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Birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day,

1st waterfalling day in a year for my 51st + 1st Autumn waterfall for good measure (4 days, 7 waterfalls = one long post)

I am still playing catch up from basically a year hiatus from posting on here. Once I get caught up a bit, it’ll go back to the less frequent posting, hopefully without another year-long absence. If you’re not interested in waterfalls or WNC you can skip this long one. 🙂

Prooving again that the best-laid plans are better when they’re flexible.

We have not been waterfalling since we tried to see English Falls on my last birthday… a year ago (and a year late in posting about it). This one is still delayed but not as bad. My good cameras were not really off the shelf and we didn’t go on a waterfall outing not one single time in a year as we worked on building the new house, so we planned to go for this birthday. All work and no play well, you know the saying.

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August falls and fails and my 50th (over a year late in posting but left the original text)

Some of my family surprised us that they were in town. All of us went on a waterfall hike then my mom took us out for an early birthday lunch at PF Changs and dessert at Cold Slab.

We keep hitting delays on materials for the house. Delays in quotes, delays in shipping delays with delivery, and weather delays. So, I just keep sweeping the water off the slabs. Our concrete guy that took 2 of our shovels and didn’t offer to bring them back, should’ve told us he needed grade pegs! If I took someone’s tools by mistake I would’ve brought them right back with an apology.

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Happy 14th!

Happy 14th to my sweet Tyler. It’s all of our last birthdays in this house. I put a grave marker out today at his sister’s grave. I hope whoever buys our home is respectful of that. That truly is the hardest thing for me when we move from home to home. Okay, enough with the tears. It’s a happy day that Tyler is celebrating turning 14 🙂 Now if his mom could just dry it up and go back to trying to get moved the minute we get cable at the new house. I’ve already taken Tyler to see it. He was not thrilled with it even with some of his toys there already. When we do move I have a quiet day for us planned to let him explore and get used to another home before I get to all the boxes. Both homes look like a tornado went through. Hopefully I’ll be able to do something besides working long days 6 days a week. I don’t even feel like getting my camera out. I just want to cuddle Tyler, sleep and relax with my hubby.

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Happy Easter

He is risen. The tomb is empty, He is alive, I raise a hallelujah! Happy Easter 🙌

The Gift of Salvation

YOU are invited to join me at church ~
https://www.biltmorechurch.com/easter/

and did you know you can listen to 106.9 on your phone or computer?
http://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wmit

Even though I can’t sing, I plan to take part in singing Amazing Grace from my front porch at 10 am this morning.

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home,
And grace will lead us home
Amazing grace, Howe Sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
Was blind, but now I see.
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Merry Christmas

Christmas-2019

I appreciate our military troops that are away from their families and I am aware that this isn’t always the merriest time of year for everyone and some years are harder than others. We kind of skipped a lot of the Christmas traditions last year. No tree, no letter, not much other than our nativity set and seeing family. My heart just wasn’t in it after losing Trinity so unexpectedly. It hit me pretty hard. I know Christmas is about Jesus, and He is in our hearts and minds year-round. Continue reading