There are many important parts of life. One aspect of life is making memories and on the flip side is reminiscing on the memories made. Hubby and I work so much and are so busy with our jobs, animals, home, church, and just general life that its hard to find time to make and then reminisce on memories. We try to make a point of doing something special each year on our anniversary and doing something different we haven’t experienced together before. This year we went to Myrtle Beach.


We both had been to Myrtle before but never together. And we had not done most of the activities we chose when we had been there with friends or family before. We went horse back riding on the beach (we had only ridden on the beach in Hawaii before), we went to a beautiful garden, flew a kite (this was our first time doing that on this beach), went on the sky wheel, played at different putt putt golf courses, and I even took hubby to the South of the Boarder as he hadn’t been there before. So over the next few posts I will share some of the things we got to do on our long weekend. I hope you will enjoy our memories with us 🙂

Beauty Filled

There are some day when you look for your beautiful sunset… good days to end it beautifully or bad days when the sunset reminds you of the hope of tomorrow.


The above sunset I captured while on an anniversary trip with hubby in September. We were in South Carolina for this particular wedding anniversary trip and the sunsets were beautiful. Each day there were different colors and the mood of each sunset was equally calming. I took a lot of pictures on this trip and I hope to start sharing them and showing you some of the beauty I captured on our love trip 🙂 Have a beauty filled week 🙂

Happy 4th Birthday Chase!

Today Chase our youngest pup turns 4!

Chase smile

I can’t believe we have already had him for 4 years (well minus 3 months 😉 )

Chase snow

I wanted to make a list of all the things I love about Chase, but that would be one long blog. So I will focus on a few important ones.

Chase n the chicks

First he is a love bug 🙂 He always wants to be petted, loved on, kissed, and hugged. He always wants to be by your side.

Chase love

Second, he is such a happy pup. Always smiling and making you smile.

Chase face

Third he is a bundle of energy. It’s hard to sit still when he is up. From the moment he gets up until he naps or goes to bed he is on the go. Playing with his toys, playing fetch, running like a mad man all over the yard or house, or keeping a lookout for intruders from the front windows.

Chase run

Fourth, he loves every one he meets. He is anxious for attention, is a great host, and pays close attention to his guests needs.


Fifth, he loves to spend time with his family. Whether it is a ride in the truck, a family vacation, a hike in the woods, or a simple trip to the park. He is up for anything.

Chase truck

Finally, he sleeps in the cutest positions. Sometimes it’s all curled up in a ball on his bed, other times in sprawled out on the wood floor, but I love it when he sleeps with his head hanging over the chair.

Chase sleep

So, Happy Birthday Chase, Mommy and Daddy love you 🙂

Chase Verses The Sea

A couple weekends ago we went to beach to visit my mom and stepdad. This was Baxter’s 4th or 5th trip to the beach, but only Chase’s 2nd time. As much as Baxter loves the beach, I have to say Chase is enthralled with it. He loves to run and play on the beach and makes up his own games like “chase the wave’.

He watches for the wave to crash on the shore and then chases the surf back out and then runs again when the next wave crashes.

He watches for it…

Chase 1

It’s almost here…

Chase 2

He ran into my mom the first time he played this game and as you can tell Baxter was giving the wave a stern bark for scaring Chase…

Chase 3

He chased it back out…

Chase 4

Then waited again…

Chase 5

Woops it almost got him…

Chase 6

He got brave and got closer…

Chase 7

Then checked out the foam from the wave…

Chase 8

Look Mom I’m not afraid and I chased that wave back into the sea

Chase 9

What a happy and brave pup 😉 …

Chase 10

I love this dog.

Found… sand art

I spent some time tonight looking over some older photos that my father-in-law downloaded from hubby’s computer as his crashed. So now I didn’t lose the photos 🙂 I was looking over the photos from hubby’s and my engagement weekend and came across some photos of sand art that was on the beach where we got engaged…

There are so many things I remember from that weekend, but without these photos and other’s I would have forgotten some things…. like the sand art, how we looked back then, and things going on at the beach. That is the great thing about photos… they help you preserve memories and happy times to look back on and smile 🙂

Look what I caught…


Ever heard of a ribbon fish? I hadn’t until I caught one on a fishing trip we went on over the weekend. Sorry I haven’t been on in a while but we have been away visiting my mom’s neck of the woods again. Spent some time fishing and at Ft. Monroe when it was not raining. We also got to play putt-putt which I enjoy. The boys went with us and had some fun at the beach and on walks with “grandma”. We also took them on a couple walks to Mt. Trashmore and yes it is a big pile of trash they turned into a park. We had some fun and wish we could have stayed longer.

Yellow Rose of Texas

I have heard that in Texas the humidity is not as bad as in Virginia. It was 96*F on the thermometer today, but they said it felt like 116*. It was one of those days that it was so humid there were no clouds in the sky…. looked kind of like this picture I got at the beach…

So to avoid the humidity I worked most of the day and have been cleaning inside until it is cool enough to go out and water the garden.  At OpSail the other day I saw this fountain and it would be nice to have in your yard on a day like today…

So I wanted to tell you some more about our great neighbor who watches our chickens when we go on vacation. He is a kind and wonderful old man who gives and gives and when you try to give back he gives some more. So when we got back from vacation there was a gift for me on the front steps…

A rooster and a chicken cookie jar…

His wife was cleaning out her pretty case and they thought we would enjoy them now more than they could. What kind souls. We are so blessed. It’s funny how God works though human angels…. Have any of you experience angels in your life they are every day friends/neighbors/coworkers who bless you from time to time with support/help/little blessings? Tell me about it I would love to hear it. I would like to collect some stories to use in one of my ten things blogs and I will provide a link to your site with your story. So share and be blessed…

Ten Things I Enjoyed About Our Weekend

Since I didn’t get around to a long post Tuesday I thought I would share my ten blessings from my weekend today 🙂 I decided I will share the ten things I enjoyed about this past weekend that blessed me and hubby…

10.  The flowers we saw all over.

9. The animals we encountered.

8. Spending time at the beach.

7. The ships at op-sail and attending the festival.

6. Seeing new and interesting things.

5. The fireworks over the ships at op-sail.

4. Being able to travel with the boys.

3. The sunsets from God.

2. Spending time with family.

1. Getting to spend some quality time with hubby.

What have you been blessed with this past week or weekend?

Weekend Trip

When I was a little girl my parents use to take me on weekend trips. Since my husband works weekends we rarely get to do this. This past weekend we decided it was time so we both took off Monday (hubby had to take Saturday and Sunday too) and we drove to the beach. We stayed with my mom and her husband as it would save us money and they always know good cheep things to do so we don’t have to spend a lot. We did some great things including visiting the beach with the dogs, Op-Sail, Botanical Garden, and more. I took so many pictures I have to divide them up each day to share them.

I thought I would share some of the beach ones first.

In Norfolk the dogs can go on the beach before 10AM and after 6PM. They had a ball and loved the sand.

They have a few lifeguards on duty when you can swim between 10 and 6. Hubby and I got in the water for a little while on Sunday morning.

I have always enjoyed writing in the sand since I was little my mom says so I wrote hubby a message… Love you honey 🙂

More Beach Fun…

Short post with more photos from the beach…


 And from the garden we visited…


More to come 🙂 Hope you have a happy Wednesday…

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