Smith Mountain Lake House Update–January 2017

It’s hard to believe that we have enjoyed our house at Smith Mountain Lake for a year.  Our home was completed in December 2015 and we’ve spent many happy weekends there since then. Sherman loves to go to the lake.  Not only can he swim whenever he wants but there are plenty of deer there […]

Building Our Lake House – Part One

I’ve been keeping a secret since last fall and I’ve been about to burst to let the cat out of the bag.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that we have property at Smith Mountain Lake.  After planning, planning, and some more planning, we are now in the process of building a lake […]

Family Fun at Smith Mountain Lake

Last Sunday we had a fun family day at Smith Mountain Lake.  It wasn’t very sunny but it was warm and we had a lot of fun talking, swimming, boating, kayaking, and eating.  Sherman was in the middle of things at all times and loved every minute of it. Mr. SP and I refer to […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Smith Mountain Lake

Did you have a good Mother’s Day?  The weather in our neck of the woods was in the 80’s, perfect for celebrating at the lake.  We did some boating, some eating, and a lot of relaxing.  I hope my mom enjoyed the day as much as we did. Sherman was excited to see Mama and […]

Saturday in Bedford County

Saturday was a perfect fall day.  After a brief debate to decide if we would work around the house or go out and about, we decided to venture to Bedford County for the day. We started at a craft show at Bedford Elementary where a sweet reader stopped Mr. SP and told him that she […]

Fall Festival and Our Weekend

Last week at school we had a lot of fun activities to celebrate both fall and the last football game of the year.  On Thursday morning, each homeroom decorated a pumpkin to be displayed at school and then taken to a nursing home to be enjoyed.  My homeroom decorated a pumpkin with thumbtacks.  Isn’t it […]

First Day of Fall at SML

After running and playing tennis, we spent the rest of the first day of fall at the lake.  After three hours in our chairs on the dock, we went for a boat ride.  We both were sad to think that this could be one of our last rides for 2012. Mr. SP’s banjo and guitar […]

My 43rd Birthday Weekend

Saturday was my 43rd birthday.  Since it was my birthday and Memorial Day weekend, we decided to have a small family party to celebrate both. A birthday isn’t a birthday without cake!  Mr. SP and I enjoyed a pre-birthday cake on Friday, Mama made a cake for my birthday on Saturday, and my sweet friend […]

A Lake Visit that Didn’t go as Planned

On Sunday afternoon we decided to take the boat to the lake so that it would be ready to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend.  What should have been a relatively simple task wasn’t. We used a crappy ramp that’s just across the cove from our dock to put the boat into the water.  No problems getting […]

Weekend Work

Mr. SP worked very hard this weekend.  He played a tennis match, ran, stained the dock, mowed the grass, tilled a flower bed for his dad, and he cleaned the boat for the summer season. Where was I?  Well, I helped with the dock, but that was about it.  I had more prolotherapy injections in my […]