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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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Fun

Good evening everyone.  Hope you all had a great day.  Today was so pretty here.  We reached a high of 76 and a breeze was in the air.  However tonight we will pay for the beautiful weather. There are storm watches and warnings to the west of us and all that is heading our way into the night.  So I will make this short, so that all that visit here can be safely home before the bad weather starts.  Oh your snows are so quiet and our storms can get rather loud and scary.  And I am so terrified of storms.  I know,,,,, that comes along with the changes of the seasons, but I see all the destruction that these storms can do.... ugh.  Just have to say and prayer and wait it out. 

For those of you who do not follow along on face book I will share with you what I have been up to.
For the last few days, the mister and myself have been on a little vacation.  It has become a annual vacation with Holly and her family.  We left out on Sunday morning and went to Cleveland, TN. and was in service with our brother in law, and Jamie's sister Maudie and their son.  We enjoyed visiting with them over a long lunch afterward and then we were on our way

We stopped in Knoxville at a shop that has several primitive booths inside; I got a few small items.  Just mainly things that all of you can pick up anywhere, but for me, I would have to order from a company.  Nothing major.  I was so excited to see they already had the Country Sampler Home Tour Edition.

I haven't had time to sit and read it yet, maybe tonight while the storms roll in.  We made it to Pigeon Forge and met up with the Davis'.  We checked in to our cabin,. It was so neat .
Our deck was looking out over the Little Pigeon River.  It was so nice and peaceful. 
Love the sun shining down on the water.  Darbee Rae quickly became friends with the ducks.  They would come up every morning and evening wanting their food. Oh wouldn't it be nice to wake every morning to this view?
We have many friends that never go on vacation.  Lots of people are home bodies and don't care to get away.  However I guess I took after my Daddy.  You could never take too many trips to hear him speak.  And it does a body good.  Never do I see Mr. P. as relaxed and smiling as I do when we are away for a few days.
Leave it to Holly to catch us alone for a few minutes.  Love the look on his face.  Yep,,, he got caught.  [hehe}
On Sunday night we had tickets to the Comedy Barn.  I think this is one of the best shows in the area.  This is our second time going and I have to say I laugh until I cry each time.  If you are ever in the area you must have this one on your list. Just good clean family fun.
Photo: Fun at the comedy barn
On Monday the girls and I headed about an hour drive away to go visit with a wonderful person we have grown to love from blogging.  Most of you know Betty from Through My Back Door.  If you have visited Betty this week on her blog , she has already showed a picture of our visit.  I am sorry to say I did not take my camera so I have no pictures to share.  We had a wonderful visit and then went out to lunch.  Blogging has been such a blessing to so many of us especially those of us who have been fortunate enough to meet some of our friends in person.
On the way back, we got a call and Maudie and her family were in Pigeon Forge to spend the afternoon with us.  We all went to Gatlinburg and played in the arcades and had supper at this amazing place.
Photo: Supper
We enjoyed walking the streets and having Maudie, Leonard and Justin
 with us. Guess that is an advantage of living only a few hours or so away.
Tuesday we got ready for a day of shopping.  Where did we find Papa and Darbee Rae?

Down by the river.  Darbee Rae was throwing rocks and playing in the ice cold water. After a full day of shopping, we had reservations for the dinner show at the Hatfields and McKoys. Our table was right down in front of the stage. 
The top of the red lantern is sitting on our table.  Yes we were that close.  And guess what we ate our meal out of?  Pewter plates.  Yes, I wanted to just take ours with us as that was one of the things on my list to buy on our trip and could not find.

The food was delicious and we had so much fun.  And guess what??  I found me a boyfriend.  I even got his picture.  Actually I got a picture of me with him after the show but I treasure that one.  Can't share it with you.
No, not the young handsome red head.  The one in the jeans and red shirt .  Yep,,, he stole my heart and even dropped his pants for me when I blew him a kiss.  My feelings are hurt because Mr. P. didn't seem to get jealous at all!!!  Do you wonder why??  {smile}
After the show,,,, well I did something I thought I would never do.  I rode the huge Ferris Wheel.  Why?   Because Darbee Rae had begged so pitiful.  Was I scared?? yes.  Was she?  NO WAY
We were 200ft up.  We were at least in enclosed seats and all of us could ride together.
The view below and we were not even at the top.
Well,,, I know it's been a long post and there was many more fun things that we did, however I will stop for now.  It was so much fun getting away with our wonderful family.  One of the days we were gone  this was slipped into my hands.
Would not have missed it for the world.  And I can't close without thanking my God above for letting me be well enough to go, walk, shop, and visit.  For the first time in forever there was no walker in the SUV with us.  And I did fine!!!
Hope all of you have a great weekend planned.  Be safe and until next time.


  1. I have tears in my eyes and you don't know how many times I thought about how good you were doing while we were gone. I am so thankful you were able to go and truly enjoy the trip this time without all of the pain. I had such a good time. Love you both.

  2. What a beautiful family you have friend.
    I just love the wonderful photo of you and your dear Mr.P.
    More treasured memories for you all.
    So glad you are feeling so well.
    God is good friend.
    Woolie Blessings & Love

  3. Morning, enjoyed your sweet post and pictures....ahhhh, caught in the act, cute picture of you and Mr.......Blessings Francine.

  4. We did have a good visit> Wish it could have been longer. Glad ou had fun and thankful you were able to do all this with out that *&&&@ walker!lol

  5. What a wonderful trip! Looks like you all had a lot of fun, being together is the best!

  6. Good Morning!! Oh what a wonderful trip!! :-) Your view from your cabin was just beautiful.. How nice to sit out on the deck and watch the water.. That sounds silly but one of my favorite things to do when I go to the lake is just sit and watch the water and listen to the peacefulness of it.. I love the picture of you and Mr.P, it just warms my heart :-) Have a wonderful day!! Hugs~Melissa

  7. Oh My Angela, Looks like a wonderful trip!!! Enjoy!! and the bonus, home tour already!!! can't wait to get mine! OLM

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!! What a beautiful view you had from the deck of your cabin. Lucky girl to get the Country Sampler Home Tour issue already...it won't be on the newsstands until March 4th here.

  9. Hi, I saw where you stopped by and left me a message. Love your blog!
    We love TN also...Beautiful isn't it? I would LOVE to meet Miss Betty! Your comment touched me this morning. I am so sorry to hear you were so sick. Thank god you are better. Isn't it wonderful to meet people and share? Have a blessed day!