Friday, June 12, 2015

A Special Meet Up.

My trip with Terry to Chapel Hill North Carolina was a great couple of days.  Terry went through a two day interview process for a position as a Fire Chief.

While Terry was in the two day assessment center I met up with Shirley from Housepitality Designs.  Shirley was the hostess with the mostess!  Shirley spent time taking me around showing me some wonderful places to live in the area if Terry is to get this position.  The fun part was we had some time to get in some shopping too.  I will have a post on Sunday after Spotlight on that.




On our last night stay Shirley and her husband Tom took Terry and I to dinner at the Fearrington Village Farm that has the most wonderful restaurant.  

These are the resident belted cows that we all affectionately called the oreo cows.





They also have "oreo" goats on the farm too.

"Fearrington’s gardens celebrate seasons, holidays, and special occasions and North Carolina’s rich horticultural traditions and plant diversity. The mild climate of the Piedmont region means the gardens are attractive and engaging throughout the year".

You can read more about the farm, the restaurant and Inn by going here.



We had our fun waiter take a picture of the 4 of us after dinner.  We had delicious food and a wonderful time all together on our last night.  The next few weeks we should find out if Terry will be offered the position.  While this would be a great position and a wonderful place to move and live I am still holding out hope something where we live now will come through for us.  The next few week we should hopefully know more.
Thanks for all your prayers and good thoughts for us.

On a fun note!!!! Our newest little family member went on her first outing with my daughter Kim to Pets Mart and before her puppy training class began Kim thought it would be fun to dress Snickers in this costume.  Snickers is not too sure about being an elephant lol!
Have a great Friday.  I have another wonderful Spotlight blogger for Saturday and the I will give you a post on my shopping trip with Shirley on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week end.
Kris
:)

42 comments:

  1. What a wonderful time for the both of you to meet up and enjoy touring the beautiful area! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of the oreo cows - so cute! I will be praying for you that the Lord's will be done in this situation with all the decisions that need to be made :)

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  2. I think it's so neat that y'all got to meet up with Shirley and her husband. Shirley has always been the sweetest most gracious blogger and I know y'all had a great time together. Something good will come out of this unsettled time...just hang in there.

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  3. It looks like you had a wonderful time! Kris, you are just so beautiful!! I hope things work out with the job. I know it means having to start over with decorating your house just like you want it, but won't it be such fun!!?? Have a wonderful day and weekend!!

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  4. So fabulous that you can get together - I'm so jealous!!!! Glad you had such a great time. Snickers is adorable!!

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  5. Hi Kris, what a wonderful time spent in NC and meeting up with Shirley and her hubby. Your pics are beautiful and I love the pic of you all together.Keeping you and Terry in prayers that the best outcome will happen soon!!
    Snickers is a cutie.
    Have a great weekend. CM

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  6. Im so glad you all had a great time, and prayers for a job to come through.

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  7. It looks like you had a great visit, Kris. Fingers are crossed for Terry.

    And Snickers? What can I say but ADORABLE!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    xo,
    Lin

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    1. Thanks you Lin. It was a bitter sweet trip. Hoping he will get the offer but at the same time I know then I will have to leave my family. So we will see what happens. I know there is a bigger plan here and I just have to be patient to see what will happen.
      Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
      Kris

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  8. Even though I would love, love, love to have you here near me, I know how hard it would be to leave your family and friends ... So I will say a prayer for the best outcome for Terry....Had a wonderful, wonderful time with you...and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  9. It sounds like you and Shirley had a great time together! Wishing you and your husband the best!

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  10. Oh Kris, I pray that everything works out well for you and your husband. It sounds like you had so much fun visiting your blog friend too. Your puppy Snickers is just the cutest dog and love the costume! Have a nice weekend.

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  11. Hi Kris, Oh your trip looks wonderful, you looked like you had such a good time. I know it must be hard not knowing if you get to stay in your home or have to move. I can't imagine but Gods plan will be amazing, I am sure of it. Whatever that may be. Snickers is just the cutest thing ever!!! have a great weekend Kris. You look fabulous by the way!!
    deezie

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  12. Kris
    It looks like you had a wonderful visit there in N. Carolina and now you know someone if you do happen to move!
    I love the Oreo animals-how cute they are! Best of luck to Terry.

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  13. that looks like a neat place to visit with the oreo cows and goats! they are so cute! glad you had a nice visit with Shirley. I've never stayed with her but have heard what a wonderful hostess she is. I hope things work out for Terry soon. I know he has been unemployed for a while now.

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  14. Having just made a big move, I know the anxiety that come along with it. Praying for the best for you and yours. At least you will have a new canvas to do what you want. Kinda like a new creation. Since our apartment is temporary, I'm not doing much.

