Archive | July, 2011

Photo Friday

15 Jul


Thank you, Harry.

a lovely sentiment

9 Jul

I’ve been doing a little bit of Googling tonight, looking for blogs that focus on Southern-inspired decorating. I clicked on a random blog that I don’t even remember now, and the blogger’s “about me” blurb caught my eye. I loved one little sentence so much that I had to make a graphic out of it. I hope I can remember that this is true for me.

Happy Sunday, y’all. 🙂

Independence Day Gratitude

5 Jul

I don’t know about you, but Independence Day fills me with thanks. I’m thankful for my Savior; for my family; for my country; for good food and hard work and fireworks and togetherness. I had a whole lot to be thankful for this Fourth of July.

I’m thankful for hard work that allows us to own a home where we can proudly display our nation’s beautiful flag.

I’m thankful for pretty geraniums blooming on my front porch.

Today I was really thankful for delicious holiday food. I’m convinced one way God shows His love for us is through food!

Ribs and corn on the grill…

Perfectly-cooked fried green tomatoes…

Peach cobbler made from scratch with Chilton County, Alabama, peaches.

I’m thankful for a healthy, smart, silly boy who loves Jesus and eats his vegetables. (Oh, and this is “Baby,” his ever-present companion.
I don’t know who would cry more if we lost Baby, him or me.)

I’m thankful for the hard work John and I did to prime our bathroom.
No more bland and boring beige walls!
A nice, light sage green is coming this weekend.

I’m thankful for sweet holiday arts and crafts from Mother’s Morning Out.

And I’m thankful for the fireworks we got. They made us all three very happy.

I know Thanksgiving is the traditional time to express thanks, but the Fourth of July puts me in a much more pronounced mood of gratitude. What a blessed life I lead. Thank You, Lord, for the blessings of my family and my nation. May I be worthy.

Happy Fourth!

4 Jul

Friday night we took OT to see a balloon glow and a fireworks show in Ridgeland. John and I had never been to a balloon glow, and now I’m hooked. I don’t think I’ve ever been so close to hot air balloons, and I told John that if he ever wants to surprise me, he can take me up in one! The day was blazing hot (99 was the high) but as soon as the sun started to go down, the night was very pleasant and beautiful. Here are a bunch of photos!



OT was definitely a fan. 🙂






The balloons stayed inflated and glowed for about 45 minutes, and it was awe-inspiring! They slowly deflated one by one, and then the crowd was treated to a concert by country singer Darryl Worley. After his set, when the skies were dark, we had a great fireworks show that lasted over 20 minutes. OT was happy as a clam. 🙂




We’ll definitely be back next year, and next time we’ll be sure to take plenty of WATER!

Photo Friday

1 Jul


My husband often makes pancakes or waffles on Saturday mornings. Lately, there’s nothing better than piling on as many raspberries, strawberries, and Mississippi-grown blueberries as the pancakes can hold. Yum.

Happy weekend, everyone, and have a great Fourth of July! We’re going to a balloon glow/fireworks event tonight, so hopefully I’ll have photos to share!

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