away for the weekend: June 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

bundle of joy

I'm thankful for this little bundle of joy
one week old, today
She has stolen my heart - and already, I can't imagine life without her

Our first grandchild - and according to Mommy, Daddy, and Auntie -
quite likely our only...
Yeah - that's okay
I couldn't be any more thankful!

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

strolling heifers

Heifers in tutus? You bet!

and stroll, they did

through downtown Brattleboro, Vermont

some preferred flower necklaces

No heifer to stroll through town with?

- just don a heifer costume - and dress your pig in a tutu, instead!
 - yeah, this is Vermont - it's all good!

the sun and moon made an appearance

as well as local bands

and all of Vermont
(well, just about all of Vermont)
Yep - watching heifers stroll makes for some surprising fun.
This may rank up there with our annual tractor parade
- I'm already planning for next year...

I'm always thankful for the surprises that make me smile!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Scene and Story - May

Wow - May... it went by in a blink
- yet was full of so much -
Mother's Day, a graduation trip to Arkansas, Laura's 30th birthday party,
and a cup of coffee with my blogging friend, Sarah, at Paisley Rain Boots!
This was our first time meeting face-to-face, but felt like getting together with an old friend.
- And since I dumbly took no photos (I know, right?),
I'll share my story of playing at being a photographer...

"But I don't photograph people"

Yeah - that was my reply when Laura asked me to take photos of Jeff and her.
A maternity photo shoot - so to speak.
Ummmm - I don't do people, and I stand by that.
 "Don't worry," Jeff remarked, "Laura doesn't want a photo shoot
- she just wants One. Perfect. Photo".
Haha - yeah well, I'm not sure about that,
but we did have a lot of laughs - in between all those awkward poses
- and we caught a few cute candids.
I really do have a new appreciation for photographers who do this work.
So - my advice to the parents-to-be
 When the baby actually arrives
- and they want that One. Perfect. Photo
Hire a real photographer!!
But this was kinda-sorta fun, anyway.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

thankful thursday

So yeah, work is still crazy, and life has been crazy
- and I'm just a wee bit stressed out about, oh - just about everything
- but we all know how that goes sometimes
- and this blogging break of mine has gone on for far too long
- so it's time I give myself a swift kick in the pants (figuratively speaking, of course)
and get back to it!

anyway - 
last weekend we had the fortune of having family and friends join us at Away

where we enjoyed exploring a newly reopened (pedestrians only) covered bridge

with beautiful vistas

I was very excited to hear this bridge had reopened
- it's the little things...
and as always, I'm so thankful to have special people in my life to explore with

So - this coming weekend is the Strolling of the Heifers
- not sure I can miss that excitement!

How about you - are you looking forward to weekend plans?

I'm joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday

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