Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Positive Change

So it's Wednesday morning and I am preparing to leave Shelby and head back to the mountains. I know it's gonna be cooler there so that in itself is good. There is a lot to do over the few days but I intend to pace myself and actually enjoy my time. There are some plans I need to work out for a mission trip a senior adult trip and some other stuff along with several meetings. I am also going to work some more with Campers on Mission.
All is good here at the group home as the girls are doing great this summer. There are some changes coming rather soon. A new person has been hired to replace me Monday through Friday. That means that TC will be working with another person and there is always a concern about getting along with a co worker in this atmosphere. This person will work from 9-9 so TC will have it all by herself at night, which should not be too much of a problem. I will come down on Friday and spend the weekend. WE feel this will keep me connected to what she is doing and vice versa on her week off. This will also release me from a lot of pressure.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A few pics

On Sunday Mom and Dad came over from Camping and went to church with us and we went out to eat at Louise's famous rockhouse resturant. Thought we would take advantage of being dressing up and take soem pics.

So, it's Monday morning and we are heading out to shelby for our week on at the group home. This last week has been pretty good with Mom and Dad visiting and we got our gravel delivered and mulch put down.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Me and my Dad...Many times I have had to put my hand on his shoulder and not once has he not been there. Thanks daddy, I love ya

Fune and things FRIED

Thanks to LifeQuest Church for sharing their party with the home. They brought some fun games for the girls, and cake and ice cream too.

After the partey I took some girls to get what I call some "Snackums" Snacks for the road. The four olest girls will be leaving Sunday for a week long beach trip with the youth group. When I got home TC has fixed oine of my all time favs....fried chicken and fried squash!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Rodeo

Thankful that Polkville Baptist Church gave us free tickets to their Rodeo. This even raises money for missions and it is the 12th year. We had a great timeHere are the kids chasing the greasy pig

That is TC and H------ petting the horse.

That is just lovely

And finally our new neighbors here at the group home.

Friday, June 17, 2011

It has been a very busy few days here in Avery county. I am wrapping things up this morning and headed back to Shelby. From articles for the newsletter, Blue Ridge News and Thank you cards etc, I have kept busy. Thursday was nice at the Pregnancy Center as I continue to watch it grow. It is still amazing at what God is doing there. Last night I met with some folks interested in starting a Cowboy Church. That would be nice. This is a group that is bringing the fun back to Horse shows. Well. let's wrap up here and head down the mountain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


TC and I sit down and talked this over last week and we decided that I was being too stretched in all I was attempting to do. Beginning when our boss can find someone, I will not be working at the group home Monday through Friday but will come down on Friday and through the weekend during our on week. There are many details to work out but I think this is best. I am so thankful that TC has seen this as well and that we are in agreement. TC will be working with another woman during the week and I will remain in Avery County to take care of the missions office and the pregnancy center.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Morning

Monday morning and we are packing up and cleaning up and getting ready to head to Shelby to Christine's home. This has been an awesome week and to be honest I really am not ready to go back to work but I am slowly getting ready. This is the first week for our girls to be out of school so they will be there when we arrive. One will be gone to the Beach house through the church but the rest wil be there. Next week our opposites will have a nice week as all the girls except two will be gone. Well have a good week and i will check in around Wednesday.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gifts we give ourselves

Father's Day and Mother's Day 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Smoke Signals

Here are Tc and Smudges playing and working in the creek. We got a lot of work done the yesterday. I finished up the Dining room completely, with exception of a few places I will go back and fix later.
This morning I am headed out to our Pastors Fellowship Breakfast and then to the office to study and prepare as I speak at Beech Mountain Baptist Church in the morning. This week has flew by but it has been a good one and we got a lot accomplished.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Finished pics

Here is our finished living room furnished along with a dog on the floor. What a lazy bones!
Here is the finished Dining Room.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Getting There!

Benji playing in the creek. I love it when he acts like a pup!

Wednesday morning and I am i the missions office. I have quite a bit of work to do today but it will be slow and steady. I am trying to get my office back together from the work week. Everything is so clean and crisp with new paint and of course we changed my office around. Yesterday was good as we got a lot of work done at the house. By tonight we should have the dining room finished. We also got our cable and internet hooked up at the house. I better get to work.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Playing in the Creek

Saturday morning and I am in the office of the group home making notes at 6:45 AM. This week has been a whirlwind and I am very tired but it was an awesome week. You never know what this house is going to be like when I get here on Friday's. TC runs a pretty tight ship but I swear some of these girls really know how to push you buttons. Friday, I took one to a contact fitting, which was fun to watch. Saturday morning I had one to be at school at 6:00 AM for some paint ball action. Also, today I must cut the grass as it is knee top tall and the guy that is suppose to do it never does(the director's son) Tonight is the fundraiser for Hands on Missions so we will go to that as well. I am looking forward to next week as I plan to take a few days off and just work around the house a bit and get caught up maybe on some rest. I think I feel like playing in the creek.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

More Missions Pics

So, here we are on the last day of MissionsCAROLINA in Avery county. Above, a lady bought these flowers and i found this small child's chair next door at the thrift store. It is right beside the entry door.
This was our Celebration Banquet, catered by Loaves and fishes. We were entertained by Sons of the Savior.
Our last day noon time lunch with left over hot dogs behind the office.
Thanks to a local landscaper, we have new and more color out front.
He sorts sent some helpers too. Thanks Kurt Vance
Looks great don't it. I have wanted this for a long time.
Look Closely, yes those are Channel Locks being used at Tongs! What a great week we had!

More Missions Pics

Picking up donated flowers
Here are some more pics from MissionsCAROLINA, a joing effort between the WMU and the Avery Association. The weather is warming up but there is lots of work going on around here. Yesterday and today we are working at my office, which needed it so bad.

Staining the front porch that was built last year by another group

Even during lunch we were on mission as the school group left the pizza place, we helped cleaned up the place.