Welcome to my world where family and friends make conversation on life in general. We enjoy making memories and spending time with our family and friends sitting on the porch swing sipping on that good old southern sweet tea. Please feel free to join in anytime. We'd love to have you.
School day's are here again. Seems like the summer break was much too short. This year it is Kindergarten and all the things that go along with it. Early to rise, rush, rush..... Time just flies anymore....slow down please!
A REAL schedule is back on the board and in high gear. Time to get up, breakfast, brushing teeth, getting dressed and out the door to get in the car line at school.
Home in the afternoon. Snack time and play time until dinner. More reading.
Meal preparations for dinner. All at the table for dinner at the same time, wonderful family talks as always during this time. Lots of laughter, especially hearing what took place at school then teeth brushed, reading a story, prayers, cuddle time.....
At the end of the day you are trying to figure out where the time went...lol
However the most precious memories made today and each day to follow through the year.
I lovely children & grandchildren!
Beautiful view of the beach at St Andrews Park early afternoon and sundown. A very peaceful area and very family oriented. We managed to witness two beautiful Wedding's late that evening. Lot's of camping and boat rental's in the park.
Beautiful wild life as we entered the park. A day of picnicking, boat rides, bicycling and just chilling on the beach taking in the sun.
The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is a great family restaurant with a wonderful view of the river. Not only a great atmosphere, but the view from the window's of the river is awesome. The wait is normally a bit long, but most definitely worth it. The children and adults as well love feeding and visiting with the ducks after diner or while waiting.
Had the opportunity to visit the Mingus Mill House in Cherokee N. C. this weekend. What a beautiful scene and such great history presented. I purchased the cornmeal and wheat flour during our visit. Tonight our family enjoyed the corn muffins with our meal. It was very good along with our meatloaf, coleslaw, green lima beans, and garlic potatoes.
Very interesting visit and something for the family.
Pictures below are the inside of the old Mingus Mill in the early 1900's and the water chute on the outside. It was still an operating gristmill grinding the corn and wheat for families in the area during that era. The mill continued to run until around 1930 when the land and mill were bought by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
One of our most famous breakfast places in Gatlinburg Tennessee. The best food and giant cinnamon rolls, pancakes and my favorite, the bacon waffles. I plan to have one next week on our road trip.
Another place that we enjoy is the Tennessee Aquarium. We will also be going again next week. There is so much to see and something for everyone to enjoy. It's impossible to see in one day so make sure you plan your trip well.
Cow Boy Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One of our most favorite visits this year. Lots of art work and a fake little western town. It is a great place to visit.
John Wayne was my favorite statue in the Museum. I love the way he holds his right hand. Amazing place as I said and we plan to go for another trip in the future. It will take a few hours to go through to really enjoy. We were not allowed to take pictures of the beautiful art work that was painted by many well known artist and went for a "price".
This is the time of year that our families get into high gear. All High School and College Graduation is here. What an exciting time for all.
To our grandson Kaleb and Ashlan and their many friends from Coastal College in Brunswick, GA we are so very proud of you.
To ALL of the HS and College graduates, dream big and continue your journey in life for that
wonderful future that is ahead of you.
School is almost over for this year. It has flown by as usual. I am so excited for our little Brittini. She will be going into Kindergarten next year and she is already looking forward to the new school year, but until then there will be lot's of picnic's, Library visits, Mall and definitely the Beach scene.
I hope everyone has a marvelous summer!!