Tuesday, October 26, 2010

great day for a picnic

... WOW.. it has been a while since my last post.
so.. it is time for an update...

this past saturday was a beautiful fall day for a picnic, seeing all the beautiful fall leaves, and wild animals..
...sharing  that with friends, makes it's even better..

karlie and josie.."best friends"

scottie, michelle, and josie

what can be better than diet sundrop and KFC.....it was great!

then scottie and dale took the "girls" for a short walk

 seeing the fall leaves..

and the elk.

we  rode the parkway as far as we could then on to catalooche valley.

only GOD could create all this beauty..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

our great God

Ephesians 3: 20
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

God is waiting to surprise you!
.... now that makes my day :D

Monday, October 11, 2010


saturday we discovered something you gotta try..
but before i share what we discovered.. let me first tell you of some really awesome foods you need to try also...

not often do we go to eat here...

fried macaroni and cheese balls
... but everytime we do i have to get these.. (thanks Matt for introducing them to me..i think.)

                       and now is the only time you can order this...

pumpkin cheesecake (it is a seasonal item)
BUT this was the discovery....
can you say delicious?
 "Yoforia" ... it is frozen yogurt
(lots of flavor choices, lots of toppings and lots of fresh fruit choices)
there aren't many of them around so check out the link to see the closest one and be sure to try it sometime!

what have you discovered lately..
ha.. i am posting a discovery on Colombus Day.. (gosh, i'm good)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

what makes you laugh?

did you know that ONE good laugh burns 6 calories?
laughing jogs your insides.
it increases the heart rate and circulation, it stimulates the immune system and improves the muscle tone of your abdomen.
laughing heartily 100 times a day has the same benefits of 10 min. on a rowing machine.

when God says that a joyful heart is good medicine..believe it!

"a merry heart doeth good like a medicine..." Proverbs 17:22

 i hope you can enjoy a good laugh today :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

beautiful day

of course shopping is one of "my favorite things"
one of my other favorite things..
 is enjoying a sunny Fall day at the mountains.

so if you put those two things together...
you have a great day at the shops on the Parkway in Blowing Rock, which is where we decided to go yesterday.

yep.. we took Karlie too!

our first stop... this hunting store for Dale

...such beauty God gave us to enjoy!

"not bad pictures .. for on the go if i say so myself"...

we have plans to go "leaf lookin'" in a couple of weeks, so i am looking forward to another beautiful day with pictures to share.

...take the time to enjoy all that God has blessed us with.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

the BiG kill

You all knew that it is hunting season..right?...we (not) ...Dale  prepares all year for this... uhm?

and if I were the PERFECT wife I would prepare for this too.(so he says..)

Well I don't, although I am usually excited for him when he does get what he hunts for you see he hunts everything... Deer..Turkey..Bear..Duck...Hog...Elk... Dove .. basically anything that moves. (pic's below)

he usually gets what he sets out for which is pretty good if you ask me.

last year he killed a  Bear, i was very excited about that particular kill.. we are having a rug made which takes a little more than a year to complete, we cant wait to get it!

this is how this hunting season started...
he has been watching.. waiting... and praying over this one particular deer.
So one  morning last week I get this call...

Dale: hey!.. are you busy?
Me: yes, I am right now.. why?
Dale: ok.. (with shortness of breath)
Me: what's wrong?
Dale: huh?...  nothing
Me: What is wrong with you?
Dale: well.. i justa.. just .. well  Paul is coming
Me: WHAT  is wrong? WHERE are you?
Dale: I am in the woods, Paul is coming .. I need you to pray..
Me: Pray..Why.. are you hurt? what is going on..
Dale: what.. oh
Dale: well.. my deer came out, and (still breathing hard) I think my scope was off, and I.. i...i
       I need you to pray... pray that I find it.
Me: REALLY.. really?... YOU...ohmygoodness...
    don't YOU ever call me again like this.. you had me scared to death that you were hurt or something... WOW.. ok, i guess i will..
Dale: ok, well i will call you later.
Me: ok ..
would that not have scared you?
WOW... he ain't right..

 ok.. well here it is .. hours later (glad we prayed.. i think)

"THe BeAr"

skull from the bear that he killed.... isn't it pRETTy?

here are pictures of the mounts he already has... i think we need another one... don't you...hum?

i love "my hunter"... he makes me proud :D