Monday, December 26, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

We went to the Appalachian mountains...

 We drove over to Lenoir NC today to look at some land.  It is beautiful country.  Can't imagine how great it would look in spring!  We decided afterward to drive further up Rt. 321 into the higher mountains.  We went up to the to which was at an elevation of about 3300 ft.  The city we live in is at 800 ft!

We stopped at a general store on the side of the road and took these photos.

It was very hazy but you can see the tops of the surrounding mountains.

I realized after we got home (and looking at a map) that we drove almost all the way to Tennessee.
Amazing day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calendar

Whenever I could find Chocolate Advent calendars I bought them for my kids.  It's been harder and harder to find them anymore.  This year I lucked out and saw some at Trader Joe's.

Even though Sophia is 12 she still enjoys these!
Surprisingly, she did not open the first door this morning!

If you want to make one here are some links...
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