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Friday, November 11, 2005

A Post a Month

While I do not think that it is a good idea to only post once a month, I think that I have been reduced to that type of blogger. Well, actually, I have just been too busy. I would like to point out that Abbey has never posted. She is a busy girl too. We made it back safely from a wonderful vacation AKA visit with parents, family, and friends. Since then, we have worked tirelessly on many things including schoolwork, homework, housework, churchwork, and probably some other work that I am not listing. The great news is that I am about to finish my degree from Southwestern and I will then be able to make application to the Ed.D. program at Southern. You know it would be out of character for me to slow down. Abbey is also looking at prospects for her next degree.
Abbey and I also stay busy with our bowling team every Tuesday night after we eat at Chik-Fil-A (it's church bulletin night so we eat for $5.00). Lately I have not broken 100, but I did get to a point where I was decent.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Well, it's finally here. It seems like we have been waiting to go on vacation for a long time. I am so excited that today we are leaving for a week off from work. Hopefully, our vacation, which is really just a trip home will be one filled with our parents waiting on us hand and foot. Considering they did this the whole time we were growing up (HA), I am certainly expecting. We are planning on visiting old friends and I am also planning on getting some schoolwork done. I have got to get caught up enough that I can study for the GRE. I would like to be able to get that done in early November. Abbey said that she has NO plans for the week other than to sleep late and rest. That is good, she needs it. School is very stressful. I don't know how people are teachers. I am so thankful that we have them, but it is such a daunting job. The cats are planning their escape. We have some WONDERFUL friends from our church who are going to be taking care of Jack and Will while we are gone. Burglars beware, out CATS are ferocious!

Sunday, September 25, 2005


It has been a really fun past couple of weeks. I traveled to Las Vegas and San Francisco/San Jose to teach some courses for LifeWay. It was a very interesting experience for me, as I have not been to either of those places. It is really crazy how all of the hurricanes have been affecting America. Of course, my brother Trae decided that he would move (well, actually, his apartment was destroyed) to Galveston after Gulfport got blown away. Our church sent a group down to Mississippi today. They are going to Ovette. I don't actually think that I have ever been there.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Time Flies

Somehow I knew when I started this shin-dig that I would not be very good at updating and alas, I have not. Since the last post, Abbey and I have been busy traveling and working. We spent Labor Day weekend at the amazing home of some of our friend's parents. It is right on the lake and so we rode jet-ski's (Well, Abbey only rode for about 2.3 minutes - something about a previous accident where her husband (me) made her fall off - well, actually, the whole thing flipped), tubes, and water skis. It was a blast. Our friends serve with us as Minister of Education at the church. Danny and Michelle have two beautiful daughters, Carah and Cate, whom Abbey and I totally enjoy spoiling! This past weekend (well, really it was like a 26 hour period between 6:00p on Friday at 10 p on Saturday), I was in Las Vegas where I taught a Preschool conference. Contrary to what one might think, there are some VERY nice Christian people in the sin-city. It was exciting to see these people so excited about teaching preschoolers at church. I will be teaching a very similar conference in San Francisco this weekend. I will have a little more time to breathe at this event. Abbey is going next weekend to the Beth Moore Conference which she is really excited about. School is going well for Abbey. She is an excellent teacher and has worked hard to teach her children that although a southern drawl is a wonderful thing, it is possible to speak and write correctly. I just wish that I could learn better grammar so she would have to proof everything I do! We're gearing up for the Harvest Festival here at church which should be really exciting. Above is a picture of some of my older kids at church!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Crazy Week

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know how we are doing this week. We've been really busy. It seems that the week just started and now we are almost done. I am glad that today is Friday. Abbey and I both need a break. Today is my "day off". but I will probably spend most of it cleaning and working on some projects for LifeWay. At least, I will be able to save the $2.50 a gallon driving into Joelton. If the gas prices don't slow down, I think I might have to telecommute. The bad thing is that I heard that Tennessee has the 4th lowest gas in the United States. My brother Trae works on oil-rigs, I think that he needs to build a pipeline to my house.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Everything's Going On

Have you ever noticed that it seems like the first thing that people say when they greet each other is "What's going on?" I don't know about you, but it seems like I always have a little bit of everything going on. This week has been no different. We started the week on Sunday by staying at the church from 7:30 in the morning to 7:45 that night. Well, we did leave briefly for lunch at Chili's. The great news is that we had a wonderful turnout for Awana Sunday night. Abbey had her first full week of students at school and I think that she has had a good week. The students seem to be very well mannered. They are all rural kids and so they seem to be less citified (have less attitude than the metropolitan eighth graders). I am taking my day off today, Friday. I have to work on some of my schoolwork today though! Before it got extremely hot and dry in Tennessee, my potted plants were doing quite well. They never recoveed from our Anniversary trip though and are dead. I am glad that we took a picture. I am getting ready to plant for the fall now. Have a great day.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Our 4th Anniversary

Wow! Can you believe that it's been 4 years since Abbey and I got married. We celebrated our anniversary yesterday. We stayed from Tuesday until this morning at The Brentwood Bed and Breakfast. If you are looking for a nice getaway you should go there. The innkeepers were great, rooms were awesome and the breakfast was delicious. Check out their website at We stayed in The Arrington Suite. We also went to a MercyMe concert yesterday. It was great. We decided that we do not want to move this year. We started counting and we have lived in 4 "homes". We are happy in Tennessee, so I think we're settled for a while. Let us know how you all are doing!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Here We Are Again!

It's Saturday and we are at church. Tomorrow is Sunday School Promotion day, so all the little boys and girls that will be starting school next week, get to go to their new classrooms. This year, we saved promotion to the end of the summer. Last year (I wasn't here then), they let them move up at the end of May! Do you know what kind of attitude a 5th grader that "is really a sixth grader" gets? I wasn't ready for that. I guess we will hear it tomorrow. We are up here to let the teachers get their rooms ready for their new students. It is great that our teachers make an effort to come up here on their day off. We are very blessed to be in such a wonderful church. We stay REALLY busy! Check out our church website at

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Our Family

Our cats, Jack and Will, enjoy lounging in our tub. Well, honestly, they enjoy lounging anywhere. They make sure that they get plenty of rest each day. I guess that is good because we certainly do not have time to rest. On Thursday of next week, it will be three years since we adopted our two cats. They have lived in all of our married homes except our awful first apartment. Ralphie is our new ball of energy. He is a one year old cocker that could not stay with his previous owners. Our house stays pretty busy with the animals and with our jobs.

The New Blog on the Web

We finally have our own blog. Rest assured that when Abbey is posting, the grammar will be perfect and when I am, it won't. Hopefully we will be better at updating this than we are at emailing our friends. Email us and tell us what you want to know. We are currently living in Springfield, TN. I am Minister of Preschool and Children at First Baptist Church in Springfield and Abbey is going to be a teacher again this year. I will tell you about our family in the next blog.