Thursday, January 19, 2017


" And now, dear brother's and sister's,
one final thing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true,
and honorable, and right,
and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent
and worthy of praise. "
~Philippians 4:8~

Sharing my favorite Bible verse this morning.
I don't know how many times this verse kept me
from bad thoughts, bad moods,bad choices... bad days.
Sometimes we just need a reminder of what to focus on.
The good stuff. :)
Got a busy few days 
over and out for now.

Have a happy weekend !

my morning routine
the way a few simple words can change my day
My Aunt...and her determination
answered prayers
a weekend of plans with my hubby :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2017


 Meeting him for a bite to eat...
 our nice long chats...catching up.

It's these moments...
I wish would last a little longer.

my fine young man
our in depth conversations
our lunch/dinner dates
eating at new places
good coffee
his many faces
that we are so much alike...and so different
how much he teaches me
 that he offers to share his food so I can try things
having him close
watching him settle into adulthood


Tuesday, January 17, 2017


We were wild and free, and in desperate need
of some space.
Fence-free and unleashed.

The boys were so happy !
Best. Mom. Ever.

white fluffy clouds
Oliver being completely free for the first time...
he keeps Scotty or I close..
he's always making sure of us.
A nice walk in the country
hoodies in January
when Oliver gets nervous or scared he snorts :)


Monday, January 16, 2017


Fifteen candles.

You are beautiful, smart, kind and talented !
We celebrate you !
We love you so much birthday girl.

Birthday cake
sparkle and bling
fire in the fireplace
laughing with each other
catching up
Grandma Gigi :)


Saturday, January 14, 2017


" To me photography is an art of observation.
It's about finding something interesting
in the ordinary place...

I've found it has little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them." 

frisky cows...hungry cows...friendly cows....
the ice we got...and the ice we didn't get
watching a movie & snuggling on the couch with my hubby
Oliver slide walking
hubby's voice [he's got a cold :( ]
hot chai & honey tea
snowflake twinkle lights


Friday, January 13, 2017


The impending ice storm made me get a little nesty.
A quick tidy up around the house...
the fur-babies fed and dry.
Making home-made potato soup.
Everything charged up, a stack of soft blankets, a pile of books
and candles [already lit] making things cozy.

Hoping the electricity doesn't go out.
But it feels good to be prepared.

making soup on a cold day
how quiet and still everything is outside...except for the rain...
a good reason to stay home
comfy sweats
nesty days
when a friend calls... and makes me laugh about a bad day
getting a call from my Dad, while he is enjoying his coffee & doughnut 
[a gift from me]
at one of my favorite doughnut stops.
knowing that he's feeling better after being really sick for a while.
my Dad.
I love you Dad.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hay 2

Do I need another trip to the hay lot ?
maybe yes.
With these two.

It feels good to get out and play.
We had so much fun...
I'm not sure which one of us enjoyed it most !!

60's in January
a spring loaded goat
letting him loose to run and play...he looked so happy :)
Oliver conversing with me in the car
 while Scotty serenaded us
they love to go for rides
no potty accidents in the car :)