Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

~ 25 years ~

Happy 25th Anniversary to us!!!    Has it really been that long???......I mean, after all that's a quarter of a century!  Most of the time we don't have it all together, but "together we have it all"!!!.....haha.....Seriously,  I feel very blessed....not only to have a man who will put up with me for that long but also to have six beautiful children to love and cherish!  God is good all the time :)



Thank you for stopping by!!!  Hope you have a great week :)




Monday, July 14, 2014

~ Our Kitchen Table~

This table of ours ...... well if it could talk it would tell you all about our family.....young and old alike :)  Not only do we gather here 3 times a day to eat and talk.....it is truly the center of our home for activities of all kinds!!!  From changing strings on a guitar to spreading out the school books.....stringing beans....folding lots of laundry ( wonder how I know that one?)......drawing .....painting pictures.....sewing.....building Lego.....and lately its been the place to build and paint model cars :))  Love seeing my men of all ages enjoying the same hobby.....they all have their own favorite models and colors but they do enjoy hanging out around the kitchen table together!










What"s going on around your kitchen table?  Enjoy your week :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

~ Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!!! ~

Guess who is 22 today?   You got it....my big 'ol teddy bear, Jeffrey!!!  Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a great year :))  Love you bunches!!!



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

~Well, Hello Summer!!! ~

Love me some summertime!!!  Hard to believe it's here already and I intend to enjoy every minute to the fullest....haha!  We will see how that works out, right ??? A few summer highlights for me are:

  • longer days
  • no school schedule
  • staying up late
  • getting up later than we should
  • fresh veggies
  • bluegrass concerts outdoors
  • jammin' with friends
  • 4th of July parades
  • cooking outdoors a whole lot more
  • the kids get to go fishing
  • celebrating several birthdays
  • flowers blooming everywhere
  • lots and lots of butterflies...(my favorite insect)
  • swimming a whole lot!!!
  • stacks of library books....yes, the learning continues.....the kids just don't know it...haha!
  • friends sleeping over
  • motors being rebuilt all over the yard.....yeah, that's Jeffrey's latest thing
  • my oldest out mowing pastures......it's looking much better...
  • picking blackberries
  • an occasional day trip with the family
  • all the hay being baled around here
  • gorgeous fields of corn all around
just to name a few.....what are your favorite things about summer?   Thank you for stopping by!!!



Thursday, June 12, 2014

~ This Moment ~

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this moment......A Friday ritual....a single photo....no words.....capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  Happy weekending !!!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Life on the farm in pics :)

Intense games with friends :)


New life on the farm :)







New birdhouses built by Jacob and Keith :)







A little sewing and a little painting :)

photo credit goes to Abbey :)


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

~ Counting my Blessings ~


A few of them are:
  • All the love I am surrounded by every day
  • both of my (very special) parents
  • A God above who loves me no matter what
  • a wonderful extended family
  • my hubby and six beautiful children
  • two special (daughters) that my older boys share with the family
  • great friends :)
  • pickin' and grinnin' with friends
  • our summer schedule  (yay!!! no school right now )
  • late night swimming and sleepovers for the children :)
  • a new room onto the house ........ don't know what we did without it
  • my current work schedule
  • being able to work at home
  • a much lighter work load now that prom season has passed!
  • the fact that my children are some of my best friends
  • time to do some volunteering for others
  • longer days.....love the light late in the evening
  • warmer days to help the garden along :)
I have so many blessings that I can't begin to count them all !!! You might could say I am a pretty spoiled girl :)   It's been a long, fun weekend!  My heart is full :)    Thank you for stopping by :)