Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Promised Pictures...

Here are the pictures I promised you!!

First picture on the left are the row houses of Philadelphia.....they are everywhere on the Art Museum side!

The picture on the right is Philly at night....it is beautiful!!

This is The Reading Terminal Station....it used to be a train terminal, but now it is used for merchants to see their goods. The Amish come on Wednesdays and sell their baked goods --- and let me just say, they have the BEST Philly Cheesecake and Pretzels!!!!! If you're ever in Philadelphia, the Reading Terminal is a must!

This is the FIRST church of America!! The lead glass in the windows is still perfect. They still have Sunday services here to this day.

Ok.....moving on to the Amish Country......

The auction was fun...even though all I bought was a set of canisters :)

That's all for now......more post to come soon. Try to stay cool.....its suppose to hit 100 here in NC this weekend......Lord help us!!!!! Even though I do work in a "mill".....I'm so glad we have AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!

May you rest in the peace of knowing that in Him, you have everything.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Turning 21...PA....the Beach and my Orchid!

Wow.....its crazy how the summer was here and now its almost gone. I'm kind of sad about it. Last year this time I was on the "18 inch Journey"...one of the most treasured times of my life. I love going back and reading in my journal about what all has happened since then.

So yes.....I turned 21! I don't feel any different....I just like the fact that I can say "yes, I am 21" :). My parents gave me a orchid for my birthday...one that I got to go to Campbells Greenhouse in Charlotte and pick out the very one I wanted. I am treating it like its my baby!! I have wanted a orchid for the past couple of years. I don't know why, because I have no desire to have a green thumb! But I love this beautiful flower. I want to take care of it so I can wear one of the blooms in my hair on my wedding day.....one fine day. Pictures coming soon.

The last week of June, I went with my parents and younger brother and sister to PA....first Philadelphia, then the beloved Lancaster Country. The trip was everything I hoped and more! We stayed in a old farmhouse right in the heart of the Amish community.......and let me say, this home was my dream home! One day if I come across a old farmhouse that can be renovated, I will have the time of my life (I think:)!! You give me some ol'e wide plank floors and chippy paint with a barn in the yard, and you've made me a happy woman!! There was only one down side to the trip.....there was a Amish Auction going on, and guess who didn't have a truck ---- ME!!!! Renting a UHaul would have been ridiculously expensive. So I painfully watched some of the most fabulous chippy pieces ever go up for auction!!!! I do have pictures, which I will post in the next couple of days. On the other hand, it was nice not having the pressure and exhausting drive to buy. Sometimes just browsing is nice. Philadelphia was awesome. I love love love that city!! We rode the subway, which was scary and exhilarating all at the same time. As long as I kept "the taking of Pelham 123" off my mind, I was good!

This past week, I went to the Beach with a group of my closest and dearest friends. It was perfect. The weather, the house, the beach, everything. My hair lightened and I did get burnt, I learned you cannot try to hop off a golf cart when its moving, how to not wash dishes for a week, and how much I love goat milk soap (thanks Meg :)!!!!

But now I'm back. Janna at The Depot didn't think it was funny when I said I needed one more week!! Haha. I am back and ready to get back to work! I do enjoy my job so much :)

Needless to say, there hasn't been much junkin' going on. I am getting back in the grove, though. I will go shopping and change everything up. Lately I have been running into the problem of KEEPING everything I buy. The other morning I was rearranging my room at 7am and taking stuff out of my apartment to put in my booth! I go through spells like that, where I just want SIMPLICITY! That's hard to keep when you're a dealer AND work full time at a Antique Mall!! I love it, though!!

I'm sorry for the long update.....I hope it wasn't too boring. It is 11:56pm, and I am listening to Mark Mathis. I love his music.....two other guys I love to listen to, just in case you we're wondering :).....Jacob Early and Josh Baldwin!!

I promise, I promise, pictures will be up by the weekend. I'm gonna get some shut eye so I can wake up early and spend some time with my King before I head off to the Mill. I am so glad its not a "mill" anymore!!! If you haven't got to swing in The Depot, you've gotta come and see us! New stuff comes in literally everyday. With 400+ booths, you cannot see it in at once. Stop by and tell Janna and me "HI!"

With blessings and peace to you in the Father's love for you....good night everyone.

Favorite Quote from my trip........"He who laughs last thinks slowest!!!" HaHaHa