Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall 2013

Some snap shots of our Fall adventures.

At Cheekwood in the exact spot where he proposed!

First time organizing a Meet & Greet - Melissa and Chris Isaak
First on-site shoot - Train trip to Watertown, TN with Paul
Beauty and the Beast with Anna Rose
Hugh Laurie with Becky

Predator's Game with Amanda

Garrison Keillor in the Studio!

Alton Brown!


Habitat for Humanity Build with TNRPCV
TNRPCV's 1st Annual International Wine Tasting (South Africa was represented!)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Meeting in the Middle

Last weekend Derek and I headed up to meet mom and Nana in Columbus, Indiana. They were there so Nana could spend some time with her sister Gladys. This was to be their last time together since both of them were getting to be too old to travel. It was sad over hearing them say good-bye. I promptly requested that Jenna and I commit to live together after her 80th birthday. Derek says what will be funny is when him and Trey outlive us and they go off to live in Mexico together as old men. For now Jenna and I have decided to either move to Cape Town or Costa Rico (considering the healthcare needs we have) or we will couch surf our children and niece/nephew's homes.

Sounds like a plan.

Nana and Aunt Gladys

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Jenna and Trey and Tana and Harlee drove out from Arizona to stay with us for a long weekend. It was such a great visit. We did a lot of touristy stuff. Becky and Phil with Sidnie watched the girls for us so we could all go out for a big sushi dinner and some honky tonking. One night Derek stayed with so I and Jenna and Trey could go to see Don Williams. The next night Derek and them went to the Grand 'ole Opry. On Sunday we spent the afternoon with the Eli's carving pumpkins and teaching Sidnie how to throw a temper tantrum.

We did a lot of eating out and touring around, but there is still much left to do and see together so I guess they will have to come back the end of each Summer!

Montana is such a funny monkey and Harlee is the sweetest cuddle bug ever.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Cooks

We headed up to Baltimore for Nancy and Charlie's wedding. It was a great weekend and I am so happy for them. Still waiting for the professional pictures but here are some from the weekend....

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Summer 2013

Michelle and I became good friends in South Africa and reconnected recently in MN

Our first Nashville Symphony outing
Derek painted this for his dad for Father's day - it his 1962 Galaxy

Tana and Betsy for the Colburns
The GloRun with Sheila

Hiking with the Steffys to Jericho Wall

Nancy with Bridesmaids: Melissa, Rita and Amy

Bachelorette Party Nonsense

Bridesmaids out at a crazy hip-hop club

State Fair

Ferris Wheel

Josh's last Nashville performance before moving to LA

Shakespeare in the Park with Rachel and Ur

Wine over the River