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From my Mission 101 list.

I wanted to begin with one of the most promising items on my list, and it seemed like perfect timing with Josh starting a new job. We’re trying to have Family Fun Day on his day off, and we’ve all been having lots of fun going to new places. I didn’t have the foresight to realize it at the time, but this also kick-started item # 56: Start a homeschool routine with the girls.

In September, we went to the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, a free (by donation) museum up by the Grove Park Inn. This is a place I’d been many times, when I did one-on-one work. Josh had been wanting to check it out, as he is a fan of old cars (who isn’t?), and there was also an old fire engine that we thought Eden would enjoy (the pic didn’t come out).

We also strolled through downtown Hendersonville. They have the ‘Bearfootin’ in Hendersonville’, where local artists decorate large bear sculptures that stay on display through the summer. The bears are then auctioned off at the end of the year, with proceeds going to local charities. We’ve driven through several times, but we finally took a day to go walk around and look at them. Eden loved them! We’ll have to do it again before it’s over.

While we were there, we also visited the Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. It is also by donation, and we had the awesome experience of touching a dinosaur egg nest and checking out the cast of a saber tooth tiger. Eden got a bit unnerved with that, although as a rock fiend, she generally enjoyed the place.

Some other new places that we’ve visited, but didn’t get pictures of: my favorite park on Amboy Road, which was also having a local art exhibit; the SCA fighter practice at the sister park down the road; Lake Julian park (more picnics), which we plan to revisit on a sunnier day and rent a paddle boat; the big library downtown, Pack Memorial Library, where Eden found her new favorite book (something about a sea turtle); and the girls and I had lunch at the Earth Fare deli. :)




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Oct. 14th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
can you guys adopt me? :D

Oct. 14th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC)
Re: awwwwwwwwww
Sure thing! ♥
Oct. 14th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
OMGosh I love these pictures. Your oldest has your face and her father's hair. She's going to be stunning. And the baby is darling I love the picture of her on Josh's back with her finger pointed up.

Makes me wish I'd started a family when I was younger. But the right guy didn't come along in time. Or maybe I was looking the wrong way then...

I can see the "adventure" in in 'Bearfootin' that is so much of the kinds of experiences I never had with my folks. She looks so happy hugging that bear!

...sigh...must look away...ovaries vibrating...!
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! Most people say Eden's a carbon copy of Josh. I'm glad you think she kinda has my face. :P I can see it in a couple of the pics we have. Ivy...I'm not sure who she looks like yet. A lot of time I think she looks like Eden, but I think it's more the expressions they make.

Always wait for the right guy! Boy, I'm thanking God and everyone that I didn't end up with the guy I thought I'd wanted to. lol I actually wanted to wait a bit til I had kids, but all in Divine Timing...

We did have a lot of fun! Thanks so much! LOL Sorry I made your ovaries go crazy! But I like that line, and may steal it. ;)
Oct. 14th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous share. You know, you are creating the most fabulous memories for the girls.. that is priceless. What a good momma and poppa!

Oct. 15th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's great memories for ALL of us! Eden still talks about those bears all the time, and we've promised that we'll go on a boat trip when we get a nice sunny day Josh has off. I'm glad to see everyone (Josh too) so excited about Family Fun Day. :-D
Oct. 14th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
what a wonderful lookin family. I miss those outings when they were little. Hard work, but great memories.
Oct. 15th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I can only hope that this will be something they'll continue to enjoy as they get bigger. I'm just glad I have a digital camera now! All I need now is a camcorder...
Oct. 15th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
I enjoy mine now even more than I did then. I will really miss them when they move out...someday!
Oct. 15th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ivy looks so happy in her carrypack backpack thingy. :-)
Oct. 15th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
:-D Thanks! She enjoys it, although Eden always fell asleep whenever she rode in it. At least Ivy gets out & has fun. Josh has a little canopy thing he made to put up over them if we need to, which is super cute.
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
My DAD lives in flat rock, I'll be there for christmas, we've done the bear walk several times. check out carl sandburg's home, We loved it.
Oct. 17th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
I'd like to take them there. I may have went once on a field trip, but it's been so long that I don't remember. I could be thinking of Thomas Wolfe's home. We should try to get together sometime when you come to town! Flat Rock isn't all that far from my mom's house.
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