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Hi! Thanks for taking time to look at my site. My name is Kristen and I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I am dedicated to sharing the Bible's message of hope and peace. I am married and have two great kids, Gabriel-10 and Abby Lynne-3. I don't have a lot of spare time, but when I do I like to try my hand at being creative. It is a form of relaxation and therapy for me. I enjoy scrapbooking, sewing and cardmaking, although I don't sew very much anymore. Here I'd like to share some of my accomplishments when I have a chance. I am open to comments, ideas and creative help. :)Thanks for spending some time with me.

Monday, March 7, 2011

NC Mountains

A couple of weeks ago we decided to take the kids on a weekend ride to the mountains. We had a great time. Left Friday after I got off work and spent the night about 30 minutes from our destination. Then got up Sat morning and had breakfast. Spent the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the beauty.
We decided to explore  a well know cavern here in NC. Linville Cavern was amazing! Here are a few pics of what we saw...
                                                                                                       drip pools
The Eastern Pipistrelle Bat hibernates in the caves and we were fortunate enough to have chosen a month in which they are there. They were so tiny with thier little wings all folded up under them. About the size of a small to medium egg.
                   The different rock formation were amazing and amazingly difficult to photograph and do them justice.
                                                                       After the cavern, we mined for "gems"!
Gabriel loved this bridge over the train track. There was also a model train store nearby that he explored with as much excitement as the cavern! While we were in the store a train passed under the bridge. Gabe almost missed it! This little abandoned nest was in a tree at eye level with us on top of the bridge.
As we began our journey home we spotted signs to a state park area. After quite a bit of riding we found a lovely Camel-back bridge and river. As beautiful as the scene was, it was a little sad too. The water level was horribly low :(
                                                   It felt as if you could almost reach out and just touch the clouds!
Thanks for taking a few minutes to enjoy the wonders of this beautiful earth with me. What a breathtaking part of creation we got to see on this trip!


  1. Looks like you had a great time! Tweety loooves to "mine". lol The caverns are really spectacular, too. We did it a year or two ago. It was actually butt cold. (November). Great time to go to the mountains, right? We've had some awesome weather lately and from the look of the short sleeve shirts you guys had a great weekend for it!

  2. That is awesome Kristen! Glad you had such a nice time!

  3. Sounds like you had a great day together!!!
    I love to be with my family, too - we stick together closely and have lots of fun.
    Have a nice day!

  4. So nice of you to come see my blog, looks like you had a great day in NC, visit me often!!

  5. Hi Kristen, I'm Debbie from the Pinehurst area and I'm also a Witness. I'm actually in the same congregation as Stacey. Wow, I'm getting to know a few more sisters. Come visit me when you can at http://designsbydj.blogspot.com Hug, dj