Welcome to our adventures. I try as best as I can to document the happenings here in our family - everything from the shenanigans to the spiritual, from the kid to the kitchen, from the cat to the catastrophes. We believe that adventure can be found in everything we do...even in the mundane tasks of the day. When we set our minds on things above in gratitude to God, we find the strength to approach life with a sense of purpose & adventure. The adventure may not always be what we have planned...but isn't that what adventure is all about?

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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Some of you may remember our trip to Fall Creek Falls when I was able to overcome my fear of crossing the scary bridge that was 1 million feet in the air.

Well, today Abby overcame her fear of heights and rode the zip line during our time at the Cedar Rock Fall Fest. She actually didn't seem to hesitate - she marched right over and got in line. Later, she would share the thought process that she was having....it was too in-depth for me to remember. I was too busy bringing my blood pressure down after watching her do the zip line.

Anyway - here's a little progression photo montage for ya:

Waiting in line

I think this is the "psyching myself out" part...I could be wrong

And, she's off...

If you look hard enough, you can feel Mom having a heart attack

Zipping on down...

She did the zip line twice....I was so proud of her!

What fear are you needing to overcome?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Took a little day trip since it was Grandaddy's last day here...we went to Sewanee and then did the JD Distillery tour.  A little disappointed in the lack of fall foliage yet in Sewanee.   Guess we were just a tad early!   You know how I am about the fall foliage.  Still, we had fun...we visited the All Saints Chapel, had lunch at the University of the South cafeteria and drove around the grounds.   Then, we went home via Lynchburg and  took the Jack Daniels Distillery tour, which is always interesting.

Here are few snaps from the trip:

Statue of Jack

Our tour guide right next to the statue....thought this was a funny capture!
Abby walking the Perimeter Trail in Sewanee
Abby + Daddy
Abby + Grandaddy

She begged me to take this one...

Day Trippin' is tiring!
Relaxing on the grounds of the distillery

My favorite of the day....Abby on the steps of the Cross, getting slightly spun out at me for all the pictures.
"Mom....really?  I can only smile so much!"
Thursday, October 7, 2010

A conversation that just occurred:

"My allergies are really bothering me because Grandaddy and I went out to the field to fly our kite and it really threw me off a cliff"

My response, "it threw you off a what?"

" It's a figure of speech."

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