Adventure Date

Adventure Date

Tyler and I had a Saturday night free- my mom and Caitlyn were keeping Remi. We debated going out, but we have two weekends with plans, so we didn’t really want to spend the money or the effort. ha!

So Tyler had the idea to go explore the woods near our house. He’s been down in there hunting (thanks to some neighbors who let him use their land), and he said it was neat. And it sure was!

We trekked almost 3 miles round trip, first through his hunting spots (looking for an arrow that he lost the last week of hunting season), and then we went down through old mining areas (our area was heavily mined in the late 1880s). You could see basins that were dug for water for the mining process.


But probably the neatest was the old mining railroad. The rail lines are long gone, but lots of old railroad ties are still littered on the sides, and the railroad is still built up. There’s even parts of a bridge left over the creek.


We walked for a ways down the tracks, looking for antler sheds, watching for tracks and droppings, and just enjoying the beautiful day.


When we got home just before dark, there was a lovely sunset! A perfect date night, even if it only involved a walk in the woods and leftovers from the fridge. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be perfect.


Another Exciting Weekend

Another Exciting Weekend

We packed a lot into the weekend.

I got to sleep in on Saturday, thanks to Nancy keeping Remi for Valentine’s day! Then mom and I headed to Fayetteville to see Once on This Island.

It was on Broadway back when we went to the Tony Awards- and it won best revival! We didn’t know much about it, but I’m so glad we got to go see it!

It’s a very unique show with a touching story.


Mom and I did a little shopping (of course! It’s what we do!) and some eating and then headed back home.

Sunday, it was a beautiful day, so after church and nap, we all went outside! Remi asked to play with LOTS of things- fishing, her kite and the park. So we started in our backyard. She played on her playground while Tyler got the 4 wheeler ready….


Then we drove down to the pond.


She was bummed we didn’t catch any fish, but she’s doing well learning to cast!


But we enjoyed the time together!


Next stop was the park!  We attempted flying the kite, but it wasn’t windy at all, so that was a bust. But we did play and I also had packed us a picnic dinner, so we enjoyed that as well.


I love our family time together. It’s always a blessing!

Making Memories with Family and Friends

Making Memories with Family and Friends

Just documenting some fun moments we’ve had lately.

We took a family 4 wheeler ride to the pond to feed catfish. This night was so fun. Remi was really into feeding the catfish and even created a little game where she tried to hit the blades of grass with the catfish feed.


My bestie Alden and her little girl Avery came to visit and we had the BEST TIME.

The girls played SO well together. It was awesome to do life with them for the weekend.

When they woke up, they wanted to go outside and play, so they “cooked” us breakfast.


Then when I was getting ready, they both wanted to get ready with me. They grabbed my brushes and walked around singing “Makeup makeup”.  I never could catch them in the same frame together, but they were so sweet.


We all went to church together. And I just LOVE this picture of the 4 of us. Framer.


Sunday night, Alden and I went to a concert (more on that later) but these two had a slumber party with Mimi, Gigi and Tyler. They came in from playing outside and then snuggled in for some TV.


We are so blessed with wonderful family and friends to make memories with.

Nature Night

Nature Night

One evening after dinner, we were playing outside, which very quickly turned into nature night when we spotted a couple fun creatures!

Remi found a ladybug- and I was encouraging her to pick it up. She’s been a little leery of bugs lately, so I was very surprised that she went for the ladybug and let it crawl all over.

They are tickly little bugs! She liked it!


Then Tyler found this tiny little turtle under her trampoline.  It was shy, but we put it in the water table and it started swimming.


It was a tiny little guy, but we think he’s a snapper so we didn’t let Remi hold him.  We did, however, let him stay overnight in the water table (don’t worry, he had a place where he could get out of the water), and we released him the next morning.


Remi was so excited to see him the next morning. And daddy scooped him up and put him in the grass. Happy, long life to you, Mr. Turtle!