Saturday, December 27, 2008

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Graduation Mom

Yesterday was my graduation from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. I finished my educational specialist degree in July but we didn't walk until yesterday. It was a pretty neat ceremony although the kids said it was just as boring as the my Master's graduation maybe even more.
This is receiving my medallion. Since you get "hooded" when you get your master's degree they presented us with a LMU medallion. The hood colors represent the university where you received your master's degree. Mine came from Cumberland University.

Me before the ceremony.

The whole family prior to the ceremony.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

3rd Grade Christmas Program

Parker played the part of Santa last night in the school program. He was awesome. He wasn't even nervous. He really enjoyed it. This was the first time he had even volunteered for a speaking part. He was real excited and we were real proud of him.
Presenting Mrs. Edwards with her gift.
Parker and Porter

Parker, Porter and Dylan. Best friends since kindergarten. This photo may just show up again some day at Central High School. Watch out boys.

This photo could show up again some day also. Parker and Abbey Rose as Mrs. Claus.

We took this before the play started.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Snow Day

We woke up to a nice surprise this morning... snow and no school. So we took advantage of it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Parker gets an award!!!

Parker was given the Buddy Rinner award at the football banquet tonight. This is the highest award they give each year and is given to one player on the team. We were really proud of him. This is sort of a MVP and best sportsmanship, leader, coaches pick, effort and player award all in one. His name will go on the plaque at the Ruritan building and he got a plaque tonight.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween 2008

Parker at the Fall Festival at ISCC
Pocahontas on the cliff.

Meredith's Halloween party.

Pocahontas and Indiana Jones

Don's costume. Not much different than his regular dress huh???

Monday, October 13, 2008

Choir Time

Meredith and Parker sang in the Children's Choir at church last night. The Christmas program is in December. They both enjoy this one more than the other.

Football Time in Tennessee

Meredith doing her dance on the field.

Meredith and Nick after the awards ceremony.
Meredith and Emalyne.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Football,Football and more Football

What a team! Parker is number 68. Thanks Brandi for the pics.
Parker and the gang waiting on the game to start.
We pretty much spend our weekends attending various football games. We usually start out on Friday night watching East play football. Since some friends of ours coach there we are there to support the team. Parker has a great time playing with the boys and running out on the field with them and Meredith gets to play and cheer with Chloe. We then move on to Saturday morning when Meredith cheers for the Raiders at 9:30 every Saturday morning. We then go to Parker's game in the afternoon. And after that we pretty much collapse. We usually get one other game in during the week with the J.V. team. We are running around a lot but it sure is fun.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Mamaw!!

Today is Mamaw's birthday. We just want to wish her a happy day and thank her for all she does for us all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New York Trip

Fireman at Ladder Co 10, the closest fire department to ground zero, they lost 7 men that day.
Construction at Ground Zero
They rode this ferris wheel in Toys R Us in Times Square
Lorie and Mylie in Times Square.
Battery Park picture
Don and Parker waiting to get on the train to go see the Yankees
Yankee Stadium
Meredith with her new doll and the doll that got a makeover at American Girl Place
Dinner at American Girl Cafe
Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in background

We are back from our last big trip of the season. We had a great time. We stayed in Trenton, NJ and rode the train into Penn station on Saturday and Sunday. We were able to see everything we wanted to see. We enjoyed seeing Yankee stadium and watching the ballgame. We even rode the subway into the Bronx to catch the game. Our next stop was The American Girl Place in midtown Manhatten. Meredith was just in awe. Actually we all were. Don was able to get us all reservations to eat at the American Girl Cafe for dinner on Saturday night and that was the highlight of Meredith's trip probably mine too. It was awesome. On Sunday we went sight seeing and saw Ground Zero, Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, Macy's and upper East side, the west side and Times Square. Lorie and I even bought pocket books in China Town. Now that is a story you will need to get in person from me. It was great. This was one of the best trips we have ever been on excluding Disney. I will post some pictures but I only have about 300 so not enough room on here for them all. Thanks Mamaw and Grandaddy for the Yankee tickets and everything else.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Trip

Well we are getting ready to take our last trip for the summer. We are leaving on Friday to go to New York to see the Yankees play before they tear down the stadium this fall. After the ballgame we are taking Meredith to the American Girl Doll Store. We are very excited! We are staying in New Jersey and riding the train into the city. Meredith can't wait to ride the fast train. She said she bets it is like a bullet train. We will go to the game on Saturday and then on Sunday we plan to see some of the sights such as the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero. I am sure we will have lots of pictures when we get back. Our biggest challenge will be finding our way around.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kindergarten here we come!!!

We are so excited that Meredith gets to start kindergarten. This is what I have waited on, everyone on one schedule at the same school. That is how you get more pictures of your first day. You get to see her work and lunch pictures. We don't start going all day until next Tuesday but she really loves her class and her teacher Mrs. Hubbard. We were really excited to be in her class.

Meredith's first lunch at Indian Springs Elementary

Parker and Meredith in my room the first morning.
Thanks Mrs. Horne for taking our first picture as a school family.
Here we come!!!
Mrs. Hubbard and Meredith.
Meredith working on morning work.

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