Saturday, January 12, 2013

anniversary pics


12 Years of staying. This is the first time doing couple pics on our land. Here are more pics from what we like to call “wild in the backyard.” Thanks for stopping by.

the man of my dreams…

was here to celebrate 12 years of being there for me this week. Since our anniversary fell on a weekday we just did a tiny road trip to celebrate last Saturday. He took me to Chattanooga for breakfast and we stopped in a record shop before turning the car around. Here are a few pics from the day.


I’ve bragged the B up on here before so it’s no doubt everyone knows how great he is. I try to tell him how much he is appreciated all the time. I never take for granted how fortunate I am. I love ya B. You are as near to perfect as a soul could be.

I just had a moment where I thought, “If I sit down with my blog for a second I could write something amazing.” Now that I’m here with you I’m starting to think it was the caffeine I drank talking and not intuition.

Do you ever think, “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it” Then you find out there’s no bridge?056It happens.

Monday, January 7, 2013



We own 11 acres of land. It is almost all vertical if that makes any sense. We have a tiny spot on top that almost looks like a landing strip that is flat and our house sits there. If you go to the bottom its like walking through a V. There is a path that is flat but on both sides of this path it goes straight up. It’s wooded, rocky and it has a tiny creek if it has rained enough. Our house is on an old dead end road that used to be the old Hwy 53 back in the 60s and people used to dump their old tires in the bottom of our property (we call this part the “Tire Shire”) because no one lived out here on the entire road. It’s sad but in a way it adds to the fun. We used part of the tires to say hi to company passing through. It is such an adventure to go to the bottom. You can’t really get there from where our house sits. You have to go down to the main road and enter at it’s lowest point. I love it down there but we’ve only done it a couple of times.

Sunday we took our niece Kenlee and she had such a good time that I think she will probably always remember it. She was flying high when we came out. She calls this our house and I think it just thrilled her to think that land belongs to us and she got to play on it. I told her if we go back we’d use accents and pretend to be princesses. It might be a few years before we do it again because we got in a bit of trouble with her Mom for taking her down there. I don’t blame her really. It does look very dangerous to access unless you have done it. I will definitely get permission next time though. I was sorry for causing trouble but other than that it was a perfect day. I told B that it was by far my favorite day spent on our property and believe me there have been plenty of great ones.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Blog Post Share


I was reading A Beautiful Mess this morning as I do everyday and I loved this post about love by Emma. Those are some powerful words from a person her age and I’d say she is pretty wise. Please go read the whole post. I only posted a small screenshot of what she actually said just to give you something to look at.

If I might add anything to this, I’d say, if you read this post and you still have an attitude of “yeah but” you might be missing the bigger picture. Your circumstances are no different from someone who has found real love. There are no “yeah buts” or people to blame it on. You really do have to work on yourself first and you really do have to let go of blame.