Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great Loss & Thanksgiving Thusday

"There is comfort in great loss.
It is a reminder of just how much we loved and were loved."
~Mama Hen
It is an absolutely gorgeous Thanksgiving Thursday and I feel so grateful for all that God has blessed me with. With great blessings, loss can leave a space that simply never can be filled again. Lately I have been missing my Dad so very much. Little Chick and I visit his grave and I am reminded of how much joy he brought to everyone each day. It saddens me that Little Chick never got to know him. I am very grateful that she has her Grandma to make up for that loss. Grandma Hen and Little Chick have a very special bond and enjoy their time together. I am grateful for my family and for having had such amazing parents!
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) My Dad. I miss him every day. 3.) My mom, who is always there for us. 4.) The blessing of family love. 5.) Beautiful summer days.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Love & Laughter - Thanksgiving Thursday

 "Love and laugh as often as you can. These are the essential nutrients in life that help us to grow, stay healthy and be strong." ~Mama Hen
Little Chick is my ray of sunshine! She can make anyone laugh and brings a smile to people's faces everywhere she goes. Her bright cheery personality and contagious smile can get the most cantankerous person to crack a smile. Since she was small Little Chick would become concerned when she saw a peer hurt on the playground, a passer by who looked sad or someone who simply was having a bad day. She would try to make them smile or say a cheerful "Hello!" to get them out of their dismal state. She simply wanted to spread the happiness around. She still spreads joy and I LOVE this so much about her. Her empathy and compassion for others is something I wish more of the world could emulate. There certainly can never be enough LOVE and LAUGHTER and I feel so blessed to have Little Chick's contagious smile and giddiness around me all the time.     
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) The LOVE and LAUGHTER Little Chick spreads around each and every day. 3.) Mom's Night Out with wonderful friends. 4.) For Grandma Hen babysitting so I can have a MNO from time to time. 5.) Summer fun with my beautiful Little Chick.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


 "Fill your summer days with good friends, yummy treats and all the things you love. The moments come and go so quickly, but the memories live in our hearts forever." ~Mama Hen 
Little Chick and I have been having so much fun this summer with great friends and swimming each day. We have been making plenty of stops at our favorite frozen yogurt place and enjoying every moment of it. Little Chick's passion for horses and riding has brought a sparkle to her eye since she was two years old. She loves bringing treats for all the horses when she has her lessons. We were sad to see our favorite little mini, Misty, not feeling well. Little Chick made sure to give lots of love and treats to help her feel better. We are enjoying summer!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Horses, Friends & Swimming

"Fill your moments with the people and things that make you smile and your days will overflow with abundant joy." ~Mama Hen  
Little Chick has been enjoying all the things she loves this summer. Horses, great friends, swimming, the beach, a good book and simply hanging out on a horse farm. She was so excited to give her pony a shower today.  It doesn't take much to fill our days with the utmost joy.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Thursday & Summer Days

"The rays of summer days shine brightly throughout our years leaving us with brilliant memories to reflect upon." ~Mama Hen
It is HOT this week and we are so thankful that we have two fantastic pools to choose from in our town. What better way to spend a scorching hot summer day than at the pool and sprinkler park?! Little Chick and her friend have been enjoying the week swimming, diving, splashing and simply having a blast together. I feel so grateful when I see my daughter smile so radiantly from ear to ear. It is truly what life is all about. It is Thanksgiving Thursday and I am feeling so blessed.
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) Swimming pools and splash parks on HOT summer days. 3.) Great friends who listen and truly understand. 4.) Reading a great book. 5.) Air conditioning when it is simply too humid and hot to deal with.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

4th of July Celebration

 "Gather family and friends and rejoice in the pleasure of one another's company. It is a passing moment and the thread that weaves together the essential part of life." ~Mama Hen 
Fourth of July weekend was filled with family, friends, laughter and making cherished memories. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and our time together left us all feeling warm and joyful. It is gatherings like these that remind me of the essential part of living. Without family and friends there is not much to look back upon as our journeys move forward. Sadly, as we create our daily, weekly and monthly schedules we find our lives passing by in chunks. I have made it a point to allow Little Chick a lazy summer this year. No schedule and no daily plans. Just a simple summer filled with neighbors coming and going, swinging and jumping in the backyard, beach days and swimming at the pool when we feel like it. There is such peace in waking up to Little Chick's smile and an open day of simply being. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thanksgiving Thursday

"Thank you Lord for your never ending blessings.
I am grateful and cherish each and every one." ~Mama Hen
It is Thanksgiving Thursday and I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life. The summer has been beautiful and Little Chick is excited about planning for her birthday in July. The planning usually begins each year right after she celebrates her birthday. Little Chick has been riding each week and is starting to jump. She LOVES horses and spending her time with them as much as possible. We also have been spending our days at the pool. Nothing like hanging out by the pool on hot summer days. We are looking forward to the holiday weekend with family and friends.
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) Our home, animals and great friends. 3.) Horse back riding for Little Chick. 4.) Planning beautiful birthday celebrations. 5.) Barbeques with family and friends.

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