Friday, March 19, 2010

A trip to the Biltmore estate! Here we are at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. This trip was a treat given to us by Lorilyn and Dan. They recieved coupons for guests as a perk of their yearly membership. I have always wanted to see the Biltmore so I was thrilled to go. We only took Sarah and Hannah. I have promised Mary to take her when she is 10 and will do so for Lydia.

Lorilyn and Dan

Ariana excited to go! Holding her new Webkinz too!

Sweet Sarah

Happy Hannah! This girl loves to stage pictures of her doing something! :)

The Gatehouse

They don't allow any interior photography.

My wonderful hubby waiting with Hannah for Sarah and Mommy to come out of the building. It took us about an hour longer because we listened to every part of the headphone tour and stopped to look as well. I could have gone twice as slow if Sarah had not been there.

The working farm portion of the estate has been set up as a display now of the tools and equipment they used on Biltmore.

Cute little play area they had set up near the video about the farm.

They still had some animals for petting too! Here Ariana and Dan are checking out one of the chickens roaming around.

This is a long-haired goat who bared his teeth when Alpheus got close to him. The overseer said he had never seen the goat make that face before. Too funny!

Sarah playing queen of the hill. The overseer said that the goats sometimes climb up there too, but they must have thought Sarah was too strong for them! LOL

A beautiful day making beautiful memories!

Valentines Day! My darling husband spoiled us all as usuall. He bought us all flowers and a stuffed animal. He is so wonderful and every day I thank God for our love and our family. He is so good to his girls! He also brought home Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner. Yum!

Believe it or not I do have other shirts. It just seems like I am always wearing this one! ;) Nearly 12 wonderful years with this wonderful man! Thanks Hannah for taking the picture! :)

Christmas 2009

Okay, I have been procrastinating too long. Just going to post some pics! The first one is our little Christmas play at church. Very humble and so was Jesus birth! The second picture is of some of the church gifts. Each year they traditionally "pound the pastor." Our pantry was bursting with all the wonderful food and they also had gifts for the girls too. Very precious show of brotherly love to us. We have always been so blessed with churches like this! The next few pictures are from Christmas morning. I had a severe tooth ache so not much was caught in photos. We did video more. Sarah and Mary recieved an electric guitar by request. Hannah recieved violin lessons as her big gift. Lydia's favorite gift were her princess snow boots! The girls also got 2 of those hamsters that were so popular this year. (Thanks Lorilyn for finding them! ) We were very blessed this year in so many different ways. We are all thankful!