Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

~ Road Trip to Virginia!!! ~

Saturday we took the day off and headed for the North Carolina and Virginia mountains to do a little sight-seeing :))  We spent the morning driving up there in the rain....but the afternoon was wonderful! The scenery was absolutely gorgeous.....mostly cattle country.....definitely a slower pace of life....you just really have to see it with your own eyes!!!

These beautiful murals were in Independence, Va!

Love this one of the banjo man :)

 We took a tour of Downtown Galax, VA!!!  Such a neat place!
 This display of "Love" was right outside the fiddle shop :)


 We could have spent the day in the antique store....it was enormous!  Love these antique quilts :)


Hope you enjoy the pics!  Thank you for stopping by to see what we're up to :))

Sunday, July 28, 2013

~ Celebrating 24 years!!! ~

Happy Anniversary to my hubby!!! Where does time go? In some ways 24 years seems like forever and in another way it seems like such a short time!  Hard to believe I have been married for 5 years longer than I was single.....haha!  Can hardly remember way back when :)  It hasn't always been easy but it has been worth it all!!!  We have surely been blessed!!!

Happy Anniversary dear!!! Love ya :))

Thursday, July 25, 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 !!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

~ Love this !!! ~

Borrowed from a friend.....hope you enjoy :)
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.

We never know what kind of battle others are fighting.....and we never know what a difference we might make in someone else's day or in their whole life by giving the world our best!!!   Hope you're having a good week :))

Monday, July 22, 2013

Right now....

I am counting my blessings  ( harder to do than I thought ) !!!!.....Some of them are:
  • family
  • good friends ( yes, you know who you are)
  • lots of rain
  • fresh veggies
  • all the corn on the cob (my favorite) that we can hold :)
  • six beautiful children
  • a hubby that faithfully supports and puts up with me
  • plenty of room around here for the children to roam
  • grown sons that still take time to hug me and tell me they love me :))
  • a teenage girlie that loves my camera :)
  • our cozy little house ( lightning hit the house last week) but did minimal damage
  • plenty to eat
  • plenty to wear
  • air conditioning :)
  • a pool for a little relief on these scorching July days!
  • and most of all our God above who gives me a brand new chance every day!!!
What are you most thankful for these days? 

photos by Kimberly