Saturday, January 7, 2012

~~ Happy Belated New Year!! ~~

Wow...I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted on my blog! Well I have been busy to say the least! With Christmas then making a trip to N.C. the day after Christmas. Where did the month of December go!!! Hubby and I left before sunrise on Dec. 26 with perfect weather all the way there. On the way back home was a different story! 30 miles south of Indianapolis we ran into patch's of snowy weather. Where ever it was snowing there were accidents and tie ups, with traffic sometimes at a halt. Four times we had to slow down because of accidents. We saw a total of 25 cars wrecked and being towed away. It took us a hour and a half to go 30 miles!! People were going to fast for the icy conditions on the road. Thank God we made it home safe and sound and a little later then expected.

We had a wonderful visit with my daughter, son in law and grandchildren!!! Nice weather to boot! There is a neighbor below the hill from my daughter that has a interesting shed that is covered in some very prim items. I had to get a shot of this to show you all.

Look at all those rusty skillets!!

Here's a closer pic! Took this when I walked down to the end of the road to get my daughters mail out of their mailbox.

We made a trip to Asheville N.C. to The Grove Park Inn. It's a huge beautiful resort that I guess they shot a couple of scenes from the movie Dirty Dancing.

They were having a display of Gingerbread Houses

I couldn't believe some of these creations! Just gorgeous! I took these photos with my iphone so they aren't the greatest.

I think this would be so fun to be a part of something like this.

New Years Eve was awesome!!! I made a big pot of Chili and later had smore's around a big bonfire.

My son in law roasting a marshmallow

They live next door to a church. That's why there is a little blue cross in the background. It had gotten up into the 60's early that day. It was perfect!

My 11 month old grandson Max trying out his big sister's bike! Love this pic!

View from the front of my daughters house!

OK now back to reality!!! I've been working on a few new items for Valentines Day. So be sure to check back here in a couple of days.


  1. That photo of little Max is just pure joy, isn't it! Love traveling through N.C. We came close to moving to Charlotte once--beautiful silver/blue city.
    Jan-Life on Buttermilk Hill

  2. Beautiful place to visit and wonderful that you could be with your family. Max looks so cute on her bike, won't be long before he gets his own.


  3. Nothing like the Carolina mountains, in any season! Each year I say I want to go and see the gingerbread competition but it's still on my bucket list. (Asheville is a good 9 hr. trip for us.) Thanks for sharing it with us. Sounds like you had a great trip.

  4. Beautiful photos~ wow what a view~ the old building with the skillets love it~
    Max is aodorable~
    thanks for sharing the good times~

  5. What wonderful photos. I am glad you had a great time with your grandkids. Such a beautiful place. -Steph-

  6. What a lovely view from your daughter's home. I have never been to North Carolina, but would love to visit someday. Little Max is just adorable. Hope you are enjoying the New Year, looking forward to seeing your latest creative creations. Greetings from Maine, Julie.

  7. Your daughter's house sure does have a spectacular view! Incredible! Glad you had a good trip and visit.

    Isn't that Grove Park Inn something?! I remember the fireplaces are so big that you can walk into them! About 20 years ago, we got to stay there. Gosh, we need to go back sometime! The rooms have antique mission furniture in them. Our room was a bit small compared to today's standards. But it was magical nonetheless! Thanks for letting me relive the memories!

    And little Max is too cute for words...


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