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{Mountain Trip}

  We surely give our Lord the praise for allowing us to take some time to enjoy the mountains before Marty returns to work. He is doing good and a little mountain air was just what the doctor ordered.  It had snowed a few days earlier prior to our arrival so on the first day we arrived the mountain side was covered with white beauty that already had started melting. I still can't believe I didn't snap a picture of it! Guess this Floridian was just glad to see that white stuff for a change! The weather was perfect.  The cabin was lovely. We have stayed in this cabin before and loved it. We enjoyed a lot of afternoon and late evening fires.   We enjoyed walking some outside the cabin and Marty likes to hike. However, that was limited for now but we did managed to get in some walking. I even managed to get in a little yoga one morning! Marty said, "You are on vacation now"! LOL!  We went to several nearby towns for day trips and enjoyed eating out and a little shopping!
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{Happy December Everyone}

  Hello to everyone. I am so sorry that I have been missing in action with blogging as of late. I wanted to pop in and to tell you sweet friends that I am doing fine. Many of you have reached out to me. Marty and I have tried to do more hunting together this season and though he isn't retired he has taken an extra day here and there off so we have tried to hunt more. Marty's dad was also under the weather for a spell and though he is much better and able to hunt with us that surely requires extra time and attention and we are thrilled that he is able to go with us when we go. We've honestly had a lot going on and it would take too long for me to share. However, I wanted to pop in and say hey and that I do pray that you all have a very Merry Christmas. I am hoping to get back to some normalcy soon. Not sure what normal is at times but I give God the praise for every day we have.  I did harvest a nice buck on one my trips. The Lord just simply found favor in me on that cold G


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