Happy 4th of July USA

Its the birthday of America today and here are some facts I got in an e-mail and thought I would share… Happy Birthday America !

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On to Arkansas and Razorbacks…

So once the graduation and those festivities were complete we headed to my in-laws in Arkansas. Ok so the drive there was amazing… from the Arch in St. Louis to the beautiful countryside in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas… I was in heaven. While in Arkansas we did a lot including…. the Wal-Mart museum…

 

The Daisy BB Gun museum…

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The University of Arkansas campus…

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And stadium…

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The river towards Missouri was beautiful…

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As well as a trip to a safari park (more on that later as I have too many pictures to show here). The dogs always enjoying running around new places… they Love running at hubbys sisters in Indiana, but they had a great time running in a new place and Arkansas seemed to have many new smells for them.

Road Trip 2016

So I have been missing for a while… life got busy, I had so much going on, and I had a long road trip to go on with hubby and the pups. Hubbys nephew graduated from high school so we started out going to Indiana… May 2016 306

Then to Arkansas… with other trips to Missouri and Oklahoma. Oh my I loved this road trip because of beautiful scenery and some of the fun things we got to see and do. I have much to post about and I hope I can… but since I said we started in Indiana I have to show you my sister-in-laws new baby kittens.

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We got to see them when they were a few days old and they were tiny and sweet. Hubbys nephew did a great job with his valedictorian speech and we are happy for him. Next on to Arkansas and the in-laws.

Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day in the United States.  A day we honor our fallen military and the sacrifice they have and are making for our country. 

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So if you’re current serving or have served in the United States military thank you for your sacrifice and bravery.

He has Risen!

HE has Risen!

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Praise God…”In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” -Ephesians 1:7

HAPPY EASTER!

Sunset so Bright

There are many nice things in any given day. But one of my favorite things is a beautiful sunset. When I see a beautiful sunset, one where the colors are vibrant or bright… it can make a bad day better or a good day great.

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Hubby and I got to see a beautiful one a couple nights ago coming home from running errands in the city. We were fairly close to home and I looked over and saw this…

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The sun was just setting and throwing beautiful and brightly colored light over the mountain and into the sky. The clouds were wispy, fluffy, and so light. I made hubby pull over so I could get a couple pictures, but he didn’t mind. It was a good excuse for him to take a moment to enjoy it as well.

I hope you had a great week and that the coming week is full of blessings:)

4 years

Got a fun message today on my WordPress notifications:anniversary-2x

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!
Funny how time flies… doesn’t feel like I have been blogging for 4 years but the proof is in the notification😉

Be Happy

I saw this sign the other day and feel it is a good sign to start the weekend with…

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Plus it makes me smile😉 Hope you have a happy weekend:)

Best Part of Snow

There are many things you can say about snow… its cold, its wet, its messy, its too deep, its too hard to see when it gets going good… You could say all these things, but why not also see the positives? Why not see the beauty? In our recent 3 feet of snow I could have seen many negatives and at times I think the biggest negative was being sore from digging out, but looking at the picture below I see something else…

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I see the beauty in the snow falling softly. I see the birds using the snow as cover to come to the feeders and eat. I see quiet in the middle of a busy world (yes I know you hear quiet, but I can remember the quiet from this picture). I see the trees holding up all the snow powerful and strong. I see a beauty that is not in our world at other times. Snow can be calming, it can be relaxing, it can relieve stress, it can stop a world that is always to busy, to stressful, and to overworked. It reminds us and sometimes makes us slow down and remember that in this world where we live, we need to actually live. This snow gave hubby and I time to do a little living… living by loving on our pets, spending time together, getting some things done for us, taking some time to really rest without worrying about what was not getting done, watching the snow fall so peacefully at times we couldn’t help but to sigh and let ourselves relax. Snow can give you a different perspective and a different view of your own world.

“And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”

-Philippians 4:7

Snow Dogs

Our boys love the snow. Especially Chase… Chase would stay out in the snow with us as long as we would let him. But usually we make him go in every so often as his poor paws gets caked with snow so we make him go in to warm up. In the 3 feet of snow we had a couple weeks ago it was a constant fight to make sure he had areas to go out and walk/run in when we went out to check on the chickens.

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As the snow was going down and we were going outside more we dug more and more paths for the boys to go down and have places to move and roam.

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Chase being a bit of an explorer kept trying to go over the snow and make his own paths…

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It didn’t always work out for him as he would get a little ways, sink into the snow, and sometimes get stuck…

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Then he would come back onto the paths with his big brother…

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And run to catch up with him…

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Who was happy to stay on the paths…

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Any they would keep wandering down another path.

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They are so cute together and good brothers:)

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