Archive for April, 2011

Full disclosure

We had our picnic and then a leisurely hike….we did not hike all the way to the inn or Springer Mountain.

Also, Keith demonstrated just how uncoordinated he is for us.


Too much wine??

I’m not sure what made me feel the need to comment on “honesty” in blogging … Maybe it was that 3rd glass of wine last night and I wasn’t even that clear on what I was reacting to … It wasn’t that someone had 400+ comments but that anyone thought the blog post was particularly unique.

They must not follow the same group of blogs that I do – all of which I consider real and honest!

So check back later today when I’ll have some actual content versus commentary to share, we’re going on another hike and there will be more photos of family and nature!

Get a life

Really, I somehow ended up on a blog with over 400 comments because someone posted what she “really” thought and everyone thought that was so unique. Seriously, why blog if you’re not being honest? Not being yourself? So how many of you will comment here — I bet not 400 of you.

How cute is this?

Adam sent me this photo today, I’m hoping they get back to visit one more time before we head home.


Safe and sound

Chesty and I were nervous with the storms coming through last night. ( Keith was out of town of course!!)


We moved to the downstairs and put a few supplies in the large interior closet just in case we needed to take shelter….of course, i had no flashlights or radios in the house so I need to pick up a few emergency supplies I think!!



Of course, I haven’t spent much time down there so it was kind of nice to scope out the rooms and think about where I might end up putting all my quilting supplies.

The best of both worlds

I love living downtown Minneapolis and being able to walk everywhere but being here in the North Georgia mountains and driving along tree lined windy roads is fun too.

They’re calling for severe storms this afternoon and evening and the sky looked threatening when I drove into Jasper to register the car….I love storms but I hope no tree branches get thrown around.



Alone time — back to Big Canoe

I love visiting with everyone but after 10 days, I’m ready for alone time! The music is playing, Chesty’s cuddled up with me, the wine is poured and the socks are out for the first time this trip. I might even finish them before we head home.


Caleb’s almost one

We won’t be here when they hold his first birthday party but Aunt Becky made a great cake for Caleb and we celebrated tonight.





Keith is better than me

Chris and Becky left this afternoon and after running an errand, Keith is working out…I’m sitting in the coffee shop watching him and playing on the iPad.


A little hiking

Chris took us up to Neels Gap so I could set foot on the Appalachian Trail and then we went to DeSoto Falls.



I found one

I haven’t been looking too hard but while Chris and I were out running errands, I checked at Best Buy and they had the 32 GB (WiFi) iPad2 in stock and while I’d intended to buy the 64GB After checking and finding out that I was only using 16 GB of the current one, decided to go ahead and get it.

I’ll pass the other one down to Keith.


I couldn’t resist

I’m relaxing today but I couldn’t resist running downstairs and measuring the room that may be become my longarm room here in GA just to make sure it’s big enough. I was thrilled to see I’ll have extra length (more than I have now in MN) and a little more width than I need too.

Terrible photo I know but it’s a long skinny room and it’s got a sitting area just outside that will be perfect for the sewing room…..and I won’t have to run up and down three stories to go from sewing room to longarm room!


Home sweet vacation home!

We love visiting Chris but there’s just something nice about walking into your own place that says welcome home! We’re at Big Canoe now and everything is so green. Quite a big difference from Minneapolis!


Lunch with Chris

Lunch at Marietta Square and then back home where Chesty was waiting.



It’s our anniversary

22 years and we’re still having fun!


I made it

It took me 10 hours but for the most part it was a nice drive down to Marietta.

Having grown up in VA and living there for the first 28 years of my life to all the years driving back and forth from FL to visit Mom, to the drive down I-85 to GA and arriving in Marietta…it was a day of memories.

I love Minneapolis but I really am an East Coast girl!


Chris picked Keith and Chesty up at the airport and they arrived shortly after I did.

Breaking it in

It’s time to leave VA to meet Chesty and Keith in GA. They’re flying there today and and I’m getting ready to set off on a road trip with the new car..just, my music, and the open road!

Mom and I didn’t have much time this trip but we did cut out a quilt for Chris. He wants a Spiderweb quilt from my website so I reworked it a bit ….this photo is just in two colors but the blocks will be multi-colored and the sashing will be brown.


Dinner out

Last night we went to dinner with my brother and my nephew and his wife who have a new baby!




To the garden center

Mom bought tomato plants and I got her a couple plants for Mother’s day. Isn’t this a neat bonsai tree?


Something new

With the move, I would need to have a car in GA so I had made plans to buy a little Chevy Cruze from my brother (he manages a Chevy dealership) and in spite of the uncertainty, we decided to go ahead with the purchase because a) the chance of us moving is still 80% and b) we’ve been talking about getting a car down there for our visits anyway. Hopefully, it was the right choice.