I'm a happy RN married to a hardworking resident. We have recently become Carolina fans and are adding the color "carolina" blue to our wardrobe and home. I love the east coast and couldn't be happier living in hot, sticky climate. I was raised on a farm/ranch with two wonderful parents and three fun loving older sisters. I went to a one room country school house down the dusty dirt road with grand total of three in my class. Life in the country was rich, meaningful, and simple, just the way I like it. So from country farmgirl to coastal bell, here I am, living life and loving it!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Momma's Birthday

It was special to be home for Mom's 61st birthday.  She had all her girls, her mom, hubby, brother, some grandchildren, all home to celebrate her special day.  Laura flew back to North Carolina on Wednesday so Mom and Dad went together to take her.  In the meantime those of us who stayed behind had a fun day home together.  We picked flowers, took a scenic drive, played with cats, got a delicious meal prepared for mom, and ate cookies while going through two pots of coffee visiting. Happy Birthday to the most amazing mom!

 Julie, Micah, Seth, Grandmama, Jonah, and I had a blast picking flowers.  The sunflowers along the road this summer were beautiful.

 You can see some dust in the distance.  The gas line crew is making a road for Dad and Uncle Tom in the one of our hay pastures.  It was fun watching all the big gravel trucks drive in and out.

The picking crew.  Oh and I see sweet little Blake in this pictures.  We took him as well to give his momma some much needed rest.

 The birthday table all set and ready for Mom!  We had so much fun putting everything together.
 Here is the beautiful bouquet.  Now if you were to buy this bouquet at some store you would pay a pretty penny.  But here out in the open country we picked, sunflowers, alfalfa (the small purple flower), crescent wheat grass, and holly hocks all for free!
 Happy Birthday Margaret Ann!

And I had to take a picture of the whole other crew taking a picture.  What a fun day we had together!


  1. Tell your Mom happy belated birthday from the Arctic Foxes. Glad you guys were all able to be together that day!

  2. Great I will do that! Hope you guys are well and have your parents come to visit yet?

  3. Yes, they came last week. It was SO nice having them here. Brad was gone for the week packing our house to move to another village (about sixty miles north of Galena) and so it was really great having them here to keep me company during that week. It's always hard to say goodbye but glad we got some time together. Thanks for keeping in touch Amy! Love your pictures!