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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, January 20, 2014

What Does One Do On A Girl's Trip?

Good evening everyone. Hoping everyone had a great supper and have now settled down for a quite winter's evening doing something you enjoy. 

On Friday Holly, Darbee Rae and myself headed to Cleveland,TN. for a girl's trip. We missed our annual trip in Nov. because I was so sick. We were all looking forward to the weekend.  And we were doing something out of the  ordinary.  We were going to visit with my sister-in-law Maudie and her son. They have moved to Cleveland because her hubby Leonard has taken a church up there.  They have an apartment on the bottom floor. Leonard was in Virginia in revival so it was just her and her son Justin there.
Guess we don't get out that much. Never saw a church this big. Can you believe it has 18 restrooms in it, and two sanctuaries?  There  are many, many classrooms as they have a United Christian Acadamy and so much more. A huge industrial kitchen, a room staged strictly for t.v. interviews, and a fellowship hall to hold about a thousand. Really,,,, I was so blown away with the size of the building. It has four floors. Made our little church here in town look so small.
Justin is great on the drums. He plays them in the church services.
He was good enough to go with us and serve as our tour guide.  Showed us the way around the town.
 He also chose the restaurants where we ate.  On Friday evening we ate at a Steak House that had the best steak I have ever eaten, and we did a little shopping. Once back at the apartment, we caught up on our gossip, looked on our tablets and computers and had a good time just hanging out and doing nothing.
Darbee  Rae has always loved her Aunt Maudie,and Maudie has always spoiled her with gifts when she sees her. You should have seen all the snacks she had for Darbee. All her favorite foods and junk.  Here they were coloring together.
Can you believe we sat up until 2 a.m. in the morning and Darbee Rae was still going strong!!!!!  And then around 4 am guess what happened??  The highlight of our trip.  No, it didn't start snowing, or a wonderful visitor arrive to surprise us,,,,  I FELL OFF THE BED!!!  Still laughing as I type.  Luckily for me, it was low to the floor and I didn't have far to fall.  It woke Holly and she got a good laugh.  I am glad Darbee slept through it or I am sure she would have snapped a picture.... oh my a sight for sore eyes.  NO,,,,,, remember we were in a church and staying at a preacher's apartment and I DO NOT DRINK. Don't guess we need to, to have so much fun.
Saturday we shopped until I was wore completely out.  Our first stop was a little bakery that they visit regularly,
We don't have little Mom and Pop Bakeries like this in our town. You go to the supermarket or Walmart to order what you need.  This place was a piece of heaven on earth.  Just the smell as you walked inside and you could gain a few pounds. The cream horns and the almond joy squares were my favorite.  But the cinnamon buns were  delicious also.  I am really glad this place is a few hours drive from here. 
There is also a Mars plant in the town. They say when they are making the chocolate you can smell it all over town.  We were disappointed as they have stopped giving tours, but it was fun to ride by.  The shrubs were cut into the shapes of M&M's
More shopping and then lunch at a neat Italian restaurant.  Refueled, we visited even more shops. Maudie got her hair cut, and once we got home, I colored it for her.
  More relaxing once the shopping was over, and around 9 o'clock Justin went and brought in hot wings for us.  We were enjoying our food and Darbee Rae comes in and says she has hit her tooth on the floor,,, how??  Lord only knows, but it is bleeding.  Holly tells her if it is bleeding then it must be really loose and to pull it.  Immediately she says okay,,, I did.  And she had.  Now the little thing has no front teeth, and she thinks it is so cool. How else can she get grown up teeth and get older if her baby teeth don't come out.  She had just been to the dentist last week for a cleaning.
Photo: Lost her tooth!!
Of course the tooth fairy had to come even though she wasn't at home. She was confident the fairy would find her because she was magic. And she did.
Maudie's husband Leonard got in a little after 2 am and yes we all waited up for him.  And yes, he had to get up and be upstairs for church at ll.  That had to be rough.
The rest of the night/morning was uneventful.  I made sure I slept in the middle of the bed!! We got up and packed, and did a little shopping before heading home.  Met the Hodges for lunch and then we hit the road heading back to GA.
Yes, you never know what is going to happen on a girl's trip.  We had so much fun.  Thanks to all of you {the Hodges} for making us feel so welcome and for such a good time. 
No matter how much fun we have or how long we are gone,,,,,, it's always good to be back home.
Wishing you all a wonderful, warm, and safe week ahead.  Until next time.


  1. I really enjoyed our trip and am so thankful you are feeling so much better and we were able to go. Looking forward to hitting the road again soon.

  2. so good for you to be up & doing again!
    this sounds like the Angela that i have come to know through your blog!
    wow, both out already! where is the time going?

  3. So glad you weren't hurt but I laughed out loud about you falling out of bed!!!!Sorry, but that's what friends are for!!!!!lol SO glad you are better. God certainly heard our prayers and we say Thank You!!! Holly says you hope to see me soon.

  4. Lots of laughs and wonderful memories are the best parts of some trips. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell out of bed.


  5. How fun...so glad to read that you are once again out and about...note to self bumper pads for when Angela comes to Ohio to visit lol hope you didn't hurt yourself...tell Ms Darned she's just growing too fast but she sure is cute with her teeth missing...Princess hasn't lost any teeth yet...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

  6. So glad you didn't get hurt when you fell out of the bed. Love Darbee's toothless smile...so cute!!
    The church that we went to when hubby and I got married was a huge church downtown. They have now outgrown that building and built a mega building out in the country. My brother still goes there, but we decided to go to church were our daughter and grandkids go.