National D-Day Memorial

I had never heard of this place until I was looking at the map for the area Charlotte and I had planned on visiting on our trip, and saw it noted in red there.  I am so, so glad we decided to make it part of our itinerary.  We started off at the visitors center, […]

More from Monday

After we finished up at the Walton’s Mountain Museum we went down to visit the Hamner House, which was where Earl Hamner, Jr, grew up, and was the model for the Waltons’ house in the TV show.  Our guide was so interesting and so much fun.  The history of the house was so interesting, including […]

First Day of Virginia Trip

Sunday afternoon my dear friend Charlotte and I headed up to spend a couple of days in Virginia for our annual birthday trip.  We made a pit stop at the Virginia Welcome Center, & the lady working there suggested we get off the interstate at Fancy Gap and drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for […]

Sporty Saturday

This morning Jeff & I left the house early, heading to Lowell – outside Gastonia – to see Clara and her Elite soccer teammates play in the first game of their tournament.  Here she is, all smiles after a 2-1 victory in the first game. We left after her first game and drove like maniacs […]

Visiting the Holly Springs Smiths

What a special day yesterday was.  I got up & left here before daylight to head to Holly Springs to spend the morning with Nathan and Diane and their babies.  It was my first time meeting Marissa Joy!  What a joy she is, too 🙂 Nathan was even able to come by for just a […]

One from the Beach

Suzanne Thompson just sent me this picture from our Forever Young jaunt to the beach.  It’s the night we were watching “Safe Haven.” the movie that was filmed almost entirely in Southport, after our day spent there.  I’m not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan, but it was fun seeing all the sites in the movie that we’d […]

Today’s Pix

This afternoon Clara & I were back in the kitchen – this time making Nutella pancakes for supper… Then tonight kicked off the new season of the programs at the auditorium in town – The Kruger Brothers.  They were so talented, funny, and just all around entertaining.

Busy Clara

Tuesday after  Clara got her homework done, she helped me make peanut butter pies to take to church for Wonderful Wednesday supper the next day. After we got those in the fridge, Clara went outside to ride her bike.  When I went outside to check on her I found her blowing all the leaves off […]

Special Saturday

What a special Saturday we just had!  Lesley flew in from California to be here for her friend Val’s little sister, Nicole’s, memorial service, so we had breakfast together here that morning so we could get in a little bit of visiting.  Front row is Zolli, Clara, June, & Boo.  Second rowP  Meg, Mallory, LP […]