Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat

We dressed Abby up in her first Halloween costume and took her trick or treating tonight. As you can see, she was a beautiful little flower.

Although we didn't let her eat the candy, she enjoyed playing with it and holding the candy bucket.

Maybe next year Abby can share in some of the candy she gets. This year, however, her daddy enjoyed much of it.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Assisted Living PreHalloween

Andrea and Abby went to the Waterford Assisted Living facility with the Bellevue Mom's Club to encourage the elderly residents and give out candy to them.

One of the elderly ladies was so moved by the children that she said that this was the best Halloween that she has ever had.

Another woman, as depicted in the above picture, had a great time and gave kids rides on her walker, including Abby.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Paternal Grandparents

My paternal grand- parents called the other day and mentioned they were in the Nashville area. They used to live in Tennessee, but they now live in Search, AR close to my parents.

They came by this afternoon and it was really good to catch up with them. They both looked very well and appeared to be in good health. It was great for Abby to see and spend time with them.

We should be back in Searcy, AR later this year after my parents return from Greece.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Disney Cruise

Ahh... we just got back from our first Cruise experience, and boy... let me tell you, it was wonderful!

We went on a 7 day Disney Cruise to Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay ( Disney's Island ) with Andrea's immediate family ( her parents, sisters, and their children ).

Abby had a great time at the beach, getting pictures with the Disney characters, and watching the shows performed at night. It was so fun to watch Abby experience all these things for the first time.

We highly recommend a Disney Cruise to anyone interested. The service is 1st class. Those Disney people know how to do it right!

For more pictures go to my Disney Cruise Picasa Web Album.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Andrea bought Abby her first Dollhouse from a local garage sale.

After Andrea cleaned it, we put it on our back porch and watched Abby play with it. She had a lot of fun laying the toy people to sleep in their beds and pushing them back and forth on the swing.

For more pictures go to my Dollhouse Picasa Web Album.

Monday, October 09, 2006


The Bellevue Mom's Club went on a Pegram Fire Department outing.

They got to see the firemen in their uniforms, learned about fire safely, got a tour of the firehouse, and got to play around on the firetruck.

For more pictures go to my Firetruck Picasa Web Album.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Luchauer's Visit

Erik and Sonya Luchauer, our close friends from Harding University, came to Nashville for the annual Zoe Leadership and Worship Conference.

We were glad to have them over to our house after the conference for dinner and fellowship. It has been so long since we have seen them. It was refreshing to catch up and see how God has been working in their lives. I hope it won't be as long before we meet up again.

Erik and Sonya, may God continue to bless and guide you as you both serve and grow close to Him.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Early Birthday Party

Although Andrea's birthday isn't for several weeks yet ( October 18th ), I decided to celebrate the event early since we will be on vacation on her official birthday.

So, I arranged a babysitter for Abby, Andrea's Parents, and surprised Andrea with a dinner and a show. We went to the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre to watch the comic mystery Deathtrap.

We enjoyed the show. It had a lot of twists and turns that made it interesting and funny. Thank you John and Freda for making this night possible. I really appreciate it.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Walden Pumpkin Farm

I took off work early today and we all went to the Walden Pumpkin Farm in Smyrna, TN.

They had all sorts of things to see and do. There is a huge corn field maze (which incidentally took us a while to get out of), tons of animals to see and pet (chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs, goats, etc...), a miniature pumpkin patch, an assortment of larger pumpkins, a hay ride, a playground, and more!

I think we are going to make the Walden Pumpkin Farm a yearly tradition!

For more pictures go to my Walden Pumpkin Farm Picasa Web Album.