S: M&M Adventures 2010
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. | 2010 was full of memories, new beginnings, second chances and even a few tears. We made some new memories with some old friends and celebrated cherished memories with a few new friends. My mother married the man of her dreams this year at Oakland Manor in Hopkinsville, KY and an abandoned puppy got a second chance at life and placed in loving home. My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary together and our third Halloween. Hand in hand, we endured a rough winter and the loss of loved ones. It was in this year we discovered just how strong and supportive a marriage built on true love and pure intention can be. Thank you for being by my side. I promise to always stand by yours.
2: New Year's Fondue Party
4: Mallory enjoying the Fondue
5: Me, Amy and Mallory
6: We played a little Rock Band on the Playstation
7: Jason Graves rocking the guitar. | Dodger sporting one of the community toys
9: Mother's Day
10: Mom's Wedding Day
11: January 23, 2010
12: Mom and Jeff were married at Oakland Manor in Hopkinsville, KY
14: Linda and Jeff Hussong's Wedding
15: Me, Mom, Jeff and Parker
16: Linda and Jeff Hussong's Wedding
18: Linda and Jeff Hussong's Wedding
20: Harley Sportster 2001
21: Mike made a trade with a friend. A fourwheeler for a motorcycle.
22: We found this little puppy abandoned in the woods while on a fishing trip. She was badly malnourished and had sarcoptic mange. We took her home and nursed her back to health.
23: I posted her story on a bulletin board in the building where I work. An Ark volunteer saw the story and got her placed in the shelter. She was later placed in a home. | Mally
24: Mally had a hard time at the veterinarian's office, but she pulled through and is better than ever. We visited her at the Ark after her recovery. We hardly even recognized her. Her skin condition was in remission and she had grown significantly and packed on some healthy pounds. We tried to take her for a walk but she was so excited she kept tangling herself up in the leash.
26: I ran into this gorgeous lady while visiting Mally at the Ark.
27: She was a Great Pyrenees mix. I almost took her home. Almost.
28: For our wedding anniversary, we went camping/kayaking the Elk River in Kelso, TN. We borrowed a friend's camper and stayed for 3 nights and 4 days. This was the best vacation I had ever been on.
29: The Elk River
30: We stopped along the rocky banks of the Elk to take a few photos
31: Mike posing for his upcoming centerfold.
32: When we weren't kayaking, we were sitting in the sun with our toes in the water
33: This is a shot of the landing that was a few steps from our camper
34: Mike pulled his truck down to the landing so he could play
35: M&M Anniversary
37: M&M Anniversary
38: We made some friends along the way
39: M&M Anniversary
40: Mike and I enjoying our plastic wrapped puddle in the backyard. This is the only way to enjoy summer in the Southeast!
42: Cozzy isn't the best swimmer, so we let him float around in the inflatable turtle.
43: Daisy enjoyed the pool more than we did
45: Random Silliness
46: Random silliness while mixing Cognac & Coke
49: Mike's 1989 Pontiac Firebird
50: Carving pumpkins - a Halloween tradition
52: Some of Mike's best friends came into to town to welcome and celebrate the birth of Rynn Neimann. From left to right: Robin McGee, Layla Neimann, Topher Neimann, Amelia Saint, Jeremy Saint, Me and Mike.
53: Welcoming Rynn Neimann
54: Roland Freeman Dickey December 11, 1939 to December 19, 2010 | On December 19th, 2010, my father was rushed to the hospital in Jackson, AL. He passed away a few hours later due to complications from emphysema, heart blockage and diabetes. His last day was spent outdoors, bird hunting which was something he was passionate about. Mike and I went back to my hometown that Monday and we stayed the week cleaning the property and boxing his personal effects. Christmas plans were canceled, naturally, and I took another week off from work after we returned home. New Years plans were also overlooked during the circumstances. Dad's wishes were for his ashes to be scattered over his champion coon dog, Junior's grave. We planned to do this in February.
56: December brought an great deal of snow accumulation. Work was dismissed for days due to road conditions. We took Dad's Ranger down to Dublin park to see the sites and let the puppies play.
58: Cosmo and Daisy had a blast playing in the snow. It was so deep in spots that it basically swallowed Cosmo.
59: Winter Wonderland
60: It started to sleet and the puppies and I had about all we could take, so we headed back to the house to warm up by the fire.
61: December Snow