Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

**Happy Birthday Kristy**

Today is Kristy's 24th birthday!
Happy Birthday Kristy!
I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dancing with the enemy

Mary sent me this pic. Isn't it comical? Is this the future for dancing with the stars? I love that people still have a sense of humor. I wonder what Sarah Palin's husband thinks of that low cut outfit! Michelle Obama is probably a little jealous!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The McKamey Girls

These are Tim's little cousins. I absolutely adore them. We all go to the same church, and every Sunday at least one of them comes to sit with us (for a brief moment or two). After church everyone stands outside and talks. Not these girls! They come straight to Tim's truck. All three love cell phones. They love to take pictures with them, and we don't care. Its really fun to see what they capture. Hannah always asks me for my cell phone, and Leah wants Tim's. They crack me up with their facial expressions. If you ask them who's girl they are Bethany will always say papaw thurman, Hannah clings to me, and Leah loves Tim.

Leah was getting ready to chomp down on a candy bracelet.

I love this one of me and Hannah. Her smile is so pretty!
Leah has some amazing facial expressions! She never ceases to amaze me!

Wow a close up. I think this was a self portrait.

These are the famous ballet slippers. I think these started out as Bethany's slippers and now hannah has them. Leah tried them on, but Hannah took them from her. I love them. Hopefully we can find them each a pair to wear in mine and Tim's wedding (in a million years)

This one is priceless!

Hannah Marlow & Bethany
They are def best buds!

Wow Tim can clean!!!!!!

Tim accidentially showed me a new skill.......he can clean! Tim bought this sectional couch over a year from a friend. The guy kept saying sorry it's so stained, but my kids are rough on things. Tim stored it at Papaw Thurman's until he was ready to move it in the apartment. Since it is microfiber we already knew it would be pretty easy to clean, but I was surprised just how easy. Almost all the stains came out completely. It looks and sits like a brand new couch. I love it, and better yet I love that Tim can clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jordy was such a big help.........not! I think he was making out his will or something.


This is Luke. He is Paige's new puppy. Shhhhh she's not really suppose to have a puppy at an apartment. He is so adorable and tiny! With any luck Tim will get me one just like him for Christmas!

Little Miss Lily

Lily has been sick for a few days. She woke mom up two nights ago about 2 a.m. She said her ears hurt. Mom took her temp and it was over 102! Mom started pushing tylenol and Mandy took her to the Dr. the next day. They told her she had a double ear infection and possibly strep. They sent her home with a broad antibiotic and that was it. That night she continued to run a temp and so Mandy decided to take her to Children's Hospital. I am so glad she did, because she has pneumonia! She has been so brave. Lily didn't cry when they did her IV, or her x-rays. I am so proud of her. I went over today and stayed with her while Mandy & Travis went out for lunch. I felt bad that they had to wait so long to eat, but I HAD to stop and get Lily a goody bag. Lily and Hannah both love disposable cameras, so I got her some of those. It's always a surprise to see what kind of pictures you get back. Since Friday is Halloween and she is super sick I doubt she will be going trick or treating, so I got her some candy. Hopefully she will be able to come home tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers.
She was showing me her IV. For a 5 year old she has done really well with it.
Around 6 p.m. tonight she felt well enough to get out of bed. I think she was wanting to go to the playroom down the hall.

Watching TV. I am pretty sure we watched the same Hannah Montana episode twice.

Here she is relaxing during a game of memory. I kept asking her how she felt and she kept saying "tippy I am fine" in her big girl tone.

Her school sent this puppy and balloons to her today. I wish I had taken a picture of her face when she saw it. It's the small things in life that mean the most to her.

Sad Face

Happy Face

A change is coming

Election day is less than a week away. Since we have church on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays I decided to early vote. I was glad to see a line when I got there. Not that I particularly enjoy waiting in line, but I am happy people are voting. Actually, there were more young voters than older. One of the volunteers said she had been there since 8:30 a.m. and wouldn't be able to leave until close to 11 p.m. She told me that some 400 voters had been in on that day. I have no problem telling you I voted for Obama. I think everyone should! I voted for Obama for lots of reasons. Yes, I am a Democrat and a bleeding heart liberal too! Yes, I am a Crutchfield and we are all hard core democrats! Yes, I think Obama will make a great leader, but the main reason I voted for obama has nothing to do with which party he belongs too, or what my last name may be. Its about change. A change in healthcare, the war in Iraq, economics and the way other countries view the U.S. Under the leadership of Mr. Bush our country has deteriorated! We are a joke! I don't know about you, but I don't like to be laughed at for things out of my control. This economy is in a downfall, and I didn't do that. Soilders are dying daily, and I didn't do that. Americans are without healthcare, and I didn't do that. I DID vote for Obama, and he will fix all of this. He will fix these issues and it will have nothing to do with his race, religion or middle name!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boys will be boys

Silly boys! Not too sure what Tim was doing here, and Omar was totally clueless.
Omar is doing the scout's honor thing and I think Tim may be counting how many pictures I had already taken that day.

