Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Barbara's birthday is Monday 23rd; you still have time to get a card in the mail, if you haven't already.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

4-H Poster Competition

Allyson received participant award in the Juniors (5th and 6th grade)
Kaleb received first place in the Explorers (4th grade)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday morning

Travis has been training about a month for his first race in the KTC. He ran a 9 min 45 sec mile (w/hills) and came in 5th place. He has 4 more races in the Youth Greenway Mile Series, the last one in March.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Caramel apples

Allyson and I made the caramel, and the boys carved the sticks.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 18th

We watched woodworking, basket weaving, and pottery making in Gatlinburg, TN

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Some more...

 Does anything see that Meradeth snuck into the picture below and is sitting on the left?
 Whata STUD!!
 I think this is me...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Granddaddy's Gold Mine

Here are just a few of the over 100 slides that I picked when I went throught the 100s of slides that I found in one of the closets of Grandmother's house. I have never seen these pictures before.

...Many more to come...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Meradeth drew this picture yesterday. It is supposed to be a plane. It wont be long now.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This was Scout's first time to have a snaffle bit in his mouth; he didn't balk at it once.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The 4-H Chick Chain Project Show and Sale

In March, Allyson began the Chick Chain Project w/15 baby hens.  Yesterday evening was the the end of the project...the show and sale!  Judges from the University of Tennessee came out to judge the 4-Her's chickens.  Division #1 was all the 4th grader's birds; and Division #2 was the 5th - 12th grades, which had twenty entries.  So, Allyson was competing against high schoolers.  The places were Grand Champion, reserved Grand Champion, blue ribbon, and red ribbon.
Allyson WON the Grand Champion award!  Her birds sold in the auction for $12.50 apiece, proceeds go to support the 4-H club.
She received a framed certificate and $50!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hanna Research Center 2013-2014

6th grade

4th Grade

2nd grade

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Beginning Harvest

Over a hundred ears of corn, which I put up in the freezer (9 quarts).  Still a lot more out there if the deer or racoons don't get it first.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


There are videos and pictures of our visit w/Daddy and Mama on the weekend of the 4th, and then other happenings around the Hanna farm.  We have been working w/Scout some; Kevin put the saddle on and held him while I got on his back...Scout did beautifully!  He's such a good horse! We didn't take pictures of that but will sometime and post.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The kids gave Kevin a dehydrator and jerky gun for Father's Day

Monday, June 17, 2013


We went to birthday party Saturday and the theme was superheroes. So I found and easy pattern online and sewed these for the kids. Then, Kevin and I made the designs from some foam paper. I used velcro on most of the larger decals and then attached some velcro to the front of their shirt so they could replace a certain "weather" on the front of their shirt depending on what they wanted. They were "weather woman" and "weather man".  We took them by Grammie's house and she approved of the capes!

 Mera deciding she wanted to have some sunshine

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ben and Travis watching Jean, Allyson, and Kaleb ride the Wild Eagle roller coaster.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Video 1

riding from kevin whitley on Vimeo.

Same Fran....different kids.

Fran took Kevin out to lunch yesterday for his birthday and he snapped the picture on the right of her and the kids. When he txted it to me, I remembered another picture with almost the exact same pose-- only with different kids. I dug it out and kevin put these two side by side. The picture on the left is of Fran and her children, Chandra and Kevin, taken over 30 years ago at the Grand Canyon.
Grandmother doing her crossword puzzles; Daddy taking a nap.