Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday Panola Mountain State Park

It is Outdoor Wednesday time!  My husband and I visited Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge, Georgia last week.  This is a lovely park!  This park has paved biking and walking trails, a fitness trail, a beautiful lake area, picnic shelters, a playground, and a wonderful nature center.  We went on a five mile walk on the paved trail around the lake.  There is a 3.5 mile hike to the mountain, but you need to make reservations for that one.  Panola Mountain is a 100-acre granite outcrop very similar to Stone Mountain.  We had a wonderful time and hope to return to try the archery range and tree climbing!  Thanks to


Friday, June 8, 2012

Hello Summer!

There has been alot going on around our house.  My middle son graduated in May, my oldest decided to stay at college this summer and take a class.  He also was able to get a student research position.  My youngest is preparing for dual-enrollment this fall.  So, our school adventures have been plenty! 

We are now in full summer mode!  We are planning on visiting several of our state parks and exploring everything they have to offer.  The state parks are such a wonderful bang for your buck.  They offer so many events, hiking trails, swimming beaches, camping, and picnic areas.  I love the fact that when we camp we spend alot of concentrated time together as a family.  We normally bring along board games, books, and of course great snacks :-)  

We are also looking forward to visits with relatives and good friends.  Just hanging out and having fun together. 

There is also lots of church activities going on.  The boys have already participated in an area wide work camp in which they painted houses, cleaned yards, and did about anything that needed to be done. The participants spent the night at the church and headed out each morning to work on making someone else's house a little nicer.  Our VBS is coming up and the boys will be working in that effort also. 

Summer is such a great time to relax a little, enjoy great times together, and refresh ourselves.  Hello Summer!!!

Have a super great weekend,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy To Be Back!

Wow! It has been a long time since I was last here! We had a wonderful time on Friday attending the Georgia Home Education Association Conference. We got to hear Ken Ham, of The Creation Museum, speak. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to get to look through curriculum, talk to vendors, and buy a few new goodies! I am excited to go through everything and plan out next year's schedule.

On Saturday we moved my oldest son back home from college. Boy, his stuff multiplied while he was there this year. He was in an apartment style dorm this year, so he had a little more personal space. I think we need to work on better organization before move in time in August. I am glad to have him home for the summer. Love having everyone under one roof!

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying Mother's Day! We enjoyed a wonderful church service, then a nice meal with my parents. We headed over to my mil's house to visit her, then headed home for some relaxation. I am planning on reading, reading, and more reading!!!

Have a super wonderful Lord's Day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks to Susan, over at for hosting this weekly event. Please be sure to check out all the wonderful Outdoor Wednesday pictures! On our recent July 4th road trip, we went to The Outer Banks, North Carolina. We had an absolute blast! The weather was great and the waves were awesome!
The sand dunes along the way were just beautiful.

We stopped for some fun in the water at Nags Head Beach. As the day wore on, the beach became very crowded. But, hey, it was July 4th!!

We had a great time and saw some beautiful scenery. We would love to go back and stay a little longer!
Thanks for looking at my Outdoor Wednesday pictures! Have a super Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I am showing part II of our July 4th family road trip. Thanks to Susan over at for hosting this weekly event. Be sure to check out all the participants beautiful pictures! In case you didn't see part I of this post, our family took a whirlwind road trip through many places in the great state of North Carolina. What a trip!! The next few pictures are from a wildlife refuge that we stopped at. It was early morning and everything was so calm. It was extremely peaceful! This was not too far east of Rocky Mount.

I just thought this was a really creative way to let everyone know the locations of the churches in town. This was in the town of Canton, NC.

We also went to Mount Airy, NC. Below is a replica of Floyd's Barber Shop.

I believe this is Pilot Mountain. What an unusual formation! We saw it from the interstate and it was interesting.

Next week, I will post more pictures from our whirlwind road trip. It was an absolutely wonderful trip. The boys had a blast and we all enjoyed the time together experiencing God's beautiful creation.
Have a super Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Good Wednesday morning! I am linking up to Susan's weekly Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to visit her over at to see all of the beautiful outdoor pictures! Our family decided to take a road trip for the July 4th weekend. We had an absolute blast! We traveled quite a ways and saw some beautiful scenery. We were also able to experience a few places that we had not been before. I hope to share pictures of these places over the next few Outdoor Wednesday posts.
Today, I will show some pictures from a rest stop in North Carolina. This rest stop had some amazing landscaping which was set off by the gorgeous mountains. What a refreshing stop! I loved this little bridge area. It was a great area to stretch your legs.

My crew!

This stop was just what a rest stop should be, refreshing and relaxing!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks to Susan over at for hosting this weekly event. We recently went on a field trip to the IMAX in Chattanooga. While we were there we walked around the Tennessee Aquarium to enjoy the view of the river. This first picture;however, is from my backyard. I just love seeing this every year. It is in a section at the back of our yard that needs some work. To see it's beauty among the work that needs to be done is just amazing!
Okay, on to Chattanooga! After we left the IMAX we ate lunch at Rembrandt's, which is in the art district. I couldn't help but get tickled at this little one trying so hard to take that big piece of bread! Rembrandt's is a great little place to stop in for a snack or a meal. Since the weather was so nice, we decided to sit outside and eat. It was very relaxing!

This is a wading pool at the end of some steps beside the aquarium. Behind this pool, is the river. This area recently underwent renovations to commemorate the history of the Cherokee people that were in this area.

This plaque tells of a Cherokee game called stickball. The history of this game was very interesting. The game would be similar to baseball, but played over a much larger area. The game also could result in injury or even death.

The Tennessee River.

This is a lovely area to enjoy the outdoors. There were people eating lunch, reading, and just plain enjoying the day.

These are the steps that lead to the wading pool. Along the wall are some of the Cherokee symbols. During the summer there are always children playing in the water along the steps. It is a great place to rest a moment if you are visiting places downtown.

We had a great day in Chattanooga. We saw the IMAX Hubble 3D movie. It was a very interesting movie.
Be sure to check out all the participants in Outdoor Wednesday. Have a super Wednesday!