Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Kittens, Anyone?

One of the 5 that my parents are hoping to give away... If they can't, my Uncle Darrel has said that he'll take them for his barn. Thank goodness!

Mom, better get a move-on with Uncle Darrel's offer before he reconsiders!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Fun-day (At the Farm)

It just wouldn't be Sunday if we didn't oblige Liv for her usual trip out to the farm - and it was SUCH a beautiful day, how could we not want to be out there!

See for yourself...

Looking out over the soybean field by my parents' house

So, we headed out - my mom, my dad, me, Liv, and the triplets! (I'll let the Dairy Wife post about all the fun they had as well)

Livia rode on my back most of the way there...

But we all know that her Papaw is who she likes the best.

Here they are watching Livia's favorite part...

"Bobcat-Don!" as Liv says
(What that means is her Uncle Don using the Bobcat to get the cows fed)

Livia loves Uncle Don and the Bobcat so much that she'll often sing, "Old McDonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o! And on that farm he had a Bobcat-Don, e-i-e-i-o!!!"

Her Aunt Bonnie was there as well, and Meg and Livie even got a 4-wheeler ride with her.

Liv also got to climb into a tractor for the first time ever...
With Jay watching that she doesn't fall (and her Nana just out of the camera's sight)

Finally, it was time for us to head back to Nana & Papaw's for some supper.

I don't think Liv minded too much though...

She got to ride on Papaw's shoulders the whole way back!

Yet another wonderful day with the most wonderful little girl in my whole wide world! Hope everyone else had a great day...

*Please keep Dani and Katherine in your prayers as they have experienced a very tragic loss this weekend... My neighbors across the river have had a very hard weekend and could use all our thoughts & prayers. I'll continue to think and pray for you all, Dani.

Til next time, take care and God Bless...

Sunday Fun-day

Liv & I are out at my parents on a glorious Sunday - and here's a peek at all the fun we're having so far...

Livia swinging and having the best time ever!

But then she started to wonder where her Papaw was, so Nana helped her look for him...

Liv found him!!!

And then it's on to her Dora bike.

Before we go to the farm though, we had a wonderful surprise...


The Triplets - Meg, Jay, & Sam!

Hey there, guys!

Group hug!

And now, it's on to the farm and tons more fun - more to come later!

Much love and God Bless...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I'm Back - Hopefully for Good!


I'm back - hopefully for good - in blog world! I first want to thank Lucy & Dani for finding me among other networks and checking on me. Just for the record, nothing bad at all has happened. I just became very busy with my family, life, and even work. I do regret not posting anything about Livia in nearly a year... How she's changed and grown! I certainly want to remember & document all the wonderful memories and happenings of my daughter. I think Flashback Fridays will have a new meaning for me!

Anyway, for the last several months I've found that it was just impossible for me to get on the internet (sometimes even for weeks or months - yikes!) All in all though, it was more important for me to concentrate on our family - especially our hopes, dreams and goals. As of right now, I'm working full-time as a temp. It's really helping us to make leaps & bounds in our goal of someday moving out to the country! It looks like that it may be possible even within a couple of years to do so.

It seems that I've finally managed to get a grasp on everything, and I'm really hoping to be able to keep up on this blog again. Hey, maybe if things go really well I can even get back to my photography blog as well! (Fingers crossed, huh?)

Enough typing - let's get to the good stuff... I should certainly put some current pictures of my sweet daughter, right?

Here's some of my little girl within the last couple of months...

In her watermelon tank-top playing in our backyard

She's changed SO much from a year ago!!! It would be absolutely impossible to list all the ways here and now, but over the next several weeks, I certainly hope to try to catch up a little.

Of course, some things DON'T change (thankfully!)

Livia still LOVES splash parks...

Well, she actually loves water of any kind! (In Nana & Papaw's Pool & in the bathtub)

And Liv still adores the farm.

Livia loves everything about the country, which is a huge reason we can't wait to move out of the city! I know God has a plan, and we sure hope that His plan includes moving within the next couple of years.

These are just a few of my very favorites as of lately...

Outside on the deck at my Mom & Dad's (Livie's Nana & Papaw)

In front of our house in my favorite summer outfit from her Aunt Bay...

And finally, one of Me & Livia...

I love my daughter SO SO SO much!!!

And I love that I'm back to doing something I truly enjoy and cherish. What good is having something this wonderful unless you can share it with others?

I hope to be around to everyone's blog to catch up and visit very, very soon. Until then, Take care and God Bless

All my love...!