Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Thursday, June 26, 2014

~ Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!!! ~

Guess who is 22 today?   You got it....my big 'ol teddy bear, Jeffrey!!!  Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a great year :))  Love you bunches!!!

Thanks for stopping by......Come back real soon :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

~Well, Hello Summer!!! ~

Love me some summertime!!!  Hard to believe it's here already and I intend to enjoy every minute to the fullest....haha!  We will see how that works out, right ??? A few summer highlights for me are:

  • longer days
  • no school schedule
  • staying up late
  • getting up later than we should
  • fresh veggies
  • bluegrass concerts outdoors
  • jammin' with friends
  • 4th of July parades
  • cooking outdoors a whole lot more
  • the kids get to go fishing
  • celebrating several birthdays
  • flowers blooming everywhere
  • lots and lots of butterflies...(my favorite insect)
  • swimming a whole lot!!!
  • stacks of library books....yes, the learning continues.....the kids just don't know it...haha!
  • friends sleeping over
  • motors being rebuilt all over the yard.....yeah, that's Jeffrey's latest thing
  • my oldest out mowing pastures......it's looking much better...
  • picking blackberries
  • an occasional day trip with the family
  • all the hay being baled around here
  • gorgeous fields of corn all around
just to name a few.....what are your favorite things about summer?   Thank you for stopping by!!!

Thursday, June 12, 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 !!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Life on the farm in pics :)

Intense games with friends :)

New life on the farm :)

New birdhouses built by Jacob and Keith :)

A little sewing and a little painting :)

photo credit goes to Abbey :)

Thank you for visiting!!!  Come back soon :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

~ Counting my Blessings ~

A few of them are:
  • All the love I am surrounded by every day
  • both of my (very special) parents
  • A God above who loves me no matter what
  • a wonderful extended family
  • my hubby and six beautiful children
  • two special (daughters) that my older boys share with the family
  • great friends :)
  • pickin' and grinnin' with friends
  • our summer schedule  (yay!!! no school right now )
  • late night swimming and sleepovers for the children :)
  • a new room onto the house ........ don't know what we did without it
  • my current work schedule
  • being able to work at home
  • a much lighter work load now that prom season has passed!
  • the fact that my children are some of my best friends
  • time to do some volunteering for others
  • longer days.....love the light late in the evening
  • warmer days to help the garden along :)
I have so many blessings that I can't begin to count them all !!! You might could say I am a pretty spoiled girl :)   It's been a long, fun weekend!  My heart is full :)    Thank you for stopping by :)