Monday, July 18, 2011

a fun-festing we will go...

It's Fun Fest here in Kingsport, so activities abound.  We visited Netherland Inn Saturday (a historic site in town).  After church Sunday, we toured Allendale Mansion then visited Farm Fest.  I had never been to Farm Fest before, but we had a blast!  Sarah was able to play a dulcimer, wash clothes on a washboard, play in hay, string beans, core apples, and more.  We will definitely make it a point to return next year. 

Today we visited Fun Fest's "Kid Central."  There were plenty of carnival-type games, and we also got to see a magic show.  We may return later in the week for some of the other shows and activities there. 

If I really get my act together, I'll try to get some pictures of our activities throughout the week and post them here.  We'll see how that goes.  ;)

Monday, July 11, 2011

long time, no blog

I've noticed something; the longer that I go without posting, the harder it is to start back.  Inertia even affects blogging, I guess.  An object at rests tends to stay at rest, and a post unwritten seems to stay unwritten. 

Of course, once I get in a good groove, I tend to update regularly.  So here's hoping that Karen gets her groove back with this post. 

Nelson's parents are visiting.  Last week we went to the local Splash Pad and to Warriors' Path park to play on the Boundless Playground there (the name of the playground is Darrell's Dream.  Since Nelson's dad is named Darrell, this was an appropriate place to visit!).  Saturday we visited Bays Mountain.  We saw wolves (Sarah's favorite), deer (including several babies), owls, bobcats, and several varieties of fish. 

Today I did the mundane task of grocery shopping.  At least it should have been mundane.  Unfortunately, it ended up being something of an embarrassing trial.  I got my groceries, got to the checkout, and handed the clerk my frequent shopper card.  I even had my coupons ready to go.  But then I opened my wallet and realized that my debit card wasn't in it!  I had to have the cashier void out the order (thankfully she was quite gracious) and call home for Nelson to come rescue me.  He came, paid for the groceries, and all's well that ends well.  It was very embarrassing at the time though!  (And I have since located the missing debit card).