Virginia Wine and Craft Festival in Front Royal

Wine Tasting

Wine…Crafts…Fair Food…a perfection combination!

Saturday the sun shone bright in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Tim and I decided to attend the Virginia Wine and Craft Festival in the Town of Front Royal, Virginia. With over 100 vendors (as published on the website), there were plenty of opportunities to drink, shop, and […]

Happy 58th Birthday Dad with Hummingbird Cake

Every year we celebrate birthdays in our families. We aren’t always together, but we always talk by phone, send a card, or get together a week or so before or after.┬áMom and Dad decided to visit the farm Saturday, so I got up early in the morning to make cupcakes for Dad’s birthday.

By the […]

Merry Christmas 2011

Christmas is a little harder this year. Dad has been diagnosed with cancer, so most of the smiles are forced, but time spent with family is to be treasured.

Stacey, Mom, & Dad

Tim, Stacey, & Sophie

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53rd Annual Highland Maple Festival – Making Syrup in Virginia

This year’s Highland Maple Festival was held the weekends of March 12 – 13, 2011, and March 19 – 20, 2011. I was working on clearing out the overgrown flower beds around the house, so as much as I wanted to go, I had to postpone my trip till next year’s festival.

Fortunately, you are […]

Roanoke Museums – Bottom of the Shenandoah Valley

I don’t know if “bottom of the Valley” sounds positive, but Roanoke, the “Star City of the South” is a beautiful place and it lies at the Southern end of the Shenandoah Valley. I moved to Roanoke when I was in high school, and while I only lived there full-time for a year, my parents […]