Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Lights 2013

IMG_0713 Terry did a great job of putting up our outdoor Christmas lights! This is a view from our back porch looking into our living room.

Monday, December 16, 2013


IMG_0716We had to move Bullet's cat tree when we put up our Christmas tree over the weekend. I think he likes this new spot. He can survey the back yard from this vantage point, plus he gets to check out the Christmas lights. My second born niece, Holly, is celebrating her 35th birthday today! Happy Birthday, Holly! We love you!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Heart Shaped Bokeh

IMG_6700 I love fooling around with creative photography. I follow a page called “Photography Tips” on Facebook and got the idea for this photo. It’s a book with two pages folded over to create the image of a heart. The camera settings give it a “bokeh” effect. Pretty neat!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas is Coming

IMG_6688With Christmas less than three weeks away, we decided we had better get off our duffs and start putting out some Christmas decorations. I’ve decided I’m going to put out my most favorite Christmas decorations this year. I have a big collection of Santas and nutcrackers.
This is one of my favorite Santas. With more frozen precip in the forecast for tonight, he is dressed appropriately.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Knox Turns 2!

My great nephew, Knox, turned 2 years old on Dec. 2nd. He celebrated his birthday with family, punch and cupcakes.
Enjoying some yummy Thomas Train cupcakes.
Tearing into the present me and his Uncle T got for him. Happy Birthday, Knox! Love you sweet boy!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Friday after Thanksgiving me and Terry took a road trip up to Byrdstown, TN to spend some time with one of our closest and dearest friends. Randy was diagnosed with cancer this past summer. He is doing great, was in good spirits and has a positive attitude. Randy has a great sense of humor and kept us laughing the entire time we were there. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. So glad we got to spend time with him and enjoy the beauty of Pickett County.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We had our first snowfall of the season yesterday. It was short lived and there wasn't a lot of it, but it was pretty anyway. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crispy, crunchy willow tree. It was so pretty this year! Can we just skip winter and go straight to spring?
Our Bradford Pear trees are really staring to get pretty now. Beautiful shades of red and yellow. They are always the last trees to shed their leaves in the fall and the first to grow leaves in the spring. I took this picture from our bathroom window because I didn't feel like getting out in the cold. It's only going to get into the upper 30's today. Ugh!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I'm loving these Fall sunsets! This is yesterday's sunset. Not as intense, but still pretty.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bullet's "You wanna piece of me?" look.
 Happy 37th birthday to my first born niece, Kelly! Hope your day is as special as you are! Much love from me and Terry.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013


Flynn Mabry entered the army on May 13th 1942. He was inducted at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. On May 22, 1942 he was transferred to Keesler Field in Mississippi for basic training. On June 11, 1942 he was transferred to the Delgado Central Trades School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he completed the course for Airplane Mechanics on Oct. 21, 1942. Before going overseas to England, he was stationed at Sioux City Army Airfield, Wendover Army Airfield in Utah and the Kearney Army Air Base in Kearney, Nebraska. He was stationed in England from 1943 to 1945 as an airplane mechanic serving with the 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron. He was stationed at an airbase in Thorpe Abbotts, a tiny hamlet twenty miles south of Norwhich, in Norfolk, England. The 100th flew its first combat mission on June 25, 1943, and its last on April 20, 1945. During those 22 months, some 7,000 men and a few women were stationed at Thorpe Abbotts. Campaigns included: Air Offensive, Europe Normandy Northern France Rhineland Arnennes-Alsace Central Europe. Flynn was honorably discharged from the army on September 28, 1945. 

Thank you to my dad, my brother, and to all other veterans who have served our great country! Happy Veterans Day everyone!