Monday, August 25, 2008

Angelic... least I think so!


Wilson County Fair

Miniature donkeys

Petting Zoo

Feeding the goats

Last week brought one of Lebanon's biggest attractions (besides the Cracker Barrell): The Wilson County Fair. As small town as it may sound, this year's fair set crowd records with over 430,000 visitors over the course of the week. The fair has so many neat attractions, including tons of livestock and tractor exhibits, rides, concerts, racing pigs, the petting zoo, pageants, a hypnotist and of course everyone's favorite- fair food. The fair is one of my absolute favorite things about Lebanon, and we made three trips this year. Pa Billy even cam with us on Satuday night. Cade enjoyed the fair last year, but was really into it this year, pointing at all the animals and letting us know what sound they make . He also loved all the tractors, free popsicles, the high diving show, and the demolition derby (okay, so he is a little bit of a redneck:) We are already looking forward to next year's fair!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's (almost) football time in Tennessee!

Cade and I made a trip to Kingston last weekend to attend the wedding of one of my oldest, dearest friends, Mr. Dylan Plemons. We went got to town early on Friday afternoon so we could go to Pa's football scrimmage and the "Meet the Jackets" event. Cade loved the football game, but was especially excited after the game was over, because he got to run all over the field (future football player?). It is funny to think that ten years ago (yikes), that was my favorite place to be on a Friday night, cheering on the team (although I am sure that my cheerleader skills are a little rusty now;). The Kingston Yellow Jackets looked pretty good, and we are excited to see what they have this season!

Cade wearing Pa's favorite Kingston hat Running for the touchdown!
Watching the game
The Legend:)
Best team doctor ever, Dr. Rod (right)
Climbing the bleachers
Go Jackets!



While we were visiting Nana's house last weekend, she let Cade have some strawberry shortcake. Needless to say, he really enjoyed it, and kept asking for more:

Trying to use manners by eating with his spoon...
Soon, the spoon was not cutting it...

When in doubt, lick the bowl...

" What are you looking at???"


Vintage Fashion

I call this Cade's "vintage" look:). This is actually the first outfit that Pam ever sewed for Heath (just a few years ago;). I wonder if it looked as cute on Baby Heath as it does on Baby Cade...


Monday, August 11, 2008

Catch up with Cade

It has been a crazy couple of weeks, and I apologize for the lack of posts! I thought that some good old fashioned baby bathtub pictures would be a good way to catch up. Although Cade looks less like a baby everyday! He is really getting into talking and is a little mocking bird. Heath and I spend a lot of time just laughing at him, as he has a big personality! He is also proving to be quite the little boy, and has really improved his climbing skills (which can be a little scary, as he is a daredevil!)
" You know I'm cute..."
The rolls are getting smaller, as he is getting taller...
Wild man


"Victory in Jesus"

This was one of my grandfather's favorite hymns. I have many childhood memories of sitting in the pews of his tiny church with Wendy and my cousin Karla listening to Pa Bill lead this song while Grandma Anne banged away on the piano. Sadly, Pa passed away last Monday, August 4, just a few weeks shy of his 79th birthday. He has been very sick for the last year and a half, and we knew it was his time to go, although it was still very hard to lose him. I feel blessed that I was able to share 27 years with him, and even more blessed that he was able to know Cade, if only for a short while. Shortly after his death, our church sent me a card with this passage that Jesus spoke to comfort his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms..." John 14:1. I can just hear Pa now in one of those great rooms singing "Victory in Jesus" for all to hear:)
Seaside, FL June 25,2005

Reception- July 2005