Kristy’s 20 Year High School Reunion- Part 4

While in Mississippi for the reunion, we enjoyed some great time with the family. Before we left Georgia for Mississippi, Nini asked each one of our children what they wanted Nini to have waiting for them when they arrived. While Schaeffer wanted Oreos, and Ann Ferris requested Doritos, Sarah Wynn asked for (and received) a…

Kristy’s 20 Year High School Reunion- Part 3

While we were in Yazoo City/Benton, MS, for the reunion, our good friends, the Colemans, asked our kids to spend the night at their house in Money, MS, just outside of Greenwood. Here are some highlights:

Kristy’s 20 Year High School Reunion- Part 2

Between the pool party on Saturday and the dance party, we enjoyed time in the country at Mamaw and Papaw’s house. From calling cows to picking watermellons, here are some highlights:

Kristy’s 20 Year High School Reunion- Part 1

Today we are at Kristy’s 20 year High School reunion. Earlier today, classmates and their kids enjoyed time at the Yazoo City Country Club pool and tonight it is back to the club for a dance with popular 80s tunes. We are going to party like it’s 1988! The kids have had a blast with…

Fun in the Sun

Last week we spent the afternoon with the Blounts at their pool in Laurel Springs. The highlight was making our own flavored shaved ice. Tomorrow is Kristy’s 20 year high school reunion. Looking forward to posting some really fun pics of that event! :0)

Friday Flashback

This “Friday Flashback” is from January 12, 2004, Sarah Wynn’s birthday—as in the original!

Tennis Lessons and Bedtime Stories

This morning I took Schaeffer out to drill on the tennis courts and taught him a new forehand grip and backhand. By the end of the session, he was doing great. It is so fun seeing him enjoy tennis and get better each time we play or practice. Way to go, Schaeffer! The picture below…

Tennis Lessons and Bedtime Stories

This morning I took Schaeffer out to drill on the tennis courts and taught him a new forehand grip and backhand. By the end of the session, he was doing great. It is so fun seeing him enjoy tennis and get better each time we play or practice. Way to go, Schaeffer! The picture below…

Sunday Reflection

It is dark, and I’m sitting on our screened porch under the overhead fan. A side lamp provides shadowy light while listening to the cicadas, tree frogs and other night creatures hum their evening song. This is a good place to reflect… while Kristy prepares for her algebra class in the den! Yesterday was Saturday,…

The Velveteen Deer and Other Adventures

Yesterday, when I arrived home from a day in Dahlonega (trying to make our final decision on a planting location), I spent some time training “Gracie” out back. After I tied her to her run pole, I turned around and about twenty yards away was a really nice, 8-point buck in full velvet. Beautiful!  Later…

Around the World in 80 Days

By popular demand, we had another family movie night. The film: Around the World in 80 Days (Best Picture, 1956, among four other Academy Awards). That is one long movie- a 3 hour epic (and according the Ann Ferris, a really good book!). Anyway, around 10:45 I called a time-out, and sent the kids to…

Practicum, The Shack and an Evening Swim

Today Kristy attended the second of three days at a Classical Conversations practicum for parents and teachers (Kristy is planning to teach high school chemistry and algebra 2… although I think she would be an awesome worldview teacher- at least our kids get to have her as their worldview teacher!).   I’ve been getting my…