Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our Annual Music Recital !!!

Saturday afternoon was the annual music recital for the students of "Ron's Pickin' Parlor"! I had the honor of being the photographer for part of the event.....but then I didn't get to keep those pics!  I did manage to get a few of my own so maybe you can get a little bit of an idea of just  how much fun we were having!!! We are so blessed to know these talented folks much less be able to learn a little from them.  There were over 100 students that went across the stage and some awesome talent was enjoyed by all!!! Hope you enjoy the pics and videos.....the videos aren't great quality but the sound is pretty good :)

My girlie and me :)

A few of the awesome instructors and staff for the evening :)

There were students of all ages :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

~ This Moment ~

This moment....A Friday ritual....a single photo.....no words....capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, specal, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  Feel free to leave us a link to your moment in the comments section!   Happy weekending !!!
Inspired by Soulemama...

Monday, April 22, 2013

~ Happy Monday ~

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!  We sure did....busy as usual but fun :)  Friday night we made a trip to Zaxby's of course....I mean, where else is there to go out to eat ?  and then on to Bass Pro Shop.  Around here we don't really need an excuse to go to Bass Pro but some of us had gift cards burning holes in our pockets and others really needed some new t-shirts and tackle :)))   Saturday morning construction continued around here....yes, we're almost  finished !!! and some time was spent on the pond bank :)  Saturday afternoon we traveled over to Albemarle and listened to the band perform for a "Relay for Life Survivor Dinner"!!!  Sometimes as we go along in life, we are exposed to situations that make us really STOP and count our blessings!!! Well, this event was one of those times! What a blessing to be a part of "Relay for Life" for the evening....very humbling! We spent a quiet Sunday at home after church :) So there you have it.....a little recap from the weekend!  Would love to hear about what you did over the weekend......so feel free to leave us a comment :)  Take care and stop by again real soon :)

"Rocky River Bluegrass Band"

Miss Kimberly :)

Madeleine :)

Samantha (Sam) Talley :)

Tanner Carrick :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

~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!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our weekend in pictures .....

and it was a busy but fun weekend!!!  It started on Thursday evening with Kimberly and her band playing at the Big Lick Bluegrass Festival....so much fun! Friday we got to babysit some of our favorite little people :))  The weather has been just gorgeous so lots of time was spent in the sunshine.....then on Saturday morning Kimberly played a show at the Union County Ag Center  and traveled on over to King's Mountain to play an afternoon show!!!  She is having so much fun and making some wonderful memories and lots of new friends!!!  Here on the homefront some destruction  (or construction however you look at it ) took place as we tore down the wall that opens up the old part of the house into the new part.....very exciting!!!  The younger boys were lots of help carrying away the debris and then getting the yard mowed. Miss Abbey was my wonderful helper buying groceries and getting them all put away....she even washed our car all by herself!!!  Yes, I know I am very blessed :)  Hope you enjoy the pics :)
Big Lick Bluegrass Festival!!!

rocking the cowboy boots and shorts :)

Yes, my eyes are closed but this was the only pic of us together :)

Kimberly and Nana :)

A few other tag-a-longs :)

Kimberly and Madeleine :)

A little concentration going on :)

My man hard at work :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

~ 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 !!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

~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!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

~ Happy Birthday Keith!!! ~

Happy Birthday to my favorite 12 year old!!!  Being kind of in the middle here, you make a great younger brother to Ivan, Jeffrey and Kimberly and a wonderful older brother to Abbey and Jacob.....turning out to be a good farm hand.....lego builder extraordinaire.....lover of all things baseball and model trains and can hardly wait to become a firefighter!!!  Hope your birthday was everything you hoped it would be!  We love you Keith, and hope you have a great year :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

~ A little glimpse of our weekend......

new life on the farm :)

the mule "Emily" is pretty sure she's the mother of these two new babies :)

A little fun with Easter eggs!

Hannah stopped in for a visit on Saturday :)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to spend time with family and friends.....thank you for taking a peek into our little world :)