Mud Bogs, Old Cars, & Chillin' in the hot tub.

Ok...just an update on the Struttin' In The Ruts Mud Bog Take Hwy 11W from Kingsport towards Rogersville, turn Rt onto Bradley Creek Rd. (1st Rt past Church Hill Fire Dept. St. #2, just past Volunteer High School) Take Bradley Creek Rd. over to Carter's Valley Rd., turn Left and take the 1st right onto Gravely Valley Rd. The event is about 1/2 of mile on the left, just follow the signs. It's a 200' pit. the depth varies, the pit is probably 6' deep but the mud is usually around 3' deep or so at the end. It's $20 to enter the pit competition and $5 for spectators. It's my understanding that they are having it every Saturday night still.

Yesterday we stole Doug's 52 and washed all of the dust off of it and Brian started painting the wheels and rotating the tires. We had a lot of fun with this car yesterday. I want to take it to the Elizabethton Car Show one Saturday night. It will be neat to see people's reactions. It's always a coin toss around our house whether to go to the Elizabethton Car Show or the Struttin' In The Ruts Mud Bog on Saturday nights in the summer.

Also yesterday was teenager hangout day at my house. Ryan, Travis and his bro Ryan and Katherine invaded the pool and hot tub. They had a good time listening to music and swimming. It was their last day of school for the year. I guess they will all be Junior's next year...but grades aren't in yet. I'm just crossing my fingers.


Daddy Doug's Birthday Fun

Last night we had a really fun time at Doug and Betty's...it was Doug's 61st birthday and Betty grilled out. Several people showed up like our favorite neighbor Jr, Mike and Susan, Jimmy, Moe, etc...Ryan and Jr. served as entertainment by singing and playing the guitar we really got a good laugh out of them. Ryan and Doug even got the old 52 Chevy Bel Air running and took it around the block for a spin.


Happy Memorial Day

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day...hug a veteran today and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

We had a wonderful cookout and got all of the fun in before the rains came. Noah discovered the umbrella today and had a blast playing in the rain.


Noah loves the chickens

Saturday morning Amber and I had a yard sale at her house. We had a lot of fun. I brought my little buddy Noah home with me afterwards and he got to play with Aunt Ashee's chickens again and he loves it. This time I let him inside their run with some bread. He had an absolute blast! It's so fun to watch him grow up and discover new things.

My fisherman rescues the Sullivan Co. Sheriff's boat.

The day after my awesome birthday party my fisherman hubby took me to the lake. It was Friday morning and everyone was at work...except for us. We took off early and had the lake all to ourselves all day long. Brian caught a largemouth and I caught some rays. It was a beautiful day. When we went to Davis Marina to load the boat back up and the Sullivan County Sheriff's deputies were stranded on their boat so Brian towed them back to shore and I in my bathing suit jumped in and got their boat up on the trailer and loaded back up...couldn't have the nice deputies getting their uniforms wet now could we. They were very grateful and we were glad to help.

My birthday ROCKED!!!

I will never forget my 36th birthday...it rocked! I have been blessed this year that's for sure. We got the pool open just in time too...My hubby, sister and friends threw me an awesome party. In attendance were me of course, Brian, Ryan, Amber, Taylor, Noah, Betty, Doug, Dad, Brenda, Jr, Whitney, Daniel, and Pat. They grilled out a fabulous dinner. I also got a bridal's veil hanging basket from Whit, along with a new shepards hook and the most beautiful hummingbird feeder I've ever seen, I got a manicure and pedicure gift certificate from Brenda, of course Dad took us to the beach already, Amber got me some beautiful picture frames, and lotions, and a scrapbook, Betty got me a nice shirt and some jewelry and more lotions, my mom sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers (by the way she is still recovering nicely from her knee surgery), my grandmother from Florida sent me a monetary gift and a beautiful top and some Lancome makeup. My wonderful husband surprised me with a new Canon RXI Rebel camera...I was sooooo surprised because it's very expensive and I wasn't expecting anything like that. He spoils me that's for sure. He knows me better than anyone though and I am fortunate to have him. I do wish that my Mom and my buddy Cheri could've been here but maybe next year. Anyway...I had a blast at my party...Amber made me a crazy birthday hat to wear...Noah helped me wear it that was a hoot! We played in the sun with my giant beach ball and stayed outside until the late hours of the night. Whitney tried out her new S.L.U.T.S (Southern Ladies Under Tremendous Stress) lip balm that I bought her at the beach...I think she liked it! Ha ha! This was definately a birthday to remember.