Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Friday, June 9, 2017

~ Happy Weekending~

Wherever you may be in this big 'ol world, I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!! My heart is full as another week draws to a close.  Some days are so crazy busy that I long for simpler times but then I remember how incredibly blessed I am, and just try to hang on for the ride!!! Happy weekending !
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Happy Birthday to our baby girl!!! My, how time does fly! We celebrated Sunday night with teenagers and again last night with the family! Hard to believe it's been 14 years since we welcomed our 9 lb. baby, who, by the way is now taller than me and can cook better than I can! You have been my right arm this past year during nursing courses.....helping out with cooking and laundry and wherever else you were needed!  We are so thankful for you! Happy Birthday Abbey Marie!!! We love you  :))

When the orthodontist finds out it's your birthday :))
Miss Abbey

 My heart !
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

~Playing catch-up~

I just realized my last post here was back in November!!!  My apologies for being slack! A LOT has happened in our family since then. I'm not sure I can accurately update you all, but I'm giving it my best!!!

Since November:
  • we celebrated a wonderful Christmas and New Year's
  • celebrated lots of birthdays in the family and extended family
  • survived another forest fire fighting season
  • Kimberly was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society
  • Keith turned 16 and is now driving...he also completed high school and received his diploma
  • I have a new part time job as an NA 1
  • Keith is working full time with his Dad and brothers
  • Kimberly has been accepted into the RN program at SCC and will begin classes in the fall
  • I completed NA2 classes and graduated
  • Abbey and Jacob have been great help here on the home front with the rest of us studying
  • took a family beach trip last week
  • we are working on winding up our school year with my 2 youngest.
  • planning to take the summer off from school
Whew!!! God is good all the time :) As I look back on these first four months of the year, I can't help but wonder what He has in store for the rest of our year! I'm probably leaving something important out, but these are some of our highlights of the year so far!!! Hope you enjoy the pictures :))

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

~ November Birthdays! ~

Around here we celebrate 2 birthdays in November.  Jacob, our youngest, has a birthday on Nov. 4th, and our sweet daughter-in-law, April has one on Nov. 6th.  We combined their parties this year complete with Unionville BBQ from our Annual school fundraiser!!! It is held the first Friday in November....how convenient.  I didn't even have to cook :) We are a very small town but our BBQ is huge. It was delicious as always! Jacob just happened to born on BBQ day so he's our BBQ baby :)
It's always such a wonderful feeling to have all the children around the table for supper!!!

God has been showing up in a big way lately!!! Beautiful clouds!

A little traffic waiting for the bbq.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

~ Enjoying Fall 2016 ! ~

We have had a busy but fun October. The weather is extremely dry but very sunny, warm and beautiful. Last week some cousins, my sister and I took our younger children to the pumpkin patch. There's just nothing like roaming over the farm and then taking a wagon ride to the field and choosing the perfect pumpkin. You can tell we like to bake with pumpkin, half of the ones we brought home were for cooking!
October has brought plenty of opportunities along for picking and grinning with friends. My weekly band practice is continuing and I was invited to play with some friends this weekend for a fall festival.  God sure knows who to place in our lives at just the right time, and I am so thankful for my music family.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

~ Happy Birthday Daddy!!! ~

Last Friday, October 21st, my daddy turned 71 years old.  I am so blessed to still have both of my parents, and they are in relatively good health. Daddy is just getting over giving us a good scare with his heart, and Mama recently had a complete knee replacement but they are both up and going strong again. We celebrated Daddy's birthday this past Sunday! There's a whole bunch of us when we get together, and as the saying goes "the more the merrier"!!!  Happy Birthday Daddy!!! We love you!

This is just part of us :) Yes, I am so blessed!!!
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

~ Happy Weekending!!! ~

It is a beautiful weekend here in North Carolina!!!  The sun is shining beautifully, the temperatures are just perfect, and the trees are showing a little color! What more could a girl ask for?  I am so blessed! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Celebrating one of our October birthdays!
Charles and Kimberly
Pageant dress is complete! Miss Riley (in red) placed 2nd!!!
Newset set of braces in the family!
50th annual Granite Quarry Fiddler's Convention!  All the fiddlers were on stage together!
Birthday cake under construction :)
Always good company to be found at a fiddler's convention!!!
Yes, we homeschool!!!  His latest creation!!! Can you guess what it is? 

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