Friday, December 4, 2009

Dillon and Cool Schools!

We have been waiting for the last few days, excitedly waiting for Channel 4 to come and let us show everyone why Warren County High School was selected as "Cool School"!
Early...........about 2 a.m. this morning, Dillon and I were up getting things ready so we could be out there early to help Pam Youngblood. We had all sorts of goodies that she had asked me to make and she had asked me to put together this HUGE basket we had for them. After I fixed the 4 delicious trays for the crew, I got my goodies for their gift basket together. I will put more pictures on when I get a chance.
The picture above is about 3:55 a.m. this morning. He and Mr. Bennett are presenting our wonderful new friend his very own WCHS shirt! Dillon was beyond excited. He was in one of the games and was the teen who gave Snowbird the HUGE basket.
Thank you to everyone who donated items for it! It was a MONSTER! We had Homemade baked goodies to Canned Garden Goodies to a darling Tea Towel to their favorites: Twinkies and Mountain Dew (we also threw in some Sundrop) to the MOST Precious Gingerbread Cookies the Special Education Kids made and decorated! Of Course I put the in the very front of the basket! To me....that was the best thing in there!
I will put more pictures on when I get a chance! The kids and faculty were awesome! Thank you to all who donated and who worked so hard to make today special!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Prayer Request

We have some prayer requests that we would like to share with you. Please pray for each one of these people, they are all having battling different and same illnesses.
Linda Golden
Linda King
Brenda Moore
These ladies are all battling Cancer.
Angela Black (Gennean and Richard Black's daughter)
Mary Freeman
These ladies are battling MS. Angela is in the hospital in Jackson seeking treatment and Mary is in a hospital in Nashville seeking treatment.
Please keep them in your prayers!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Happy 22nd Birthday To John Ryan!

A Happy Happy Birthday to John Ryan today! We are celebrating his 22nd Birthday!
He is pictured with his beautiful girlfriend/fiance' Kaitom (We call her Kadom....someone thought I had misspelled her name on a post from back in the Spring not knowing why I spelled it that way. Her Mother Kim calls him Junior! Go Figure!)
We are so proud of John Ryan....he was on the Dean's List 4 STRAIGHT Semesters and has only two more Semesters after this one before he is finished and graduated College! He will have degrees from two Colleges. He completed his first Minor back in the Spring and will finish his other Minor and his Major this time next year! Way to go son! We are sooooo proud of you and love you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

WYG Halloween Party 2009

This year Shelby and Jessi hosted the Westwood Youth Group to a Costume Party Halloween Night. The kids had so much fun....he's a few pictures from the night.... Costume Contest Winners: L to R Macrae Thomsen, Kelsey Jones, and Dillon Tubb (& Toto hidden down in the basket)
They were so funny....they made their "Grand Entrance" singing the Wizard of Oz song...."We're Off To See The Wizard..." The three won a $50 Gift Card. Dillon was the winner of the Apple Bobbing Contest. He got 15 apples in 30 seconds. He won a $10 I Tunes card.
Trevor Moore and Katie are having a blast! Trevor is an ever so wonderful can of Sundrop and Katie is wearing one of her ballet costumes and she's a Twinkle Star....
Annie and Molly Wilmore are so cute! Annie was Daphne and Molly was Strawberry Shortcake. These two girls are the sweetest and are beautiful on the inside and outside!
Here's a picture of the entire group!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

The Sanderson Sisters in the movie Hocus Pocus is one of our "favorites" this time of year!
We hope that everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Know It's Autumn, But....I Just Want To Think About Summer!

Well we all know that it's Autumn....the air is crisp in the mornings, we've had our first frost and hard freeze....but I just can't get Summer off my mind!
This picture is just another wonderful example of God's creative power! Georgetown is a beautiful place! This picture makes me want to dig my toes into the sand and forget about winter coming! I can almost hear the waves now.....

Katie Update...

