Saturday, December 27, 2014

Having fun with recreating pictures with siblings, Kevin and Chandra.

 This one was really fun to do...
This one, everyone agreed, was a little awkward and creepy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mr. Peabody

Allyson's birthday kitty

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bed and Breakfast

We began our mornings with a delicious gourmet breakfast, prepared and served by Shell and Deb, husband and wife and the owners/inn keepers.  Before we left to shop in the quaint cozy town of Waynesville, Deb gave us home-made muffins to take w/us to enjoy later.  After coming back from dinner, Shell would have our bed turned down, the room freshened up, and chocolates on our pillow.  Allyson enjoyed relaxing each night in a smooth lavender salt bath.  I had a good time being treated like royalty.  We thoroughly loved every minute of it!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Archery Tournament

Kaleb competed in a group of five 9 & 10 year olds.
He shot the turkey right in the head and won 1st place!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Good Job

To Whom It May Concern:

Last Thursday, July 31, our twenty-one year old daughter, who is under the care of a psychiatrist for clinical depression, phoned her therapist and stated she was suicidal. The doctor kept my daughter on the line and called for help. Officer Eric Claxton responded to the call and located our daughter at the corner of Wells Rd. & Hwy 17. He spoke to Rebecca and verified that she was extremely upset; additionally, he noticed that she had multiple fresh cuts on her wrists. Officer Claxton spoke to Rebecca and calmed her down. He allowed me to speak with her and even got on the phone himself to explain the next steps to me. 

My husband I and wanted to take a moment and say thank you to Officer Claxton and the OP Police Department. Officer Claxton was kind and professional in his dealings with our daughter during a very difficult time. He was equally professional and informative when speaking to us on the phone to explain the situation. While I would never wish anyone to experience this circumstance, the silver lining was having an officer who took the time to show compassion in the face of a difficult situation. 

Thank you seems inadequate, but those are the only words we have. Please know that we are truly grateful for the kindness shown to our daughter by this extraordinary officer, and would be happy to speak with any superior who should be notified. 

Brent & Tina

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kaleb's swim meet at UT

Kaleb has really enjoyed being on a swim team this summer. His last meet was at the University of Tennessee aquatic facility, where the US Olympic Swim Team trained in 2012.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Kaleb's Swim Meet - July 10

Kaleb won 1st in breaststroke and 2nd in freestyle and backstroke.
The end of the video is his team practicing a relay.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pictures of VA vaca

We had such an incredible time!  Kayaking, visiting military forts, historical sites and museums, swimming in the ocean, sailing, touring old ships, having supper in Caleb's beautiful highrise condo, playing w/Grandaddy, and enjoying Mama's delicious cooking!

Friday, June 13, 2014

River Bandits

Yesterday, Travis played his last game of the season.
They finished 10-2!  Best team in the county!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014


A study completed by James Bentley.
Click on the link below...
(Warning, you may be taken by surprise at what you discover in the Bible.)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I am hoping to get more footage during Thursday's game.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sick as a Dog

I think something bit me, because I am itchy and my eyes are swelling.  I just got a nice warm bath and took some Benadryl.  Now I'm cuddled next to Mommy in my blanket with my favorite toy.  I hope I feel better soon and don't have to go to the doctor and get a shot. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Iowa Vaca

We left on the 14th and came back on the 24th.
We had a great time w/our family.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Arriving and excited!
Almost time...getting a little nervous...
The courtroom was full last night...townspeople, lawyers, county commissioners,
and Mayor Williams, who was sitting up in the judge's chair.
Kaleb delivered his speech beautifully.  He received a standing ovation!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nightly ritual - ice cream and movie  :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

County Public Speaking Competition

After the competitions, the judges invited Kaleb to come to the court house on February 10th and recite his speech for the county officials.  He is very excited about that!
Both Allyson and Kaleb are eligible to go on and compete in the sub-regional competition on February 20.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

4-H Public Speaking Contest

They both won blue ribbons in their groups!
Kaleb's speech was about Morse Code.
Allyson's speech was about Martha Washington.
County competitions will be Jan. 23rd.