Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SHE'S B-A-A-C-K!!!!

SIGH....Ashlynn had been gone for a WHOLE week and
I was missing her so very, very much...

everything was so quiet...

so still...

so neat & tidy...

But happy days are HERE again! SHE'S BACK!!! YAY!! WHOO-HOO!!
She had a GREAT time in Mississippi visiting McCain Daddy and Grandma, but goodness we were glad to have her home. The house was much more normal...
more lively...

more fun...

and just a tad messier...

Looks like Gary and I weren't the only ones
happy about her being home:

We REALLY missed you! :)


While Tucker and tractors will almost certainly always be a winning combination, three of the Freeman Four recently realized just how much Tucker enjoys the rumble and rolling of big rigs. Recently during a trip to Tuscaloosa, AL, Tucker broke down into quite a fancy alternative to his "Tractor Dance," when a few 18-wheelers breezed by on the highway next to Captain D's. When one of the big rigs blew their horn (thanks to big sis Ashlynn's understanding of trucker sign language), Tucker exploded into a frenzy of toe-tapping, leg bopping, head banging, arm waving dance moves.

Too bad we didn't have our camera at the moment...


we DID have the camera ready
when much to Tucker's DELIGHT,
one of those metal stallions of the road
arrived in our driveway
for Gary to weld.

  • Tucker not only danced, he clapped and squealed at such a sight and he could not WAIT to test out that massive engine power.
  • Being the kind-hearted son that he is, Tucker knew he couldn't hog all the fun for himself, so he graciously allowed Gary to try out the driver's seat.
It was an exciting day in the Freeman household...at least for one small member of our humble home.

dogs, river water, and tractors...

  • Ahh...the river at Pickensville...with Ashlynn gone to Mississippi to visit her McCain family and the house lonely (and unusually quiet), we decided to jaunt down to Pickensville and join the elder Freemans for some peaceful grillin' on the river.
  • Here is the "Head Grill Master of the Lamar County School of Technology" at work. No, really, Gary honest-to-goodness owns that title, courtesy of Coach Moss and the crew at the Vo-Tech. We know why too - boy can he grill a mean burger!
  • Tucker kept his grandpa busy while picking up tips on "Da-Da's" method of grilling.

  • Of course, the Freeman Canine Crew was in attendance. This is Mitzi...she's the smallest Feist dog I have ever seen. I promise you, her little leg bones are no bigger than a pencil!

  • Lil'Bit spent much of her time hiding from the camera. Unlike her sister Mitzi (who hammed it up every chance she got), Lil'Bit was less enthusiastic about her photo-op.
  • Tucker and his Grandma (and Lil'Bit) goin' on a walk. Wonder what they might find on their mini-adventure?

  • Why I believe it IS a tractor! This definately calls for Tucker's tractor expertise and the owners should not be shortchanged out of his careful inspection!

  • After stuffing ourselves with too much burger, family fun, and tractor-inspecting, we admired the setting sun as it dipped below the river's horizon and cruised toward home.