Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am very thankful for my family.  I am also thankful that this fall and this Christmas I was able to spend time with lots of family.

On our motorcycle trip in October, we spent a night with my brother and his family.  Marty is the founder/director of Whisper Mountain Christian Camp in Robbinsville, NC.  I have visited the camp before but this was the first time to be in their home.  My sister in law, Patti and niece Cassi made a delicious supper.  Then we stayed up until midnight chatting and visiting.  In the morning over breakfast we did the same thing. 


Shaun and Cassi also work in the camp ministry


I’m a Great Aunt to these great kids…Selah Rose, Kinsley, and Tegan


The weekend before Christmas we had a nice visit with Wally’s sister and her family.  Marlin is also a Christian camp director of Camp Grace in Wyoming.  They lost everything this summer in a fire and are in the process of watching God rebuild that ministry.

img_6416Nicole, Marlin, Leah and Michael

I’m also so thankful for my own family here in Colorado.  Here’s my two wonderful sisters, Robin and JoEllen.  Jo doesn’t look too happy here, but she really was.  We just didn’t capture it!


Here’s Sherry (Me), Robin, Jo, Scott and Mom and Dad!



I am especially thankful and grateful to have all of my own kids home for Christmas this year.  We’ve been having a great time together…I hope to show you some of that soon here on the blog!  All of them are in a transition time in their lives…ministry, home and job changes.  Who knows what 2013 will bring and where they all may find themselves.  So I find this time together especially precious.


Family ties are precious threads, no matter where we roam,
They draw us close to those we love, and pull our hearts toward home.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It’s Still Fall

So according to the calendar, it is not winter for two days yet.  Which means it is still fall.  Which means, I should not be too embarrassed to get these last pics up of our trip in October.  So set aside your Christmas spirit and take in a bit more fall foliage!

This first tree is called the Tree of Shame.  It’s branches bloom out in pieces of motorcycles!  It is is quite interesting.  I thought it was amusing too until I heard that actually several people every year lose their life on the Tail of the Dragon.






Our ride home took in more beautiful scenery and the Blue Ridge smoky Mountains.  Becky, being a southern gal got particularly excited at some of the vistas.  But this Rocky Mountain gal, was right there with her.  It was pretty amazing!

Beautiful Hillsides…


Big Waterfall…


And Little Bitty Waterfall…


Beautiful tree lined roads…that ‘s Kenny and Becky on the curve…



And then the Blue Ridge again as we headed back to Kenny’s house.





Is it any wonder why they call it the Blue Ridge or the Smoky Mountains?


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