Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Friday, February 21, 2014

~ 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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Congratulations, Kimberly!!!

Our oldest daughter, Kimberly, has completed all of her required "high school" work!  She is busy these days getting everything ready to be mailed off and graded and then eagerly awaiting her diploma!!!  This means that half of my children will be high school graduates.....please tell me where time goes :)) I've often heard when you're raising children "the days are long but the years are fleeting!"  How true I have found this to be!!! Here's a few pics of what she's been doing to get finished up!  And just to clear things up.... No, she doesn't take after me in the drawing department....haha!!!  Great job Kimberly....you will always be my little girl.....no matter what!!!  I am very blessed to be your Mama :) 

Thank you for stopping by :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

~ Sunday afternoon fun!!! ~

Sunday afternoon Johnny and I took our four youngest to the Carolina Aviation Museum out near Charlotte Douglas airport.   The museum is home to some old war planes, a Chinook helicopter, a replica of the "Wright Brothers Flyer" , an old Cessna and the plane that went down in the Hudson Bay back in 2009.....some of the exhibits weren't supposed to be touched but there were some you could sit in and enjoy :) A very neat place indeed if you're into planes.  We have two flying enthusiasts lately here in the house so we decided this would be a great time to go!!!  Afterward, we went out to the airport and watched the planes coming and going for a while....the weather was just perfect :)

Watching passenger jets :)

Charlotte skyline :)

Airbus 320 that went down in the "Hudson Bay"

Very interesting display of items recovered from the plane :)

Hope you have a great week!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

~ Happy Birthday, Mama!!! ~

Happy 68th Birthday to my favorite lady in the whole wide world!!!.....she just happens to be my Mama!!!  I know, I know, I am very lucky to have had her right by my side all these years...she has seen me struggle, and she has watched me succeed in a few things....and through it all she has been very supportive :)  Mama, you are the most selfless person I know....always right there when any of the four of us need you .....or anyone else that you know of that might need something.....babysitting, looking out for us when we're sick....always welcoming us back home (no matter how many of us happen to show up at a time )....always welcoming friends and extra tag-alongs......and on top of everything else, keeping Daddy in line for nearly 47 years!!!  I hope when my children look back on their childhood that they will be able to see that I strove to be just half of the lady you are :)) Love you and hope you enjoyed your birthday!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014