Sunday, July 22, 2007

We have arrived!




These are the
Smokies!
And I love them--they remind me of the majesty of our God.
Didn't He do a great job?




We arrived yesterday in North Carolina. I said we were going to the Smokies not even realizing that some would not know that those were mountain ranges. They are called the smokies because most of the time they seem to be surrounded by smoke.
We spent some time with my older brother on his farm. Yes, I know the picture of me and my brother are lovely--but we were trying to make a fashion statement with our shoes. Yes, I am wearing his. The picture is horrible but we were having fun. He is so proud of his farm. He has goats, rabbits for meat, chickens for eggs, and a special cornish cross chicken that he sells to a restaurant in the area, ducks for pekin duck, and their own beef. I could not get pictures of around the house but it is surrounded with beds that they are growing their own veggies in.
It was great and we enjoyed catching up and eating some homemade blackberry pie.
The girls played dress up. My brothers little girl is so tiny compared to Julia that Julia had fun dressing her up like her own personal doll.
In the above picture I included some pictures of their dress up session.
This morning we took a tour of all the animals and of course I took pictures.
Around noon we headed for Lake Junaluska-near Maggie Valley, N.C.--the conference grounds.
It took us about two hours to get our classroom set up. I'll put pictures up of that later.
I've included some pictures of our ride to the conferences grounds.
Enjoy the pictures.
The high today was only in the low 70's. That is fantiastic when we left the high 90's and humidity in the 70's.
Last night we slept with the windows up and two blankets.
Yahooojah!
It was marrrrrveeeelous darlin'!

6 comments:

Dee said...

Great pics! I especially love the one of all the chickens -- that is my dream! Funny but what you're wearing is something that I'd wear too -- colour included (minus the boots! ;) ) Is this brother the blogging brother? Looks like you're having fun. How many siblings do you have? D

sandy said...

What a fashion statement!
Hope you have a great trip to Lake Junaluska and many kids will follow the Lord.
It was good to see a photo of dewey. would love to see pictures of rhe rest of the family.
Was that Caleb(?) His boys are growing so fast!

Shelly said...

Haha - I love the fact that you used 'Yahoohjah!'

And I'm loving the stylish boots!

And that is one intense farm!!!

Nicki said...

YAY!! Glad to hear you made it safely!! I must say those boots are VERY lovely girl!! =) Can't wait to hear more!! have a blessed day!

My Heavenly Wings said...

Hey, Hey! Looks like you're having lots of fun. Wish I could be there in the cool breezy mountains but God had plans for me to be in the cool breezy A.C. instead. Ha-Ha! Keep posting so I can see all the stuff I'm missing out on. Boo-Hoow!!! Lots of love!!!

Melanie said...

What great pictures! God certainly did do a great job. I don't understand how anyone could think that all of this "just happened!"