We went to see Dr. Christofersen yesterday afternoon. He did several X-Rays and Thank The Lord it isn't broken. She does have something very unusual for someone of her age....she has Tendinitis in her hand and wrist. She has to wear a soft cast on it for about 4 weeks. We are so thankful for this. Please keep her in your prayers...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Off to TOA Again....

Well we are off to TOA again today. Katie started complaining Sunday night that her left hand was the same place she broke it back in the spring. We have an apt. today in Nashville.....I pray that it isn't broken again.
Please keep her in your prayers!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jr. BETA Induction

Today Katie was inducted with several other students at WCMS into the Jr. BETA Club. Mrs. Gibbs said to each one of the students, "You have been chosen by your teachers because you are the Best of The Best".
Close up of the Entire Group

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ag Day 2009

As promised, I took several pictures of Ag Day, but I can only get this one to upload quickly, gotta run and take care of my Mother....She's fallen again. Please keep her in your prayers!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall Break 2009

Yesterday afternoon Fall Break began for my kids. We are excited about having the next 10 days off from school!
I will post the pictures from Ag Day from yesterday just as soon as possible. I will also post some pictures of what we are into during fall break.
Check back soon!!!
Also, please put my MIL & John's Step-Mother on your prayer list. My MIL will be having some test run this next week and John's Step-Mother is in Centennial Hospital. She has had two surgeries and three hospital stays in the last two weeks.
Dillon is still taking orders for FFA. If you can't reach us by phone, e-mail us at and I will have him call you.
Have a safe and happy week!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

FFA Thanksgiving & Christmas Orders

Dillon will begin taking orders for the 2009 FFA Holiday Sales beginning tomorrow. He will have his catalog with all items and prices listed. If you are interested in ordering, please leave a comment, send an e-mail to or call 931-212-7303. Payment for orders are due upon ordering. You must specify if you want your order deliverable for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Getting Ready for Ag Day 2009

Ag Day will be this Thursday at WCHS. This is a picture of Dillon last year just before Sid cranked up the BIG Truck. Dillon will be showing again this year as well! I can't wait to post the pictures of this years Show and Parade.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

God's Blessings....

Katie took this picture of a beautiful Tennessee sunrise, early one morning a few weeks ago.
This picture was taken on the way to one of Katie's basketball games. This picture and the one below, we call them "Heaven Stairs".

What a beautiful site! God blesses us with more than we will ever know.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Simply Joy Catering Blogspot Is Back Up And Running!

I was having some web page problems for a little while on my Simply Joy Catering Blogspot. I have worked those "kinks" out today and have most of everything restored.

Of course, I have lots of pictures to get posted and will have those up and running tomorrow! I have posted a few tonight, but...more will be up tomorrow. Stop by and look at some of my work at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Angela!

Our family would like to wish our sweet cousin Angela Heffington a Big Happy Birthday!
Enjoy your special day!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 09/11/01

We will never forget!

"Snake Fence"

The "Snake Fencing" is flying around here....Tommy & Patti you can come borrow some of ours! We're "Snake Safe"! lol
We even have managed to have a "Snake Corral".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Sweet Note For Today....

God Is Good!

Last year Linda King designed this logo using similarities from Life is Good. Without God, life is good, but with God, life is everlasting!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Terrific Tuesday's

The last few days have been absolutely crazy. In the last couple of weeks Dillon has received two letters from two separate Organizations recognizing his Academic Excellence. The first letter he received he was asked to study abroad in Europe with other students from David Lipscomb in Nashville. We have already been through all of the "junk" mailings when John Ryan was a High School student and "weed" through all of the junk mailings. He was extremely honored when he received this letter. He will be even more excited when he gets home today to read the letter he received in the mail. He has been invited to be a Student Ambassador in Australia the Summer of 2010. What a great adventure! I can't wait to see and hear his response!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We Love Church Signs and Good Bill Boards....