I think they both have their eyes closed in this one. We were at the little campground before you get to the flatts. Tim can't ever keep his eyes open in pics, but not sure what Omar's problem was. Maybe the smoke from the campfire was in his eyes?

Omar got stuck so Tim pulled him out. It was really cold that day, and all I wanted to do was go home and take a HOT shower! It seemed like it took forever to get him out.

What a group! This was taken at the bowling alley in Oak Ridge. Check out the button downs. I think they planned to dress alike even though they ALL denied it!

I swear sometimes I wonder just how slow boys mature. lol Tim is just a really tall kid! I love him though. Tonight I was looking through pictures and found a stack of just Tim and the boys. I cannot stop laughing, these boys are something else. Sorry if I have already posted some of these.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dashing through the snow

Okay so its not snowing yet, and I would be perfectly fine if it didn't all winter, but it is 60 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? I haven't bought the first gift yet! Tim and I have decided that we aren't buying for each other this year. Instead we are going to buy for less fortunate children. We aren't the only ones who are helping others this holiday season. Here at the bank each branch is adopting a local family, Mom's classes are doing stockings for Reaches, and our church does gifts for children in South Dakota. I would encourage everyone to reach out to someone less fortunate this year. Times are hard for everyone, but giving to others will make you feel good. It doesn't take much to make these families happy. If you are intersted in adopting a family please let me know. You can choose the size of family you adopt. Once you choose you will be given a list of likes, sizes and wants for that specific family. Just let me know.

Better late than never.......

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I really am super busy. It seems like this time of year is always the busiest. Every weekend from now until Jan 1st has something going on. This upcoming weekend will be a busy one for sure. Friday is Kristy's Birthday!!!!! We are having a get together with her that night, and my gift to her is working on Saturday for her. I know I know it doesn't sound like much, but to her its better than gold. It means she can have a little more fun since she won't have to get up super early Saturday morning. Saturday night I have to cook for dinner at church on Sunday. We are having pastor appreciation, and I am going all out. As of right now I am making cornbread salad, a cheesecake, fruit salad and homemade rice krispies! Shew on top of all that I am trying to decide where to have our Christmas pictures made. We have used Portrait Innovations the last two years and I love that you get the pictures that day, but the backdrops are always the same. I wanted something different this year. I have some options. First is Southern Charm Portraits with Rebekah Stanfill. I really like her, but she is so hard to get an appointment with. Next is Sophie Mac Photograpghy with Bethany Fritz. She just started her photography business and her website looks great. Kristy's aunt that did our girl pics is great too! I just don't know who to choose. Does anyone know of anymore local photographers?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pictures from the Foothills Fall Festival

You can't see the rock Tim has his feet propped up on, but he sat like that all night. He was on the phone with Jordy in this pic. See the guy in the background holding the TV? Yep that's right that guy was a true gators fan. He kept walking around trying to get reception on that cute little mini tv! Everybody around us were laughing at him all night. I wonder who won?
Newlyweds! Aren't they cute? This was the first time we had been out with them since they have been married, and we had a blast!
I love this pic. I don't think we look that much alike, but everyone else does! Someone asked us if we were twins the other day! I was like ummmmm dude are you blind?

Here are some pictures from our trip to the foothills fall festival. Sorry it has taken so long, but I have had so much going on lately.

Friday, October 17, 2008

East Tennessee

Living in East Tennessee is awesome. There are so many fun things to do and cool places to visit. I use a website to find upcoming events in knoxville and surrounding counties and I found this. It's a list of the top 7 attractions in East Tennessee. I have been to all but one. If you are looking for things to do in east Tennessee check out
Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #1: Dollywood
Dollywood by far has got to be the biggest attraction in East Tennessee. Each year thousands of people flock to Dollywood. These people actually come from all over the country to enjoy this theme park. For those of you who aren't familiar with Dollywood, it's a theme park owned by country music legend Dolly Parton. The park has several rides, shows, gift shops, and even a museum. This attraction is very affordable costing around $50 for adults and $36 for children.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #2: Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Gap is one of the most beautiful places in East Tennessee. I grew up only 20 miles from the Cumberland Gap area and have spent many days hiking through the area. One of the top attractions in Cumberland Gap would have to be the tri-state marker. After a short climb, you will actually be able to stand in three states at once (Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia). Also the views are amazing.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #3: Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg has something to offer everyone. Whether you love skiing, shopping, theme parks, or games you'll find something to do at Ober Gatlinburg. Many people are confused and think this East Tennessee attraction is only open in the winter, but you can actually enjoy Ober Gatlinburg all year long.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #4: American Museum of Science and Energy

