Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring Band Concert

Great concert Serena, Kelsey and Sebastian. Ya'll have really been working hard and the concert was great!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kids Playing after Days of Rain

The Tennessee River is overflowing its banks near downtown Florence. Here are some photos of Haley, Shepherd, and Sascha enjoying the sunshine after so much rain.

Monday, December 8, 2008

First Snow of Fall 2008

The following photos are from December 1st, 2008 and our first snow fall at our new house in Florence, AL. (The house isn't new- but it is new to us.) The kids loved the snowfall (as did Jenise and I). The flakes were huge and wet- and even though the temp was closer to 40 degrees, the snow "stuck" for a few minutes as it was coming down so fast.

One comment about the photos- there is nothing like the first snow of the season to bring out the broad smiles and unmitigated joy in the faces of children. (And ahem, the parents, ahem.)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spectacular Birding Day at our House

This is our first year in our new home in the woods. So, we have been in for a few surprises as the seasons have approached and then left. We were pleasantly surprised this past week when, many different species of birds stopped by our yard in Florence, AL. We saw many different kinds of birds, including many, that we haven't seen in the yard before: the list for that Wednesday, November 12th included:
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carolina Wren
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • American Robin
  • American Goldfinch
It was our first time to see most of those birds at this location- I was especially excited to see the Pileated Woodpecker at a closer range than I have before, and also the Cedar Waxwings- as a flock had stopped by to eat the Black Gum seeds.

Below is a slideshow of photos of the birds from that day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sascha, the not so fierce pirate girl, on Halloween night.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Kids Love this Sign

We pass by this Hardee's restaurant when we are going to Wednesday night meeting. We usually get stuck at the light at the intersection- so the kids get to look at it for awhile. Too long in fact as they usually start giggling and laughing because the sign says "Now Hiring Porkchop and Gravy Biscuit". (Click on the photo for a better view.)

A few weeks ago it had said, "Now Hiring Strawberry Biscuit". I guess they filled that position. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008