Passing of a Great Friend…Jimmy Worley

Mr. Jimmy Worley passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Jimmy David Worley was born on December 26, 1961 in Dickson County,TN to Tempie Jean Workey of Centeville,TN and the late Jimmy Russell Worley. Jimmy was a self-employed computer programmer and a member of Whitson Chapel Church of Christ.
In addition to his mother, Survivors Include:
WIFE:Lorie Worley-Cookeville,TN
BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW:Phil & Lori Worley-Columbia,TN


Whether by strange coincidence or divine guidance,
in the course of our life we cross paths with many people.
Some move toward us, others move away.
Some we choose to remember, others to forget.
But with a special few we seem to have no choice
for each has made an impact on the other
and their memory will live forever.
These people we call friends
–you, to me are such a one.

Dick Innes

Happy Birthday Alli Grace

Alli is the big 4!  We have been celebrating all weekend with friends and family!  Alli is growing up so fast it is hard to believe she is 4.  She loves going to Noah's Ark to school and she also a Cubbie in our AWANA program at church on Wednesday nights.  So her world is full of friends and fun!

Soccer Season Is Here!

Hey gang…I know it has been there a while since we have updated the site.  We have had a busy winter in our family.  God continues to bless our family, our church and our jobs!  Here are some pictures from our 1st Soccer Games of the Season .  Yes, I said games…our little Alli has joined in on the fun!

Chase's team is going to fun to watch this year because most of the team came back from last year and they were playing really good together by the end of last season.  Right now all we need is some warm/dry weather!

New Years Update

It is truly hard to believe 2007 is over!  Our family has had a great, busy and fun year.  And we expect 2008 to be even better!  Santa was very good to us this year…we are sooooo excited about getting a Wii.  This has become our favorite family time.  We bowl, play tennis or box, plus it like family exercise!

Chase is doing great and growing like crazy. He got a new Razor scooter and an  electric guitar (with mini amp) for Christmas. Chase and Leslie are now getting back into the school routine.

Alli is as cute and honoray as she has ever been!  Leslie and I are constantly laughing about the things she says and the attitude she says them. Alli got a new baby stroller, dress-up truck and a leapster (her game-boy, as she calls it) for Christmas.  Alli and I are trying to do better this year at getting to work on time or at least I am trying…

Leslie is getting a, well desired, break from her photography.  This time of year is a little slower, even though we did get to do a wedding in Bristol over the Christmas break.  Leslie worked hard and a lot of extra hours taking pictures this past year and is excited about the opportunities 2008 holds.  And she continues to be the greatest wife and mother ever.

I am, well, trying to slow down after a extremely busy year and just reflex on what has happen.  I will post more on this later, but I know one thing for sure…I am blessed.  I have a lot to be thankful for and many people who support and love my family…and I am grateful.  My family is healthy and happy, I have a wonderful wife, I have a great job and great co-workers and so much more. My work has been very fast paced this last year and there is little sign of it slowing.  God has blessed Tire Company Solutions beyond our wildest dreams this year.  So I am doing great.

We look forward to lots of family fun in 2008!  We pray the same for all of you!  God Bless!

The Virginia Creeper Trail – Day 2

We had such a fun time on Tuesday, we knew we wanted to ride more of the trail on Wednesday, but we were not sure which part of the trail.  We decided to go for the gusto…Whitetop Station!  Whitetop Station is the other end of the Creep Trail and is also the highest in elevation.  The best part, there are shuttles which take you and your bike to the top of the trail in Whitetop Station and then you ride back to Damascus.

The total ride is about 18 miles with several places to stop and rest or take some pictures.  The ride includes an elevation drop of 1700 feet in a very low grade downhill ride, 30+ bridges, unbelievable scenery, lots of water to see and very little work!

We have to say thanks to Janice, one of the great people we met on the trail, for all the pictures, since all we had was my cell phone camera.  Janice was kinda enough to take some for us!  (The Barn is just for you Janice!)  This trail is a great place to do outdoor shots!  Here is a link to all the pictures:  Creeper Trail (White's Point) Pictures

After about 10 miles, we stopped in a little town called Taylor's Valley for some lunch at the Creeper Trail Cafe.  This is nice little local restaurant which has great food and provides a great rest area for all the cyclists.

We had a little laugh at Chase's expense as we were leaving the cafe.  He decided to take a "shortcut" thru a ditch which had some weed in it.  Well, it turns out, those weeds were some creek vine and there was water in that ditch!  Chase came running out as fast as he went in!  But Chase was a real trooper and after calming down he finished the last 8 miles with some soggy socks.

So we finished the Creeper Trail in just under 3 hours and we all have a great time!


The Virginia Creeper Trail – Day 1

Oh my!  It has been a while since our last family post! 

Well, we have been really enjoying Fall Break.  We left on Monday (Oct 8) to visit Leslie's parents in Bristol TN for a few days.  The weather was looking good so we packed our bikes so we could hopefully ride a little while we were there.  Late Monday afternoon we took a nice ride thru Steele's Creek park and got to hang out with Leslie's dad, Steve, for the afternoon.  The kids really like this park, it is just minutes from Leslie's parent's house and it great for riding and playing in the creeks.

While we were watching the kids play, Leslie and her dad begin talking about riding a trail called the Creeper Trail in Virginia.  After some quick Googling…the Creeper Trail Virginia Creeper Trailis an old coal railroad track which has been converted into a premiere mountain biking trail.  The trail (map) is 35+ miles long and has a couple of stops in small towns along the way.  So we decided on Tuesday we would ride a "few" miles on the Creeper Trail starting in Abingdon, VA.  This was the beginning of the trail and would be easy riding for all of us.

This was a great decision!  We hit the trail late morning on Tuesday the trail was incredible!  The trail was smooth and easy riding with great scenery.  This end of the trail went thru a horse farm, a golf course and had a couple of bridges along the way.  The trail was a light downhill grade which made it fun to ride down and fairly easy to ride back up.  We covered around 4 miles before we decided
to head back.

These bridges were wide and provided lots of great views.

And here is our crew…the Fall Brakers!

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