If you know your history, you will know that part of East Tennessee was very important in the war against Japan. In Oak Ridge Tennessee the atomic bomb was built. While you won't be able to visit the area where the bomb was built, you can still enjoy a wonderful museum in Oak Ridge. The American Museum of Science and Energy has two floors of wonderful exhibits that children and parents can both enjoy. Best of all, adults will only pay $5 and admission for children is only $3.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #5: Ruby Falls

There's a good chance you may have seen a sign at one point that said, "Visit Ruby Falls" or "Come See Ruby Falls." Ruby Falls is beautiful cave located in Chattanooga. This underground cavern was so beautiful that the person who discovered it actually named it after his girlfriend. All of the attractions at Ruby Falls cost under $30 to visit.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #6: Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium is also located in Chattanooga. This aquarium is huge. At the Tennessee Aquarium you will see everything from sharks to otters. This is the perfect East Tennessee attraction for children who love animals. The aquarium also has an IMAX theater. The tickets are also very reasonable costing below $30.

Top 7 Attractions in East Tennessee #7: Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium is home to the Tennessee Vols. If you're a football fan, you must visit this stadium. Neyland Stadium is actually the 3rd biggest college stadium in the country and in 2001 it was voted the most popular college stadium in the country. If you're passing through in the fall, make plans to see a game in this gorgeous stadium.

Trick or Treat

As a child I always looked forward to Halloween. I can remember watching mama make our costumes and trying them on a million times before they were done. Mama always took us to the same neighborhoods and we always went with the same kids. I can remember filling up two and three buckets of candy each!

Well now as an adult of a whole 22 years I hate Halloween. Okay maybe hate is too strong of a word, but I really don't like to be scared! A couple of years ago we went to a local haunted forest. I was completely frightened! At the end a man comes out with a chainsaw, well it just so happen that he knew me. He had on a mask so I had no clue who he was, he ended up chasing me to truck! I promise I have never run that fast in my entire life. At some point Tim realized who this guy was and got in on the scaring too. Just as I was about to fling the truck door open Tim locked it!!!!!!! I was pissed!

That same year we went to a haunted cave. Looking back it probably wasn't as scary as I made it out to be, but I still didn't like it. My main problem there was that they kept getting in my face. Tim had told me not to act scared. He said they come after the ones that look terrified. Guess what.......they did.

The closer Halloween gets the more scary stuff everyone wants to do. I am thinking the next couple of weekends I will be at home alone. Tim is bound and determined to be scared and I would rather not be scarred for life. lol

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"red day" pictures

Here are some pictures from Monday. I promise to post more just not tonight. Tonight I am too tired to look at this screen for another minute. Maybe one day I will have high speed at home!!!!!!! In the mean time here are some to enjoy..............

This look is priceless! You can see my reflection in his sunglasses. Can't you tell he just loves to have his picture taken? I love the "porta potty" in the background!

I really like this pic. Tim was propped up waiting for his dad to come out. He sorta looks like a little boy waiting on his daddy to come home from work.

I was propped up on Tim's four wheeler. It was kinda relaxing just to lay in the sun and nap. Tim kept asking me how I was laying in the hot sun with all those clothes on, but I just soaked it up! Did I mention I love heat? You can see Megan's PINK helmet in this pic, I love it!
You can barely see him, but thats Tim's dad in his buggy. I realize that not everyone knows about coal mining so here is a quick lesson........ That thing that Marvin is on is a modified golf cart, but its called a buggy in the coal mining world. They ride on it inside the mine from break to break. The buggy is pretty cool, the mine is not! If you have a problem with mice then stay out of the mines! The mice are more like rats and they are huge!!!!!!!!!
That mound is coal. It was about half that size when we first got there, and by the time we left it had gotten so high they had to move it. It has to be taken to the washer and then put on trains.

Megan wasn't really sure if she wanted to use the "porta potty" or not. I can't really say that I blame her.
I really don't know what this look is for.

Last one.......

