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.

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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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Special Visitor at ABS 6th Grade Science Class

Chase's 6th Grade Science Class had a special visitor today.

Chase asked his teacher if he could bring our cat, Josie, to school today for an "extra credit show-n-tell project". Mrs. Denton allowed him to do so. He had to tell the class where we got her from, her age, what kind of cat she is, and why she has such a funny hair cut. (You may remember a previous post about Josie's hair cut.)

The kids seemed to love her. She allowed them to pet her. But, after the presentation, this was the first time she ever acted glad to go back in her pet taxi.

Here are a few pictures:

First Day of School

Chase went back to school on August 9, 2010. It is so hard to believe he is in 6th grade now. He is looking forward to school more than I thought he would. Of course, he did not want me to go inside with him and take any pictures with his teacher this year. So, I snapped a picture of him at the house before we left that morning.

Hunter did not get to start KG until August 10th, 2010. The girls went to school on Monday, the boys on Tuesday, and they were all together on Wednesday. He was sooo ready to go. Here is a picture of him outside of his classroom.

Mrs. Nave shows him where to hang his backpack.

Mrs. Nave gives him his cool KG name tag.

Hunter will have two teachers this year. He will spend part of the day with Mrs. Nave and part of the day with Mrs. Adams. They will be doing some team teaching this year. I'm really impressed with what they have planned this year.

Hunter and Mrs. Nave

Hunter and Mrs. Adams

Hunter colors a booklet about himself

Hunter's class lines up to go to Chapel

Going down the hall to Chapel

First Day in Chapel as a Kindergartener (I got a little teary-eyed in Chapel when I heard all of the children singing. But, I composed myself until after I left the school building.)

A gift from Mrs. Nave and Mrs. Adams to the parents made me cry. I did not read the poem and letter until after I got in my car. Then I cried most of the way home. Inside the little baggie was a bag of tissues, a tea bag, and a hershey's kiss with a cute little note from the teachers telling us what to do with each item.

Hunter and Chase both had a great "first day" of school. I miss them. But, I have so many chores to do while they are away to keep me busy! Hopefully, I can get a little more organized this year and keep things neat and tidy while they are at school. I have their rooms and closets done. Now, I will have to work on the playroom, kitchen, and my room. I have many plans and ideas and hopefully I will get them done!

Thanks for checking up on us today! I hope you all have a great day!

Wallace Family Reunion (Papa Kelley's Family)

Last Saturday, Kelly, our boys, and I went to the Wallace Family Reunion in Cullman, AL. It was fun seeing everyone. But, it just makes me miss Papa Kelley even more. I miss his sense of humor and his stories of growing up with his brothers and sisters. He really had a way of making everyone he came in contact with smile. He and Mama Neanie will always hold a special place in my heart. Below are a couple of pictures from the reunion.
Down in front: Hunter and Brock
In Back from left to right: Chase, Kimberly, Kelly, Dalton, Mom, and Aunt Jenny

Kelly and Kim turn 42 years young!

Dad and Chris invited us to their house for mine and Kelly's birthday celebration! I can't believe we are 42 years YOUNG! Chris cooked dinner for us and baked a yummy cake!

Daddy was not feeling all that well. But, he still had fun. This is a picture of us with Dad and Chris (and Brock).

Kelly and Mark

Since my husband had such a hard day, there is no picture of us together because he did this before I could get someone to take a picture of us. He's gonna kill me for posting this one!

Brock, Hunter, and I enjoyed a little game of "stacking the chairs".

Chase and Dalton

I took a few more photos, but did not post them all here. If you want to see more, just look at my photo album on facebook. Have a great day! Happy Birthday, Kelly! Love you! Many thanks goes out to all of the sweet birthday wishes that came our way, too!