Hey there, dear bloggy friends. What have you been doing to pass the time this summer?
We’ve had a leisurely summer, and stayed cool by watching a few family movies. My favorite “at home” movie picks so far this summer are:
1. Unconditional - It was so well done and underscores God’s love. Although very clean, I wouldn’t recommend this one for the kiddos, unless the parents check it out first due to some intense moments and violence. Keep
a Kleenex handy, a full box of Kleenexes handy! You can see the complete trailer here, and read a review here. You don’t want to miss this sweet movie!
2. Last Ounce of Courage – This movie does a heart good in patriotism. Good stuff! See a review here.
I have been on a history kick and have enjoyed a few afternoon “Sunday drives,” taking pics of old houses:
I don’t know the history of the one below, but perched gracefully on a hill near the railroad tracks, I suspect it has a story too…
I have a thing for this house, and need to do some investigating and see if I can find out some history about it.
Now, let’s fast forward a few years…
In it’s day, the local old geezers used to meet here, gathering around the fireside on wintery mornings, getting their fill of warm coffee and juicy gossip in this old country store. I hear tale that a feller could get educated here! :) Kinda puts me in the Mayberry mood! (Who am I kidding? I’m always in the Mayberry mood!)
We got a little Indian history this summer, too, as we traveled to a reservation and attended an Indian fair, which was chock full of handcrafted items,
and fun entertainment.
(Did you know that Manhattan Island was purchased from the Indians for about $24 in trading goods?) (Random trivia moment…)
Back down here in the south…
Here are my sweet gals as they attend a bridal shower on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.
We are looking forward to that special wedding, which is just around the corner. Don’t you just love weddings?!
Speaking of things we love, we’re due to pay the library a visit soon. There’s nothing wrong with a digital book, but there is nothing like a library full of good books.
A hamster on a wheel is a fitting description of me
each morning this month on my treadmill, where I catch a little reading time.
My dear friend over at Life on a Back Road
has me motivated with her
I have had to slow down the past several days,
but I am holding out hope
that I am soon to be going again.
Christmas in July is always a way to refresh the mind and spirit,
You will find lots of inspiration and ideas over there!
After my little sweetie's sewing lesson on Wed. afternoons with a kind lady that lives at my mom’s retirement village, we oftentimes sit outside at McAlister’s Deli, chattering with my mom while enjoying their yummy sandwiches and sweet tea.
One such evening, several weeks ago, our 30 minute drive home was breathtaking. As soon we pulled into our driveway, my youngest and I scurried over to the pond, with flip-flops on our feet and cameras in our hands, attempting to capture the beauty of God’s painted sky, which I will leave you with. Hope ya’ll are having a fun summer! Stay cool!