The Blythewood Bash!

This weekend Craig and I went to Columbia to pay a little visit. We had such a good time! Holly "Hostess with the Mostest" Marsh emceed a fabulous wine and cheese party, complete with a pigs in the blanket assembly line. There's nothing quite like wine, cheese, and cocktail weiners to make an evening special! Following the wine and cheese party the Marsh's hosted a second shindig for the general public. This second party included great food, even greater friends, and watching a video of Matt Pfaff "break it down." Needless to say it was a GREAT evening and I can't wait until we get to do it again!


Here's to You Mrs. Robinson!

This past weekend one of my long time friends got married! Sarah looked so beautiful!!! My sister Erin was one of the brides maids and she looked beautiful too! Anyway, I had a great time. CONGRATS Sarah and Jim Robinson!!!


Weekend Fun

This past weekend Craig and I went back to the Virginia Creeper Trail to do a little more mountain biking. This time we were joined by a few of Craig's coworkers, the oldest of them being in his mid-sixties. Thankfully, no one broke a bone or had a heart attack!

Best of all... while riding down the trail we met an 82 year old man who bikes a total of 64 miles from Abingdon to White Top and then back to Abingdon FIVE days a week, EVERY week! So far he's ridden over 110,000 miles on the Creeper Trail! Amazing for an 80+ year old man!


Surrounded by Nature

I'm really not kidding when I say that the Kingsport area is a nature-lover's paradise! Sure, we have a small downtown and a few good shopping areas, but it's still pretty country up here. Just look at the cute little fawn that was in Craig's backyard today. Where else can you look out the window and see a baby deer at 3:00 in the afternoon?!?


The Working World

I started my new job this week with Youth Villages in Johnson City, Tennessee. So far, neither I nor any children have cried!!! That's DEFINITELY a plus! Officially, I am a home-based counselor for an intensive in-home treatment program called Intercept. All children in the program must display certain severe behavioral and emotional problems in order to receive our services. Basically, this is my DREAM JOB!!!... I am so kidding that it's not even funny. But, it pays the bills and keeps me busy during the day, so I guess it can't be that bad. Anyway, so far so good. I will keep you all posted!


The Road to Damascus is a Bumpy One!

Saturday Craig and I decided to partake in a favored Tri-Cities past time... mountain biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail! This 35 mile, former railway trail winds through mountains, farmland, and alongside the Holston River. While we did not complete the full ride down to Abington, we did successfully bike 17 miles from Whitetop to Damascus in a little over two hours! It was a lot of fun until the tire on my bike went FLAT less than halfway through our trip. Needless to say, the second half of our journey was pretty bumpy! Anyway, we survived and had a GREAT time in the process!!!