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. :)
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.
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! :)