Mountain House Sold: The End of an Era

I've got some family news to share today and wanted to keep you all in the loop too. I've talked about my parents mountain house many many times over the years I've been blogging. I've shared posts and activities that we have had in that mountain house as a family. Mom and Dad built the house over 30 years ago outside Murphy, NC and it's been a summer getaway spot for them. They spent so much time … [Read more...]

Family Christmas 2018

Happy Friday friends!  I'm still dragging around here in an after Christmas coma. Lauren and her family were here for the whole week and just left today, so we've been celebrating and hanging out as a family for days now.  We also had some wonderful family time with Mark's family for two days as well and so I have a lot of sharing to do today! You've always loved seeing my family and now you get … [Read more...]

Family Thanksgiving 2018

HI, there friends!  I'm sharing our Thanksgiving holiday today, since this is the first time I've had a chance to do a family recap lately. Lauren was home with the girls just a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, so some of these pics are from that trip and then her whole family was here for Thanksgiving for a week, so it was a fun time. We went up to Bryson City, NC and spent the night, taking … [Read more...]

Caring for Our Seniors

This post is sponsored by Ready to Care. Hey, friends! I don't always post on the weekend, but I've got an important message to share with you today about caring for our senior citizens.  Since I'm a Baby Boomer and many of you are too, our parents are definitely aging and many of you have lost your parents.Mark and I still have both our parents and as I watch them all get older, I'm so … [Read more...]

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...]