June 30, 2008

Every year since the kids each turned 1, Tammy and I have stamped their growing hands and feet on a large white sheet (one for each of them.) Cameron really enjoyed it this year as you can see.

June 29, 2008

Surprise party

Ever since Tammy and the kids read a book about "Grandma's attic" Gabrielle has wanted to host a surprise party for her Mommy. While Tammy and I were gone for an anniversary lunch and shopping Saturday, Gabrielle made the cake, decorated the dining area etc.

June 28, 2008

Thank you Captain Obvious!


Chandler next to the National Guard fire truck at the H.O.G. rally.


N.C. State Harley Owners Group Rally two doors down from my business.

SFG trellis

This was built according to the directions in the SFG book, except that when I discovered that my nylon trellis material from Wally World was wider than 4 feet, I went ahead and made the frame wider so that the plants could spread out more.

(I know it is late but we are in the south. :-))

Cameron Loves his 'Lil' Tar'

June 27, 2008

June 25, 2008

Send Barack your Baby!

Unfortunately Cameron is too big for this but some of you with younger ones might like to try it.

Barack Obama travels a lot, but many babies live in places he hasn’t been. That’s why he’s now accepting babies by mail. Send him your baby, and he’ll kiss it and send it back to you. Fill out the paperwork here.

Send Barack your baby!

Baby Roma

Baby Parks Whopper

Grape Tomatoes

June 24, 2008


Sugar snap peas

Smart Car

This picture doesn't really do justice to how tiny this car is. From this angle it could almost pass for the smallest Honda, but I couldn't get a side shot.

June 21, 2008

This is "Mr. Mike." In addition to teaching in our Kids Church most Sundays, he also plays the part of Jesus in our Easter Drama each year. Gabrielle has a serious crush on Mr. Mike stemming partly from her being "raised from the dead" as Jarius' daughter in the drama.

The raising of Jarius' daughter occurs about 1:20 into the clip.

Cameron usually asks to be wrapped up like a burrito after a bath.

First Fruits

June 10, 2008

Wesleyan Church Elects First Woman General Superintendent

This from Wesleyan.org...

ORLANDO, Florida -- Dr. Jo Anne Lyon wrote a new chapter in the history of The Wesleyan Church on Monday, June 9, 2008, when she was elected by the denomination as its first-ever woman General Superintendent.
Dr. Lyon, the Founder and CEO of World Hope International (WHI), was elected on the second ballot at the 11th General Conference of the denomination. World Hope is the compassionate ministries partner of The Wesleyan Church and has been affiliated with the Church since WHI’s founding 12 years ago.
“What a wonderful statement you have made as The Wesleyan Church,” said outgoing General Superintendent Dr. Earle L. Wilson. “We have been trying to say to the Christian world that we believe in women in the ministry.”
Dr. Lyon said her father, who now is in heaven, trained her to serve the Church. “My father used to tell people, ‘I trained that girl to be a good churchman.’ He didn’t know about gender-specific language.”
In accepting her new assignment, Dr. Lyon challenged the church to go places it never has gone before. “I believe the Lord is positioning The Wesleyan Church to have a voice in the 21st century like never before,” she said.
Dr. Lyon will join Dr. Thomas E. Armiger and Dr. Jerry G. Pence on the Board of General Superintendents. Dr. Armiger and Dr. Pence, both incumbents, were elected to new terms earlier Monday

June 8, 2008

Stuff is popping up in the Square Foot Garden. These bricks had been dumped at the edge of the woods from when our house was built.


June 1, 2008

Pastor Randy, Pastor Jason & Ron Scruggs quizzing against the kids.