Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mountain Time

Yes, I know that I am terrible at posting regularly.  Yes, I know that is the whole point of a blog.  Yes, I will try to do better.  Moving on...

At the beginning of this month, we took a trip to Huntsville, AL to visit some of Craig's old college friends.  While there, we decided to take (yet another) road trip to Rock City in Chattanooga, TN.  Admittedly, I was a little nervous to take a 1 1/2 year old up the side of a mountain.  You see, heights and I are not the best of friends.  I get that weak-in-the-knees feeling just thinking about Canon looking over the edge.  I envision the worst.  I panic.  It isn't a pretty sight.  However, I decided to suck it up and deal with it for the sake of a nice day.  And some pictures.  (That was Craig's argument to get me there.  Pictures.  The man is good.)

It took a few hours to go through the entire city of rock and was completely beautiful.  The paths and alleys were so perfectly formed that it reminded me just how talented of an artist our Creator really is.  The changing leaves were the perfect backdrop too.  Gorgeous reds, golds, greens, and oranges flooded the entire area for miles.

As for Canon, he had SO MUCH FUN seeing everything, touching everything, climbing everything.  I was relieved to find that the edges were pretty well guarded so it wouldn't have been easy for him to fall - if I happened to allow Craig let go of him for a second and a half.  Seriously though, this kid would live outside 100% of the time if we would let him.  This place was heaven to him. 

Let's just say I am glad we went.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Little R&R

There is nothing like a nice weekend in the country to make your mind slow down and just rest.  This trip, in particular, was good for everyone to try and get our minds off of some bad news we recently received.  Laughter, it turns out, really is one of the best medicines!

Canon had a blast with a small bike that my brother found.

This little cutie loves having her picture taken - or so it seems since she smiles for me everytime we go up there!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Before The Storm...

My father-in-law and his girlfriend came up to visit in August and we took them down to my husband's heaven, aka the marina.  Craig got his love of boats from his father and apparently passed it on to Canon as well, so we figured it was a safe bet that everyone would have fun.  This was, of course, mere hours before Craig and I both ended up sick as dogs, but that is another story all-together.  Trust me, you don't want to hear it.

Anyway, back to the marina.  There is really nothing to do here except, you guessed it, look at boats.  However, we did run in to a very nice fisherman who fed the birds so Canon could see them.  All in all, a successful trip.  Can't wait to do it again!

Breaking free from the chains of tyranny from the grandparents to run to mommy!

Moments Like This

You know that moment when you remember just how blessed you are?  How it doesn't matter how much money you (don't) have or how clean your house is (not)?  I had one of those moments the other day.

I had one of those moments and I captured it - to remind myself to forever be grateful because I am the wealthiest person on Earth.