A Few Days in Destin

Last week, we had the chance to spend a few days at the beach with Mark's family.  We made plans earlier this year to go to the beach for a few days and it was fun when it finally got here.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect, in fact it felt like summer still, since our weather here in the South has not yet turned to Fallish temps.  It was downright hot!  But, we sure enjoyed sitting on … [Read more...]

Mountain Houses and Memories

Today I want to share a story with you.  A story about 5 siblings from Florida and how they ended up building 5 mountain houses in the Smoky Mountains of NC.  This story begins back in the 1960's and goes into the late 70's. Back before cell phones, the internet, and most of the technology we have at our fingertips today, my family spent a lot of time in the NC mountains, away from it all in … [Read more...]

Family Time in Georgia

Time for another family update post!  We've had a lot of time with the girls this year and Lauren has been home more than ever, giving us all time with these little ones.  It's been great and we love it when they come home. Earlier in August, Renee had the girls for a whole week.  They had all been to the beach in FL and after that week was over, she brought them home for a week here with us … [Read more...]

Celebrating Father’s Day 2018

Hey, friends!  Today is Father's Day and we had a nice day with Dad so I thought you'd enjoy seeing what we were up to today.  Nowadays we sure celebrate every holiday and birthday, because we just don't know what the year holds.  Hitting 90 last year, we know this next decade could bring bigger change at any moment, so we have to hold them all near and dear to us as the celebration days come … [Read more...]

Daddy’s Southern Garden 2018

Another year, another garden!  We're thrilled that Daddy feels like gardening again this year.  This time last year, he was about to come down with c-diff, something that would change all of our lives forever. We didn't know for about 3 or 4 months what was going to happen to his health and all of you following along were praying for him and we SO appreciate that. We didn't know if his health … [Read more...]

Mom’s 90th Birthday & Mother’s Day

Hey, there friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day with your families.  Mother's Day is special and a time to cherish our moms if we still have them. We are so grateful that our dear mama just turned 90 years old on May 4th, so Mother's Day is extra special to us.  We always celebrate both but do extra on Mother's Day and celebrate at my sister's house with food and family. This … [Read more...]

Covington and Mandeville, LA

Hey there!  I had so much to share that I needed to break this New Orleans visit up into 2 parts, so today it's shopping in Covington, a really cute town over on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  And let me tell you, this is one giant lake!  Driving across the bridge from New Orleans to Covington is around 24 miles, so it take a few minutes to get over there. But, it's totally worth it to do … [Read more...]