Thursday, June 10, 2010


Bryan had to work in Tennessee about a week ago for a shooting competition so I decided to go with him this time. We didn't get to see very many historical, etc. sites but I really enjoyed being a spectator at the competition and watching what they do for these events. There were quite a few teams there from all over the US as well as the UK and Canada. The INL did really well and won 2 of the individual events and received 3rd place over all. Here's a couple of pics.....
The last night they had a banquet and it was held at The Museum of Appalacia. The property had a lot of original homesteads that you could walk along paths to see - It was beautiful. Also, one of the things I miss the most about living in the south are the firefly's - They were all over that evening - it was pretty cool.

I picked up Kyleigh from her Cousins in Utah and her new favorite thing to do is 'Jumpy-Jump'.

On my way to the airport I did stop and see one place in TN and that was 'The Hermitage'......Andrew Jackson's Homestead just outside of Nashville. This is a picture of the the obelisk and tombs of President Jackson and his wife.

A front view of his home - we couldn't get much closer than this to the front of the house and it was fenced off because they were doing restoration work from the recent floods. I was able to tour the inside of the house buy they wouldn't let me take pictures inside.
So that was all the history I was able to see while there :( Oh well, maybe there will be a next time.......I'd like to visit Nashville a little more the next time around.
Overall, it was a great trip!

Random pics of Kyleigh....some old some new

Helping me make cookies
Playing with jewelry (taken on a cell photo camera - don't fault me ;) )
Swinging in the trees at my friends wedding last week. I couldn't keep her from stomping through the flowers - I'm sure everyone one there was thinking......look at that lady not controlling her child ;)

When Kyleigh was in the hospital for 4 days last January. This was taken on day 3 when she was starting to become a little more alert. Poor girl - I felt so bad for her. this was one Sunday while we were getting ready for church and I hear from a little voice, "Mommy, I stuck" 'Help Me". I come running in and this is what I find!! (I'm just glad the whole thing didn't topple on top of her).

Memorial Day this year......
October of last year, chillin' with Grandpa Hansen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catch Up

Here's a little catch-up from my last post...... Maybe one of these days I'll think of something to actually write about in my blog :)

Over Easter weekend Bryan had to work in N.C. for 2 weeks so on Easter weekend he and a few of the guys he traveled with took a drive up to DC to see the sites. I am so jealous and made him promise to take me on a trip there sometime (sooner than later). It was a busy weekend because it was Easter, Spring Break & the Cherry Blossom Festival was going on as well.

This is in Kitty Hawk, N.C. at the Wrigth Brothers museum. The stones in the background show the disctances of their first few flights.
Lincoln Statue
Tomb of the Unknowns during the changing of the guards
The White House (of course)

Kyleigh in her Easter Dress

Easter Egg hunting with her cousins