Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts, Home, and Friends

Oh my, please come on in and lets visit this morning. The mugs are out and the coffee is on. Help yourself to a cinnamon doughnut from the Apple Barn, in Pigeon Forge. They are the best. Cinnamon coffee and cinnamon doughnuts! Well cinnamon is good for you.lol This is a dreary start to the day, but no snow or icy mixture, so everyone should be happy, here in ET. I am. I had the best weekend. Four of my friends and I went to Pigeon Forge for the weekend. We stayed at the Inn at Christmas. You know I love that place. I think they should give me a frequent visitor pass.lol Anyway it was bitter cold but we loaded up and went anyway. They were predicting some snow, but it didn't happen.I didn't have to watch the weather, Deb did it for me.lol Sometimes we laugh as we have frequent role reversal.lol I love her for it. This is a picture I like.
It was so cold! The wind was horrible. We started with breakfast at the above mentioned apple barn. Fried apple pie and ice cream for breakfast! Life is good. Of course we had the coffee too. One of the non coffee drinkers had hot cider. We then hit the outlet mall. Oh goodness, major damage. My car trunk was stuffed, and it is a big trunk.lol One of the girls, who had gotten married last March, told her husband that every time she missed him she was going to buy something. All I am going to say, is she REALLY missed him.lol
We had lunch, of course it is all about eating and then checked in. What fun for those who never been there before. It is just beautiful and the staff goes out of their way to not only accommodate you, but they are so friendly. After a short rest and lots of laughing we went to dinner at the Partridge and the Pear. Here we are.
The piano player
It is always decorated for Christmas too. I encourage any of you, who love Christmas, to stay at The Inn at Christmas Place if you are in the area.
One more thing about the trip and I will move on. Santa is there entertaining on Thursday and Sat nights, so after dinner four of us went down to hear Santa. We met the sweetest young couple, who had gotten married that day and were there in the Honeymoon Suite of course. They were precious. I took a picture and asked if I could put them on my blog. Ticia said, "sure." I wish you could have seen her dress, but she had put her coat on when I took this. They were a delight!
This is my favorite heart. Two hearts that have become one. This couple is Christ centered so they are starting out right. Congratulations Jerrad and Tisha.
I will be putting some of my hearts away after today. Here are a few I haven't shared. (I think.lol)
Remember these? I had put them away and liked to have never found them. Well I have enjoyed sharing my heart with you today. I hope each of you not only share your heart with others today, but all the year. Life is short and you should enjoy those you love.     The spring stuff will be coming out soon.
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS: Something exciting is happening Through My Back Door. A couple of fellow bloggers are coming to town. I will be back after that with pictures.
PSS: Please continue prayers for Amanda. The less harsh chemo has been extremely hard. Thank you for the prayers, she couldn't have made it this far w/o them.  Also, a fellow blogger, Linda Rebtoy is having some serious issues too. Will you also pray for her?Simply Country Seasons


  1. Hi Betty,
    Well you always have a fun and interesting post...and this one is right up there.
    Love the photo of Deb and Michael...what a sweet couple...and you couldn't have a better daughter and son in law. You are blessed.

    What a lovely place you stayed at! And the newly married couple...adorable.

    Wonderful hearts Betty...wishing I had a few around here to post. But I had to do RED'S instead.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and your comments are always delightful.

  2. Wonderful post Betty, Happy Valentines Day! Glad you had such a great weekend with your friends, isn't shopping fun?? :) I can smell that cinnamon from way up here in Ontario, oh so good! Have a fabulous day my friend and hope it warms up for you!

    hugs, Trish

  3. Great post, Betty! I would love to go back to
    the Smokies sometime, it has been a long time since I have been there.


  4. Good morning Betty. Aren't those cinnamon doughnuts delicious? They are my favorite as I always have to have one when we are there. I would have to enjoy a cup of hot cider as well because I am not a fan of coffee. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I am so looking forward to getting away and spending time with my "girls." Can't wait to meet! Have a happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Happy Valentines Day to you!!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  6. Looks like you ladies had a blast. Happy Valentines Day to you!


  7. I love the Christmas Place Inn. The breakfast there is unreal....... of course, I always eat way to much. Sounds as if you had a wonderful time. I have Amanda on my heart and praying for her often. I am ready to decorate for Spring too. I was hoping for one good snow, but it looks as if it is not going to happen. Sweet Valentine's blessings!

  8. Looks like you had a great time. Happy Heart Day to you.

    We still pray for Amanda.

    With love,

  9. Betty,
    You sure know how to have fun! What a cute couple!

    I will be praying for both women.


  10. Betty~ Happy Valentines day~
    Sending my thought & prayers for Amanda & Linda~
    Prayers for Amanda may the Angels comfort on during the treatments~
    hugs my friend~

  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

  12. What a FUN time that would be! Sounds like you ladies enjoyed it very much.

    Love your wonderfully prim hearts! Btw... love the title of this post. That alone is so heart-warming. =]

    Happy Valentine's Day~

  13. Betty what a fun time. Loved the pic of Deb & Michael, and the newly married couple.

    Continued prayers for Amanda and Linda.

    Happy Valentine's Day

  14. Betty: Delightful Post! Have been to Pigeon Forge once and loved it. Sounds you had a great time with friends. Thanks for sharing your hearts, and such good pictures! Praying, still for Amanda and have added Linda. Such courage these wonderful women have. I know it WILL eventually be over and they just take it a day at a time now. I also have a best friend in her 3rd round but she is doing well and so will Amanda and Linda. Love ya...
    {{HUGS}} Joy

  15. Glad you had such a great time, continuing to pray. I love your hearts!

  16. Thanks for the coffee and the doughnut Betty!I'm so glad you had a great girly weekend.We need more pics though!Come on!!!Loved all your heart photos.Keeping everything crossed for Amanda and your friend too.Be strong.

  17. Praying for dear Amanda. Oh my. The Inn at Christmas sounds like so much fun. I am happy for you:) Have fun with your friends. Hope you post some fun pics.

  18. It looks like you girls had a great time! And the newly wed couple are darling!

    That definitely sounds like a place I'd love to stay....Christmas year round! :)


  19. Betty, What a nice post! I have heard so much about the places you stayed at and ate at. ha! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.


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