A day for the birds…

Today is sunny and bright… the flowers survived the winds and the chickens are out in the yard looking for food.

The only problem is we were under a freeze warning last night and it is COLD today… Hopefully it will warm up so the dogs will go out and play. It would be a nice day to bundle up and go for a walk and see what new things are growing or blooming though.

I will be off to work in a little while…Do any of you have any fun plans for the day indoors or out?

Last Day of Vacation…

Today we spent some of our last day of vacation in the…

Town of Sharpsburg

We went over to Antietam Battle Field to walk the dogs…

 

 

 

 

 

 

We go to the battle field from time to time to walk the dogs and relax. Chase always has a good time watching mommy take pictures…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a bird house on one of the fences… it looked like it was occupied. The birds are really out the last few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sun went in and out of the clouds, but I still got some good pictures and it was a nice walk.

Burnside Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home I saw a house/farm I love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also loved the sky when the sun finally came through…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another day done and more to come… What did you get to do today?

Monday…

What a day… I am ready for bed. Work was long. When I got home and after I put on the pot roast (see recipes section), my husband and I took the dogs on a long walk. For the first day in a long time it was nice weather, sunny, and NO WIND. The chickens who had been let out in the back yard, were playing and pecking around. We went walking and just enjoyed the beauty of the country. It’s so funny to watch the dogs on a walk as they seem to live for long walks and nice weather.

Baxter and Chase having a ball on their walk...

The appear to smile and glow. It’s so nice to watch and hard not to smile when you see them. I love having my pups and think I am getting a little glimpse into the future for when God blesses us with kids. It’s not always easy, but it is rewarding at the end of most days.  We saw our neighbor on the way back from our walk and stopped to talk. It’s always nice to catch up with the neighbors.

I hope you all have a blessed week.

First Post

Spring 2010

I am sitting in my basement tonight writing this first post. I just finished locking the chickens in their coop for the night and my little dog Chase is always happy to help. The fire is blazing on this cold Virginia night as the wind whips around our house. It seems the last year the wind has been really bad in our neck of the woods.

Before I go any further maybe I should tell you a little more about me and why I decided to become a blogger. It all started one cold rainy night…. not… so seriously… I decided to write this blog as a memory bank not only for myself, but for any kids God decides to bless us with. We have been trying to start a family for a while now, but no luck yet. I have faith God will allow us a blessing when it is his time, so I just go on with daily life until it happens.

My husband and I got married in 2008 and have been together since 2006. We moved to a little piece of property in upper Virginia and have tried to set up a nice life for ourselves. Yet, we still have always had a secret ambition to move out west and start our own ranch or farm with some animals, land, and a nice place to raise our kids like we were raised. We have a couple of Dogs our oldest is a 3-year-old black lab/blue tick named Baxter and a 1-year-old terrier mix named Chase. They have their own personalities, good and bad habits, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything (except maybe my husband if I had to). Baxter is a therapy dog. I can take him to schools, nursing homes, libraries, and any place that need him to cheer someone up or encourage reading in kids.

Baxter

Chase Winter 2011

My father lives with my husband and I, as he was paralyzed in 2005 and can not live on his own anymore. Sometimes its tough, but other times a blessing.

That is the basics…

More to come…