Archive for January, 2012

Winter has arrived


Brrr.  Wind chill this morning was, I think, about 6 degrees.  AND it was the first day back to school for the boy, so we had to actually get up and out in it.  Blessings: a) not much traffic because Cobb Country schools are still out on break, which was really nice, and b) we have central heat in the house, a great heater in the van (and seat warmers…woot!) and closets full of warm clothes. Many are not so fortunate.  I need to remember that.


Cornhole faces–Silly Holiday Photos

I’m not good at capturing silly photos. We have a small family, and I guess we’re boring. Or I’m scared of payback. Or something. Anyway, I Heart Faces has a “Silly Holiday Photos” theme this week (no judging or winners picked.. just show your silly pics), and I just don’t have much at all. Well, except for this little collage that I put together of my dear hubby playing cornhole on Christmas Eve with the fam. I couldn’t stop myself from snapping his face whenever he tossed, and when I showed him the photos later, he laughed SO hard! Do you get bonus points for silly faces? If so, he won by a landslide!
















For some really funny, silly, belly-laugh-out-loud photos, head to I Heart Faces and check out the other entries.  At the very least, go check out my friend Becky’s post; it almost made me spew coffee out my nose!  And here’s to 2012; may it be filled with beautiful photos and belly laughs!

Bring it on, 2012!

We’ve had a great Christmas break (sad that it’s almost over, though).  We went to Asheville, NC and visited the Biltmore for their Candlelight Christmas:


And we stayed at the Grove Park Inn:


We really enjoyed touring the Biltmore grounds and the conservatory:

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And we stopped at Tallulah Gorge, where I spotted these beauties:


We also visited my mom in Nashville:

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(I really love that shot!)

and we found the American Picker’s Antique Archaeology store in downtown Nashville:

(which made my boy very happy!)


The weather has, for the most part, been beautiful:


And we enjoyed all that Christmas had to offer:

(including a new Xbox which has only been used once… ??? I know, crazy, right?)

We brought in the New Year with fireworks:



and a toast:

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And we’ll finish off the day with a few traditional favorites:

(along with pork chops.. yum!)

Resolutions? My biggest ones are to be “in the moment” more. To stop trying to see EVERYTHING through the lens and simply “be there” to enjoy. To be kinder. To read my Bible daily. To MOVE more. How about you? Are you ready for the New Year? I hope it’s your best year yet… Happy New Year!