Tag Archive | Southern Belle Travels

Catching Up

I know I having been posting much lately. I have been a busy woman: between traveling (Cumberland Falls for New Year’s and Gatlinburg or my Birthday), family functions, work, kids, and planning my next Disney Trip. But I am going to start making time for me and my blog again. So first lets play catch up.

Travel

As I mentioned briefly we spent New Year’s in Cumberland Falls and mine and my mom’s birthday in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. I really missed the mountains and it was really good to get back to them. I hope we can get there a little more this year than we did last year. I love that mountain air. My next Disney Trip is just around the corner so I am looking forward to that right now.

Reading

I started a new series while I was in the mountains; Smoky Mountains Matches by Karen Kirst. I have only read the first book but I really enjoyed it. I still need to finish the Dare Island Series and now get into this series more. But first I am going to reread Gone With the Wind. My journey begins Wednesday.

Kids

The kids and their mommy went to Cumberland Falls with us but not Gatlinburg. I love spending time with them but one weekend in a months time is okay, I really can not handle two weeks in one month. I pretty much pick the two younger ones up at day care every Tuesday, so we are getting some quality Auntie Time in.

I guess that is about all.

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A Disney Christmas

I had a Disney Christmas that’s for sure. With us going to Disney World again in March I got many Disney gift cards. And I love it! I will have so much fun shopping while at Disney.

Updates

A few updates I thought I would share.

Reading

I have been on a role as of late.  I caught up on the Morgan’s Run Series and started a new series, Dare Island.  I am two books in on that and can’t wait to read the other three and a half.  But I am taking a little detour right now so I can read the next book becoming a Passionflix movie.  

Auntie Life

The kids keep us hoping that’s for sure.  But I love them to pieces.  The two year old is really becoming her own person.  And a bag lady just like her auntie.  The three year old will be four soon and he is becoming a little man.  I truly think I am one of his favorite people and that melts my heart.  These two little ones are my Disney Nerds.  They love watching Disney Sing Along Songs in the car and watching YouTube videos of Disney World rides at home.  The eight year old well she is eight going on eighteen (so she things).  Boy does she have mood swings.  She hates everybody and she’s not afraid to tell you either.  

No Book Purchases September/October

Well that was a complete bust.  I did pretty good in September but feel off the wagon in October.  Hopefully November and December will be better.  

Travel

Now that my much anticipated Outer Banks trip is over I am starting to have Disney withdraws.  Hopefully a February/March trip is in the plans.  

Life in General 

My best friend from college moved further down in Kentucky this summer so now my two closest girlfriends (that are the same age) do not live close to me.  I think I need to make some much overdue changes to my life.  I will work on them.  Still waiting for Mr Right to sweep me off my feet. 

Back From Vacation 

Last week was my Outer Banks vacation.  We got back Sunday and by Monday I was ready to go back.  Well actually, I didn’t want it to end to begin with, so I guess it was more like my desire to stay had increased by Monday.  I have never needed a vacation as much as I did last week. It was so good to relax and enjoy the salt air, read as I was watching the tides, and spend time with my aunt. Since my grandma passed away a few years ago, she moved about 45 minutes to an hour away, and all the hustle and bustle of everyday means I don’t see her as much as I used to.  So it was good to have a week to “catch up”.  We took a sunset dolphin cruise and a wild horse tour.  Plus we ate dinner together every night and breakfast together almost every morning.  The house we rented was amazing.  What more could we have asked for?  It was just what this Southern Belle needed. 

Vacation Photo Week Day 7

I started with an Outer Banks sunset so why not end with an Outer Banks Sunrise.  I just love the colors in the sky.  This was right from the deck of the house we were staying in back in 2014.  I loved waking up each morning and watching the sun rise.  

Vacation Photo Week Day 6

The Grand Tetons, Father’s Day Weekend 2011.  That’s right we were there in June and there was still snow in the mountains.  That year we left Rapid City and went to Jackson Hole, WY so we could see the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.