Rock Hill Fire Department Museum

Thursday Mason & I went with my dear friend Sherry and her grandson, Mason’s good friend Will to check out this place.  I had heard of it but never been.  It actually was too young for Mase & Will, but they managed to keep themselves occupied for an hour.  There was a small but very […]

Christmas Break Adventure #3, Part 1

Yesterday Mallory, Clara, Meg, Little Hope, & I headed to Lancaster County, where our first stop was the Buford Massacre Battlefield.  I had heard of this for a long time, but had never been.  Yesterday we finally made it happen.  It was a very small battle, officially known as the Battle of the Waxhaws, but […]

More from James K Polk Birthplace

June got this picture of our tour guide Adrienne as she was talking about the big house.  She did such a great job – obviously loved her job, and loved when the kids, and anyone, really, asked questions.  The big house really was interesting and impressive.  The wall paneling was original to this house, which […]

James K Polk Birthplace

Yesterday Charlie, June, Adam, Mason, & I headed to Pineville on our Christmas Break adventure, to visit this museum that I’d never been to.  We spent some time in the museum to begin our time there, where half was devoted to his early life in Mecklenburg County – his family moved to Columbia, TN, when […]

National Gingerbread House Competition, Part 1

Today Lindee, Mallory, Clara, Emma, & I made our annual trek to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, to check out the gingerbread house competition.  As always, the entries were amazing, and we just had such a wonderful time.  This was one of my favorite entries – Hansel and Gretel.  This side of the house […]

Family Christmas 2018

Such a great day today when we got together for lunch and to celebrate together.  Addie got this picture of the girls with me on the couch.  Not sure who most of us were looking at or listening to 🙂 Our baby boys – almost grown up.  These guys love each other so much.

Gingerbread Competition Part 2

The gingerbread creations just kept getting more and more amazing.  This one was in the top ten in the youth division – ages 9-12.  Since we’d just been to the space center back in the spring, we loved that it was a rocket theme.  And what talented kids there are out there. The grand prize […]

LP’s Visit

Lesley got into the Carolinas after midnight Christmas night, and yesterday she came here for supper with most of the York County contingent of the family, so we could get a little bit of visiting in.  Jenny took this picture of the rest of us before Andrew & the boys had to make an early […]