Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vilano Beach

Since we couldn't stop by in Jax and visit my niece-she was busy having a baby 3 weeks early! - we looked on the map and found the closest beach off I-95, managed to get there at sunset and had a nice walk on the beach! It was great to feel sand between my toes again! Rather cold sand, though! Then we found a cute motel right on the beach and walked down to a seafood restaurant on the Intercoastal .

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snowy Sunday

With temps reaching the 30's, it sounded like a heat wave, so I donned all my winter riding gear and took a nice trail ride with friends. It actually seemed pretty cold! I think because the sun wasn't out. Still it was great to get outside and enjoy my horse! Florida is looking better and better!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Impact Africa News!

Since I have nothing interesting to post here-( its just cold and snowy this weekend, so I'm staying in and packing for Fl. ). I thought I'd share this exciting picture of the Baby Rescue Drawer being dedicated on Friday. The drawer is built into the side of one of their preschools in a squatter camp. Hopefully mothers who do not want or cannot care for their newborn will bring the baby here, ring the bell for the drawer to open and know their baby will be cared for until placed in a foster or permanent home. Proud of what Impact Africa is doing over there!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunny Saturday at home!

After such a full day on Friday, it was nice to just stay at home on Saturday and rest. When it warmed up some, we went out for a walk and tried to sled on some trash can lids! Blaise was too little, so he enjoyed being carried around!











Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fun Friday For All

Betsy , Jacob and kids drove back to us on Thursday night.
Friday afternoon we met Brent and Carly in Beckley at the Pottery Place. Great activity for a family! Then we met our good friends from New River Ranch at the Japanese Steakhouse for a joint birthday dinner for Brent and Jacob.











Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Wonderland!

In just a few hours we have at least 6" of snow on the ground! It's beautiful to watch, but no fun to drive in. Joe is trying to get home from Lewisburg, but some of the roads have closed due to accidents. Also, Carly is flying back from DC right now and the Smiths are driving here from Indianapolis. Praying traveling mercies for all of them.











Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another Fun Saturday

With temps heading toward the 70 degree mark, it was great to haul over to a nearby state forest, Camp Creek, to ride with some friends. Even though we forgot which trail to use and had to backtrack for 20 minutes, we had a great time! We crossed over Camp Creek at least 6 times during our 31/2 hour ride! My dog, Ivan, was so muddy when we got home that I had to take him in the mud room shower and bathe him before I could let him come in the house! While we were riding, Joe went fishing and caught 2 trout. A fun afternoon was had by all!











Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just Horsin' Around!

Had a fun time this afternoon riding with my friends (5 horses, 9 dogs and 5 people). It was around 35 degrees, but not windy or too icy.











Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sledding in Tahoe!

Forgot to post the pictures of Evie, Stuart and I sledding at the neighborhood sled area. Wished William wasn't napping so he could experience it. Next time, for sure! Someone built a really great snowman, which made for good pix!









Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Skiing in Tahoe

Here are the pictures of Ryan and I enjoying our last afternoon on the slopes of Heavenly. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe as we skied down the mountain. Hope to go back one day!











Christmas in Tahoe

Since we didn't have any Internet at the rental house, I've gotten way behind with the blog. Even though we lost a day due to weather problems on the way out to San Francisco, we still had a fun time. The snow was amazing ! Ryan and I got out one afternoon and had an awesome time if skiing. The kids enjoyed playing in the driveway and sledding down the street. Here are a bunch of pix from our trip!