Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mad recap of latest happenings!

My friend Carolyn, in Gainesville and I exchange handmade items each month, and look at what she made me!  A knitted cactus pin cushion!  LOVE!!!!

We visited the church where hubby and I married 26 years ago, also in Gainesville.  Love this sign hanging over the entrance!  PEACE, LOVE, and JOY TO ALL WHO ENTER HERE.
 Donovan pulling the rope to ring the bell in the steeple!  That was fun!
 Inside picture of the Kanapaha Presbyterian Church.  The members were inside cleaning and decorating for Christmas, and we met a deacon.  He showed us some of the upgrades.  The ceiling had been redone.  There were new buildings. They left the kerosene chandelier in top left of photo. The church is thriving.  If we ever move back there, this will be my church!.
 This is a huge sinkhole in Gainesville.  Called Devil's Millhopper.  You walk down a million stairs to the near bottom, and it was full of the most amazing gray, green blue water.  I had never seen it with so much water in the 10 years I had lived there (from 1980-1990).  It was magical...
 This is my DIL, Ginny, and daughter, Carolyn in front of the waterfall.
 Carolyn.  It was chilly!  We wore scarves!
 Emily posing with Mr. Wobbles outside the Columbia Restaurant where we had our Thanksgiving meal in St. Augustine.  We love this city!  Mr. Wobbles did too!
 Carolyn as a mermaid at a gorgeous park there!
 Mr. Wobbles rides the trolley around the oldest city in the U.S!
 He is happy to be back here again...ready to be stowed away until next years adventure!!!
Happy holiday season to you all.  The fun is just beginning!
XOXO- Julie


Teri Casper said...

I feel,happy just reading about all your fun!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That cactus pincushion is adorable.

It looks like you had a great little time away from home.

Happy holidays to you Julie ~ FlowerLady

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cute pictures. I love the fact that you took your family back to the church where you were married. I would think that was a special moment.

2 Tramps said...

Oh, that cactus pin cushion is just so wonderful!

Great that you are having good times with your dear family.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wonderful photos Julie. Looks like good weather. What a pretty church too. I love the old churches.
What a sweet little turkey there. : )

Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

Deb said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. I love the Devil's Millhopper you get a fantastic workout going all the way down and up again you don't even realize it. Love the cactus