Monday, December 29, 2008

The Year is Coming to an End. . .

I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone and in just a few more days it will be 2009! Christmas around here was great - spending time with family and friends is always a blessing in itself. My younger brother came home for a week (which is a long time for him to stay - we usually only see him for a few days) and I got a chance to visit with him while he was here. He got a new puppy for Christmas, a 6 week old boxer. Absolutely adorable - mom said her house is awfully quiet now that they have returned to Virginia. I hope that each of you had a great Christmas and got to spend it with those you love. I like the fact that a new year is starting - a new year with new hopes, new dreams and new goals. For some reason, a new year just seams like a new start. Here's hoping that 2009 brings new adventures for you and yours!

(These are my two dogs - Charlie and Molly)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Great Getaway. . .

Shane and I just returned from a 3 day trip to the mountains of TN. Although I am a "beach junky" (give me warm weather and sand any day!) I have to admit that I had a wonderful time. It was nice to get away. We, along with another couple, rented a cabin on the TOP of the mountain. Did I mention that I like flat land and I am not terribly fond of heights?!? We were about 3.5 miles up the side of the mountain. The views were beautiful and were worth the not-so-fun drive up (you can't really tell from the picture but that is looking over the entire town of Pigeon Forge - that's how high up we were!).

We woke up to about 3 inches of snow on Friday morning.

Once you got about halfway down the mountain there was no snow. Guess that's what they mean when they say "snow in the high elevations".

It was a great getaway, especially during this very busy time of year. Being up that high was amazing and, as was mentioned more than once, gave you the feeling that you could reach up and touch heaven. Here's hoping that sometime over this Christmas Holiday you get a glimpse of heaven!

In case I don't blog again in the next week or so, Merry Christmas from our house to yours!