What’s Up Lately Episode 005

What’s Up Lately Episode 005

  What's Up Lately. Episode 005. It's been a busy couple of weeks since I was here with my last update. That update coincided with my husband's birthday. Smith Mountain Lake. We decided to rent a boat and spend part of the day cruising around Smith Mountain Lake. The lake is the largest man-made lake in [...]

Snorkeling in Aruba

Snorkeling in Aruba

Aruba. Stunning turquoise waters! That was reason #1 for our choice to head to Aruba. Following closely behind were: we could get a good flight there, we had friends who had been and loved it, and another big factor is that Aruba is the most revisted Caribbean Island. Family Travel. This trip was taken over [...]

Friday Faves Edition 60

Friday Faves Edition 60

Friday. It's Friday! Did ya'll miss me last Friday? I missed all of you! That Thursday was a full day of travel for us. We arrived at the airport in Aruba early since we knew that U.S citizens go through customs at the airport in Aruba instead of when they land in the U.S. Based [...]

Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee (Two)

Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee (Two)

Amsterdam. Although my time spent in Amsterdam was very brief, I loved every minute of it. We filled our days with many adventures. One of those adventures was a boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam. Houseboats. Amsterdam's canals are filled with houseboats. In fact, there are around 2,500 legally moored houseboats in the more [...]

Friday Faves Edition 49

Friday Faves Edition 49

Friday. I hope that you all have had a beautiful week. I also hope that you have had more sunshine than me (unless, of course, you don't love sunshine...and then I hope you've had whatever weather lifts your spirits). This was a long week to Friday. The teens haven't been to school for the ENTIRE [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 33

Friday Faves – Edition 33

  Friday. Edition 33. It's Friday!! One of my favorite things about this week is that the hubby took today off so that we can have a day exploring. So my faves will be short and sweet since we are heading out after we finish breakfast. Downtown Roanoke. After Miss Sunshine's soccer game last Saturday, the hubby [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 19

Friday Faves – Edition 19

  Friday. Edition 19. It's Friday! Hallelujah, it's Friday! Yesterday I shared some of my favorite beaches. And by tomorrow afternoon I'll be putting my toes in the sand at one. Carolina Beach Bound. That's right! Carolina Beach, here we come! So as I wade through the laundry, try to remember what size sheets need [...]

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

  Stirling Castle. The day after we arrived in Scotland we took the train to Stirling Castle. The people working the ticket counters are amazingly helpful. We ended up getting a groupsaver ticket because there were three of us.  With all the train travel that we did, this savings was a welcome surprise.   Besides [...]

Reflecting on a Door

Reflecting on a Door

  Reflecting on a door. I love old buildings. Some buildings, I'm sure, were admired from the moment they were built.  Others, perhaps not until well after their builders and original occupants had long since moved on. And not every building is admired by every person. The same thing could be said about humans. He [...]