Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sherilyn and Andy's Wedding

My favorite picture of the day
Chris and Maddie~ Bible Bearer and Flower Girl
A Few pictures from rehearsal
I love this picture of Darrell and Regina (parents of the bride) watching Sherilyn and Andy sing to each other.

They sing beautifully together.

Baby Darrell Lee playing during rehearsal

Before the Wedding
Sherilyn and her sister Merrilee
Regina seeing her little girl in her Wedding Dress
Heading to the Church
She did not want to winkle her dress so rode like this.

Heading into the Church.
One last look
Merrilee pinning Andy's flower
Pew bows~so beautiful!!

Andy, Darrell Lee and Chris
Sherilyn and Maddie
Sherilyn, Maddie and a tired Gracie
Darrell Lee Sherilyn and Chris
The whole wedding party

It was a Beautiful wedding and a great day. I was the coordinator, Chris was Bible Bearer and the girls passed out bubbles. My Camera battery died so I have to round up pictures of the girls and the rest of the wedding. Andy and Sherilyn are very special people and we were privileged to be a part of their special day.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Part II

We have stumbled on a new hobby called Letterboxing. I have been wanting to A.) get out and do some hiking and B.) find inexpensive things to do locally since gas is so high and we will probably not take a vacation this year. Letterboxing is our answer! I copied the following from

Letterboxing is an intriguing mix of treasure hunting, art, navigation, and exploring interesting, scenic, and sometimes remote places. It takes the ancient custom of placing a rock on a cairn upon reaching the summit of a mountain to an artform. It started when a gentleman simply left his calling card in a bottle by a remote pool on the moors of Dartmoor, in England.
Here's the basic idea: Someone hides a waterproof box somewhere (in a beautiful, interesting, or remote location) containing at least a logbook and a carved rubber stamp, and perhaps other goodies. The hider then usually writes directions to the box (called "clues" or "the map"), which can be straightforward, cryptic, or any degree in between. Often the clues involve map coordinates or compass bearings from landmarks, but they don't have to. Selecting a location and writing the clues is one aspect of the art.

Once the clues are written, hunters in possession of the clues attempt to find the box. In addition to the clue and any maps or tools needed to solve it, the hunter should carry at least a pencil, his personal rubber stamp, an inkpad, and his personal logbook. When the hunter successfully deciphers the clue and finds the box, he stamps the logbook in the box with his personal stamp, and stamps his personal logbook with the box's stamp. The box's logbook keeps a record of all its visitors, and the hunters keep a record of all the boxes they have found, in their personal logbooks.

So we got our clue and headed to a Park very near our Home.

Getting ready to head out.

Walking down a beautiful trail.

Looking back up the trail

The tail was so pretty it made you feel like you were in the Smokies or something.

I love this picture. Walter is quiet disturbed that I took this just as Charlie grabbed his hand. (She knew that I was taking the picture.) He says that it makes him look "loving" with is a horror to a 11 year old boy!!

Walter found the Box.
It was at the base of one of these trees.
Charlie looking through the book at the different stamps and comments that people had left. We forgot to get a picture of the stamp we used. We used one that says "This is the day that the Lord has made"
Walter getting ready to put the stamp back for the next person to find.

We were so happy to find a new hobby and a network of trails so close to home. So get outside and see what you can discover this summer.

Memorial Day Part I

We had a wonderful Memorial Day today. Thanks to all the service men past and present that have sacrificed to keep our freedom.

Tim and I started our day early sitting on the swing drinking coffee and enjoying the beautiful morning. Then we woke the kids up and headed to our local parade. It was not a big one but fun just the same.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Olivia had a blast. She is a very out doors girl.
Two pretty girls enjoying the parade.

Honoring our soldiers.

On the way home we stopped at a creek to try to get some good pictures of the kids~~Ha what was I thinking:-]

Oh well it was worth a shot!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Because My brothers birthday has come and gone, and...
Because I am sure you are tired of looking at his mug:-}, and....
Because I have photos of Mothers Day and other exciting things that need edited before I post them, and...
Because my nice husband restored my computer for me and has not reinstalled my editing software, and....
Because I am lazy and inspired...
I am posting some childhood pictures of my siblings and myself.

This picture was probably taken at Easter time because that is the only time I remember the camera coming out. I think that this was taken in 1976.
1976-77 after my younger brother Ron was added to the mix.

I have lots of cool pictures from years gone by that I might post in the future unless I get a big enough bribe from one of my siblings:-}

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I would like to wish my favorite big brother a Happy Birthday. He is a great brother and a good friend.

I hope you had a great birthday Keith.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Losing a tooth

Chris lost his first tooth on the last day of kindergarten.He pulled it out himself. He has been working on that loose tooth for a long time. I talks a little funny and I think that he is as cute as can be.

She's Home....

....Actually she has been home almost a week, but I am just getting around to blogging it. We made a welcome home sign for here and when she got home~at 12:30 a.m.~ she walked right past the sign without even seeing it.

I had to make her come back down and try again!

Of course she had to stay up and give us all the details. She had gifts to pass out to all of us but since it was 1 a.m. and I was a very tired photographer I will spare you the pictures.

One of her gifts for Tim was a coconut. A couple of days later Tim undertook the task of opening it. It was a neat experience and did not seem that hard to me!!

Using a hammer to brake off the outer shell

Peeling off the outer shell
getting to the coconut
Where is the Beach?

It is great to have my little girl home again!!