Friday, April 29, 2011

Getting Ready to

leave beautiful South Carolina and head to Florida.  Here is just a few pictures of what we have been doing this past 10 days!!

 saw the Biltmore Estate....
 ate at the stables there...

 went to the Winery

 Went to the mountains...
 Saw the oldest General store in America....
 the Cone house.....

 ate at Dan'l Boone hubs is related!

 and the ultimate highlight....the Billy Graham Library.....future post coming soon!
 Breakfast at Ro's...
and many wonderful restaurants.....

Having an absolute ball!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guest Blogging at

A Hint of Home.  Please take a moment to read my post over there.  I will do a post about all the wonderful things we have seen soon.

Until later.....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Joy!

Although I am in beautiful South Carolina, my hubby is home holding down the fort.  Just a little Easter decor as you come into our home.  The wreath is from Valerie Parr Hill at QVC.  I just love her items.  The welcome sign I bought a few years back after Easter at JoAnn's.
I hope you are enjoying the days leading up to the Resurrection day!  Don't forget your Peeps and Jelly Beans!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Got to South Carolina!

The plane trip was ok.  Little bumpy around Houston...but I survived!

The weather here is lovely.  Everything is so green compared to Arizona.

Went shopping this afternoon.  Now you KNEW that was happening!

Tomorrow is the Biltmore....I cannot wait.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Celebrating Easter with the Grands!

Since I will be gone for Easter....I spoke directly to EB and he made special arrangements to make sure the Easter eggs were at Grandma's early!! 

We also baked cookies for dessert.  They were good too!
I adore these kids.  They enjoy being at Grandma and Grandpa's house so much.  They never want to leave. 

We also played Crazy 8s and Old Maid.  Grandma and Grandpa and Bentley are now pooped!  but filled with wonderful memories!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

That Girl!

My daughter called me and had to share a story involving her daughter, my 5 year old granddaughter.

This little one has quite a quick wit!

The other night she and her brother were a little too rambunctious at bedtime.  My daughter went in the room again and told them if she had to come in again to quiet them down, it would cost them a dollar from their piggy banks.

Dear GD said, " Mom, can I just give you the dollar now and get it over with?"

She is definitely my daughter's child AND my husband's granddaughter!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hi There!

I know I haven't been around as much lately.  Life has been keeping me busy.  I wanted to let you know that my CT scan was again "stable".  No new disease.  We are so thankful for the doctor and his wisdom in his treating me.  I went into a little more detail on My Journey with Teal, if you are interested.

I am trying to get everything done around my home since I will be gone for a while.  My husband "man cleans" but I figure it should be easier to get it back to normal if I do a few things now.

I have started getting my things together.  What a job!  This ole body doesn't go, go, go anymore, so it is taking me a little bit to get all in order.  But I am so excited to be with my friend Rose in South Carolina.  We have been friends for more than 35 years!...then seeing a cousin in Miami I haven't seen in 25 years!  We are going to work on genealogy things.  Then on to Juno Beach to enjoy some beach time with Candy.

I don't think I will be posting again until I am at Rose's.  Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I do not like to pray it will be smooth flying!!

You all have a good weekend.  I still will be visiting some.  The pic of me was taken by my son a few weeks ago.  I really think he does a good job with my little point and shoot!!  One of these days, I want to upgrade to a "real" camera!  Someday!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It is Baby Birdie Time Again!

I seriously could not believe I got these pictures.  I just happened to look at the nest and there was one baby.  He is so fluffy!  Mom got I had to leave them alone.  But soon they will be gone again.  Every year we have a nest in the same spot.  I don't think it is the same bird, but I don't know enough about them.  Other than the nest, I would rather they go elsewhere.  They are pretty messy!!

Have a blessed Lord's Day.  Talk to you next week!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Magnetic!

Hi all.  Sorry I haven't posted much but I am trying so hard to get ready for my trip.  I had a lot of shopping to do and also been working on geneology things because I am meeting with a cousin to go through things.  That is a LOT of work.  Tomorrow is my ever favorite CT scan and then doctors next week. 

I am going to post about something great discussions in the decorating world talks about.  Refrigerator magnets!

I have several times taken all the magnets off the refrigerator for a less cluttered look....and then just like my dish collection....more just seem to appear.  So, I have given in and they are staying.  I thought I would show some of my favorites.

 Oh, this one is SO true!
 I really get a kick out of this one!
 Home is Where the Mortgage is....boy, how true that one is especially these days!
 but....I still like my diamonds!!!
 I just love to have friends come to visit and share a cup of tea...
 I have learned what the above really means!!
 Kinda goes with the prior magnet....I try my best to make my life count!
 This is really what I want on my headstone.  No, I am not kidding!!
 Got this with my friend Kathy in Crown King....that was such a fun day trip!
 These are my husband's....but they are HIS, don't move them!!!  He loves Blue Man...I don't get it!
 Did I ever tell you I took hula lessons in Hawaii???  Yep, I did and we put on a show too!!  It was MEGA fun!!
 One of my favorite memories with Ro...going to the Lady and Son's in Georgia.
 My husband and I love to cruise.  We haven't done it in a while because of the Mexico problems.  But I am hoping to go again soon somewhere!!
And always, my Love for America! 

Ok Design to Sell and all others....yep, I do faux plants, have family pictures all over and magnets on my refrigerator!!  And I LIKE it!!
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