With all of the church signs and bill boards we have seen over the past few years, this one is the best! We just had to share it with you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rest In Peace Auntie B

Our hearts have been saddened today. This afternoon, our wonderful friend Mona called us from Kaneohe, HI to give us the sad news that her Auntie B had passed away. Auntie B was 95 and would have been 96 in just a couple of weeks.

When we visited them back in 2006, we got to meet Auntie B. She reminded us so much of Auntie AhHow who lives in Virginia. Mona and Auntie AhHow came to our wedding back in 1985. Auntie B lived with Mona, Gordon, Leeya, & Scott. We got a hoot out of Auntie B and Grandma Fujimoto. They were a site together. We really got tickled when we heard that they went together by themselves to Vegas twice a year just to go to the casino's. Can't you see them little Chinese lady and one little Japanese lady? (Auntie B is Chinese and Grandma Fujimoto is Japanese) When we visited, Auntie B fixed us every morning fresh baked bread, fresh papaya, and some of her homemade Passion Fruit jelly. Of course at night she and Grandma Fujimoto would have a wonderful supper fixed for everyone to enjoy together. We also got tickled at how matriculate Auntie B would have the house, inside and outside. It was spotless! She even swept the yard, the curb, and the street in front of their home. Nothing was out of place. All of the beautiful tropical plants were beautiful like they were in a botanical garden. It was funny to see her tell Liache (their Red Chow who lives in the house) to hush in Chinese. I can still smell the bread just fresh from the oven.....

Mona you all are in our prayers and we will miss Auntie B very much! We just wish that our kids could have met her and got to know such a wonderful lady.....In Hawaii, Mona & Gordon's kids called us Auntie Joy and Uncle John. They all are more than friends.........their our family!

Rest In Peace Auntie B.....We Love You!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

An E-Mail Forwarded....Enjoy

"Good morning," said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground.
The man slowly looked up.
This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.
His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before. "Leave me alone," he growled....
To his amazement, the woman continued standing.
She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.
"No," he answered sarcastically.. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away!"
The woman's smile became even broader..
Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.
"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone!"
Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..
"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet.. Will you help me?"
The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"
"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."
"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything!"
"This is a good deal for you, Jack," the officer answered. "Don't blow it."
Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived...
The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. "What's going on here, officer?" he asked, "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"
"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.
"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business."
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"
"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."
"And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"
"What business is that of yours?"
"I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."
The woman smiled again, "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle.. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"
"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."
"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"
"Yes, ma'am. That would be very nice.."
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."
The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.
"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."
She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently. "Jack, do you remember me?"
Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes.. "I think so -- I mean, you do look familiar."
"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."
"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.
"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."
Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."
"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to goover to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."
"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.
"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel director of mycompany. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet.. If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."
There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.
"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank
Jesus... He led me to you."
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways...
"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And..And thank you for thecoffee." If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.
If you have missed some of my emails, you might have missed a laugh.
But, if you have missed knowing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you have missed everything in the world!
Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always and don't forget that when you "cast your bread upon the waters," you never know how it will be returned to you..

God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart..

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


A young wife sat on a sofa on
a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother....As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter 'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then;
do things with them.' 'Remember that 'Sisters' means
ALL the women...Your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.' What a funny piece of advice!'
the young woman thought...
Haven't I just gotten married?Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned: THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do -
Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT.........
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles arebetween you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your lifewill be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much wewould need each other. Every day, we need each other still.
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Call Out To Ronnie Maye

We got a comment today from a former Co-Worker Ronnie Maye who lives now in sunny California.

Ronnie, when you ready this....send us your e-mail address to ours which is:

It was wonderful to hear from Ronnie today and would love to keep in contact!

Hope to hear from you soon Ronnie, John

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Challenge To You.....

You will notice on the right the quote for 08/18/2009 is:

"Be an example to your children of one who loves her neighbor as herself through random acts of kindness. Lend a helping hand to a busy neighbor, or take time out of a busy day to simply say hello."

This is our challenge to you for today and really.....every day.......say hello to those you meet, greet them with a smile, lend a helping hand to someone "out of your comfort zone" but most of your neighbor!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Please Pray For The Percy Borders Family....