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  15. Great picture of the four of you at dinner. What a delightful place and loves those Oreo cows. Sounds like you had an amazing tour and visit in NC. I pray that God will have the perfect plan for you and Terry. Looking forward to your post on Sunday. Snickers is darling and you can tell she is well loved in your family.
    Hugs,'
    Mary

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  16. As much as I love your decorating posts, I love to read about trips like this also!!! The farm looked darling and the four of you looked as if you had a wonderful visit. Here's hoping it all works out for the best!!! Michele

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    1. Thank you so much MIchele. This trip was really fun. Hoping we will know something soon. Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
      Kris

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  17. How nice to meet up with a fellow blogger to show you around what may be your new town. I bet that made the potential change feel a little less overwhelming. Hoping for the best outcome for you guys!

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    1. Hi Marie,
      It is less overwhelming to discover and get to see the area but still hoping to find something here so we do not have to leave family and friends. I know there is a plan here so hope it will work out for the best.
      Kris

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  18. Oreo cows and goats.... how adorable! And to meet up with Shirley and her Mr. Sweet!
    Praying for the best outcome for Terry and you on the interview.

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  19. That is awesome Kris! Wishing your hubs the best of luck. We will be in Chicago in a few weeks! If you move the Carolina's you will be closer to us that's for sure. I think a few hours away.

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  20. If you do have to move, that is a wonderful area to live in. How wonderful to have had such a fun time with a fellow blogger. Hope it all works out perfectly for you. xo Laura

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  21. SNICKERS IS A LONG THIN ELEPHANT! WOULD BE FUNNY TO MAKE HER A SNICKERS CANDY BAR.

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  22. Kris, looks like you had a great time with friends and, hopefully, the interview went well. It must be so hard to make a decision like that, although, your new home would be in a beautiful area, but it is hard to think about moving away from the kids. We are only 4 hours away so it isn't too bad to make fast trips sometimes. It will all work out for you, I've no doubt. What an adorable little guy is Snickers..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  23. Looks like you had a fun time! It really is a beautiful place. Love those oreo cows too! Good things are on the horizon for you...I just know it! Love the adorable pic of Snickers! xoxo

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  24. Glad you had a fun trip. Still praying for something closer to home but still what would be best for you two.

    Judy

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  25. Kris, Great photos. How wonderful that Shirley was so kind to meet up and show you around. I too am praying something pops up in your area soon...but if not at least you and Terry would already know a couple. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. You daughter is enjoying her puppy dog. :)

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  26. Kris it looks like you really had an enjoyable trip, and to meet up with a sweet blogger like Shirley had to be wonderful. It was fun to see my two favorite bloggers together. Praying for the right job for Terry. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  27. That Snickers is just an adorable little munchkin!! You and Terry are both looking great, Kris! Praying for open doors and plans to be unfolded soon! Blessings, Cindy

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  28. Kris,
    Enjoyed all the delightful photos on this post, I actually just sat down to check out Friday posts. I love Oreo cows and goats but they can not compare to little adorable Snickers. Kim looks over the moon thrilled with embracing her new little 4 legged sweetie. Kris I keep you and Terry in my prayers and hope you both will be thrilled wereever the offer has you living.
    Xoxo,
    Vera

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  29. So glad you had a nice visit and what great hosts Shirley and her husband were! If you move there at least you'll have friend.. I love the oreo cow and lambs, never seen them before! Even though Snickers might not like it he is adorable as an elephant!

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  30. What a lovely visit, Kris! I love stories like this. I don't think there are any bloggers close to me, I often think it would be fun to meet up with some of my virtual friends in person. Ah, maybe someday! Fingers crossed for you and Terry...for a position close to home first, though! Cute pup, looks like she's having a ball with her new baby! :) Happy Friday.

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  31. It looks beautiful there - and what a sweetheart Shirley is !!!
    I'm melting over Snickers the Elephant lol
    xoxo

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  32. awww, Kris...you are so pretty....and I must tell you, you are married to a hunk. I just bet he gets that job...who could turn down such a cutie...:)
    Glad you had fun with your friend....

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  33. Don't you just love meeting up with blogging friends? You all look like you're having such a fun time.

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  34. Snickers the elephant! So cute! I love dressing up dogs and little kids, even if they do look humiliated half the time LOL! So glad you had such a nice time in NC with Shirley and her husband! I'm tuning on the prayers big time, continuing to ask for Terry to be able to find a job in your area so you won't have to move! Positive thoughts headed your way too! Looking forward to hearing about your shopping trip! Hugs, Leena

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  35. Looks like a great place to call home! After seeing the restaurant and the French Laundry store, I'm sure you will love it there if Terry gets the job. Hoping for the best for you although Illinois would be sad to see you go! And how fun that you got to shop with Shirley and go out to dinner together. Snickers is a cutie-pie!!

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  36. Hi,
    I am catching up today. I was praying for your time and for the interview.
    I will continue to pray for you and Terry.
    Sending a BIG hug,
    Carla

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  37. Hi Kris,
    What a great trip to Chapel Hill for many reasons!! Good luck to you and Terry.....I'm a bit biased as my daughter is from the area too! It's so you! You must go to the Southern Season store too!!! My prayers are with you both, and selfishly if you move there we can meet up when I visit my daughter!
    Kathleen

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  38. Any news? I'm thinking about you.

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