Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back to the Mountains!!!!

I got up really early this morning and had the car packed by 5:30am. I didn't want to be rushed trying to pack the car and leave for work. I have to be at work at 7:30am this morning, so I think I will have plenty of time to get the rest of my things done here. I will leave from work this afternoon when I get off and drive up to my sister's house. It just takes around 2 hours, so it is an easy drive.

I don't especially like to drive in the rain, but I guess I don't have any choice. It has been raining here since yesterday and I believe the rain is here to stay for awhile, according to the weather man. It looks like I will be driving up in the rain and coming home in the rain. There is rain in the forecast for the next week. I know we need it really bad, but I hate rainy weekends. Don't you?

Tomorrow, my Mom, sister and I are going to a Quilt Show. For those of you who don't know me very well, I LOVE to make quilts. I have sewn ever since I was a little girl. My Grandmothers both loved to sew and my Dad's Mother made quilts. It is her old house that my parents live in as their summer home in the mountains. That house holds many wonderful memories for me as a child visiting my Grandparents. It now holds many memories for my children as the summer vacation home they visit my parents in.
I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful quilts at the Quilt Show. It is always fun to see what other people have done and to be inspired!

I always love spending time with my family. My sweet sister and I love talking and visiting with each other. I am so glad that we live close to each other and can spend a lot of time together.

I am slowly learning how to use my new camera, but have not had time to upload any pictures yet onto the computer. I have worked a lot of overtime this week on my Nanny job and have not had much time in the evenings to work with the camera. Are there ever enough hours in the day? I promise I will get some pictures uploaded and posted soon. I did take some pictures at the beach that I want to share. Plus, I will try to take some this weekend if the weather permits. It doesn't sound very promising for outside activities.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet blogger friend, Joyce. (Tales from This Side of the Pond) Her birthday is this weekend. Joyce has just recently moved back to the states from England after living there for 6 years. I loved reading about her adventures while she was there and now I am still enjoying reading about her travels in the US and how she is adjusting to life back in the states. She is precious and if you have never visited her blog, please do so! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Joyce!!!

To all of my other blogger friends, I hope this finds you well and that you have an amazing weekend too. My life is wild and crazy as always, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It keeps me going trying to keep up with my girls and share in the joy of their lives!!!

Love & blessings to you all!

20 comments:

  1. Be careful on your trip. When you get a chance be sure and hop back over to check out a new recipe.

    Have a good one.
    Diana

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  2. You are just the sweetest! Thank you for the birthday wishes and I hope you have a wonderful weekend in the mountains!

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  3. I'd love to see some of the quilts you have made! Quilting is something that I hope to learn one day. My grandmother gave all of her grandchildren a quilt she made out of her and my grandfather's old clothes. I'd love to do the same. Have a great time this weekend - in the yucky much needed rain!

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  4. I haven't commented in a long time, but I do read your updates regularly!

    Have a wonderful weekend up in the mountains with your family and enjoy the quilt show. (I have several beautiful quilts that my husbands Grandmother has made for us over the years...the craftsmanship is simply phenomenal!)

    I'll be praying that you have a safe drive to and from your trip!

    Blessings from the Heartland,
    Valerie

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  5. Well, if you do end up driving in the rain, look for a rainbow!!! ;)
    A quilt show with girls sounds like SO much fun....I hope you have a great time!! wish I was going!!

    Suzanne

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  6. Sounds like you have a fun trip planned! I am headed to a quilt show this weekend myself. Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  7. Thanks so much for your recent visit and taking the time to leave such sweet comments. It is nice to meet someone else from North Carolina. It sounds like you will be having a wonderful weekend with your mom & sister. I look forward to hearing all about it when you return home.

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  8. One of the several things that I would really like to do someday in my life - is to quilt...quilt anything, really. It doesn't have to be a huge project but, truly, I'm not a very good sewer, at all. Quilts just make me feel safe, comfortable, loved and happy inside!! I hope you have a great time at the show...and when you get that camera really going - take some photos of some of your quilts! I would love to see them!

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful time in the mountains.
    It's been raining here for a week. I am ready to see some sunshine!!
    I do not like driving in rain either!
    Enjoy your weekend and I'll be anxious to see pictures. Glad you got a new camera!
    Love,
    Valerie

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  10. Have a great trip. I wonder if there will be any fall color yet for you take take pictures of?

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  11. Thanks for the comment. They aren't my grandchildren though. They are my niece's children. Right now e.C. is my only grandchild though I have one on the way!

    Hope you have a great trip!

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  12. Hi there! So glad you dropped by my blog and signed up to join me on the journey! Your blog is so cute and I'm looking forward to visiting again. I'm an empty nester too, but if you've read my blog you know I've recently regained my daughter and grandson since my sil is going to be serving in Iraq. An adjustment but a JOY! God bless!

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  13. I hope you had a wonderful time! I haven't ordered from the cookie company I had on a post. They almost look too cute to eat, makes me wonder! Have a wonderful day.

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  14. it has taken several months, but i just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to pray for our vivian. she has made a full recovery, thanks to the love and kindness of strangers like yourself, and their many prayers. :) feel free to check in on us at anytime and see for yourself! god bless...

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  15. Happy weekend sweet friend! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, your visits while I've been MIA and especially your friendship.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  16. Hope all is going well!! Just stopping by to say "HI!!"

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  17. Hi Melinda,
    I haven't talked to you in a while.
    Hope all is well with you and your family & hope you had a great time on your recent trip.
    Have a good week!
    Love,
    Valerie

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  18. Sounds like fun, hope it was a WONDERFUL time.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog so faithfully - and your prayers yesterday. Very encouraging to me! Hope your week is going well...and is blessed!

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