Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unknown General Store

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Nace . Botetourt County

I can't find anything on this other than someone else had taken a few pictures and had it labeled as "Abandoned General Store" and that the locals said the floors are collapsing so no one has been in there for years...

These pictures were taken on a very cold day last month!

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, February 19, 2018

One Tree Hill

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Greenfield . Botetourt County

Happy Monday! We are out of school today, Presidents Day :)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 162

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These were all taken around historic old SW Roanoke on January 19th...
Who's ready for spring? ME!!

There are only 34 days until the first day of spring!

We've had some super awesome warm days...

But tomorrow we go back to winter with 35 degrees and freezing rain...yuck!

This morning as I was taking the boys to school we saw a turtle crossing the road! That made me happy! A sure sign of spring right?!!

That's my 5 this week! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend and be safe!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

White On White

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Washington Ave SW . Roanoke

Built in 1910 this gorgeous old place is now an attorney's office...

Today I am thankful for more spring like weather and less wintery weather! Woke up to temps starting out at almost 60 and we'll be in the 70's today...spring makes me happy! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Just heartbroken over the school shooting in Floriday :(

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Partridge Family Bus

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Inkular Gallery . 25286 VH Goode Hwy . Boones Mill . 24065

Taking you back to September of 2017...I forgot to show this neat bus to you...we were just driving along when I saw it and asked Nick to turn back around so I could get a picture...there was no place to really pull over (unless we had stopped at the gallery, which I didn't know what it was at the time so we didn't...guess I didn't notice the sign at the time haha)...but it made me think of the bus from the Partridge Family!...

I had a Partridge Family lunch box in about 1st I wish I still had that!

One last quick shot!

For more on the gallery you can visit their website HERE

Linking up with Monday Murals

Friday, February 9, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 161

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Sorry I missed last week's Willy Nilly! I had planned on doing a whole Willy Nilly dedicated to Braden and Dalton since it was their 16th Birthday but just ran out of you mind if I do it today? Of course you don't haha...So, here we go, the Willy Nilly Friday 5 Braden and Dalton Edition!

1) The first time I introduced you to Braden and Dalton was waaaayyyy back in 2008!

Since then they have been regular little fixtures on my blog...many of you watching them grow up right before your very eyes! The first post is about a local wrestling event that we went to back when we were living in Monroe, can see that post RIGHT HERE

2) Here they are on their 7th Birthday!

Would you look at those faces?!!! That is Braden on the left and Dalton on the the way, Dalton wasn't that much bigger, just the way they were sitting!
You can read that post RIGHT HERE

3) 2010 must have been a rough year for me because I posted less then 100 posts for the whole year!! What?! But I did see this one of the boys:

Here they are running in the Fincastle event that happens each year...I thought this was fitting because as I get this post ready on Thursday afternoon they are headed to Liberty University with their track team to compete in the district championships tonight...they won't be home until about 1:00 a.m.! Good luck to the Lord Botetourt track team! You can read the original post RIGHT HERE

4) Birthday 2011:

The whole fan damily right here! My oldest Ashlyn and oldest son Christian present! That year the boys picked Golden Corral for their birthday dinner...this year they picked Kabuki (a Japanese, cook at your table how tastes change!) but we haven't made it yet with crazy schedules...we'll make it eventually! It used to be so much easier getting everyone together! can read this Birthday post RIGHT HERE ...also wondering if that meme is still around!

5) This is 16!

So on their birthday I had invited Ashlyn and Christian over with their boyfriend/girlfriend plus Kaile (Dalton's girlfriend) over for pizza and cake...introductions left to right: Braden, Christian, Madeline, Dalton, Kaile, Ashlyn and Ozzy front and center...bonus points for those that knew who everyone was!

Thanks for reading and joining in!! You know the drill by 5 back and visit others!! Also thank you for allowing me to wallow in my sadness over my children growing up hahaha

Have a great weekend...while I was putting this post together, reading old posts from the beginning, I was reminded of how awesome blogging is, at least if you are blogging about something meaningful to you...I might not have gotten a ton of comments here and there, or became a famous blogger but going back and reading from the beginning...I was reminded of memories I had forgotten <3

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Icy Pine

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Botetourt County...

...more from my icy backyard on Sunday...can we just move on to Spring now?

Today I'm thankful for good people taking chances on teens! Braden and Dalton just got jobs! They will be working at a local pizza place...the man that hired them had also hired Ashlyn for her first job when she turned 16! He always joked with me that he would hire the boys when they were old enough to work...I say "joked" because it seemed like a loooonnnngggg time away...sigh...anyways...I think it's pretty cool that they both will be working there! They are excited to start making their own money!

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday