Caroline’s Birth12/9 and Dedication 12/18/2011

9 12 2011

John 16:21 “A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Caroline was born at appx. 9:40 p.m. (Alaska time) on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Mother and baby are doing great. There were a host of family members present to welcome her arrival.

Caroline arrives home!

We had Caroline’s dedication today.

Thanksgiving Day 2011

26 11 2011

The day started off with Josh, Kati, Al, Amanda the Fleet Feet Turkey Trot 8K in Ridgeland, MS.



Brent’s Graduation

19 05 2011

 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”. Proverbs 9:10

Gail and I have been here in Boone since Monday (May 2nd). We pulled the camper and arrived without incident. We saw a lot of destruction from the tornados that hit MS, AL, and TN and we are praying for those who were affected.

The reason for our visit was to see Brent get his MA in History from Appalachian State University! So here are a few pics from the graduation.

Here we are outside the convocation center (basketball arena)

Two of Brent’s friends and fellow grads. 


Let the show begin!

 The dignitaries.

Brent and another friend David (who has a brother named Doug)  

How long is this going to last?

So maybe we didn’t pick the best place to sit?

The happy grad and his two “girls.” I think they are happy too!


Catching UP Christmas, Baptisms, etc.

7 05 2011

Christmas 2010


My Christmas Present – Not!


Baby Baptisms

Eliza Jane at Christmas 2010

John Paul at Easter 2011

Mom’s Birthday in January 2011

Our Trip to Houston in March 2011


Baseball 2011

Andrew Singing at Church


It’s Not Christmas But It Is White

9 02 2011

Snow again!  We did this last year with David and Janis and had to leave our car.  Don’t think that will happen this time (we have no four wheel drive and no David and Janis) even though we already have 5 and 1/2 inches, and it’s still snowing.

We’ve certainly had some “togetherness” today watching the birds, deer and dreaded squirrels!  Doug walked the “land” and jumped a covey of quail!  His new ten dollar GPS outlined his whole trip, gave him the distance and the area!  That was some deal for all the fun it is!

We have a new baby!!!

20 01 2011

John Paul Purser joined us today!


North Carolina Trip Monday Oct. 18-Sat. 23

24 10 2010

Gail and I had the opportunity to visit Brent, Bregitte and Rosemary last week, and it was a fantastic trip.  The drive takes right at 11 hours, but almost all of it is interstate.

Absolutely beautiful weather and while we may have missed the peak of the autumn leaves “turning,” it was still stunning. 

Brent and I fished a couple of days on Wilson Creek and part of a day on the Watuga River near where they live. Nothing spectacular as far as fish go, but what more could a father ask for than to spend some time on the water with his son in such magnificent surroundings?

Brent and Bregitte took us hiking two days, and that was a blast, too. Bregitte and I hiked 3.6 miles (round trip) up a mountain (Elk Mt?) to an elevation of over 5,000 feet. She had to wait up a couple of times, but I made it.

Of course the highlight of the trip was getting to spend copious amounts with Rosemary. She is a beautiful little girl and so much fun!

Once again we were reminded of how good God has been to us. To be able to spend time with all of our children and our grandchildren is a tremendous blessing. Thank you Jesus!

Here are some pics.