Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Patio and Walkway–Part II

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Not only is this Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow is my 48th birthday.  We are headed to the lake for my birthday and plan to spend the weekend there.  The weather isn’t looking great, but it’s always fun to be at the lake. Back in February I shared plans for a walkway […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Living Room

I’m on a blogging roll!  It feels good to get back to blogging after taking an unexpected break. Last week I shared a few updates that we made to the master bedroom at Smith Mountain Lake house and today I’m sharing a few in the living room. The sofa and recliner were Christmas presents and […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Master Bedroom

2017 is rolling on by and I can hardly believe that it is March. Last week I shared the start of a new project at our Smith Mountain Lake House, a patio and walkway to the dock.  Work has started on that project and it’s going to be fun to see the changes each time […]

Building a Patio and Walkway at Smith Mountain Lake–Part One

At the beginning of January, before I found out about my cancer and life seemed to be put on pause for many weeks, I mentioned that we planned to have a patio installed behind our Smith Mountain Lake house. I’ve shared this view from our deck with you before but it’s worth sharing again.  This […]

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 […]