Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving in Florence: Family Pictures 2010

 Landyn liked running around on their front porch with his snow boots on!

 Kordyn and Landyn sitting on the bench on the front porch
 The Williams(& Turner) Family
 The Lowery Family
 The Williams (and Turner) Family
The Turner Family

Coming soon: the complete group! (as soon as I get that email with it)

Thanksgiving in Florence: The Lowery's House

We left Wednesday for Florence, Alabama to visit my Aunt Karen (my dad's sister). We haven't seen them in several years. This was also the first time we have seen their new house. It is on a creek; my guys were in heaven!

 Landyn loved climbing up the stairs to look at the herb garden. He is my little gardner at home.
 Lots of playing games with cousins: Ella and Wade.
 My mom and Aunt Karen cooking up a feast for us.
My cousin's dog, Reload. She has gotten so big since I saw her last. She was a little lonely hanging out on the back porch.
Kordyn liked playing with Pa T's Ipad in their sitting room.

 My parents getting the tables ready for dinner. It was so nice outside that we all ate Thanksgiving Dinner outside and enjoyed the view!
 The view looking off the back porch and toward the creek.
 Jason and my Uncle Donny talking about hunting and fishing, etc.
 Landyn and Wade made a barricade and would shoot you if you tried to go upstairs!
 Maggie and Kordyn sitting on the fireplace hearth-I was sad we didn't need it:(
 My mom and dad with baby Kaleb. Love my dad's new pants.
 My favorite place: their sleeping porch on their basement porch. This was so cool! My aunt and uncle actually slept here under an electric blanket. Behind me, there are curtains that you can open or close. This was so neat.
The Master Cook himself: Uncle Donny. For Thanksgiving, he smoked a ham, turkey and deep fried a turkey. All were very delicious! He is an awesome cook.

Thanksgiving in Florence: The Wall

 On Thanksgiving Day, we went to look at "The Wall". It is on the  Natchez Trace Parkway. A man named Tom Hendrix has made this rock wall in memory of his Great Grandmother, Te-lah-nay. She was a Yuchi Indian who was taken from her Alabama home to the Indian Nations of Oklahoma. She walked back to her home, the valley of the Singing River. There is a section (in the picture above) where Navajo Indians turned the rocks so that "faces" would show.
 As you walk along the wall, there are little things that people have left there: this cross necklace is one.
 We stopped to take some family pictures.
 Maggie (love her Arkansas girl shirt!)
 The Turner family
 The Williams Family: notice only the parents are semi-smiling:)
 Nana, Pa T and their "babies".
 Stopping to look at some Indian jewelry that was left on the wall.
Jason and Jeff talking with Mr. Tom Hendrix who made the wall and wrote a book about his great grandmother. He named the boys: Kordyn was La-sa-nae which means mountain; Landyn was Shar Pah which means bright path. As we left, we wished us Kasi Mekeoo which means Good Journey.
I teared up as he talked about his great grandmother and how important it is to him to pass on legends for the children. On his book cover, there is a question that says: If the legends fade, who will teach the children?
The Wall has also just been accepted into the Library of Congress and has been contacted by movie producers to make a movie about it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paisley Concert

 Justin Moore, who is a redneck hick from some little Arkansas town. We didn't care for him or his music.
 Darius Rucker, we LOVE him!!! He sang some of his new songs and several Hootie songs, too. We listened to Hootie when we dated and always wanted to go see them.
 The Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley! We love him and his music. Jason really likes to hear him play the guitar; I just like to look at him:) LOL He sang for about 2 hours nonstop; awesome show!

 Love this song: Waitin' on a Woman. Video with Andy Griffith
 He sang in the middle of the arena with just an acoustic guitar

& the last song, Alcohol. Everyone came out on stage. Darius Rucker had on a t-shirt that said: I'm with the Entertainer of the Year and had an arrow pointing to Brad Paisley.

Awesome show; we had cheap seats and I experienced my first panic attack when I walked out of the hallway and saw just high up our seats were! I finally got used to it but I thought I was going to pass out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2010 Cyclone Championship

 2010 MacArthur Cyclone Champions
 The coaches speech
 Touching the huge trophy
Kordyn and Nettleton Raider: Parker Stallings. They went to Montessori together and we also go to church with their family. The first game they were scheduled to play against each other was rained out so to play in the championship meant alot to them!

Monday, November 1, 2010

7th Grade Football Championship Game

 They got to wear the GOLD pants for the championship game. They looked good out there!!
 One tuff dude!!
 Warming up outside the stadium
 Pre-game practice on the field
 Standing on the sidelines-waiting for his turn to play (#70)
 Kordyn playing left tackle on defense.
 Good Game Nettleton!
 Kordyn and Layne posing after the game.
 Mr. Football himself!
 Getting the trophy!!
Tonight, Kordyn's team won 20 to 8! They played the Nettleton Raiders. Kordyn got to play some and he made a good tackle. They were so proud to bring home the HUGE trophym but I do think the best thing was that they got to play at the ASU stadium! It was sooo awesome to see them out on that field. Way to go Cyclones!!!!