Monday, December 21, 2009

Derick Turns 14

When Derick turned 14 a couple of days ago, it was like many other birthdays that we celebrate here at home. With a home made birthday cake, made to their order, plenty of candles and singing.

Then the presents arrive and everyone is giddy with anticipation.

Yippee!!! It's some sort of accessory for their PSP hand held game.

And a geek T-shirt that lights up whenever it detects WiFi.

But what's this? A surprise package??

Timothy can't believe it. How NOT FAIR IS THAT??

Jonathan is also in tears. How come DERICK gets a guitar??

Now if he can keep the other kids' hands off of it, it may last to see next week.

Happy birthday Rock Star!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Dicken's of a Christmas

A misty day just added to the English feel of the Dickens Christmas in historic Franklin. We enjoyed kettle corn, caramel apples and hot chocolate while we wandered Main Street enjoying the music, sights and sounds of an Olde English Christmastime.

Timothy gets asked to be hired as a pick pocket. One day's wages would get him a drafty, drippy room, a cup of milk and some toast if he was willing to leave his family to work. He's thinking about it and Austin is pleased that Timothy hasn't said "no" yet.

Christmas carols on brass instruments always sound so grand.

But the bells sound heavenly to the ear.

Although who could resist such a sweet violinist?

Taking a break from all the fun.

Such a cozy spot that the older boys join in.

Another sweet violinist. I think those two should get together for a duet!

And the Christmas Spirit is well underway here in Tennessee!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Leipers Fork Christmas Parade...2009 Edition

Ho ho ho!!!

Thought I'd dust off the cobwebs around here and update my blog!

No better time than now, just in time to present the Leiper's Fork 2009 Christmas parade. Down home style.

Waiting for the parade to start! Derick was actually in the parade this year, so he's not waiting with us. High temp on this day was 34 degrees!

Naomi Judd did the announcing.

I loved this sweet entry!!

Uncle Lester??

A few of the Titian Cheerleaders decided to brave the cold and come on out.

I want these girls to be my best friends forever. And the guy in the afro wig too!

This is Mrs. Claus on her wedding day.

Isn't he having fun?? And why shouldn't he?.....

.....he turned his 4-wheeler into a Gingerbread House!

His brother was a gift box!!

No Leiper's Fork Parade is complete without Floyd!

Or the General Lee!!

The Hillsboro 8th grade football heroes!

Derick and Santa chillin'

Of course the Zero Turn Mower Precision Drill Team made their appearance, as they do each year.

My Dad tells me that this 34 Rat Rod is sporting a tractor radiator grill. That just makes it so much BETTER!

These sweet horses all wore authentic sleigh bells!! They sounded so pretty!


She was just too cute!!!

Mrs. and Mr. Claus!!!!
A very nice day and a super fun parade!!