5th anniversary

Missie and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary this weekend. Last week I refinished the arbor that we said our vows under. Then I got a couple pots of clematis to trellis it on.

Missie and I were married under this!

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Hot Air Ballooning in New Mexico

Last January for MLK day, we went to Albuquerque, NM for vacation. This was the 1st trip of many wonderful trips last year.

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My birthday present


This sweet dual fuel grill was my birthday present from Missie this year.

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Country Music Half Marathon

My wife and I are training for the Country Music Half Marathon on April 25. Most of our updates regarding this are on our backpacking / outdoor blog at, but I wanted to post something here with a link to my daily mile, which is a site that I am keeping track of the miles I log while training. - a social training log for runners, triathletes, and cyclists

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Guest Room

Guest Room

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This is the area that I replaced some drywall because the previous drywall was damaged due to a leak in the ceiling.

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Guest Room

Guest Room

Originally uploaded by reuben257

This is the area that I replaced some drywall because the previous drywall was damaged due to a leak in the ceiling.

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So, I don’t have a whole lot of readers, but I thought I would help my wife out a little bit and ask the people I do have coming here to take a look at her school’s online newspaper The Stratford Sentinel.  This is one of the many projects she has taken on in her new role as English teacher at Stratford Comprehensive High in East Nashville.  They have been nominated for , so please support her and go check it out and vote if you have the time.

There is a link to Missie’s teacher blog, Stugart Sense, under family in the blogroll in the sidebar, feel free to check that out too.

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Susan and I planted a fall garden at the house in Brentwood yesterday. We have been doing a lot of gardening and landscaping in the time that I have been here. It is unfortunate that I will not be here for the fruition of this garden, but there is always next year.

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Blueberry picking

Today Susan and I went blueberry picking at a church that has a patch where you are able to go and pick for donations.
I have been trying to send a couple photos of the blueberries, but we are having some technical difficulties as far as that goes. For some reason, my postie is deleting the messages whenever I go to check it. Greg has been helping me try to figure it out, but we are hitting a wall. I am sure we will figure it out before too long and photos will ensue.
I got a new phone, so I should be able to be updating with photos more often whenever we get this little problem sorted out.

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We are in Nashville

Hello everyone,
So yesterday I made it to where we will be living for the next couple years in Brentwood TN at Missie’s mom’s house.

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