Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Thursday - Simple Gifts

"As the years go by we begin to realize what fills us most are the every day moments we share with the ones we love. The simple gifts are the greatest blessings." 
~Mama Hen
Summer has arrived and Little Chick and I have been enjoying every moment with family, friends and all the fantastic gifts God has bestowed upon us. The beach has been our number one destination and now the pools have been added to our list of great fun. Little Chick has been sketching birds in her sketch book and each day we have been sitting outside watching our bird feeder as a variety of birds come to enjoy a meal or two throughout the day. It is the simple things that bring the most pleasure and lasting memory. 
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) Cherished moments with family and friends at the beach. 3.) Town pools that bring such refreshment and fun in the summer. 4.) A great book. 5.) Time spent with my mom.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

"No matter how long its been since our dear ones have passed, their presence and love live on in our hearts and daily lives as if no time has passed at all." ~Mama Hen
It is another Father's Day and my Dad is not here to celebrate it with Little Chick and I. We visited him today at his grave and told him how much we love and miss him. I truly wish that he could have been here to enjoy my daughter and teach her, as he taught me. Little Chick looks like my Dad and I just know that is a blessing that was sent from Heaven above to remind me that he lives on in our family. There is not a day that he is not thought of. It has been almost twenty years and I feel like he just passed. May he know just how much we love and miss him. Happy Father's Day Daddy!
 We love you Daddy!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Thursday - Incredibly Blessed

"So incredibly full of thanks for my most precious gift - my daughter." ~Mama Hen
There is no greater gift than a child. I dreamed of being a mom since I was a young girl. The journey to become one was painful and long. Each moment I am with my daughter I feel so incredibly blessed. She is so full of life, love, passion, empathy and compassion for all. This Thanksgiving Thursday I want to shout out to the world just how blessed I am to be a mother.
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) My friends who fill my life with such joy. 3.) Air conditioning in 95 degree weather. 4.) The beach, which fills my soul. 5.) Ice cream to cool off on a steamy hot day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beach Days

"When it's 93 degrees out, pack the car and head to the beach!" ~Mama Hen
It has been 93-95 degrees the past few days and Little Chick and I have been heading to the beach as much as we can with our good friends for some splish splashing fun! As it begins getting cooler at night we see Grandma Hen for dinner and of course we make stops for ice cream to top off our fun days. Little Chick keeps her passion for horses fueled with riding each week. Over the weekend our family got together to enjoy family time. Yesterday Little Chick's Girl Scout troop celebrated their end of the year party with some pottery painting fun. After that Little Chick's friend came over to run in the sprinkler and sliding on the Slip & Slide. Summer may not have arrived yet, but Little Chick and I are certainly enjoying our beach days with enthusiasm!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Thursday & Enjoying the Arts

"We can choose to let each day pass us by or we can fill our days with meaning and purpose. Give thanks for these precious moments." ~Mama Hen
We are so thankful this Thanksgiving Thursday and every day! Little Chick and I have been having so much fun filling our days with family, friends and fun activities. Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the beach with our friends and then headed to church in the evening to see an amazing strings ensemble, Palaver Strings. We had seen them last year and were absolutely blown away. I could not wait to spread the word to let people know about this fabulous group. If they come to your area for a concert I highly recommend you see them perform. Little Chick loved having Grandma Hen at the show, as well as all of her friends. She was excited to be an usher, greet all the people and pass out programs.  I am so thankful for all the abundant blessings God has graciously bestowed upon us. 
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) Beautiful music and the gift of seeing an incredible strings ensemble, Palaver Strings. 3.) My church community. 4.) The blessing of spending time at the beach with Little Chick and friends. 5.) Sharing precious moments with my mom.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ice Skating & Back to the Beach

"Every day presents and opportunity to enjoy time with great friends & 
the ones we love." ~Mama Hen 
Little Chick and I have been soaking up all the fun each day has to offer! Yesterday we had a fantastic time ice skating with Little Chick's Girl Scout troop. This is the activity they chose to pay for with their cookie money they earned during Girl Scout cookie time. We topped off our fun skating time with a delicious juice and many giggles. On Sunday Little Chick sang beautifully at church with her choir and then we met friends at the beach for yet another fun filled beach day! Our days have been loaded with fun, great friends and many laughs. That is what it is all about! So many blessings!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Soak it ALL In

"Soak it ALL in! The here, the now, the ever present moment. Tomorrow it will be the gift you miss and truly cherish." ~Mama Hen
We jumped into June with a marvelous beach splash! Little Chick and I love the beach and we have surely been enjoying it this season. We had so much fun Thursday and Friday with our friends hanging out on the warm sand simply having a great time. Yesterday we even sat through some rain clouds but stuck it out and the sun came out with a beautiful heart to say "thanks for waiting for the rain to stop." Today was absolutely gorgeous weather and Little Chick and I decided to have mommy daughter time at the beach. We packed our lunch, sand toys and bright smile and hit the sand once again. We will definitely be beach bums this summer!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanksgiving Thursday

"Thank you dear Lord for the abundant gifts you bestow upon us daily - loved ones, sunny weather, salty air, beach days with friends." ~Mama Hen
Little Chick and I enjoyed a beautiful day at the beach today with our good friends. It was a perfect day to play in the sand, listen to the rippling waves and take a walk collecting shells. These are the moments with Little Chick I absolutely LOVE!
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) Beautiful days on the beach with people I love. 3.) Friends who make me laugh and lift me up. 4.) My mom who is always there for me. 5.) The unexpected acts of kindness others surprise us with.


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