Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Go-carts in Pigeon Forge

We laughed so much at Daddy and Caleb constantly trying to pass each other and stay in the lead! LOL!

Having SO much FUN!

Allyson and Kaleb

Allyson was tall enough to go on the faster go-carts.

Kristin and Eric trying to win the race!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Aunt Kristin bought the kids a croquet set for Christmas. So, they tried a game. The main rule of the game...stay clear of Travis when he is swinging!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beginning

These pictures were taken Thursday evening after everyone arrived at our house. I cooked a big dinner for everyone.

Grandaddy w/his two oldest grandchildren...

Mama, Caleb, and Silas...
The oldest and youngest grandchild...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

More to come...

We had our Ms. Barbara over for a big family meal on Thursday. We had so much fun...filled w/laughter and reminiscing about the good ol' days.
Kristin and I will be posting more pics soon of the great times we've been enjoying!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My question

Today, I finally went and got my IA license switched to TN.
How awful is that picture? I do kinda have an excuse...while the DMV lady was taking my picture, I was busy trying to keep Travis from jumping into the picture w/me.
But anyway, now I want everyone to post their ugly driver license picture! :)
Won't that be FUN!
Come on...who's gonna be first?
Then, I want Caleb to be the judge and decide who is the winner of the Ugliest Driver License Picture contest.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Twist on Meatloaf

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce
yield: 4 servings


1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Paula Deen's House Seasoning (garlic powder, black pepper, and salt mix)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup grated Cheddar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 slices white bread


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Mix all ingredients together, except the bread slices and Sauce. Shape into a loaf. Line a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan with the bread slices. Place meatloaf on top. Bake loaf for 45 minutes. The bread absorbs the grease and should be discarded after loaf is removed from oven.


1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional


Heat the soup and milk over medium heat; add the cheese. Add parsley to the sauce, if desired. Pour Sauce over the meatloaf or pass at the table.
I added some cooked crumbled bacon to my uncooked shaped loaf. Also, you might want to saute your onions a bit before putting them into the loaf. We ate this for lunch today...very delicious!

Friday, March 12, 2010

H.E.D.G.E. - Home Educators Developing Godly Examples

This month's HEDGE meeting was held at the church. The school age children learned about one of our missionary families The Jaggy's located in Indonesia. The children viewed a slide presentation about the country of Indonesia. You can see in the picture below...their lunch consisted of the food the people might eat in Indonesia. Then they all worked on gifts to send the Jaggy's in a care package...the girls decorated a bag for Mrs. Jaggy and the boys painted wooden toys for the three Jaggy children.
At the beginning of the day during the slide presentation and a lecture about our Baptist heritage, Kaleb and Travis were in a class for preschoolers and kindergartners taught by Ms. Lois and Ms. Jean. Excellent class! They learned SO much and were just bursting to tell me ALL about it on the way home! :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

One Bible discussion

Have you ever been talking to someone and they start to talk all about there new Bible version they just got? Then say to them well I don't like other translations, I believe the King James is the only true Bible. I run into this often and every time they get really defensive and give all kind of excuses why they don't read the King James vs. the others, and they don't really want to hear your view. Any of you have any thing like this?

Happy Birthday, Big C!!!!

Ally being Ally

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The End

When you're almost to the top, a camera automatically snaps your picture. Since I am terrified of heights, my picture wasn't anything great to see. :(
Kaleb LOVED the ride though...Travis wasn't too crazy about it...and Kevin was fairly okay w/it until Kaleb would rock the chair back and forth!

Now this is more my kind of fun...SHOPPING! We also went into Ripley's Mirror Maze...the kids liked that!

We ended our wonderful day eating a delicious supper here. These are the last pictures of our fabulous day...hope you enjoyed them!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Up in the Smokies

After some fun in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we drove up into the mountains. So beautiful...I have missed them very much after living in other places the past 14 years.
A clear mountain stream...
Stopping to get a cool drink of water coming right out of the mountainside. There's nothing better!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Allyson and Kaleb petted these things...I forgot what they are called.

Feels like you are in the tank w/the fish...

A Sawfish swims over us...look at those eyes and mouth!
A huge catfish!
Kaleb said, "This fish keeps lookin' at me!"
It is fascinating to see all the bright colorful fish and things the LORD created in the ocean!