Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Thursday, October 30, 2014

~ Happy weekending!!! ~

Happy weekending!!!  Hope you all enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend....maybe you will be able to step away from the hustle and bustle that the week days so often bring and enjoy a little down time :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

~ Oak Island ~

Oak Island, NC.....Have you ever been there?   It was a first for me and I am totally in love!!!  I love the feeling of freedom I get from being on the beach anyway,  just having my toes in the sand, and the breeze...Ahhhh!!!  It had been 5 years since we had been to the beach and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute!  We cooked very little, walked the beach a lot , found lots of seashells, enjoyed watching the fishing boats , fished a little ourselves and most of the time we didn't really do anything :)  The down time was much needed and you cant beat relaxation in the sand and sun!!!
We celebrated Kimberly's 17th birthday while we were there and took a little ride to Wilmington to see the USS North Carolina.  I had been there as a child and wanted our children to see it.   I will leave you with a few pics :)  Hope you enjoy!

Thank you for visiting out little space here on the web :)  Have a great week!

Friday, October 24, 2014

~ This Moment ~

this moment....A Friday ritual....a single photo capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  Happy weekending!!!
inspired by soulemama

Saturday, October 18, 2014

~ Happy Birthday, Kimberly !!! ~

Happy Birthday, girl!!!  Don't know where the time has gone....just 17 years ago we were eagerly awaiting your arrival.....  You decided to keep us waiting 20 extra days....haha.....but you haven't stopped since!!!  You are forever playing music, crafting, drawing, painting....doing something productive!  You're quite an inspiration to me :)  You always make time to include a sibling in your frequent trips to the candy store or to town and they love you for it!!!  Hope 17 is everything you want it to be and more :)  Love you!!!

 Thank you for stopping by to see what we're up to :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

~ Happy Fall, yall!!! ~

Fall is absolutely my favorite season!!!   Some of the reasons are...

  • Shorter days and longer evenings
  • cooler weather :)
  • bonfires and smores
  • long sleeves, sweaters and scarves
  • jeans and my cowgirl boots
  • beautiful foliage on the trees
  • fresh greens from Papaw's garden
  • several birthdays to be celebrated
  • homeschooling....nothing like one on one time with each of my children
  • crocheting a new afghan
  • fields of corn being harvested
  • gorgeous clouds
  • beautiful sunsets :)
  • the brilliant colors displayed by the flowers just before frost
  • fresh apples
  • our yearly trip to Linney's Mill for fresh ground grits and cornmeal :))
just to name a few.  I have so many things to be thankful for and most of all for the chance to experience another fall season!!! God is good all the time!!! What are some of your favorite things about fall?

Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

~ Our little field trip ~

Last week my sister and I, along with Papaw David and Nana took a field trip down to the beautiful Morrow Mountain State Park.   This is something we have been wanting to do for a while but the weather has just been too hot.  Had a wonderful time.....took a picnic lunch.....did a little hiking.....toured the museum....spent quite a bit of time by the lake searching for clam shells and pretty stones.....took lots of pictures and just enjoyed being together.  I know.....I know.....I am guilty of not taking enough time out for fun days like this one....nothing like spending time with the ones you love most and letting the cousins hang out together.   Several of the grandchildren are old enough to be working so we ended up with 8 out of 15 going with us......a good sized crowd :). We even sang "Happy Birthday" to Miss Kiley!!!  Enjoy the pics :)

 Sorry for the picture overload :)  Thank you for stopping by:)