You guys know who are in these two pictures, right? Can you spot Allyson in both pictures also? She was on the opposite team of me...and her team won! :)

We also ate a delicious dinner. Then we worked sewing on these plastic canvases...which will be a homemade coaster when finished!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here are some more pics . I couldn't leave Mera out , she is having such a good time with Silas.
Tonight we had Silas in bed with her to say good night, and I said I love you too Mera and she says I love you too, and then looks at Silas and says I love you too Silas, then proceeds to kiss him on the head. It was sooo cute! :-)

Friday, January 22, 2010

At the Clark's

After stopping by Mrs. Barbara's house and picking her up, we headed over to Jean Clark's house for lunch and a play date w/her son Ben and my three little monkeys.
As you can see they had fun running and playing!

Jean cooked us adults Cabbage Soup, which was absolutely delicious...I got the recipe.
Dessert was yummy moist lemon cupcakes w/whipped topping...and then Ben decorated the top of each one w/a blueberry. :)

We had a great time and can't wait to have them over to our house for the next play date!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rumble Tumble

These are more of Allyson "entertainment" ideas for the night. :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our kids

Well, here are the three stooges...I think Silas is the least of a stooge. Kristen has been here since Friday and has been such a huge help. Meradeth keeps wanting to poke Silas' eyes and kiss him. She will ask to hold him all the time and then about 10 seconds after she has got him she will say, "sats nuff". We are having a good time.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Odds and ends

Papa and Kevin had a chilli competition night...both cooked their own secret family recipes...and both were delicious! :)

Sandi, Allyson, Kaleb, and I went outside to play and take a walk. When we came back in the house...this is what we saw...three sleeping boys...

Playing Candy Land w/Grama...
Christmas morning!
Opening Christmas presents at Aunt Kim's...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Some Iowa friends

These are action shots...taken at the Graber's and Cope's house.
Some very good times w/friends...
Kelly and I settling in w/our cup of coffee and a good movie...just how we spent many a Sunday afternoon when we used to live in Iowa...ahhhh, the good ol' days!
Marian and I on the day we were traveling back to Tennessee. We had such a wonderful visit at/the Graber's home!
Kevin, I, Russ, and Penny enjoyed a great evening together while we were back in Iowa. What a gorgeous house they have(built by Russ!)...complete w/ping pong and air hockey table, which we played while there! :)
We also stopped by Myron and Saundra's home too! (No picture though) They live right down the road from the, we stopped in to say "Hi".
The group shot! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Names and colors?

Whenever Allyson is around a group of people, she always wants everyone to each say their name and favorite color. So, here we are doing that... :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Can't leave out the snow...

Kaleb and Allyson enjoyed running outside, sledding down hills, and eating the snow!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Little Singing Hanna's

These are the last two videos of Little Singing Hanna' enjoy! You will hear some uncontrolled laughing at the end of the videos...Travis is just hysterical w/his conducting!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's time for some videos

I will be posting videos over the next few days. One evening in Iowa, we had the privilege of being entertained by the The Little Hanna Clan. Here they are singing and Travis conducting their first song for us.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Movies and cuddles

Grama and Kaleb watching the cartoon movie The Seventh Brother...
and so are Papa and Allyson.

The cousins watching The Return of Jafar.
I'm not sure what Papa and Kaleb are watching here...ha ha

An overview-more of these pics at SOON!

Discovery museum
Opening presents-Complete happiness with a handmade baby blanket for piggy

Sunday, January 3, 2010


This is the first picture I took on our Iowa Christmas vacation and one of the first things Allyson did when she got to Papa and Grama's house...hold and cuddle w/her darling cat Jane! :)
I'll be posting several pictures each day of our, be sure to check back daily.