Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Friday, December 28, 2012

~ 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 !!!
Inspired by Soulemama

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A little photo fun....
My efforts to schedule a family shoot with a pro turned out to be all in vain......yes, the stomach bug moved in on us the night before the session.  When you are trying to get pics before Christmas and you have like a week left you know things need to come together, somehow.  We decided to see what we could come up with on our own....Ivan brought his tripod and he and I took turns setting the camera timer and jumping in.....Here we go....hope you enjoy :)

a few behind the scenes....this wasn't what some of us had planned for a beautiful Saturday afternoon!

Now for a few of my favorites :)


We had a lot of fun.....despite the fact that we didn't know much about what we were doing.....these are strictly point and shoot but I am happy!!!   Have a great rest of the week.....thank you for visiting!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!!  Wishing you all a joyous and peaceful holiday season!  See you back here sometime next week :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Even though it's getting close to the "Christmas" season the weather feels more like October.....sunny and quite warm.  We've had a few gray days but not much rain and no snow.  I've never seen a white Christmas.....so maybe this will be the just the year for that!  Anyway, here's a few pics from the farm recently....things are beginning to take on a wintry look!  Hope you enjoy :)

flying kites :)

early morning sky :)
Have yourself a wonderful week !!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

this moment
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 !!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

 ~ Today ~

 I am.....

  • wondering how the year has flown by so quickly
  • enjoying the Christmas season
  • loving all the gift making (in every corner) that's going on
  • soaking up every minute of watching my children do for others
  • practicing music every chance I get
  • slowing down and trying to take it all in
  • remembering that our school days before Christmas are numbered :)
  • realizing that I can't really take it all in.....just enjoy the moment
  • thankful for all of my family and friends
  • slowly (very slowly) adjusting to Ivan not living here
  • hearing Christmas carols streaming from the piano
  • feeling very blessed
What's going on in your world today?   Hope you all have a wonderful week.....thank you for visiting!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

{ this moment }
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 !!!

inspired by Soulemama

Monday, December 3, 2012

She's been at it again.....

this time Jeffrey went along as a guide.  They hunted early Saturday morning at our other farm a couple of miles from here.   Congratulations Kimberly!!!

Thanks for stopping by.....have a great week !!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's in the oven.....

County Fair Cake

3/4 C butter, soft
2 1/4 C. sugar ( that's why it's so good )
4 eggs
2 1/4 C. plain flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 C. sour cream ( I like to make it an overflowing 3/4 C )
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1/2 tsp. lemon flavoring (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time.  Add sour cream and  flour.  Mix until just blended well. Add flavorings.
Pour batter into a greased and sugared (granulated sugar) bundt pan.  Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Note:  I just use a regular pound cake pan.   This is hands down the best variation of a pound cake I've ever made.  It's so easy and my family loves it. 
Let me know what you think if you get a chance to try it !

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just a few pics from Thanksgiving weekend....

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday!!!  We sure did....Ivan was home all day Thursday....we got to see my side of the family on Thursday night....lots of deer meet was added to the freezer....we enjoyed lots of togetherness....plenty to eat......our first Christmas parade of the season and beautiful weather all weekend :)
Take care and "thank you" for visiting  !!!