Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Simply Wonderful Day


Thank you guys so much for your sweet and kind comments regarding my Hearts post that I made a few days ago.   It really was comforting to hear all of your own personal stories and I love talking about stuff like that so maybe I'll do another post like that in the future! :)

I hope you're all doing well, where ever in the world you are reading this blog.
Here it is FRIGIDLY cold.  This week was probably the coldest week of the year and yesterday it only got to be around 9 deg F and the wind was wicked!

I found this post in my drafts that I had written back in September.  I don't know how, but I got really behind in my blogging (well, I guess I know how, haha-I am snap happy with the camera and just don't have time to edit them all as I go along!)
But before my next doll review, I wanted to post this as I had already written it all out and it seems like I had such a great time on this particular day, I want to remember it.  :)

Here goes:
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I had the most wonderful day today.  Tomorrow is the last day of summer, and this was a perfect day to celebrate the end of my favorite season.   I just haven't had a day like this in ages!

It was a gorgeous, sunny, balmy day.  The original forecast had called for rain, but for some reason, it was blue skies all day long.

First it was off to the barn to visit the animals.  Always a crowd pleaser. :)





Looking for Ginny the Guinea Hen (you can see her-she's that white spot in the back!) 




I took a long walk outside with the girls, past the creek and into the big fields out back behind the farmhouse.  The girls both agreed that we should attempt to conquer the 2nd hill and so we did.










Unfortunately, after we made it up the 2nd hill, Pumpkin Pie declared that she could no longer go on. Tears welled up, she slunk to her knees and wouldn't budge!
Little Button smarten up pretty quickly and made the same observation for herself so there we stood...two crying kids and only one of me.  Like a doof, I alternated carrying one and then carrying the other, trying to make it back to the house when lo and behold, our hero (Daddy!) started heading down the path towards us on his bike.

I quickly shouted "go get the 4-wheeler and save us!"  So he did and everyone was happy once again.


Later on, during nap time, I was able to sneak away by myself and take an hour long walk, back through the fields, but took a different route and went much father.






The air was so still and quiet.  Everything seemed so at peace and serene and I rarely get this quiet, reflective time to myself that it just made me so happy.  Such a simply thing as a walk.

I am so happy we moved here.  This old farm has innumerable wonderful memories for me growing up and I had forgotten how beautiful it is everywhere. The energy in this place is practically buzzing.

When I came back to the house, Little Button had woken up, so we fetched Pumpkin Pie and headed down to a spot in the creek with big flat rocks, perfect for little feet to balance on and frolic about.
And frolic they did..after an hour they were both happy and soaked and we headed back for dinner.





It may not really seem like much, but it was just one of those days, you know?  The kind where time perfectly moves along.
Everyone is happy.


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So now, in real time, this is what the weather actually looks like today, haha! :


I am just craving that wonderful sunshine of summer!  For now, I wish you guys all a warm and cozy night.   Thanks again for stopping by and see you again soon! :) 

20 comments:

  1. Seeing those wonderful summer pictures gives me a warm feeling all over! Sometimes photos like that in the midst of all this cold weather helps to give us warm thoughts, so thank you for sharing this. When my girls were small and the winter weather was much like it is now with lots of snow on the ground and oh so cold, we used to put our bathing suits on and play in my jetted tub in the my bathroom. The girls would even put on swim fins and snorkles! It made us feel a little like summer! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful family photos!

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    1. Hi Phyllis! That is such a cute story about the bathing suits. That's such a cute idea! There is one room in the house here that gets a ton of sunshine and I was thinking about bringing in their kiddie pool and setting up towels to let them play in their bathing suits one day, lol. My husband isn't as "fancy-free" as I am about these things so I'd have to do it on a day he wasn't home. ;) I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos :) xo

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  2. How lovely to find this post in amongst your drafts just when you need that glimpse of warmer weather and sunshine! Lovely to have a glimpse into your day.

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    1. Hi Serenata! Doesn't the sun look wonderful?? Thank you for your sweet comment. :) xx

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  3. Hello Farrah,
    What a wonderful day! I hope the summer comes as quickly as possible so you it can start all over again.
    big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you so much, Giac, I hope so too! Thank you for reading! xx

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  4. Summer seems so far away on the coldest days! That's when we need to pull out memories of summer! Sweet post!

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    1. Thanks Anna, it really does seem ages away! Here in NY it can still be snowing in April, lol.

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  5. That photo with the butterfly is a real work of art - brilliant!

    Summer is nice, but honestly I think the snowy landscapes are just as lovely. But I might have a snow-nostalgia bias going on, where I'm forgetting what it's like to be back in the snow-zone! ;)

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    1. Thanks for the butterfly compliment, jSarie! :) I think I'd miss the snow too, if I moved somewhere that didn't get any because even though it's cold, it really is pretty!

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  6. Looks like a good time was had by all!

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  7. Ahhhh summer, my favourite season too....and thankfully here summer is LOOOOONG! Which I'm not complaining about one single bit!
    I love your photos, you have a lovely family and pretty environment. I felt calm and relaxed looking at the photos. I love the 'wellies and shorts' look being modelled by littlest daughter :)
    Thank you once again for sharing :)
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

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    1. Thank you, Sharon!! :) Yes, little daughter LOVES her boots. Thanks again for stopping by!

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  8. Oh! The sun, the fields, the nature! I can feel like bathing in the summer sun again just looking at your photographs. And (oh God!), you have a stream there too! All of that and the beloved ones by your side - can there be a better place in the world to live in?
    PS. Could you please send that stream to me in a parcel? I've always wanted to own a nice stream but it's hard to get a decent one here (just kidding) :P

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    1. Oh yes, we have a stream...isn't it amazing!? That is one of my favorite places about being here. It's funny, I grew up across the street from this place (my grandparent's farm) and had the best childhood here. but having lived other places and then coming back, I am so much more appreciative of it now. I am so happy we are able to rent this house from my uncle as we all just love it so much! If I could package it all up for you, I totally would. If you are ever in NY, come visit! :)

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  9. Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi!"-I've been reading your blog here and there as I have a minute, so fun. I love the pics of your family trips to the Adirondacks, makes me want to book a trip there this summer!

    Freezing cold here too, stay warm. Spring had better get here FAST!

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    1. Hi Flo! Thanks for you sweet comment! I was reading your newest blog post just before I saw this, lol. Aren't the ADKs so pretty? I just love it up there...glad to hear I'm not the only one freezing. ;) Yes, officially there's only about 4 weeks until Spring!

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  10. Wow I actually felt the summer for a moment there. It is my favorite season too. Your farm seems like such a peaceful place. Thanks for giving us visions of a warm summer day to look forward to! :-)

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    1. Doesn't the sun in these photos look heavenly? My favorite season a well. Thank you for visiting! :)

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