Monday, October 11, 2010


I have the most amazing family! This past weekend my brother, Jamie and his family, who live in Utah flew into TN. Miriam, my second oldest neice turned 8 in August and they came here so we could all be a part of her baptism. My parents, Danny and Jackie Dunn, have dedicated their lives to teaching and taking care of my siblings and I. They would give their lives for us if they could. I love them for everything they ever have and continue to do for me each and every day. I also love my siblings and for their wonderful examples. They each bring happiness into my life in different and unique ways. It was a wonderful weekend together and here is my beautiful family:

Mt. LeConte

This past weekend, my dad and I went and climbed Mt. LeConte in the Smokey Mountians. It was a most beautiful day. The leaves have started to change and the weather was perfect. Our hike started in the cool autum air and ended on top of the mountain with the sun pouring down with warm rays. There was not a cold in the sky and we could see for what seemed like miles. The rolling hills are turning yellow, orange, and red. I have lost count of the number of times I have climbed the mountain but I think it is somewhere around 22 times. I look forward to the next 22 times!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Track Out

David and Mary attend year round school which means they are in school for nine weeks and "track out" for three weeks. During their track out, we went on lots of adventures. For the first two weeks, we explored Duke Gardens, several small parks around Apex, Old Mill Park, went to Wrightsville Beach with Steve, and spent an entire week in TN. While in TN, we went to Andrew Johnson's house, Davy Crockett State Park, slept on the trampoline, visited Holston Dam, Steele Creek Park, went to Christopher and Elizabeth's cross county meet, played lots of games with Grandmama and Grandpapa, went on a scavenger hunt downtown Bristol for the Hungry Hungry catepillar, and picked strawberries at Glenmary's Farm. The kids had a great track out, as did I. Here are some pictures that document our adventures:

Sarah pretending to sleep during the hay ride

Our own personal hay ride from Farmer Mike
Mary and David picking strawberries
Elizabeth showing off Sarah and Mary to her team
Petting a snake at Steele Creek Park
Eating at Burger Bar in Bristol
Davy Crockett State Park
Outside Andrew Johnson's house
Enjoying the beach
Exploring at Duke Garden's