Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Friday, November 22, 2013

~ Thanksgiving ~

Even though I have so much to be thankful for each and every day....I always enjoy pausing and reflecting on the past year when "Thanksgiving" comes around.  Everybody kinda has their own traditions and ways of celebrating the "Thanksgiving" holiday....whether it be cooking....enjoying company....working on the farm....simply relaxing....traveling to see family and friends....or just being so blessed and able to be with family without traveling because we all live so close together!!!  I happen to fall into the last category....yeah, I know I am very blessed!!!

Some of my many blessings are:
  • A God above who loves me no matter what
  • a loving family
  • six beautiful children
  • all but one of my children still at home with me and he comes to visit regularly :)
  • a nice warm, cozy home to live in
  • Hubby's steady job
  • plenty to eat
  • plenty to wear
  • great friends
  • working with my Mom
  • a new part-time job opportunity
  • homeschooling my children....guess who's learning the most?...haha
  • getting to spend so much time with my little people....some days I think they even like me :)
  • music....what would I do without it? 
  • learning a new musical instrument
  • my Mom and Dad.....the two most selfless people I know :)
  • my extended family
  • great neighbors.....always tolerant of our noise....there are quite a few of us :)
  • and last but not least....you....my faithful readers! Maybe this little blog has touched or encouraged you in some way :)
Wishing you all a very "Happy Thanksgiving" and hope you get to spend time with the ones you love most :))  Thank you for visiting us!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

~ Being Thankful ~

I read this quote from a church sign recently...."Our best attitude is Gratitude"!!!  Couldn't agree more :))
I am one blessed girl....spoiled in fact!!!  Hope you're enjoying your week :))

Friday, November 8, 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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Eight Years Old !!!

Happy 8th Birthday, Jacob!!!  Seems like yesterday we were welcoming all 9lbs. 12oz. of  you into our arms.....such sweetness!!!  You were immediately surrounded by lots of love and open arms....your brothers and sisters couldn't hold you enough....you have grown up so fast and become a best friend to all of your siblings :))  You are a lover of all things fishing, hunting, airplanes and quite a master builder with Lego!!!  You make me proud to be your Mama!  Love you Jacob, and hope you enjoyed every minute of your birthday!!! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

~ Hello, November!!! ~

As I turned the calendar page to the month of November, it really hit me that this year is quickly going by....they say time flies when you're having fun....haha... teaching school, carpooling, cooking, washing, sewing and occasionally managing a little cleaning.....the time does seem to fly!!! so I must be having a lot of fun...right?  :)  Seriously,  November is one of my favorite months :))
A few of the reasons are:
  • Our annual BBQ here in Unionville
  • Daylight saving time ends
  • Shorter days and cooler nights
  • Beautiful foliage on the trees:)
  • Cool mornings and warm afternoons
  • Pansies and Mums in bloom
  • Pumpkins everywhere
  • Fresh greens from the garden :)
  • Thanksgiving holiday
  • Our baby boy celebrates his birthday:))
  • An occasional day trip to the mountains :)
  • seems like with it being Thanksgiving season I seem to count my blessings more....makes me realize I have so much to be thankful for every day!!!

What are you enjoying about November?  Thank you for visiting our little space here on the web!

Friday, November 1, 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 Amanda