Tonight is the last Presidental debate before the election. I would guess that half the people on the planet will be watching. For McCain's sake I hope the beating comes swift and quick. lol (That was for you Kristy) Anyway I found this picture online and it reminded me of Tim's puppy Flash. I think I will dress Flash up for Halloween as Obama! I wonder if he would wear the mask? lol Okay Tim will not be letting me do that, but its a thought.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Red days on the calendar

I love love love red days on the calendar! For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about a red day is a holiday. Like yesterday which was Columbus day. Normally when Tim and I both have a day off we go four wheeling and yesterday was no different. Me, Tim and Megan rode over to the mine that their dad is working at. We left around 11 a.m. (an hour later than tim wanted to leave) and got to the mine about 12:45. We wanted to surprise Tim's dad so we didn't tell him we were coming. Well we probably should have, because he could have told us he would be underground from 12:30 til about 2:30. So we just missed him. When we pulled up some of the men said he would be right back. Yeah right at 20 after 2 we loaded up to head home and right before we pulled out here he came! It was pretty funny. The look on his face was priceless. We didn't get to go in the mine this time, but he said we can next time. After we left the mine we went up to Bullock cemetary to shoot Tim's pistol. Tim shot first and he was good, then it was my turn, I didn't hit anything but air! Megan shot next and she hit on the first time! She was a regular Annie Oakley. Now that Tim has his gun permit he has been looking for a new pistol, and I can see why. When Tim was shooting the sight came off! He popped it back on, but I think that is def a sign that he needs a new pistol. All in all it was a great "red" day! I can't wait for the next one! lol

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Foothills Fall Festival

I was all bundled up waiting on Josh Turner to come on stage. Tim kept laughing at me because he had a short sleeve shirt on, and I had on a sweatshirt and blanket. Cassie was cold too!

Shew what a day we had yesterday. This weekend was the foothills fall festival in Maryville. We have been the last two years and saw some great artists both years. The festival is 3 days of concerts, arts and crafts and kiddie land. The whole thing only costs $35 per ticket. Friday night the concerts start at 6 p.m. but they are only local artists. Saturday is the only day we get to go since we have church on Sunday. Cassie and I got up early and went on up to get good seats. The seating is first come first serve and you have to bring your own chairs. We lucked up and got to park right at the park entrance. When we were parking I saw that they hadn't opened the gates yet and was really excited thinking we would get GREAT seats! Well we got in line and waited a few minutes, finally we got down to the tent to get our wristbands and the lady said "oh I am sorry you have to get your wristband at the other tent." Ok I got a little mad, I mean c'mon we got in line where they told us to and we waited just like everyone else, but we turned around and went back. I was thinking here we got up early, drove like maniacs to get here, stood in line and now we are gonna get horrible seats! Well much to my surprise we got GREAT seats! We set up right under a tree and had some good shade. Cassie and I set up the chairs and rode the shuttle over to the mall. We ate lunch and shopped til the boys got there, and then we all rode back to the park for the concerts. Something we hadn't noticed before was this rock in front of my and Tim's chairs. He used it as a footrest the whole night. I even got a picture of him all propped up talking to jordy. It was pretty funny. Toward the end of the night it started to get a little chilly, but other than that we had a really great day. Cassie and I got to spend some quality sister time! Billy Ray Cyrus was okay, Jason Aldean was good, but Josh Turner was the BEST! I warned Tim that I may be falling for a new guy. lol More pics are coming I promise. I can't wait til next year!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Save the dates

May 1st and 2nd 2009. These are the dates of the 2009 Relay for Life. Today was our first comittee meeting. We went over all the details from last year and how we are going to make it even better this year. Last year we had 17 teams so our goal for this year is 25. I know that is a reachable goal and I plan on making it my personal goal. Our monetary goal for 2009 is $70,000. I know that sounds like a lot, but we raised $59,000 last year! We can do it, but we need lots of help. We need your help! If you are interested in becoming a comittee member, being a team captain, joining a team or making a monetary donation let me know. Our actual kickoff is going to be held at Ayers Realty on November 13th (Thursday) at 8:30 a.m. I hope to see a big turnout for the event. All team captain meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. I will post the location of the first meeting when it is decided. If you have any questions or suggestions let me know!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I found this on the photographers blog. That one of daddy and cassie at the top cracks me up. She was asking for more money and he had his pockets turned out. Cass and Josh both look like models in the black and white ones. I love the one of mom and susie with their shoes off. The bathtub pics are def my favorite of the whole wedding though. If you want to see all of the pictures go to click on online proofing and find cassie and josh. Your email address is the password.