Tuesday, September 9, 2014

There's nothing like it ... Part Two :)

There's nothing quite like 4822 Church Lane.  This place ... this place I always call home and Levi calls "Mommy's house."   

This place that has a lot of green and yellow, mixed with a little red.  You tractor people will know what I'm talking about. ;-)

This place that has an old shed plastered with all kinds of signs, including my grandmother's old license plate.  

This place that has my footprints on the ceiling of the screened porch.  Even though the story may not be true, we like to say my dad started painting the ceiling white, until he got to my footprints and couldn't cover them up.  Mom says it was a tiring job and Dad simply didn't finish.  ;-)

This place that collects old cars, antiques, and anything that my Dad can get his hands on.  

This place that has a rooster crowing as soon as the sun rises and chickens clucking in the background. 

This place where you hear the church organ ring out hymns four times a day.  

This place that holds so many memories ... so many special moments ... there's just nothing quite like 4822 Church Lane.  It's my favorite place in the whole world.  


Thursday, September 4, 2014

There's nothing like it ... Part One :)

Our summer wouldn't have been complete without a trip back to good ol' Galesville, so before the kids and I headed home to Florida, we took a pitstop back "home."  And there's nothing quite like it.  The kids love being at Gramma and Grandad's house and it truly is the only place where they are happily playing all. day. long.

It's quite simple there ... good, easy living.  :)

Front porch.  Hammock.  Tractor rides.  Family.  Feeding chickens.  Shucking corn.  Reading with Gramma and Grandad.  Swingin'.  Family.  Crabbing.  Taking walks.  Farms.  Horses.  Feeding ducks.  Boat rides.  Family.  Collecting rocks.  Ice cream.  County fairs.  Sweet tea.  Hugs.  Kisses.  Cuddles.  Family.

There's really not a whole lot to it ... but that's the best part. 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let's PARTY!

To celebrate Abby's fifth birthday, we had a painting party!  Abby is really into arts and crafts and we always have a fun time when we visit the pottery painting studio.  

What I liked most about the party was that it was simple.  Nothing over the top (like we sometimes do) ... just some friends, paint, balloons, pizza, and cake pops.  That's all you really need, right?!

The kids enjoyed picking out their pottery piece and painting it the way they wanted.  They had fun with each other and were a bit silly!  Lots of yawns (Friday afternoon might not have been the best choice for these Kindergarten newbies), lots of laughs, and lots of hugs!

Thank you for helping us celebrate the birthday girl!