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Thursday, December 14, 2017

First Snow

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

On Saturday we got our first snow! So later in the day we decided to take Ozzy out for a little hike...Ozzy loves the snow...and so does Nick...I love the snow but really prefer it from inside the warm house and looking out the window at it...Nick wanted to "picnic" in the snow so we packed up the camping stove and some beef stew so we would have a hot lunch to enjoy after freezing our butts off frolicking through the snowy woods...it was a nice afternoon, even if I couldn't feel my fingers or toes by the end of it all haha...this is the same area that LAST WEEK'S picture was taken...

The boys entertained themselves by throwing snowballs at each other...

Look how different this spot looked over the summer...the road had recently washed out...wonder if they will ever fix it?


Today I am thankful for a snow day! Although there isn't any snow haha...yesterday was soooo windy that the snow was blowing sideways...not much stuck but I imagine there are probably some icy roads...I hear Dalton in the shower, he is going to spend the day at his girlfriend's house...it's just me, Braden and Ozzy...maybe I can finally get caught up on some Christmas present wrapping! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday and just as I typed that I realized it is only Wednesday haha...oh well...I'll save this for tomorrow :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hotel Roanoke Christmas Tree

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Hotel Roanoke

The Hotel Roanoke was built by the railroad back in 1882...it is now owned by Virginia Tech...I've blogged quite a few times about the hotel like HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE and I'm sure many more to come haha...linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

To learn more about the hotel, you can A) read my many posts lol, B) click the link under the picture which will take you to the hotel's website, C) check out their Wikipedia page HERE or D) All of the above :)

Have a great Tuesday and keep warm...we are looking at super freezing windchills tonight, oh boy!





Monday, December 11, 2017

O' Christmas Tree

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Downtown Roanoke

Friday night we went downtown to check out the annual Dickens of a Christmas...they had a winter carnival going on...last week was the lighting of the Christmas Tree...doesn't it look pretty?!

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, December 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 154

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Heading down 220 in Daleville...this morning after dropping Dalton off at school for weight lifting...Braden stayed home "sick"...we'll see...not sure if he's just trying to get a sick day since Dalton was out sick on Monday...they have to keep it even haha

2)
Also from this morning on my way home...this old farm is on Humbert Road...We might be getting some snow later today...not much but still...although I prefer snow when it falls during the week and we can get a snow day out of it...not on a Friday afternoon...boo!

3)
Another from this morning...this old farm is about a half mile away from the last one...I've shown you this house before on a Tuesday's Treasures post...this is on Mountain Pass Road...

4)
Just a little further down Mountain Pass Road...it even looks cold outside doesn't it?!!

5)
We're almost home now...that bridge is the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Now it's time for me to jump in the shower and head back to school...I'm wearing this road out!

There's my 5 this week! If you have the time I'd love for you to join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend!





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nature

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu

Today I am thankful for radio stations that play non-stop Christmas music...I know, some people find that annoying but I love it...it makes me so happy and relaxed...especially the old classics...not much into new stuff, give me Frank, Bing and Burl...I remember coming home from school at Christmas time and my mom would have those old Christmas albums playing...I wish I had that old collection! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Wreaths

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Daleville . Botetourt County


"At Christmas, all roads lead home."
Marjorie Holmes

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Have a great day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Crunchy Leaves & Moss

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

Yesterday Nick and I took Ozzy for a little hike around Day Creek. We come here fairly often, usually when I need some rocks to paint for the rock group I'm in...Dalton wasn't feeling well so Braden stayed home to play XBox take care of him if he needed anything...I kept him home from school today...hopefully all this extra rest will have him back to regular!

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, December 1, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 153 & CDP Theme Day!

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Wow, City Daily Photo Theme Day and a Willy Nilly all wrapped (excuse the pun!) up in one! The theme for this month's theme day is gift...since I'm also doing a Willy Nilly I'll play the part of the Ghost of Christmas Past and show you our last 5 Christmas's...come with me!

1)
Christmas 2016...This is Ashlyn's little dog Riley...look how patient he is waiting to open gifts! What a good boy!

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Christmas 2015...That's the Buchanan Christmas Tree...you can fit a lot of gifts under there!

3)
Christmas 2014...Appalachia Press in downtown Roanoke...I bet you could find a unique gift in here!

4)
Christmas 2013...Awww look how little the boys were! This was their favorite gift that Christmas...new tablets!

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Christmas 2012...Here comes Santa Claus (Fincastle Christmas Parade)...He's a busy man this time of year! Have you been naughty or nice? Will Santa bring you a gift or coal?

Well that's my 5 this week friends! I hope you will play along too! List 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend!


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