Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We bought a house

Here are a few shots from online.  The house was empty when we looked at it.  Its in a 24hr guard-gated community complete with a private screened pavilion, park and tennis courts.  Our home sits on 1/2 acre and it's on a cul-da-sac.  Most of the yard it in the back and is fenced.  We have a guest room for visitors and a salt-water pool.  The kitchen needs a lot of work and we'd like to get a hot tub but it was at the lower end of our price range with the lowest taxes and no CDD fees (which are everywhere and usually pretty high). It's also 1 level living and has beautiful wood floors and a 2 way fire place.  It will be so nice to have a little elbow room again.  It's going through inspections right now and we have a close date set for Sept 29th.  So we will be moving down there just before to do our final walk through and sign all of the papers.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Florida house hunting

Off we go for a weekend of house hunting.  Fingers crossed we find a good one.
Thanks Dale and Nancy for watching our littles!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

TN Parthenon

Another fun day of history followed by delicious ice cream treat.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Belle Meade Mansion

Belle Meade plantation has stolen my heart!  I became acquainted with this particular mansion through reading a wonderful series based on the civil war history here.  Then, walking the grounds and following the tour inside (where photos were not allowed- much to my dismay) sealed the deal.
For a nominal fee the kids were provided a backpack full of books, art supplies and keys to find hidden treasure boxes around the property.  Each box contained a different task and insight to the history.  They even made a slave's rag doll at one and played with old fashioned toys in another.  They loved it!

There was also a book signing of the above mentioned book series.  Tamera Alexander. (<<< click her name to go to her site) I highly recommend her books.  They are clean Christian reads with beautiful romance and captivating history. Meeting her was an absolute treat and she joyfully signed all 6 of my books.
It was a perfect day, with perfect weather and the kids were super stars!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Teacher" Notes

I get a lot of sweet little notes at the end of the kid's papers I am grading.  I love it!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tennessee Aquarium Day

Took the kids for a day trip to Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee aquarium.  It was super fun!

Allie even made a new friend.

Friday, July 28, 2017