Sunday, September 29, 2013

Soul Sunday!

                                                        unknown source

I have loved this picture since I found it and pinned it to my Pinterest board a long time ago. This reminds my of my middle daughter Aimee in so many ways. She has a favorite blanket that she carries around all the time, she loves looking at books and it doesn't matter what is going on, she just wants to be in the same room as me and the best part is, curling up on the ground like the little girl above is something she would totally do, and has done sometimes. This little comic melts my heart and touches my soul!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Soul Sunday

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I think for the most part, I want to reserve Sunday's on this blog for things that touch the soul in one way or another. One simple picture and some comments on it why it's so beautiful unless it speaks for itself!

             Reading a good book.
                                    (unable to locate source, found on Pinterest)

A child surrounded by books and completely engrossed is a beautiful sight! I thank God all of my girls love looking at books!

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blogtember: Memory To Relive


I am linking up with Jenni at Story of My Life for her Blogtember challenge. It's a challenge to blog every day in September with weekends off if wanted. Today's challenge is to write about a memory you would love to relive. The full list is at the bottom of this post if you would like to join in at any time! If you join in, please comment and let me know so I can make sure I don't miss your posts either!

As I think about some memories, there are so, so many that I would love to relive. Out of all the ones that come to mind, there are a lot that have one thing in common...childhood adventures with my cousins at my grandmothers house. We were all there so many times a week when I was a child. We would play hide and seek in the basement, climb in the weeping willow tree out back, explore in my grandmothers costume jewelry box, watch memaw make a quilt (it was her favorite hobby). I have so many memories that I can still remember every detail of her house and neighborhood. It would be so fun to go back and relive these memories because I feel like I could absorb many more details and learn other things that you don't really pay attention to as a child. My Memaw died when I was 10 years old so sadly, most of the neighborhood memories in that location stopped soon after that. My cousins and I did make many more memories in many more locations but those are unanimously our favorites!

Don't forget you are welcome to join in!!

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. 
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.
Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Friday, September 13: A self portrait
Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.
Wednesday, September 18: Only photos
Thursday, September 19: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: "To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century."
The story does not necessarily need to have a conclusion - you can leave your readers wishing for more!
Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort. 
Monday, September 23: A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos!
Tuesday, September 24: Review a book, place, or product.
Wednesday, September 25: Write about a time you screwed up - a mistake you made. 
Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you'd like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. (I recommend downloadingOmmwriter and bringing headphones along!) *if you can't make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and write someplace new.
Friday, September 27: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you'd like. (but don't include people's real names.) 
Monday, September 30: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it's special.