Tuesday, May 31, 2005


The trip to Pennington Gap went well. We got Mamaw home without any trouble and she was all settled in when we left.

I had a major breakthru on the trip down and was able to come up with the design for Armbruster's. YEAH!! I had been worried that I was going to go slightly mad trying to figure it out.

On the way down we stopped in Hillsville to visit and meet with our cousin, Wanda. It had been almost 40 years since I had seen her. It was great knowing that she has a great place to live and work.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Last Day

Tonight is Walter's last night working for Friendly's. He is getting all set for graduation and beginning his new "full-time" job. He has worked for them over 15 months. Good Luck with the new job.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Bike Trip

Dean and Sean went on a bike ride this afternoon. Much to my surprise, I received a call from them while they were out. They had ridden to the local theater. I drove up and joined them for a viewing of the HitchHikers Guide to the Universe. It was okay, but not quite as adventurous as the trailers would lead you to believe.

Thursday, May 26, 2005


Walter received an honor cord to wear at graduation for Culinary Arts. He had a "B" average for the whole year.

Way to go Walter.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Color Guard

Danielle made the Color Guard Squad again this year, but....
this time it is the RIFLE squad.

Way to Go!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cardinals vs Angels

The game last night was tough getting started. After enduring a sudden downpour, the boys started the game in a light drizzle. The Angles scored the first run of the game. It looked like the boys were going to have a hard time dealing with the rain. But they pulled back when they came to bat, scoring three runs.

That's when the weather took over...Lightening began to strike and thunder could be heard rumbling close by. The game was called with the boys leaving the field in a hurry.

Cardinals 3 - Angels 1

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Four Generations

Four generations attended the Daughter's of the King Tea at Swift Creek Baptist Church today. The only girl in the family not in attendance was Abigail. (Maybe when she's a bit older.)

Cardinals vs Yankees

Way to Cardinals, another one in the win column. Cardinals 9 to Yankees 7. Sean did well again this game. He got a hit - it was caught in the outfield, but it was still a great hit.

After the game he ended up visiting Patient First....there had been an earlier incident at the batting cage involving a 60 mph pitching machine. It seems that the ball hit him in the right wrist, leaving an indentation where the ball hit. Now, he has his right arm in a splint that has a hard support on the underside. He's to wear it for 5 to 7 days.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Cardinals vs Cubs

This evening we played against the Cubs. We won 17 to 5. Way to go Cardinals. Special commendation goes out to Sean who got two hits this evening, a single and a double.

Sean up to bat. Just before he hit a single.

Dean anxiously awaiting Sean's turn at bat.

New Again

Dad found out last night that our old game 10Six has had a reincarnation as Project Visitor
He has already set up a base camp and is getting it organized to play.

Another One

Danielle will be receiving her letter for color guard on the 1st. So that makes 2 letters again this year. Go Danielle.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Chef Walter

Chef Walter created a wonderful oriental dish this evening as he served it up to Mamaw Stapleton. It was a delightful taste combination. He has certainly become creative in the kitchen.

Cardinals vs Rangers

Another another to the win column. GO TEAM!
The boys won 7 to 1. We're off for another game tomorrow night.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Handy Dandy helper......

will you put that in the car for me. Of course...

Cardinals vs Marlins

Sean heading out to warm up practice with the team. They won 5 to 2. With three more games to go this week.

Guess What!!

Guess who is receiving another academic letter this year.....


Go Danielle!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Setting Fence Posts

We spent part of the day today helping Tim out. Sean and Walter put in some excellent labors digging in the yard. Walter worked with the post hole diggers and put in two new post holes and help remove the old chain link fense. Sean took a turn at breaking up the old concrete in one of the holes, moved three old landscape timbers and then broke up dirt and moved it to help level out the area.

Digging a post hole.

Breaking up the soil to level out the ground.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Cardinals vs Orioles

The guys put in a good effort, but didn't win this one. Better luck on Monday's game.

Monday, May 9, 2005

Cardinals vs Mets

Tonights game was a late one. The guys did great. They won 14 to 11. Sean assisted with a great play at homeplate, by throwing in the ball from the outfield. He got on base once and scored a run.

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Mamaw Stapleton

Mamaw Stapleton is coming to town. She'll be here to visit beginning this evening and will be staying as long as Mom can get her to.

Thursday, May 5, 2005


We enjoyed our visit with Mr. Alex over the past two days while his mum was out of town on business. I believe that he had good time getting home from school early for two days, and having a bit of time to play outside before dark.

Dental Visits

The visit to the dentist today went well. No cavities, no other problems. Looks like that we are headed for a cool 6 months.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Happy Birthday

Granny reached a milestone of 81 years today. She decided early in the day that the celebrate by doubling her daily walking to 2 miles. Don't forget to give her a call and wish her a Happy Birthday.

Pregame Antics

Sean & Tommy relax before their game.