Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Friday, July 15, 2016

~ Happy weekending!!!~

My wish is that wherever you may be in this big 'ol world, that you have a fabulous weekend!!!

Take care and come again soon!!!

Monday, July 11, 2016


from all of us here at "Down on the Farm!"  There's not a whole I need to update you on right now.  We all are staying pretty well occupied with our summer schedule :)  Love it when the kiddos are out of school. I have been studying all summer, but they are old enough to take care of themselves most of the time, and that's been a huge blessing!!!  They are such great supporters of my nursing adventures :)   I'm still having to pinch myself now and then to fully believe that I have two married sons, and the most wonderful new daughters in the world! Life truly is so good :))

Our summer schedule includes but is not limited to,

  • cookouts
  • lots of homemade ice cream
  • a table full of folks just as often as we can get them together
  • swimming
  • gardening
  • canning and freezing
  • blueberry picking
  • studying
  • baking
  • sewing
  • crocheting
  • enjoying many beautiful flowers
  • doing a little volunteer work here and there
  • nursing clinicals
  • counting our many, many blessings
  • day trips to the mountains or the park
  • bluegrass concerts in the park
  • music practice with the band
So if you get to looking for us, we can be found doing some of the above just to name a few of our summertime activities! I am so blessed!!!

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Friday, July 1, 2016

~ Congratulations to Jeffrey and Hannah!!! ~

Last Saturday, June 25th, our second oldest son, Jeffrey, was married to Hannah Godwin!!!  Here we grow again! We are so thrilled to welcome Hannah to our family :)  They were married outdoors at a beautiful venue and the reception was held indoors....thank goodness for air conditioning :))  From the early hours of the day as we set things up and everyone got ready, through the beautiful ceremony and music by the Hatley family, everything was as near perfect as one could hope for!!! God is so good all the time!!! I am one blessed Mama! Congratulations Jeff and Hannah!!! We love you!!!

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Monday, June 20, 2016

~ Right now.....

I am......
  • counting my blessings ( too many to count)
  • listening to the quiet of the house as our day comes to a close
  •  hearing popcorn popping, the steady hum of the washer/dryer, plans being made for a new day
  • thankful all of the children are safely home for the night
  • missing my older two boys but so proud of them all at the same time
  • thankful for the brides my boys have chosen :)
  • enjoying the clean kitchen...( let's see how long that will last...haha)
  • feeling a little sentimental as we get closer to Jeffrey's wedding this weekend :)
  • thinking about how fast children grow up
  • remembering how busy the days were when I had several little people to care for
  • reaping the rewards of raising a house full of children
  • enjoying fresh veggies from Abbey's garden
  • feeling accomplished after a loooong day
  • so thankful for my parents and extended family
  • so thankful for my good health and great friends!!!
  • finally working on becoming a nurse ( a lifelong dream !!!)
  • realizing I couldn't fulfill my dream without a great support group!
  • so blessed!!! 
Sorry for all the rambling on! Sometimes a girl has to think out loud...lol! Thank you for stopping by :)  Leave us a "Howdy" in the comments. We would love to hear from you!

Friday, June 3, 2016


Another week has come and gone!!!  I'm already two weeks into my Nurse Aide classes.  Hope I am spending my time in the right way.  I just want to make a little bit of a difference in this big ol' world!  As busy as we get sometimes, I need to remember that it's a great kind of busy. The days can seem long, but the years truly are so short!  Now that's enough of my rambling on!!! Wishing you all a very "Happy Weekend!"

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

~ Happy weekending!!! ~

Wishing you a happy and relaxing weekend wherever you may be in this big 'ol world!!!  The month of May has flown by with winding up our homeschooling for the summer, a trip to the beach, beginning nurse aide classes for me (yay!!!), Mother's Day, Hannah's bridal shower, a trip to the park with cousins, and many birthday and anniversary celebrations! We have been busy, but it's a great kind of busy :)  Here's a sampling  pic overload of what we have been up to.They are not in any particular order.  Hope you enjoy!

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