Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Fright Night that Wasn’t

Last night we went to Parker Homestead’s “HAUNTED HOMESTEAD.” The lines were sooooo long we knew the little ones wouldn’t last (a couple of the little ones would have probably been very scared before it was over) so we decided to try to find something else to do. It just so happens there was a carnival in town so off we went. Since we got there late we asked how long they would be open and their answer was “when the crowd thins out.” I’m sure at least 15 people were there – BIG CROWD. However, the kids had a great time and it was a good substitute for not being able to go through the homestead.

Parker took his first carnival ride on the carousel and he looked like he really enjoyed it.

Rylee rode the jet skis and they were so dangerous they had to put caution tape on them.

Luke and Seth (his cousin) loved the Tilt-A-Whirl. I’m just glad when they got off the ride their stomachs were still in the same place as when they got on.
We will all be ready for next Friday and lots of candy.....

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I normally wouldn't put this out here but Kaye challenged others to put up past Halloween pictures - so here goes! This was the one and only time I have dressed up for Halloween since I was like 9 or 10 years old. Last Halloween was spent in New Orleans and EVERYONE there really celebrates and dresses for the holiday. This was a group of girls I worked with and I have to admit the whole day was a lot of fun. Henry and Jim gave me a going away party that night also! I have had a going away party (OR TWO) but never one that was a costume party - it was very appropriate for leaving New Orleans. I miss all the girls I worked with down there and hope to see them again someday!

If you don't know which one is me - sorry..............

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Isn’t he the cutest thing on the block???? Erin is now halfway there and so far is doing great. You can’t yet tell she is pregnant but soon she will be busting out of those jeans – (pleeeez don’t tell her I said that).

Just wanted to let everyone know that this cute little bundle who will soon be playing with snakes and snails and puppy dog tails will now be known as:


Grant was a favorite for both Erin and Russ and Aston is his maternal Great-Grandmother’s maiden name. We thought it was just perfect for him. We can’t wait for the next 20 weeks to pass so we can meet this little guy who already has our undivided attention!!

Friday, October 3, 2008


I work at a wonderful funeral home here in Wynne two days a week (for those who don’t already know that). Of course, how many people read this blog and don’t know that about me – my guess would be NONE. Don’t tell anyone but we have some fun times working at the funeral home – shhhh! (Is that normal?)

Soooo, today my sister (who works for a repo business) calls while I am at work and tells me that that were busy cleaning out some property they had taken from the vehicles they repossessed. The previous owners of the vehicles have the right to have their personal belongings returned to them. The young man who was doing the cleaning said there was a box among the property items and the tag read “Tennessee Creations.” Now you would normally think that a small black box with that TAG would probably be something really nice and it immediately made the girls’ curious. Then he broke the sad news that it was full of cement dust – like Quik Crete. The girls were very disappointed that there was no wonderful CREATION in the box. Upon further inspection it was then brought to everyone’s attention that the tag actually read “Tennessee CREMATIONS.” Someone’s loved one had been repossessed in June and evidently was not being missed at all.

I called Lynda when I got off work to get an update on the CREATION and she said the deceased person was actually the owner of the vehicle they had repossessed. Who said you can’t take it with you??? This person was actually taking his vehicle where ever he went and had a chauffeur to boot.

They are trying desperately to return this person to someone….

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Teaching Bad Habits...

Rylee has always loved to stand directly in front of the TV about a foot away and I'm guessing the reason would be so she wouldn't miss anything. My TV is sitting on my coffee table since I still haven't found an entertainment center. Perfect viewing for Rylee! She has decided that she doesn't want Parker to miss anything either so has taught him where the perfect spot is for his TV viewing as well.

Looks like he learns fast...

We'll see what other lessons she has in store for him......