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Enjoy Christmas in East Tennessee

The Christmas season offers a special time of the year where you and your loved ones can enjoy being together.  Like everyone, you have established traditions, rituals and gift giving. If you’re looking for something different but still wanting quality time with family and friends, consider spending it with us

Celebrate Gotcha Day

    "Gotcha Day" Adoption Celebration at Whitestone Whitestone just hosted a "Gotcha Day" for a couple celebrating the day they were given their adopted daughter. Every year they get away on that day to remind her how much she is wanted and loved Gotcha Day Package Whitestone heartily endorses

A Romantic Honeymoon that was Years in the Making…

Our Story Begins... Gregory and Linda Cynova dated through high school in Junction City, Kansas. They were 22 when they parted ways. Both were school teachers and Gregory became a pastor for 19 years. Some Time Later... Forty-four years later after Gregory's wife had past away, he started a search

Who Will Remember We Were Ever Here?

  Who is going to remember ...   that we were ever on earth in 30—50--70 years? I recently visited my son’s grave. I know he’s not there, but stopping cemetery and seeing “BRIAN PAUL COWELL” on a  grave marker always helps me balance what is important and what is not important

Satisfy Your Chocolate Craving with Style and Class

    Chocolate Creme Brulee Ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup) 5 large egg yolks 4 tablespoons sugar Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 2. Make crème brulee: Heat cream and ¼ cup sugar in a small

Be a Super Dinner Host with this Dessert

                Bake Brie with Citrus Blueberry Sauce Ingredients: Pastry: 1    5”x5” piece of puff pastry 1        4 oz. tin of brie Sauce: 2 cups frozen blueberries 1 cup orange juice Juice from 1 lemon Juice from 1 lime ½ cup honey   Preparation: ·         Thaw

The Reason for the Drive-Thru Barn at Whitestone

I (Paul) was intrigued with the image of the cities of refuge in ancient Hebrew society. Six cities were designated as a place of refuge. Once you got inside the gates you were safe from the problems and potential attackers on the outside. So in the master planning for Whitestone,

20 Years of Romance (or) Princess Diana Had Nothing on This Fairytale

On April 10, 2013, Whitestone had the privilege of being involved in a very special surprise vow renewal. Beautiful bouquets by Oran's Flowers and photo by Kelly Brewer PhotographyWorkman vow renewal-Whitestone Country Inn The Plot Four months earlier, Alisha Massengill, a Kingston wedding photographer, had friends Tony and Amy Workman

Little Orphan Annie Meets the Cleavers

Many of us remember the classic movie "Annie." We've recently introduced our kids to this classic musical, and they loved it! It's one of those movies that as adopted children, they can relate to, which just like children's books, are hard to find. You know the newer classic books like,