Saturday, July 31, 2010

what's for dinner?

taco salad last night,  grilled cheese and homemade fries tonight.  how is it that i walk out of ingles with a cart full of grocery items and still have nothing to cook for dinner?  surely there is a blogger who can help me! :(

when i have grandchildren hopefully they will want a grandmother who will take them to dollywood for a corn dog.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


so, i am doing an experiment. you know, i do not like to cook. at all.
but i am wondering that if i actually wrote about cooking and what i am planning or did cook, maybe it would motivate me.  (kind of like weight watchers and keeping a diary.)

breakfast today:  offered to make my yummy pancakes but no one took me up on the offer. 
tanner fixed himself a bowl of cold cereal.  that's ok, cold cereal is one of my favorite things to cook!

lunch:  homemade, yes homemade pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade french fries.

so far, so good.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


the vonore class of 1974 in florida- after graduation.

i attended 12 years of school in a very small town in tennessee.  what was that like?  well for several years i would have said it was not a good thing.  i would have said we were too protected, naive, secluded, small.  i would have said we were not encouraged to go out and "make it" in the world.  

what do i know now?  i know that we were secure, happy, confident and smart.  we were daydreamers.  we were creative.  we grew up together in the best of times.  i wouldn't change a thing. (well, not many things anyway)

Friday, July 9, 2010


don't ya just love summer, i do. what do you love about it? well here are a few of my favorite things:

camping at indian boundary
trip to the beach, THE beach
bike rides
going to work without a sweater
wearing flip flops
riding with the window down
mowing (am i crazy!)
killing wasps with spray (i love doing this)

best summers were in vonore as a kid, wow, those were fun summers:

playing with cousins
watching the garden grow
being outside all day
eating hot dogs
going to chilhowee lake
riding in our convertible
walking (we called it walking instead of hiking)
dusty roads
bike rides

yeah! tanner and i are joining jes, jason, jamey, jennifer (no we are not the duggars!) chelsea and bella at dollywood tomorrow! summer is going by WAY to fast!

have fun!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

juy 4

happy 4th to friends and family!  another year rolls around!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

july 3

ok, day 2 of the holiday weekend.  love, love, love the 4th!  always fun times growing up and always fun times since i'm grown up!  busy day with a "crossover" celebration and just take a look at the pic below to see how the day ended...

tanner and i are getting to be really good at killing snakes...

Friday, July 2, 2010

july 2

can you believe that it is already july 2 of 2010!  wow.  years do go by.  great day with my family. relaxing night- although the chocolate oatmeal cookies i made look as thought tanner will be eating them with a spoon.  have always loved the 4th of july!

get the sparklers ready!