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Easier Way – TTofT



1.  I forgot who showed me, it was either Piper at Piper Punches or Hillary from Feeling Beachie, but they showed me when inserting a code, such as for the photo above, that on WordPress I have to go through the code and redo every quotation mark in it or the photo won’t show.  So, after trying to get the Ten Things of Thankful badge on this post for the 3rd time, I remembered and sure enough…………… I’m thankful it is showing!!! How’s that for a number 1?

2.  I have, as usual, neglected my blogs.  I get so distracted by just life.  So, much to my surprise when I logged onto WordPress they had an option for an easier way to create a post.  Call me cynical but I went ahead with progress, figuring I would go back to the old editor/classic mode.  I’m very much surprised and thankful that the ‘easier’ posting is actually ‘easier’! 

3.  My days belong to my girls whether it’s summer and vacations in Tennessee, or back to school and cheerleading practices, buy this, fundraise this, send this, sign this…………………. and this is fine.  That’s my job and I do it proudly.  Every now and again, I need a break.  Adult conversation, although my 12 year old believes she is the adult, until I have to ground her to get her to clean her room.  Anyway, I am leaving in 5 hours to go to Richmond with a dear friend to the night race for NASCAR!!!  We will be staying the night and coming back Sunday morning.  My boyfriend who loves NASCAR was envious but has been nice enough to babysit so I can go.  I am very thankful for the invite and thankful to get out of the house, ride 4 to 5 hours and watch the race live.  

4.  Grateful for old friends and the time spent catching up on the ‘grown up’ version of the person you knew 14 years ago, and so grateful that this person is still the terric

5.  i’m thankful for sleep.  Anyone that suffers from insomnia can relate to this one.

6.   I’m thankful for my god-son and his girlfriend are expecting a baby boy in January.

7.  # 6 and this one should have been the top 2.  I am grateful that my boyfriend’s daughter is due any day now and after many miscarriages and tears, they finally got there.

8.  This should be at the top also but I’m thankful both of my girls are excelling in school this year, as they have done every year.

9.  Thankful for Pilates.  

10.  So thankful for TTofT.  I know I rushed through these last ones, but I have been doing laundry and I am in a horrible habit of being late for everything.  I can’t keep my friend held up, especially when she is taking me to the races!!!   



6 Good Times

Mama's Losin' It

This summer hasn’t been as eventful as last year.  It seems as though last year, everything was happening back to back with my oldest going to 4-H camp for the first time, then a family reunion, a month of them being in N.C. with their father, a vacation in Pigeon Forge.  With everything going on though, the days seemed to spread out. This summer has went by a bit faster for me with not much of anything eventful happening that was huge. Still I can think of 6 favorites so far. 

1.  My oldest daughter’s graduation from 5th grade kicked off the beginning of this summer.  That moment was a favorite of mine, because of being proud of her, her father and I actually took a photo with our two children without any scratches or marks, and she looked gorgeous.

2.  My god-daughter and her 1 1/2 year old son spent a week and 1/2 with me.  It was fun having a baby that small around, while also knowing, that precious boy would be going home with his mommy.

3.  Seeing an old friend I hadn’t seen for awhile and actually just hanging at the mall.  Even having photos taken in the photo booth so he could take half and I take the other half.

4.  My girls had once again went their father directly after school ended to participate in his wedding in N.C.  Their return safely, 6 hours back to me, in Virginia was definitely a highlight.  A month is too long.

5.  Taking my two girls to the Monster Truck show for the 4th of July and watching the gorgeous fireworks afterwards with them.  I actually took a lot of great shots from that event also.  I am addicted to photos.

6.  My oldest celebrated her 11th birthday at my cousins house.  To just relax, cookout, enjoy cake, and getting her things she wanted was great.  I also, as every birthday, bought my 7 year old some cool stuff.  I can’t have a birthday for one and not at least get the other some type of gift.

There is my 6 so far.  We are going to the fair tomorrow night and that is always a fun thing for me.  To eat funnel cakes and then feel a tad nauseated from the rides and all the sounds.   What’s not to love.  Vacation is next month.  I enjoy everyday in the summer honestly, though it has rained in my area an abnormal amount this year.  Link up to Mama Kat and pick a prompt.  



Olivia at her father's wedding in N.C.

Olivia at her father’s wedding in N.C.

4th of July


Madison and I at the Monster Truck Show

Madison and I at the Monster Truck Show


The Prompts:

1.) Book review! What are you reading this summer?
2.) That one time you went camping.
3.) Capture a conversation you had with someone that made you laugh.
4.) List your top 6 favorite summer moments so far.
5.) Write a post inspired by the word: Coffee