Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Videos 2008!

Sadie loved carrying presents to everyone this year!
Matt & Carl played toss with Sadie. She loves and demands lots of attention. 
Visiting Bill & Betty's home Christmas Day. Ian was enjoying the opportunity to build a ginger bread house. Great grandpa Swafford was bragging about his great grandchildren.
Jodie, Sadie, & I have had a wonderful Christmas Day. Thanks to all our family and friends. 

Christmas 2008!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Old Days!

Wow! Days-gone-by are being revived, Youree (Kim) Mattison is digging out old pictures and they're popping all over. 
Spandex was and is atrocious. Nineties attire

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Catching Up!

Posts! There has been little time to post however Christmas break has started. Catchup on the Swafford's doings:

Good time with the Nudd Family: MobileMe Gallery - Garrett & Joy's Christmas Party

Indian Food At the Swafford's Home: MobileMe Gallery - Friends Sabbath Lunch Indian Food

Thanksgiving At Great Grandpa Swafford's Home:  MobileMe Gallery - Thanksgiving 2008

Jodie & Sadie's Trip to Auz: MobileMe Gallery - Fall Trip To Austalia 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chocolate Éclairs

Jodie's Eclairs Recipes


1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

2 cups Foster Clark's Custard Power Vanilla 
2 1/2 cups full cream
1 tablespoon vanilla 
1/4 cup powder sugar

1. Place butter and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, add flour in parts. Remove from heat if needed. Beat until smooth then place in a mixing bowl. Let cool.
2. Fold one eggs at-a-time into mixture until all eggs have been added. 
3. Place small amounts of mixture on a wax paper covered cookie trey. Cook at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes. Cool on a cake wire. 
4. Make custard as directed, let cool in fridge. Whip full cream, vanilla, and sugar until mixture will stand on its own. Fold whipping cream mixture into custard. Pipe into cool puffs.
5. Melt chocolate of your liking and drizzle over puffs. 

Eclairs can be made in about an hour. 

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mark & Brenda Hagan

Mark Christopher Hagan & Brenda Lee Royer

November 23, 2008

Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church

Mark & Brenda the wedding was beautiful! We wish you God's blessings in your marriage.  

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fall Leaves...

The trees are wonderful here at this time... The leaves are piling up and up...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Murray Duffy

Murray Duffy is here and growing quickly. Congratulations to the Tyler and & Jackie (Degrave). 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Civic Duty Done!

We voted early this year! Dad waited about 20 minutes when he voted and I waited about 40 minutes. I used my drivers license to vote while dad only used a credit card! No pictures ID for him. 

The woman in front of him had three or four voter registration cards. The cards had been mailed to her house. She was figuring some type of fraud was taking place. Who knows! I will just hope the whole process does not turn out to be a bigger mess than the last election.  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm Getting Bigger!

Sadie and I treated Jodie to a day of shop therapy on Friday! We saved
over $80 dollars after we get back all the rebates. I guess that makes
for a wonderful day.
Jodie came running in this morning with a big smile. "I have something
to wear!"

Jodie is as big as she was at seven months and she is only five months
along so far!

Wish her good luck flying with Sadie in two weeks to Australia and
then again in two weeks returning back to the USA. I think Sadie is
worried her seat will be taken by her little brother.

Eating Apple Pie, Cutting Pumpkin, and Having a Bath at Grandpaw & Grandmother's

Round two! I'm eating for two Liesl...

Look at me! 

I've got hair!

Anyone for a Drink!

More Pictures at: MobileMe Gallery - Dad's Paper Bag Apple Pie

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Playing in the Leaves!

Fall Fun...

Monkey Child Learns to Climb!

We took Sadie to the park on Sabbath and she shocked us by climbing everything! Enjoy the video Grandparents!

Video to come... it was to large to upload...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saint Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida

Fall Break 2008

Sadie, Jodie, and I all enjoyed a week on the beach, despite the pint of blood we gave to the mosquitos.

"More Beach Daddy!" Sadie is talking more and more each day. She is currently working out who owns what, with statements like "Daddy's shoes, Mummy's shoes, Sadie's shoes (sounds like Sasie's shoes).

Sadie loved all the sand and swimming with Alley the $2 float.

Additional Pictures: 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another Oil Pan!

Danny & Cyd came down to go camping with us. Well we said we could
only camp on the pavement...we changed our mind. Only a few hundred
feet down the flat smooth gravel road I managed to put a hole in the
oil pan. It was just another $300!

More Pictures to Come...

I hope to post a few more pictures before we leave tomorrow for

Here We Go Aunt Liesl! Pictures at Last...

Sadie Loves Trucks! She starts everyday saying "Truck, Mummy's Truck."

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rhoda Harrall on TV! Family Star...

"Come quick!" 

Jodie was watching Law & Order on September 23 while I was working on school work. She called me to see Rhoda on the TV. Dad's cousin made it on the local new... While this is not a staring role for a new career; it is a once off family member on TV. 

Rhoda sorry to here people are ripping off members of your community however we are excited to see you on TV. 

(I have a copy of the video and will send it to you via email if you are interested. I'm not able to post it as I don't have rights to put video from WRCB on the web.) 

Monday, August 4, 2008

No Pictures...

I keep getting errors when I try to upload the pictures. I will try again later.... is working...The pictures are on and it very late on a work night....


Chattanooga's water quality people, the forestry people, and the conservation fisheries guys all teamed up with George Bartnic of the Chattanooga Aquarium for a teacher's day on two Tennessee rivers the Ocoee and the Conasauga. The Project WET workshop offered a fun time to learn actives to be used in the classroom while learning about current research and research techniques.
The workshop is offered twice a year at no cost to teachers. Come join next year's group.

Uncel Joe

Joe attended a wedding all pimped in while... You looked good... Checkout the handsome Aussie!

Floating the Hiwassee

Sabbath with church friends! With the summer heat melting most everything and everyone we headed off to Paddies Bridge for a little floating action and a picnic. Good times...

Last Day of Membership! TN Aquarium...

Sadie & I visited the Aquarium on my last day of Summer. Tomorrow Friday (Aug 1 2008) I have to report to school meetings. As it was also our last day of our membership Sadie and I when for a last splash; Sadie likes very much all the touch pools. Leaving me to wounder if the docent's questioning looks of "has your child ever seen water" or "does your child not have a bath at home" are for real.

Sadie looking in at the river otters and her friend Fred the turtle.

School is Open! SMMHS

Fifty years of effort has paid off! Signal Mountain has Middle/High School. July 30th the ribbon was cut and the new school began...

Sadie at the opening and a picture of my new science lab.