I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.
I hope you all are enjoying time with your family and friends today, as I am. We are happy for the freedom to do so each day in our great USA. In the spirit of family and the freedom to be as crazy as we want to be, I bring you some photos of our country life. Crazy maybe, but there's never a time we are bored without the big city lights.
I won't explain any of these photos - that may just make them crazier.
Did you think I had fallen into the river and floated 50 miles downstream? I know I haven't written in two weeks; I've been spending time with my peeps. (Sorry for the silly rhyme; I couldn't resist).
I've been doing the family thing. For a whole week, we traveled out of town to a family reunion with lots of cousins and such. My son lives for his week at Hickory Knob State Park in South Carolina. We sometimes still call it "Hicky Knob," his name for it when he was two years old.
Boy cousins run around everywhere - on foot, on bikes, in the lake, in the pool, and in the woods.
They drag unsuspecting victims who are slightly older - but still young at heart - into two-mile hikes when they would normally be sleeping in the lounge chair.
By the end of the week, they are exhausted.
But we all leave happy.
Enjoy the Independence Day holiday this week. It's a time to appreciate our country, and the friends and family that make it so special to be here in the USA.
All this month, I will be blogging about family-related issues. See you later this week.