Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are extremely large, completely aquatic salamanders native to the eastern United States. The largest hellbender ever recorded was nearly 21/2 ft. long.

Below: Mizuki Takahashi holding an Andrias japonicus, or Japanese Giant Salamander, while visiting my home country.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Eleven years and Counting!

Sunday, July 18th Jodie and I celebrated our 11 Anniversary!

Paster John Lee (Jodie's Grandfather)

Jodie, you are the best mum and wife. I have in you what I always dreamt. I'm proud to say you're my best friend and lover. And I look forward to holding your hand and taking walks with you for decades to come. Thanks for everything you do. You are appreciated. 

Wedding Party: Tish, Shawn, Kelly, Jodie, Chris, Corbin, Matt, Eric

MG Getaway Car

Crow Family

Mom and I

Swafford/Dean Family

The boys checking out my car fixing prowess. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Rafting on the Hiawassee

Three Weekends of Rafting with Friends! Sadie and Jacks are starting to expect a trip to the river on Saturdays. 

Great Grandmothers Dean & Shirley joined us for a Picnic.

Look at Us!

Nana enjoying the river all the way from Australia. Thanks for joining us, we wish you could have been with us longer. 

Captain Mike!

Riding the Bull.

One of your groups...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Masters Summer 2010

In the Trees and only a few more classes to go!

Amber and Sadie playing at Red Robin

Study Group!

Marty teaching Wild Edibles.