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Birthday and Cherries


Today we celebrated my Julie’s 14th birthday.  My, my, how time has flown by.  Seems like just the other day, my Lord was surprising me by giving her to me.  God is SO good.  We celebrated at Groundhog Mountain with hamburgers, hotdogs and chocolate cake.  The Horn’s came with us and Dave, Jess and the kids met us on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan.  We had a wonderful day!!


Mrs. Vicki bringing trucks for the boys to play with.  You will notice she has on a jacket.  It was kinda chilly here this morning.  42 degrees when we got up.   I think it is supposed to be about that chilly tonight too.  It was a nice day though-definitely not too hot. 


Daniel seems to be deep in thought.


Jess and Katie.  Katie is staying warm in her blanket.


From the picnic area, we went on down the Parkway to Levering Orchard to pick cherries. 


The trees were loaded with cherries.


Can you tell Sam loves cherries!


If you look closely in this picture, you will see a man in the top of the tree picking. 


We all had so much fun.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than with family and best friends.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Birthday, Recital, and Bramwell Trip


We certainly have had a lot of fun things going on here.   Thursday we went down to Jessica’s.  We got 2 more gallon of fresh strawberries.  We put 1 gal. into the freezer and just enjoyed the other gallon.  Friday was Hubby’s birthday and the girls piano recital.  We celebrated Hubby’s birthday with burgers and cake.  Then got ready for the recital.  Saturday, the ladies from our church made a trip to Bramwell WV.   It is a town where the extremely rich coal barons lived.  Very fancy and extravagant houses.    The above picture shows the town from one of the houses.


Our group-such fine looking ladies!


Most of the houses had amazing lawns-huge.  The kind you know had to have several gardeners just to keep them looking nice.


Several houses had cooper sinks in the kitchen.  When the wealthy were living there, they all had servants to do the work.


I think every house had stained glass windows.  This one was in a bathroom.


A cozy little nook in one of the houses.


One of the houses-notice the brick road.


Another house.  Altogether we toured 9 houses.  It took over 3 hrs to walk through them all.  On the third floor of one of the houses, there was a ballroom.  We did not get to see it though.


Every house had tables set with old dishes, Mrs. Faye.  You would have loved them. 


The old furniture in these houses was amazing.  The wood floors, cabinets, everything.  I have so many pictures it was hard to choose which ones to show you first.  We had a great day! 

I hope each and every one of you had a great Mother’s Day.  God bless.


Happy Birthday, Alexius


Today we will be celebrating our granddaughter’s 6th birthday.  It is amazing how quickly they grow up.  Weather here this week has been pretty chilly.  Yesterday’s high was about 35 degrees with lots of wind.  COLD!  We have had some snow, rain, ice and lots of wind.  Hopefully today will be better, at least the sun is shining.   I have one load of clothes on the line and another washing as I type.  We have had to dry clothes inside all week.  YUCK! 

I better get busy.  Lots to get done before party time.  Enjoy your day and God bless.