Wednesday, November 12, 2014


The last week of October Jennifer, Amy and I went to Bryson City and Pigeon Forge with two older ladies from our church. We had so much fun. Most times we get along with the older people than younger people.
On the way out we stopped by Dunkin' Donuts for coffee and donuts.
Love the coffee.
I am not going to post all the pictures of the mountains and all the miscellaneous pictures from our vacation. But I will direct you to my sisters blog here where she has all those pictures posted. I will be mostly posting pictures that I was able to edit and make the colors shine, but also some of my favorites that I can't help but love.
Mrs. Kathy keeps her camper up in the mountains all year so we stayed there for 3 nights.
We went to Deep Creek and hiked up to the waterfalls the first evening we were there. The trails were so beautiful! To my dismay, my camera started giving me problems and so I didn't get a lot of pictures. But here is what I did get. And thanks to Photoshop I was able to brighten the colors.

Behind her camper, as you see somewhat in this picture, is a river. The first morning we were there, I took my camera down to the bank and got some really beautiful sunrays.  

While we were in Tennessee everyday Amy and I took selfies together.
On the way back over the mountain we stopped to get some pictures. The mountains are absolutely beautiful this time of year.

Have a blessed day.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Birthday

October brought many things for me this year. Many learning experiences of all different shapes and sizes. One trial was the acceptance of my not being a teenager anymore. Through many of these 'learning experiences' I've realized how I am not that teenager. I was looking at my situation and seeing how I enjoyed my friends (who are all teenagers) and I didn't want things to change. But Mama told me that 'I' didn't have to change. 20 is just another year. It's just another age. Anyways, in viewing the relationships that I've had this year I have seen how I am older in many ways other than age. I was thinking that being older would make me have to act like an adult and never have any fun at all, when in reality adults can have just as much fun as teens.
On the Friday before my birthday I received my presents. I had already gotten the BIG present from Mama, but Amy and Jen had me something. Amy gave me this beautiful necklace and earring set.

Jen gave me cash for our trip. I also got some fingernail stuff from Mama that I absolutely LOVE!!!
So, Friday night I was busy doing nails. The sad fact is, I wasn't doing mine, I wasn't having mine done; I was doing Amy's and Jennifer's. =) But no hard feelings, I mean it is my birthday why not do for others, right? LOL! We had loads of fun and their nails turned out gorgeous.
 Jennifer had some classy nails.
Amy's were bright and pretty.
In the set of manicure stuff, I got some templates. I thought they were re-usable, but they weren't. Amy's nail has the template design. All the others I had to do by hand. The kit also came with three colors of polish with small, thin brushes. Talk about great for design. With them, I did these.
Amy's patriotic nails. The thumb has fireworks that look really good. 
My converse!
Have a blessed day.