So this post may or may not be a week and half late, but here it is…
My going away party….
Lots of socializing and food
Last times with friends
Exciting games of Can Jam
Reunited with Melanie who used to babysit us when we were knee high to a toadstool. It was so fun to see her!!
More Can Jam
On Sunday afternoon, I departed for my hotel in Virginia. I looked at this pretty much all afternoon as I drove 4 hours.
I got really excited when I saw the sign for Scotland, because I’ve always wanted to go there!! It’s really lovely in Scotland, you know. But I did not stop, because I had to keep to my schedule. Funny thing though, I thought Scotland was on the other side of the world. The things you learn on road trips.
Sometimes I got bored, so I took selfies. It took a lot of tries before this picture turned out. It was really hard not to get the camera in the picture.
Now don’t judge me. I know they say don’t text and drive, but they never said don’t take selfies and drive.
I listened to music, ate snacks, sang songs, thought a lot of thoughts, and enjoyed the scenery. Everything went really smoothly.
My lovely hotel room. Two whole double beds to myself! Wahoo!
Monday morning started out rainy and dreary but soon it cleared up and was a gorgeous day.
I saw a lot of crosses on the drive. It kept reminding me of the real reason that I am going on this adventure in the first place.
For those of you who don’t believe that pigs fly….I captured it on camera.
This, my friends, is the beautiful Tennessee that I get to see every single day. This is the view from Bear Lodge which is the highest lodge. We go up there to work on homework and enjoy the view.
Here is my room. Our little house is not finished yet so we are living in Deer Lodge. Thank you to Daniel for the flowers that are decorating the windowsill. I am enjoying them!!
A really neat carved chest that is in Bear Lodge.
Me and Sarah one day after we trimmed flowers and bushes in the rain. We looked like drowned rats.
Our first weekend here, we got to set up, decorate for, and serve at a wedding! These were the table decorations.
The whole room. It was actually a dining hall at a camp, so the transformation was pretty amazing!
I got to help string the lights on the arbor thingy.
We glued 200 invitations together. Yay.
I was given a piece of burlap and told that it needed a monogram on it. I had chalk, navy paint, and a wooden monogram to work from. First, I drew it on a piece of paper to practice. Then I drew it on the burlap with chalk. Then I painted it with the navy blue paint. It was totally out my comfort zone (I’m not really an artist), but I had a lot of fun with it and I loved how it turned out!
Having cereal for breakfast on the floor before wedding preparations began.
Servers and drinks all ready for the guests!
The family made blueberry jam as party favors.
This was the day after the wedding when we were getting ready for our road trip home. Justin plays the ukelele and keeps us laughing with his great sense of humor.
Sara and I spending the afternoon weeding and trimming flower beds.
That’s all I have for now! Be sure to leave a comment and tell me which picture is your favorite and why.