{Friday Foto Friends} Sisters & Porches

I'm linking up with Deb at Breathing in Grace for Friday Foto Friends.
I spent last weekend with my sisters; I shared those pictures here. So, the pictures this week were few since I was on Fall Break and I didn't do much. I have to share 1 more picture of my sisters:
I keep saying this, but I love the mountains in the fall.  Well, I love them anytime, but specifically Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg in the fall with the decorations.
I haven't decorated much the past few years, but I had some inspiration and decided to do something with my front porch (after I cleared off the spider webs!):
Another Fall Break is in the books...1/4 of the way through the school year!


Thankful Thursday: It's Fall, Y'all!

Rebecca at Knit by God's Hand is a great encourager of finding gratitude in the little things every day.
This week I’m thankful for:
…Cool weather...FINALLY!
...Fall break. Even though it's going by way too fast.
...Sisters. Don't know what I'd do without them!
...Brothers. My oldest brother has been a rock through the past month. Daddy has had some issues, but we think he's on the mend. I don't know how I would have handled everything if I was an only child. 
...Being home. After living away for 20 years, 12 years ago I decided enough was enough and told CH I wanted to move home. My parents were getting older, and I wanted to be around to help if they needed me. I cherish the 10 years I had living up the street from my mom, and this past month helping out my dad reminded me of why I wanted to move back. 
What are the little things you're thankful for this week?


Sisters, Mountains, and a Hail Mary

This past weekend was just amazing! The only bad thing was that it ended too soon.  It was our annual Sisters' Weekend, the weekend where we let our hair down and just be ourselves. We eat, we drink, we laugh, we gossip.  Last year, we started our weekend on Thursday evening, so we decided to try it again this year. It worked. :)
After everybody was picked up, we ran by the grocery store, then it was on to the cabin in Pigeon Forge. We tried Vacation Rentals by Owner this time. The cabin was close to town, but far enough out. The view from the balcony wasn't the best that we've had, but it was pretty decent.
Friday morning, as we were eating breakfast, a female cardinal hung out just outside the door for a little bit.  Mom was definitely there in spirit! 
After we ate and had showers, we decided to go to The Island
We walked around, went into a couple of stores, and rode "The Wheel" (courtesy of my big brother!).
There were some beautiful views at the top:
My BIL paid for our lunch: 
(The man in the picture is NOT my BIL...just a restaurant employee!)
I love going to the mountains this time of year. Everything is so festive and "fallish".
My hero: She kicked breast cancer's butt!
The cabin was awesome.  3 floors with a bedroom and bathroom on the top & bottom floors, and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom in the basement.  
 A game room that we didn't think we'd use:
And a theater in the basement.
We watched a couple of movies:
And watched the UT game on Saturday afternoon:
We're "yellers" during ballgames. Especially when the commentators are idiots. I wish I had my phone turned on and videoed the end of the game when Dobbs threw the "Hail Mary" and Jennings caught it to win the game as time ran out. We were all screaming and yelling! Just amazing. 
Pre-game Dreamsicles:
And then the sad day: Sunday. One last "hurrah" at our traditional Sunday morning, end of the weekend breakfast spot. 
Checking out the light for a selfie.  Apparently it had us stumped.
 We brought a sister & SIL (who couldn't attend the weekend) along.
 We loved the cabin (except for some "critters"...we couldn't figure out where they were, though.) and may try to get that same one next year. We need to go back to The Island and do The Escape; that sounds like an awful lot of fun!
After I got home from Sisters' Weekend, I had an hour before I had to be at church for preparation for the "Sing of Mercy" concert.  (No pictures yet, though.) After that, we had a quick dinner consisting of Chinese take-out...I was in bed by 8:00. It was an exhausting weekend, but it was so good to spend it with my sisters!

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