Sunday, June 26, 2011

Life's Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures are the best,
All the little things that make you smile and glow,
All the things you know,
Life's simple pleasures are the best,
Are the best,
In all the world.

So where did this come from? The first two lines of this long ago commercial have been running thru my head for weeks now! What commercial was it? How come I remember just the first two lines! It's driving me crazy! So, I do what every other person would do.... I google it! Any guesses? Well, it seems that it was the commercial jingle for VAN CAMPS PORK AND BEANS! Are you kidding me? HA, so funny!

Well, I started thinking about life's simple pleasures and realize that I have many simple things in my life that make me happy.

The pictures below are a big clue to one of my simple pleasures. Watching whatever Tressie happens to be doing at the time! She is so busy and she loves life!

Do you remember running thru the water from the sprinkler when you were little? Well, I admit that I don't remember doing it at this age, but I do remember that it was a simple pleasure when I was a kid!

I actually have some pictures of my sister and I and our two cousins in my Grandpa and Grandma's yard running thru the water. You WILL NOT see those pictures posted in this blog! We were about 5 or 6 and we were in our underwear! Can't believe that our parents took our picture! Anyway, we all had smiles on our faces and we clearly were enjoying this simple pleasure!

A great Sunday afternoon activity for a little girl that needed a nap but was easily satisfied with this simple pleasure!

I plan to share more of life's simple pleasures with you all. You will come to see what a simple person I really am!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Life On The Prairie

Today I rode along in the pickup while Tony checked the water tanks in several pastures. I planned to get a few more pictures, but the battery in my camera gave out! I always think that these little cactus have the prettiest blooms. I had planned to get a picture of the yellow blossoms too, but maybe next time. Was actually hoping to see a baby antelope, but didn't happen to see one. Tony says that he has seen several this season.

Tony has most of our pastures cross fenced with electric fencing. He rotates the cattle thru these pastures every few days. I am always amazed that all he has to do is open the gate to the next pasture and give a little yell, and the cows are ready to go! They are pretty well trained at this little routine! I was lucky enough to get this picture of our belted cow and her calf. I call them the Oreo pair. Notice how the belt on the calf is almost exactly like it's mama!

Monday, June 6, 2011

31st Anniversary!

Today, Tony and I have been married for 31 years! Happy Anniversary, Tony! I love you lots and look forward to many more years together!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

One Year Ago Today!

This is what it looked like here one year ago today. The ground was broke and the builders started excavating the site for our new house! It was an exciting day for us!

This is what it looks like today! Amazing what has happened in a year!

It's been a great year!