Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our weekend.....

A few highlights from our weekend :))
  • Started with a sleepover here Friday night
  • Ivan was here all day Saturday hunting and working on the farm :)
  • He and I made a little time for pickin' and grinnin' before he went back home :))
  • Keith made a great helper with grocery shopping
  • Abbey and I set out pansies and mums....love me some fall flowers:)
  • Jeffrey and Jacob started to Bass Pro Shop but ended up on the side of the road instead
  • Kimberly had to work most of Saturday :)
  • Abbey gets to fill in helping me in the house when Kimberly is working....wonder whose idea that was?  haha!
  • Jeffrey and I processed a deer
  • Our tractor got a new water pump
  • On Sunday after church we had lunch with Johnny's family ....there were about 30 of us :))
  • Talked my mom into going to lunch with us....Daddy was working
  • Enjoyed holding the newest great nephew:))
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!!! My heart is full....feeling very blessed :))

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love this :))

So often in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I find myself trying to make everybody happy....even though I know it's not possible!!!  I needed this reminder :))


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

The freezer is filling up.....

Congratulations to Jeff on another deer this weekend!!!  This is his first year to hunt with a bow and he's having a blast !!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

~ Hello, fall ~

I'm not sure how summer slipped away so quickly, but as I turn my attention toward this new season of the year....I realize that I welcome it gladly!!!  I love fall :))

Some of the reasons are....
  • cooler weather
  • low to no humidity
  • school is back in session....love the school year pace.  Everybody has a little structure to their day :)
  • hunting season....keeps my boys and girls close by :)
  • shorter days means more family time :)
  • long sleeves....maybe even a jacket.
  • the summer garden is gone
  • my greens are planted and I'm eagerly awaiting the day when I can pick some ;)
  • bonfires and s'mores
  • love wearing my boots
  • Ivan is spending more time with us lately....could have something to do with his love for hunting :)
  • chili on the stove
  • hot chocolate and popcorn at night
  • a good 'ol board game
  • more time to cross stitch and crochet
  • plenty of time to pick and grin :))
my men modeling their twin shirts :)

photography by Jacob :)

cloud photos by Abbey :)

What are you loving about fall?  Have a great week!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Abbey's latest project.....

Congratulations to Miss Abbey for completing her latest project in vocational class.  Thanks to the many wonderful instructors who volunteer their time to help all the students accomplish things like this beautiful quilt!!!  I think this picture pretty much says it all!!!

Thursday, September 19, 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!!!
inspired by soulemama.com

Friday, September 13, 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.  Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend!!!
Inspired by Soulemama....

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

~ Remembering 9/11 ~

Where were you when the world stopped turning?  I'll never forget that day as long as I live....We had 4 children at the time and I had just laid the baby ( 5 months old ) down for his morning nap and was returning to my toddler and two elementary students preparing to get on with our morning when I got a phone call.  My whole perspective changed that very moment....my schedule changed that moment....nothing else seemed to matter as I tried to wrap my mind around what was really happening!!!  With Johnny being a firefighter, I could not even imagine what the families of these brave men and women were and still are going through for our nation!  They definitely put their lives on the line each time they are called to help others.....I don't want to ever take them for granted!!!  God bless America!!!

Photo: Never forget 09/11/2001 
God Bless America !!!!!!!
photo credit goes to Johnny :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

Today my hubby turns 49!!!  Hard to believe he's been putting up with me for about half of his life....haha!  Thanks for all you do for us and the community!!!  Wishing you a very "Happy Birthday"!!!  Love ya!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Opening Day....

Yes, it's that time of year again when my boys are either target practicing or sitting in a deer stand!!! Jeff got his first doe of the season on opening day!!! It was also his first with a bow!!!  He actually hit two deer with one shot but wasn't able to track the second one!  From the looks of things we will have plenty of deer meat this winter :)

Hope all of you have a great week :))

Thursday, September 5, 2013

~ This Moment~

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

~ Hello September!!! ~

Hope y'all have enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend!  Can't believe it's September already....you know what that means for us..... you guessed it!.....back to school we go :))  I hope the students are as ready as I am.....I guess we will see about that tomorrow:))....we need some structure in our lives....haha!!!
 My heart is so full.....it's been a great weekend with all the kiddos home....lots of togetherness and several projects tackled and finished....so I'm loving the sense of accomplishment!!!
  It's beginning to feel a little like fall and I welcome it :)).....love the angle the sun shines in on everything this time of year....the beautiful leaves.....cooler temps....bonfires and the list goes on and on!! 

Have a great week!!!  Thank you for stopping by :))