Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Annabelle Book Update"--"Getting Back In The Swing Of Things"

We took a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to visit our 
daughter and her dance partner Simonne.
So, I'm behind on the A is for Annabelle books.  
While I'm getting back into the "swing" of things, I
thought you'd enjoy these unusual early 1900's Raphael 
Tuck "Swinging Dolls" postcards.
Aren't those unique?
While visiting, we saw the Smoky
Mountain Opry Christmas show.
Leann and Simonne flying high.

The show was wonderful.  Leann's an angel in 
the air and on the ground!
The Hatfields & McCoys Christmas Dinner Disaster 
Show was loads of fun.

Simonne was the perfect chauffeur, cook, and tour guide.
We spent a day in the Smoky Mountain National
Park and cooked out by a mountain stream.

Sadie and Cappy had lots of fun.

We took the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.
It was a spectacular view.

We stopped by the Smoky Mountain Wildlife Encounter,
a place for injured and non-releasable native wildlife.
   The Hubs, me, Alex and Leann.
So nice to be together for a happy occasion!!
We took a day trip to Ashville, North Carolina to
tour the Biltmore estate, all decked out in Christmas 
decor.  These photos are from:
Romantic Ashville-Biltmore Christmas

These photos of the grounds and Conservatory
are from the Biltmore official wesite:

I spent time in the orchid room of the Conservatory, 
while Leann and Simonne hammed it up for 
the camera.

Thanks Leann and Simmone for a 
memorable trip.

Now, I really must unpack, do the laundry
and get back into the "swing" of things.
Projects to finish.......
Dolly clothes to make......


  1. We had been missing you; thought you might be out having fun (good for you)! You brought back some wonderful photos; so glad you decided to share. After all the Christmas shows and the visit to Biltmore, you must be full to overflowing with the Christmas spirit. Now, I kind of feel that way myself! Thanks!

  2. Wonderful trip. Beautiful pictures. I especially like the one of you all together. So sweet. your daughter is a beauty. I know you had a super wonderful time. I enjoyed everything and appreciate you bringing back some of it for us to see.

  3. What beautiful places! I have always wanted to visit the Smokey Moutains! Looks like you had such a wonderful time. It's moments like this with the ones you love that make life so sweet!


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