2013 – Passion

2013 – Passion

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Megan Fryant, Alexa and I attended this year’s Passion conference at the Georgia Dome in ATL. It was outstandingon all levels.

2012 – Christmas

2012 – Christmas

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Pictures from our 2012 family celebration!

2012 – CF Christmas Eve Event

2012 – CF Christmas Eve Event

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Christ Fellowship holds a 9pm and 11pm Christmas Eve event every year. It is the annual “main event” for our gathering. This year, Samuel played a very cool role in the programming for the celebration.

2012 – Dollywood Christmas

2012 – Dollywood Christmas

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When the kids were small, we went to Dollywood a whole lot. As they’ve grown those times have become less frequent. We decided to blow it out in 2013 and get season passes. The nice thing is, next year’s passes will work for the rest of this year too; so, we went to see the […]

2012 – Savana’s Art Show

2012 – Savana’s Art Show

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Today, I had the opportunity to stop in and look at some of the artwork from Savana’s efforts this semester on display at Dobyns Bennett.

2012 – Samuel’s Birthday

2012 – Samuel’s Birthday

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Wow! It’s already been 11 years. He is so awesome!

2012 – UT vs Troy

2012 – UT vs Troy

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We all went down to watch a football team at Alexa’s college of choice, though she and Samuel refused to be in any of the pictures.

2012 – Halloween

2012 – Halloween

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Lot’s of family fun!

2012 – Alexa’s Birthday

2012 – Alexa’s Birthday

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It’s been 18 amazing years. She is ready! I love her so.

2012 – Fall Break

2012 – Fall Break

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We spent fall break in Miami. While we did have fun eating, beaching and shopping, the trip was really all about volunteering at His House Home for Children. A great experience of serving together as a family.

2012 – Alexa’s Senior Pictures

2012 – Alexa’s Senior Pictures

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Today is special in many ways, two of which are highlighted here. This is Alexa’s 18th birthday and it just so happened that her senior pictures came in this morning. Enjoy!

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2012 – shhh, We’re Writing the Constitution

2012 – shhh, We’re Writing the Constitution

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Washington Elementary’s fall production was shhh, We’re Writing the Constitution. Samuel played the lead role of James Madison. This was his first stage performance as an actor. He is definitely a natural. It was awesome!

2012 – Land of Oz

2012 – Land of Oz

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We spent the weekend with some great friends, the Wheelers, in Beech Mountain, NC. They are involved in an annual event called The Land of Oz. Years ago, there was a theme park based on the Wizard of Oz located at the top of Beech Mountain. I’ve skied there for years and years and never […]

2012 – Fire Tower

2012 – Fire Tower

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My family decided to take a hike to Bays Mountain’s fire tower on Memorial Day 2012.

2012 – Samuel Golfing

2012 – Samuel Golfing

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This summer, Samuel has really began to excel in his golf game. He is absolutely my favorite playing partner. I am looking forward to many years of bonding with him.

2012 – Gentlemen of the Road

2012 – Gentlemen of the Road

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Alexa bought us passports to the Gentlemen of the Road music festival this year in Bristol, TN. We got to see Mumford & Sons, one of our new favorites – Dawes and many other great performances. The best part of all was hanging out with my amazing daughter.

2012 – Annual Father/Son Retreat

2012 – Annual Father/Son Retreat

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Samuel and I took a trip to the Smokey Mountains for this year’s last weekend before school trip.

2012 – Alexa on CF Main Stage

2012 – Alexa on CF Main Stage

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Alexa took center stage at Christ Fellowship to perform a few worship songs including Beautiful Things.

2012 – Greenbrier Classic

2012 – Greenbrier Classic

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We attended the Thursday and Saturday sessions of this year’s Greenbrier Classic.

2012 – Spring Cruise

2012 – Spring Cruise

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Our family spent Spring Break ’12 cruising from New Orleans to Progresso, Yucatan and Cozumel, Mexico. Great fun!

2012 – New Year

2012 – New Year

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Our family chose to bring in the new year together at Beech Mountain. We enjoyed a couple of nights overlooking the ski-slopes, tubing, playing games and watching Harry Potter movies – this is one I won’t forget.

2011 – Christmas

2011 – Christmas

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We rang in Christmas day with Christ Fellowship’s midnight candlelight service. Christmas morning started off at home with our faux Santa Clause fun. After some time together we joined our extended family at Stacey’s mom and dad’s. That evening, some friends came to join us back at our house. It was a great day of […]

2011 – Samuel Birthday

2011 – Samuel Birthday

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Samuel turned 10 this year! We celebrated at home on his birthday followed by a big gymnastics party for friends on the weekend.

2011 – Halloween

2011 – Halloween

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This year, Halloween kicked off with a party for the girls and their friends. Later in the week, Samuel went trick-or-treating with some of his pals.

2011 – Flag Rock

2011 – Flag Rock

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Samuel, Stacey and I took a day trip to look at the leaves. These pictures were taken at Flag Rock in Norton, VA… [nggallery id=6]

2011 – Baskins Falls

2011 – Baskins Falls

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Samuel and I took a hiking trip to Baskins Falls in Great Smokey Mountains national park… [nggallery id=7]

2011 – Silly Pictures

2011 – Silly Pictures

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My children recently discovered the capabilities of their MAC…

2011 – Rome

2011 – Rome

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In June of this year, we took a trip to Rome. It was amazing. [nggallery id=1]

2011 – Samuel Baseball

2011 – Samuel Baseball

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Samuel had a great baseball season this summer…

2011 – DC

2011 – DC

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On our way to Baltimore, we made a stop at the Washington Monument… [nggallery id=5]

2010 – Chattanooga

2010 – Chattanooga

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We took a volleyball trip to Chattanooga and took a couple of hours to enjoy Lookout Mountain…

2011 – Alexa and Matthew Skiing

2011 – Alexa and Matthew Skiing

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Skiing is one of my favorite things to do with my children; due primarily to the time we spend together on the lifts…

2010 – Family Pictures

2010 – Family Pictures

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We went out to old Holston and the farm across the street for these pics… [nggallery id=4]

2010 – Disney

2010 – Disney

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Family trip to Disney…

2010 – Laurel Falls

2010 – Laurel Falls

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On 10-10-10, Samuel and I took a hike to the falls… [nggallery id=2]

2010 – Cruise

2010 – Cruise

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This summer, we took a cruise out of Charleston, SC to the keys and Bahamas… [nggallery id=3]

2010 – DB Prom (Alexa)

2010 – DB Prom (Alexa)

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Alexa attended the 2010 DB prom with friend, Gabe Supino…

2010 – Nashville

2010 – Nashville

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Another volleyball trip to Nashville was sprinkled with a few state capitol stops…