Friday, March 24, 2017

“Friday afternoon feels like heaven...” ― El Fuego {T. G. I. F.}

Beautiful day ~ Shelby says she's ready for summer
Knox and Shelby walked around the yard plucking violets and brought me a pretty purple bouquet

Elijah is glad it's Friday
Jump!
Shelby hasn't been on the trampoline in a long time
But she still knows how to execute a forward flip
Elijah is a natural too
Knox is getting better at it
While the kids jumped, this mockingbird sang his little heart out
Zooming in on the sun with my cell camera made for a pretty cool picture
Happy TGIF, everyone!
“Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.” 
― Lauren Oliver

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin'; if you're not mitten-smitten, you'll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.” ― Old Farmer's Almanac

February whooshed by me and vanished seemingly in the blink of an eye. Time! Slow down! Thought I'd share some snapshots I managed to capture from the month of February.  
February 2 ~ a groundhog sky ~ he lied, ya know
February 2 ~ me and my girls ~ birthday dinner at Outback ~ 

February 3 ~ my 64th! ~ how did that happen? ~ I took pictures of the party peeps as they geared up to sing .....

... the birthday song ...

.... my sister Jane traditionally leads the chorus and sets the key ~ she's hiding behind Kelly's camera

.... I like this point of view ~ makes me happy

February 4 ~ my great nephew Finn, along with my nephew Alex, and I share the same February 3rd birthdate ~ this was Finn's very first (celebrated on the 4th) ~ daughter Kelly captured this great snapshot of Mister ONE-derful enjoying his first birthday cake ~ this picture makes me happy ~ I may try this myself next birthday

February 9 ~ grandson Elijah + homework ~ straight A's, this kid

February 9 ~ Granddaughter Shelby at the wheel, practicing her driving skills ~ she's doing very well ~ only a few more months and she'll have her driver's license ~ her dad Jerry snapped this photo

February 10 ~ no filter, just the bright shining sunlight through the winter trees

February 10 ~ grandson Knox ~ happy feet on the trampoline

February 10 ~ one of those awesome winter sunsets that makes your jaw drop and frustrates the photographer who is unable to capture the reality of God's majestic artwork

February 11 ~ hubby Neil + chainsaw = what-could-possibly-go-wrong? ~ thankfully he's been able to cut down our two sick/mostly dead cherry trees without any tragic chainsaw mishaps ~ no lie!

February 11 ~ granddaughter Shelby created beautiful art for her room at home during a recent sleepover ~ she was escaping noisy boys at her house (that would be her little brother and two of their cousins) ~ I guess that makes us a sanctuary house ~ wonder if we can get federal funding? ~ probably not

February 16 ~ Happy Meal at McDonald's with grandson Knox ~ featuring Lego Batman movie stuff ~ he discovered the joy of  a (vintage-style) viewmaster that made the characters come to 3D life .....

... and also made for a way cool mask
February 17 ~ Tom Sawyer? Maybe Huck Finn? ~ at Dogwood Park
February 17 ~ Jerry and Shelby all decked out to attend the Father Daughter Dance ~ they had a great time

February 18 ~ grandson Elijah in motion playing with his team in a Vision Basketball game

February 19 ~ I heart Buttercups

February 19 ~ Spring Training

February 19 ~ Never ignore anything in the shape of a heart

February 20 ~ flock of geese over our house heading north ~ they were nearly gone by the time I managed to snap this picture ~ they must've thought that winter was over ~ the groundhog lied after all


February 21 ~ Elijah was beat after the basketball game which they lost by four points ~ adding insult to injury they had to play another game right after this one which they also lost ~ the team is still alive in the playoffs this week

February 23 ~ I heart clouds


February 24 ~ did I mention that I heart clouds? oh and sunsets

February 28 ~ peeps at BobbyQ's ~ Neil's birthday dinner

February 28 ~ 66!!

February 28 ~ party peeps ~ Kerry, Knox, Jerry, Shelby, Holly ...

.... and more party peeps ~ Don, Jane, Sarah, Kelly, and 'the old feller' himself ~ wishing him a happy birthday and many many more.
So long, February! That's a wrap.
"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."
-  Dr. J. R. Stockton

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~Mahatma Gandhi

 Is it just me, or does anyone else see a cat's eye/face in these awesome sunset clouds? This epic sunset was Tuesday, January 31. 
Nothing short of spectacular

Monday, December 26, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ MABRY CLAN

A Christmas Day tradition ~ Mabry Clan (those of us who could make it this year) got together at the Kimbrough home to enjoy some food, family, and fun. Jane was ready for some yummy goodies.
Sarah could not contain her joy
Julia just wanted a slice of chocolate pie
Good stuff to stuff our faces 
Peeps around the table ~ at the table on the left: Terry, Don, Kelly, Jane, Julia, Sarah, and Ann ~ at the table on the right: Neil, Ken, Evan, Finn, Shaun, and Knox

The Scantland family ~ Evan, Finn, and Shaun
Finn is 10 months old now
His momma couldn't shovel it in fast enough for this kid. He LOVED the delicious stew/soup that Ann made.
Peek-a-boo ~ He'll be walking soon
After dinner walk around the neighborhood ~ the weather today was awesome with temperatures in the seventies ~ 



We were treated to a gorgeous sunset on the way back to the house
Picture can't do it justice
Great weather for porch sitting
The Myers family came in later and brought more yummy goodies
Mabry Clan group shot
From back left: Neil, moi, Ann, Terry, Ken, Holly, Don, Jerry, Elijah, Shaun, Even, and Kerry
Front row from left: Sarah, Jane, Shelby, Julia, Finn, Knox, and Kelly
We were missing some of the family today, but thankful for those of us who could get together on Christmas Day and enjoy each other's company and food, conversation and a lot of laughs.
Merry Christmas, everyone!