Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adventures in Tennessee~Part 10

Hello there lovely readers! Here I am again, just going right along with my Adventure in Tennessee posts! In my last post, I wrote about fun celebrations and lazy weekends. The month of August was a relaxed time of a few get-togethers, walks in the woods, and playing outdoors with the grandchildren. There was an awesome bonfire at the Johnson family home. All the family, "on the land", joined together around the fire to eat popcorn, marshmallows, and tell stories. Anytime I was with the Campbell's large family it was always a joy; so many people who can get along with and enjoy each other's company is an awesome sight to see. Especially since most of the families see each other daily! If you didn't know the Campbell's three daughters and their families live very close by. I wrote about the family here.
There was a very fun game night that Ashley hosted. Most of the Campbell's grandchildren attended. It was great having the Campbell's big room downstairs packed with young people. We had snacks and then played fun games! A few of the games were; Psychiatrist(where one person is a "psychiatrist" and has to guess the "patients" illness), the Family Game(where each person is a different character, eg George Washington, the characters are read aloud and then everyone takes turns guessing who is which character; if they guess the person and which character they are, the person becomes part of their "family", the game ends when one person has everyone else in their "family"), Signs(each person has a different hand sign, then an invisible package is passed around and the only way to send/receive the package is by doing someone's hand sign to them; oh and there is also a person trying to guess who has the package, so everyone else has to do the hand signs very discreetly!) It was a lot of fun and there was so much laughter! We must have been too busy having fun, we forgot to take pictures! I have no pictures from that great evening! :( Oh well at least I have great memories! ;)
Another fun event was when Ashley and I went to a local farmer's market where Rashida's brother sells his organic produce. It was neat helping out at her brother's table, talking to costumers, looking at other vendor's tables, and exploring a near by art gallery/antique mall called the Factory. Once a stove factory originally build in 1929, it is now a very cool place that also houses restaurants and shops. It was great looking at cool art, overpriced clothes, trying on vintage hats, and seeing a set of French newspapers{from the 1950's} bound and filled with local news, old ads, and even an article about Gary Cooper going to see a ballet in Paris! It was very tempting to get, but the $140 price tag kept me away! ;) Other highlights from that fun trip were getting a bouquet of yellow sunflowers, eating a delicious, made from scratch strawberry doughnut dipped in chocolate, and eating some gourmet cheese and sourdough bread. By the way all of  that was free; there are perks of hanging out with one of the vendors! =D
The Allisons got a new horse; there's a neat story behind that. One day a women called the AR office. I answered the phone and her first question was, "Are there a lot of children around the Campbell's?" My answer, "Yes there are! They have several grandchildren who live close by!" Phone lady,"Do any of them have horses?" Me, "Yes, actually some of the families do have or have had horses!" She then proceeded to tell me about how she had a miniature horse which she loved dearly but could no longer take care of. She wanted to give the horse to a loving family with children and the Campbell's came to her mind! Needless to say the Allisons found themselves with a new horse a few week later! I funny side note; the horse's former name was Princess Portia Twinkling Star{that is some name!} but had an immediate name change to Gun-smoke! I laugh every time I think about that! =D
Left to right: Meadow's brother, Bowen, on crunches due to his dirt bike crash. My lovely pink box from my aunt. She covered the top of the box with cool ship themed postage stamps. Ashley and I with our "guns". Me with my "game face" on! ;) Opening my box. Mrs. Campbell with a basket full of her delicious produce from the garden. Naomi with a little puppy; she loves dogs!
Some other fun and random things: I learned how to throw a football, thanks to one of Meadow's brothers. Ashley and I enjoyed a few games of football with some of the grandsons. I'm not really a sports person but I did enjoy playing with them! I got a lovely package from my aunt filled with lots of goodies! Ashley and I did a funny "photo shoot" with some of the grandsons air-soft guns. Helped Mrs. Campbell harvest produce from her garden...meaning got to step away from the office early! ;) Made some cookies to deliver to one of Meadow's brother after he crashed on his dirt-bike. Wrote about one of his brother's crashes here. Watched old movies like Higher and Higher{1943}, Charade{1963}, That Funny Feeling{1965} and The Harvey Girls{1946}. Speaking of movies the night before Naomi left; we had a girl's night and watched The Young Victoria. {Absolutely love that movie!} It was Naomi and Ashley's first time to see it. It was a fun night but a sad one because yet another friend was leaving! :( I still keep in touch with Naomi and I've been blessed with yet another dear friend! Well hope you enjoyed the post and stay tuned for the month of September!

Do you enjoy bonfires?
Been to a farmer's market?
Had a game night with friends or family?
Have you planed any of the games I mentioned?
Seen any of these movies?
Know how to throw a football?
Enjoy playing sports?
Please leave your comments below!
Love in Christ,
~Sarah~

Photo credits: Ashley





10 comments:

  1. That strawberry chocolate dipped doughnut sounds fabulous! I will have to see if I can make a gluten free version.
    I don't like playing sports, but I do love bonfires, and have been to a few local farmers markets. I have the film Charade, and I can't throw worth a darn.
    Kimberly

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    1. Kimberly, the doughnut was fabulously tasty! ;) Hope you're able to create your own gluten free one! Haha, I'm sure by now I've lost my ability to throw since I haven't picked up a football since leaving the Campbell's!

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  2. The Harvey Girls is one of my favorite movies!!!! I am a huge Judy Garland and musicals fan! I even have a the original sheet music to a couple of the songs from that movie! I've seen Charade before too! That one is great! I wish that Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn had made more films together!! Love reading these posts!

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    1. Hurrah for another classic, musical, movie loving friend! =D Very neat you have original sheet music! Yes, I agree, Jill, they should have made more movies together! Glad you enjoy these posts so much!

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  3. August looks like such a fun month! :D Your game night and farmers market/antique mall day sound quite enjoyable. Too bad the French newspapers couldn't have been sold separately.
    We sometimes have game nights at our house for the young people at our Bible study, and they have made many fun memories. I actually have played the Family Game, but I learned it called the Name Game - it's a good one!
    Congratulations on knowing how to throw a football. That is something I can't say I've ever done. Haha! ;)

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    1. Yes that would have been great if i could have bought a few of those newspapers! I guess the Name Game is a more fitting title. ;) I've discovered through my travels that those group games are slightly different everywhere I go! They are always fun though! =D Haha, thanks for the congrats, Paige! :) Perhaps you will have a kind boy teach you how to throw a football too! ;)

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  4. I love bonfires and farmer's markets! I also really enjoy sports, though I'm more a fan of Ultimate Frisbee and soccer. The last (and first) time I tried playing football, I was playing defense when the football found my face.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures! They are all so lovely. :)

    Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

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    1. Bonfires and farmer's market are indeed lovely! I've never played Ultimate Frisbee...I'm not very good at throwing a Frisbee! Will have to add that to my list of things to learn! ;) Oh no! Sorry about the football in the face! Too bad that game didn't end well! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Danielle!

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  5. I love the game Signs! We refer to the passing idea as "passing the invisible ball" though... Got to love some of the signs people come up with, haha.

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    1. Signs is such a fun game! Like I said before it seems these type of group games always have some little differences about them! Haha, yes the signs can be quite hilarious! =D

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