Today after church, I received a phone call, one that I really hated to receive. I work with a wonderful man by the name of Percy Borders. Percy works at the garage where I work at. Percy has been haunted for some time now with the loss of his children. His children passed away in a house fire. Percy was divorced from his children's Mother. The children burned up in the fire. He has grieved his heart out. Percy took his life last night. He loved his children and missed them deeply. I can not image how he felt, but it will not be the same at work with Percy gone. Percy always asked me about my wife. He loved her as well. Percy loved her Ya Ya stories.

Our family along with our "work family" will greatly miss Percy. I think I will miss him the most. When I talked to him Thursday at work, he was his "usual self". It never failed, he always would ask me about my wife. They met a few years ago around Christmas. They hit it off immediately. I sure will miss my 'Ole Buddy Percy. He was a good one!
Please keep his family in your prayers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Passing Of A Young One.....

Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Brad Dodd.
Brad was the 24 year old fiancee' of Tabetha Heffington. Last night Brad passed away without any warning on the way to his Mother's home in Hendersonville. Brad realized he was sick and knew he had to get help. Brad passed away before reaching help.

Tabetha, her family, and of course his family are at a loss. Brad had battled cancer and was a survivor and had gotten clean reports from all of his follow ups. They found out through his autopsy that he had a massive heart attack. His aorta was 75% bocked.

Talking with Tabetha today, she realizes that "You must be ready for that day." Knowing that she is talking about the day that God decides to call us home.

We would like to share these passages with you:

(New American Standard Bible)

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me."

John 14:3 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."

Revelations 21:1ff "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And he said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." Then He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the ones who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost."

Our hearts are pouring out to the Heffington and Dodd Families.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our Challenge To Everyone: "Go Gold!"

The Gold Ribbon™

The Gold Ribbon™ is the official ribbon of childhood cancer awareness symbol. It is endorsed by families of children with cancer worldwide, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, support groups, friends, caregivers, and treatment centers. The Gold Ribbon™ Campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness was started in 1997 by Gigi Thorsen. She was inspired to launch this childhood cancer awareness campaign by the life of her daughter Kelsey. Cherish, remember and pay tribute to your child and all children who has or has had cancer by purchasing a gold ribbon and displaying it proudly.

Remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! We can "Paint The Town Pink" why not "Go Gold in Town and The Internet too"! Copy and paste the logo and help spread the much needed awareness of Childhood Cancer!

This post is in honor of all of the children who are battling cancer and those who have lost the battle.

Children are our future!

It has been asked..."Where in the world have you been?"

If we have received one e-mail asking....."Where in the world is your blog?", we've received a hundred. There has not been anything or anyone for any reason to cause us to delete our past posts.
We haven't been "surfing" the blogs very much lately. With all of our daily routines, we just simply haven't had much time for anything. We did take a long look and thought about a post that our cousin Paige Todd had on her last published post. Paige closed her page for lookers except family and friends who she only approves of. Paige and Dathan have two small children and they love sharing their pictures of their children just like we all do. Paige has a real legitimate claim.....there are alot of folks out there who just don't need to know everything that is going on in your life especially with your children. The internet is a wonderful place if you are there for the right reason. There are people who have an enjoyment of looking and reading about all of the wonderful things happening in your lives, but....there area really sick people who use the internet for other things......things that are just plain ole' wrong. We live in a time where sexual predators roam the internet freely. It is a sad world when we have to put a limit on things that we really would love for everyone to see.
We started our blog for our family members and our friends who live in other states and half way across the they could see our children grow up. Maybe in the near future, when time will allow us, to set up a private blog for our childrens pictures and what's going on in our lives. If you wish to be put on that list, please leave a comment below and we'll make sure and let you know when we get it up and running! But for now, we are going to use our blogspot for uplifting quotes and scriptures and uplifting verses.
Please pray for all of the sick and the ones who have lost loved ones!
The Tubb Family