Thursday, October 14, 2010


We went to the Children's Theatre today for a field Trip. We watched Zorro. It was really good. Mana's drama teachers were both in it. Afterward, we went on a back stage tour with our homeschooling group. I did not get a chance to get a picture of her with her teachers in their costumes. They had another show to do shortly so they were on their lunch break. A couple times through out the tour it was mentioned that Mana was one of their drama students and that she was also going to be in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She said, "Wow, they said that a lot."

The cast board inside.The poster outside.The poster of the play she will be in!!!

See Rock City!!

I love Rock City! I could spend hours there taking pictures. Around every turn there is something beautiful. It is the type of place that if I was one that liked to read, I would love to pick a spot, sit and read a good book and drink some coffee. Well maybe some Dr. Pepper! I often have thoughts like that, but then they go as quickly as they came.

I was very proud of Mana on this trip, she is trying things that would normally have her saying NO. After riding the Incline, she decided that she was going to go on the swing bridge with or with out me. She headed straight to it and turned around and looked at me like this is going to be a piece of cake, come on Momma! She went right on and thought nothing of it. My little girl is growing up.

There was the most beautiful tree there! The leaves were a bright orange color. I could not get enough pictures of it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Incline

After Ruby Falls, we headed up the mountain to the Incline.
Mana got a little nervous as we got on it,
but she came around to enjoying the ride.

Ruby Falls

Thursday afternoon, we packed up and took off to Tennessee. We have not had a family trip in a while and decided we would go somewhere. The last time we were in Chattanooga for a family trip was around five years ago. Mana did not remember any of it and she was studying rocks in Science. Great reason for a field trip!! So off to TN we go. We started out late because she had drama class and a meeting for her upcoming play she is in. We arrived in TN around 7:30 pm. We came to the first motel and decided that we would get a room. We stayed in the Motel 6. Not where I would normally stay, put it was a place to lay my head. Mana was impressed that the Motel 6 logo was on the bar of soap and that they had a vending machine for shampoo and stuff. I was not impressed that the bathroom floor grout was painted black (and may I add not very well) and that the sheets were almost a flannel. It was hot. Mana and I did not get a good night sleep.

Friday morning we got up and went to Ruby Falls. I love the caverns. I sometimes say that I want to live in a cave when I feel very unsocial. Brian preceded to point out that the flat screens on the walls for the information video would make a great place for a living room and that the rocks would be a great place for a bed. The tour was nice and I enjoyed it. My only complaint is that it needed to take a slower pace. It was almost like we were running through it to keep up with the people in front of us. I want to take pictures not just look at the person in front of me to stay in line. We reached the falls and it was beautiful!

Here are some pictures from Ruby Falls...

Just like Mom. Loves to take lots of pictures!

Friend's Daughter 1 yr. old Party

I had the joy of photographing a friend of mine daughter's
one year old birthday party last weekend!
Here are a few of the day...