There's nothing like going home to moms for a visit. Each time is a joy. The boys love seeing their Nana, Big Granny, and Big Papa. Growing up next door to my grandparents led to many precious memories of my childhood. Warm sunny mornings sitting on my granny's steps, crisp Fall afternoons waiting for Papa to come down the driveway, the trees I climbed, the mud puddles I jumped in, the list goes on and on.
Taking my children back there is no different. They make memories every time we are there. Carter loves climbing the trees, puddle jumping, treasure hunts through the woods, and Big Granny's treats! Sunday I had a newborn session so mom watched the boys for me. When I got back they were on their way to the pond to feed the fish. I grabbed my camera and we had a great time. Big Papa helped Carter feed the fish. Carter was more anxious to try and get in the water then anything. Tucker well he didn't help feed the fish, he helped feed himself!!! :) Yep, you guessed it, he snagged a slice of bread and was off to bigger and better things... to play in the leaves! He loves to hear the crackle of the leaves below his feet. He loves a stick and you better watch it because he'll get you the first chance he gets!
We then went on a treasure hunt as Carter calls them, through the woods. There sat the old Coca-Cola truck that's been in those woods for as long as I can remember. We found an old plow wheel, and countless other old things. Walking through those woods just a reminder to me of my roots, my home, my memories. It's a place I will always treasure and hold dear to my heart. On our way back to the house, I spied the old log trailers that my Uncle and Papa once used.
Then I see Papa's plow. My Granny couldn't understand why I would want a picture of those things. I just told her, "because I do." Those things are a part of me just as much as they are my Papa and Uncle. I played on those trailers, I even had turpentine in my hair... momma wasn't real happy about that one! That plow I watched my Papa every spring till up the garden and his enjoyment is something that I now see when I look at that old plow. Knowing that if he had his way, he'd be preparing to get on that tractor in just a few short weeks to yet again plow a garden for his family.
Time has taken over a lot of things of my childhood. Things change for us as we grow older but the circle is still the same. Now my kids are enjoying "home". Carter's giggles and questions to Nana and Big Granny while we're on the treasure hunt are just another memory etched in my mind. I'm grateful that I have a family place to call home. Someplace I can go and always feel welcomed. A place I know that I'm loved. My mom and grandparents will never know how much their company, their friendship, their support, and most importantly their love mean to me.
I am a wife & mother. My husband is Travis and we have two beautiful boys, Carter and Tucker, that bring us more joy than we ever dreamed possible!These three consume my life and I am so grateful that God has allowed me to be a part of their lives. Travis is an amazing husband. He deals with my moody self with no complaints! Carter is a loving, happy, and on the go six year old. He makes us smile regardless of the situation. Tucker is our shy guy, but don't let the shyness fool you he's a firecracker underneath! His giggle is contagious, his eyes sparkle, and he gives the sweetest kisses! My family is pretty much my life, all the other stuff are extra blessings. I started this blog as a reminder to myself the days I wish to remember.
I started blogging in April of 2008. I wasn't really sure of what I was doing when I started this whole thing or whether or not I'd even stick with it. Looking back over the past year, I am so grateful that I jotted down the little memories that make up our life. The days pass so quickly I don't want to forget the funny little things that my children say or the moments that brought smiles to my face, or the bumps in the road that made my faith stronger. Blogging has become a part of my routine. I enjoy looking back and reading things that happened weeks back, and also sharing what's going on in our lives with my family & friends.
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I thank God for my husband, Travis, each and every day. I love the way he puts up with my quirky ways and loves me regardless. He is a true blessing, and my life would not be complete without him. I LOVE YOU TRAV!
Our little cowboy
My oldest son, Carter. Six years old and full of energy and spunk. Each day is bright and fresh with this child, full of questions and a little heart that over flows with love. He's funny, sweet, and brings more smiles to my life then I ever dreamed possible!!! I LOVE YOU MORE CARTER!!!
Cowboy in training....
My little Tucker, a.k.a Tucker Bear, is such a little firecracker!! He is shy at times but when it's just us at home, expect the unexpected!!! He loves to sing. He loves to do whatever his Daddy and brother are doing. His eyes sparkle like stars and he gives the sweetest kisses. He's the life of the party, too! Twinkle, twinkle... I love you!