Thought Provoking Quote

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. - Ronald Reagan
  • kamille
    No. Last I heard she was going to work with Miss Piggys in Hillview. Where is she going to be?
    by kamille at 11/06/12 12:41PM
  • kamille
    Sorry to hear about Raymond.
    by kamille at 01/03/13 11:41AM

Prayer Request

Mike's grandmother, Alma Phillips, passed away yesterday.

Newcomer Funeral Home
235 Juneau Dr
Visitation: Wednesday, September 26 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Funeral: Wednesday, September 26 at 1 P.M.
  • monk
    I'm praying.
    by monk at 09/26/12 8:18AM
  • derbydi
    Sorry for the loss.
    by derbydi at 09/26/12 7:01PM

Microsoft AutoCollage

  • squeaky
    by squeaky at 04/24/12 10:08AM
  • sarai_31
    I love this!
    by sarai_31 at 04/24/12 8:28PM
  • derbydi
    by derbydi at 04/24/12 9:21PM
  • kamille
    We're just going to the Smoky Mountains (Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, maybe another place in TN & possibly NC.) We used to go all the time & it's been 7 years. We're not going anywhere big but I don't want big. With all that's been going on, I'm ready to just relax & enjoy it; not running around all the time sightseeing & cramming stuff in. Although, we're doing quite a bit there & will be gone 7 days.
    by kamille at 05/14/12 12:56PM
  • kamille
    When are you all going?
    by kamille at 05/17/12 6:33PM
  • amber_blossom
    It was also nice to you two again!! Guess we'll be bumping into y'all more often! :)
    by amber_blossom at 06/08/12 3:19PM
  • kamille
    We are going to miss you all!
    by kamille at 06/10/12 8:52PM
  • tennesseemom
    Good to see you across the room at the funeral, sorry we didn't get to speak with you. We were just up for the day, left early this morning and now home, long day. David really wanted to pay his respects to Lucy.
    by tennesseemom at 06/15/12 9:17PM
  • monk
    thanks so much for your prayers.
    by monk at 09/04/12 1:25PM

Surprise Party

Today we had a surprise party for my grandfather's 90th birthday next week. I really can't believe we pulled it all off, but we did!
Here's how it went:
All the children and their spouses went to my aunt's for a birthday lunch (making him think it was the only celebration).
Meanwhile, some of the grandchildren set up the room at a hotel near their house.
Each of the children made their own excuses for having to leave soon after lunch.
My uncle had the job of driving Papa to the hotel where the grandchildren were waiting outside to sing Happy Birthday.
We had a great time doing this and he had no idea until he got out of the car that we were doing this!
It was great to see everyone who came, especially those who had to travel. We had family from Ohio, Alabama, South Carolina, and Texas all come in for the party. There was even a special visit from Donnie Rader who was on his way to a meeting in Indiana.
A wonderful time was had by all, but I'm not sure if anyone was more excited than my grandmother.
Here are the pictures:

One of the interesting stories of the day....the card holder in the pictures is about 25 years old. It was given to him by a couple that he built a house for and he has kept it all these years. The couple was able to come to the party today and were so touched that he kept that all these years.
  • tennesseemom
    how sweet
    by tennesseemom at 04/21/12 9:46PM
  • kamille
    I can't believe he's 90.
    by kamille at 04/22/12 12:20PM
  • squeaky
    Kristi I loved all the pictures especially the one of Lamo, Edsel, Captola, and Harold and I can't remember the other ones in the pictures. It was on FB What a wonderful party. It just came up I guess it was all his bros. & sisters.
    by squeaky at 04/22/12 3:05PM
  • derbydi
    That's great!
    Why did he think he was being taken to a hotel???
    by derbydi at 04/23/12 4:47PM
  • amber_blossom
    Glad it was such a good turn-out!! :)
    by amber_blossom at 04/23/12 11:22PM

Spring Break 2012

Here are some of the highlights from my busy Spring Break!

  • monk
    hey...i love your new haircut!
    by monk at 04/15/12 11:32PM
  • amber_blossom
    Looks like y'all had a wonderful time together!! :)
    by amber_blossom at 04/15/12 11:40PM
  • kamille
    I like your haircut too.
    by kamille at 04/16/12 11:42AM
  • squeaky
    I'm jealous your animal pictures turned out better than ours did. They didn't come out and when they did it's like they hid from view. You had a busy spring break if you crammed that all in. Glad you and Mike can do so many things together. Enjoy it. I would say I love your new haircut too but your hair grows so fast if I blink it will be time to cut it again. Love you gal.
    by squeaky at 04/16/12 1:52PM