We want to welcome you to our family blog. We are posting this as a way to keep in touch with family and friends and we hope that you enjoy reading about the events that happen in our family. Kasey is currently preaching part-time at Holland's Gin Church of Christ ( and works full-time as the store manager for McClary Tire Co. I am a full-time wife and mother. God has blessed us with two beautiful boys: Chase, age 12 and Hunter, age 5.

Come visit our Bible Classes at Holland's Gin Church of Christ!

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Kasey and I are so blessed to be a part of the church family at Holland's Gin Church of Christ. Kasey preaches there part-time with Carl Witty serving as their full-time preacher. We would really love for you to visit us and bring your children to our Bible Classes, too. To find out more about the Church that meets at Holland's Gin and their Bible Classes visit the following website: Come study with us!

Family Portraits 2010

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Jewelry Party Rewards

I hosted a Premier Designs Jewelry Party in my home on 4-15-2010. Margie Bishop was our jeweler for the night. If you ever want to host a Premier Designs party, I highly recommend you giving her a call. She did a FABULOUS job! I won't post her number, but if you want to get in touch with her, call me and I will give it to you. We had a total of 24 guests and we had so much fun playing games and trying on jewelry. We also enjoyed some refreshments afterwards.

Thanks goes out to all of you who were able to come. And, thanks to all of you who were not able to come to the party, but placed an outside order. Because of all of your sales, I was able to reap some great jewelry rewards!

I earned 12 half price items and $476.00 worth of free jewelry. I divided up some of my half items and free items with my sister Kelly. Including the items she purchased, she wound up with seven items of jewelry and I wound up with 18 pieces of new jewelry (12 of which were free - the others were half price)!

I was excited to see that all of these boxes were mine:

I couldn't wait to open those boxes and see the new jewelry! I would have taken a picture of Kelly's, too. But, I thought it would be better if I didn't open her boxes first! To get a closer look at the pretty jewelry, click on the picture and make it larger.

Chase's Kitty Cat Photo Shoot

I was uploading some pictures from my camera and discovered a bunch of pictures Chase took of our cat Josie. I won't post all of them, but here are a few cute ones:

ABS 5th Grade Field Trip - 4/20/2010

Chase and I went with his 5th grade class on a field trip to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, 4/20/2010.

Nancy, Cody, Sandra, and Austin rode with us on the trip. We arrived a little bit late because one of our passengers got a little car sick on the way. I am sure my driving had nothing to do with it! Ha! Ha! Although, I did have to slam on my brakes once on the interstate after getting into heavy traffic.

We had a educational and funfilled day! We learned many things in various classes like: working as an astronaut, gravity and force, magnets, solids-liquids-gasses, and how to dissect a sheeps brain. (Chase did not make it through the sheep brain dissection. He had to leave the class early! I think he realizes that he no longer wants to be a Vet.)

After the classes were over, we had some free time to take part in other activities like: the microgravity wall, moon walk, climbing adventure tower to see the cityscape of Nashville, and other fun experiments.

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Hunter's 5th Birthday Celebrations with Friends and Family

Hunter turned 5 years old on 4/3/10. On the day of his birthday, he enjoyed a small personal Thomas cake with just Mom, Dad, and Chase.

On 4/4/10, we celebrated with the grandparents at our house. Kelly's family also joined us. We had so much fun!

We did not party with his friends until 4/17/10. Hunter wanted his friends to join him at the Onyx Gym for some fun. It was a little hard planning a party this time of year because of ball season. But, we managed to get a party date that worked better for some. We still had a few missing because of games. But, Hunter had a blast with those that were able to make it!

Whatever you do, do not ask Chase about the foam pit! If you have not already heard the story, email me or call me and I will tell you about it. Very scary moment! All I have to say here is, "Clayton Hamm is our hero!"

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Oh, Happy Day! - 4/18/10

We are rejoicing and praising God today for moving Chase toward wanting to obey the Gospel. He was baptized this morning! Glory to God! Happy Day!

We love you Chase and we are so proud of you!

2010 Blue and Gold Banquet

We attended the ABS Pack 25 Blue and Gold Banquet on Saturday night, April 10, 2010. This is Chase's last year as a Cub Scout. He will soon move up to Boy Scouts. This year's theme was an Olympic Theme called "Going for the Blue and Gold."

Each den was responsible for decorating their tables. Then we had a friendly competition to see who did the best job at decorating their table using this year's theme. The Webelos 1 Den (fourth graders) took top honors this year.

There was a Father/Son Cake Decorating Contest. The cakes had to incorporate this year's banquet theme. Kasey and Chase took home the first place ribbon for their cake.

Here, Kasey and Chase are working on their masterpiece.

Hunter wanted to help, too!

The finished product!

They used blue and yellow M&M's to put a "Blue and Gold" spin on the Olympic Rings. They printed out little flags to represent the Cub Scout Rank Badges and glued them on toothpicks. The torch was made by filling an ice cream cone with yellow icing. Then they spread red and yellow icing on sugar wafers using them as the flames on the torch.

Kasey and Chase with their First Place Ribbon for their winning cake...

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Chick-fil-a Charity 5K (April 10, 2010)

Dalton and I both entered the Chick-fil-a 5K Run/Walk to help raise money for the Jessica Elkins Spinal Menengitis Awareness Foundation. Dalton ran it in a little over 25 minutes and I walked it in a little over 50 minutes. He did a great job. I was just glad to finish. You can see some pictures in the slideshow of our adventure:
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Easter 2010

Easter Goodies

Hunter was looking sharp!

Chase looked handsome, too!

We can't leave out Josie!

Grandma and Grandpa with all the grandsons!

Easter Party at Little Tots - April 2, 2010

Hunter's Pre-school Easter party was on Friday, April 2, 2010. Hunter helped me make these cute little bunny cupcakes to take to the party.

Hunter and Mom

Hunter and Mrs. Lisa

Hunter went straight for the cupcake!

He had fun making his own easter basket.

Hunter, Aaron and Walker show off their handmade Easter baskets.

Time for the Easter Egg Hunt

When we got home from Pre-school, we decorated the left-over cupcakes. We made them a little different this time. We had a fun day!

Happy 5th Birthday Hunter!

Hunter's 5th Birthday was on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

He enjoyed a small Thomas cake on Saturday with Mom, Dad, and Chase.

On Sunday, we celebrated with the Granparents and Aunt Kelly's family.

On Monday, Miss Lisa let him be a "birthday king" for the day. He wore his birthday crown proudly.