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Friday, December 15, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 155

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To get in the Christmas Spirit, I'm going to show you around last Friday's Dicken's of a Christmas...
1)
The Christmas Tree in the lobby of Nick's office building, Wells Fargo Tower

2)
Working on a masterpiece...

3)
The view from the 12th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower...that's Nick's floor...I was having trouble with the reflection in the window so this is the best I could get, plus I was getting hurried along...what a pretty view though huh?!!

4)
Me and my boys at the Hotel Roanoke

5)
The Hotel Roanoke has a Christmas Tree display each year to raise money for charities...this area always gets a BIG display...I've seen a huge gingerbread house and a scene from Finding Nemo before among other neat themes...I don't know if you remember or not but I've shown you a few different ones in the past...for more info on the trees you can read a little news story HERE

That's my 5 this week! I hope to see you join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others!! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

First Snow

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

On Saturday we got our first snow! So later in the day we decided to take Ozzy out for a little hike...Ozzy loves the snow...and so does Nick...I love the snow but really prefer it from inside the warm house and looking out the window at it...Nick wanted to "picnic" in the snow so we packed up the camping stove and some beef stew so we would have a hot lunch to enjoy after freezing our butts off frolicking through the snowy woods...it was a nice afternoon, even if I couldn't feel my fingers or toes by the end of it all haha...this is the same area that LAST WEEK'S picture was taken...

The boys entertained themselves by throwing snowballs at each other...

Look how different this spot looked over the summer...the road had recently washed out...wonder if they will ever fix it?


Today I am thankful for a snow day! Although there isn't any snow haha...yesterday was soooo windy that the snow was blowing sideways...not much stuck but I imagine there are probably some icy roads...I hear Dalton in the shower, he is going to spend the day at his girlfriend's house...it's just me, Braden and Ozzy...maybe I can finally get caught up on some Christmas present wrapping! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday and just as I typed that I realized it is only Wednesday haha...oh well...I'll save this for tomorrow :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hotel Roanoke Christmas Tree

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Hotel Roanoke

The Hotel Roanoke was built by the railroad back in 1882...it is now owned by Virginia Tech...I've blogged quite a few times about the hotel like HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE and I'm sure many more to come haha...linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

To learn more about the hotel, you can A) read my many posts lol, B) click the link under the picture which will take you to the hotel's website, C) check out their Wikipedia page HERE or D) All of the above :)

Have a great Tuesday and keep warm...we are looking at super freezing windchills tonight, oh boy!





Monday, December 11, 2017

O' Christmas Tree

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Downtown Roanoke

Friday night we went downtown to check out the annual Dickens of a Christmas...they had a winter carnival going on...last week was the lighting of the Christmas Tree...doesn't it look pretty?!

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, December 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 154

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1)
Heading down 220 in Daleville...this morning after dropping Dalton off at school for weight lifting...Braden stayed home "sick"...we'll see...not sure if he's just trying to get a sick day since Dalton was out sick on Monday...they have to keep it even haha

2)
Also from this morning on my way home...this old farm is on Humbert Road...We might be getting some snow later today...not much but still...although I prefer snow when it falls during the week and we can get a snow day out of it...not on a Friday afternoon...boo!

3)
Another from this morning...this old farm is about a half mile away from the last one...I've shown you this house before on a Tuesday's Treasures post...this is on Mountain Pass Road...

4)
Just a little further down Mountain Pass Road...it even looks cold outside doesn't it?!!

5)
We're almost home now...that bridge is the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Now it's time for me to jump in the shower and head back to school...I'm wearing this road out!

There's my 5 this week! If you have the time I'd love for you to join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend!





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nature

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu

Today I am thankful for radio stations that play non-stop Christmas music...I know, some people find that annoying but I love it...it makes me so happy and relaxed...especially the old classics...not much into new stuff, give me Frank, Bing and Burl...I remember coming home from school at Christmas time and my mom would have those old Christmas albums playing...I wish I had that old collection! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday