Jumping With Joy

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Sorry, I believe I missed last week, but today is Thankful Thursday for this week, so without further ado…

I am soooo stinkin’ thankful!  Thankful for everything!  For my family.  My wonderful daughter on this #NationalDaughtersDay and every day.  My beautiful mother.  Friends that I love and love me back.  Sweet true friends that my daughter has that believe in her and lift her up.  For my generous, loving Jesus.  For my forgiving, faithful God.  For working from home with work and clients I adore.  For this new adventure I’m starting.  For words.  For film.  For good health.  For laughter.  For music.  Cooler weather.  Changing seasons and the color of leaves in the Fall.  For our home and land.  Our furballs that make life fun and funny.  Wonderful food.  Coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.  Wine and cheese.  Chocolate.  Lots and lots of chocolate.  Road trips to our favorite places and adventures to new ones.  Mountains.  Hiking.  Baking.  Cooking.  Photography.  Writing.  The sunrise.  Sunsets.  Babies.

Ah, life is sooo good!

I’m not jumping for joy, as if joy is something I can grab out of the air, somehow out of reach, up there above me.  I’m jumping with joy.  I’m filled with joy, with happiness.  I’m so filled with joy, I can’t help but jump with gladness.

I know there’s so many more blessings I can count but I’m livin’ by a schedule – ain’t got all day!  😉

Y’all have a beautiful, wonderful, amazing, prosperous, fun, humorous, thankful and fabulous Friday Eve!  May God bless you and your families!

Love ya!  *smooch*  xoxo

What are you thankful for on this Thankful Thursday?

 

 

(Photo courtesy of gracecomesbyhearing.BlogSpot.com)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary


I am sure I have posted this one before, but it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the theme for the week. This seagull looks so peaceful, sitting, waiting, resting.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

Hope y’all had a truly wonderful day! Mine was SUPER busy, but a good day. Went by with the breeze. Have a restful evening.

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

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Hallie and I had been working in the yard all day long.  This was a little over a week ago.  The weather was absolutely perfect and we worked and worked and worked.  She usually complains when we do yard work; mostly, because it’s so completely miserable out there, but not on this day. Mama had been doing a few things outside, as well, and she walked over for a visit, so we all took a water break together.  My two sweet li’l babes.  Gotta love em!  😉

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/weekly-photo-challenge-everyday-life/

Hope y’all had a terrifical Tuesday.  Tomorrow’s hump day!  Woo-hooo!  Y’all have a good night.  I’m whooped, so I am off to bed.  Lonnnng, tiring day.

Love ya!  *smooch*

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple


This was the evening sky view from my front yard a few days ago. I love how the pinks and purples play well together.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

Happy Friday, y’all! I hope y’all are havin’ a fabuloso Friday and have a spectacular weekend!! Love ya! *smooch* 😉

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

I felt I was dreaming while gazing into this beauty.  With the sound of the surf and the seagulls in surround sound, the scene went along with this perfectly, and I was transported to…well…vacationland.  Calgon finally took me away.  (Oh, and sorry for the…om…tongue twister.  It wasn’t on purpose.  Honest.)    😉

Panama City Beach, Florida (July 2012)

Hope y’all have a Fantastic Friday!!!

If it’s as good as Thursday was, I’ll be as happy as a clam…with the exception of the thunder hitting so hard, it sounded like the building was caving in on me.  I jumped clear outta my chair!  I’m sure, had anyone else been there, it would have been a Kodak moment, for sure.  After breathing a sigh of relief, I had a nice laugh with myself.  😉  Silly rabbit.  Silly me.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post.  Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/weekly-photo-challenge-dreaming/

Love y’all!  *smooch*

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement


We were on a bridge and this train was traveling in the same direction on their’s.

Again, going through Mobile, AL, just a couple of minutes after we passed through the tunnel.


The land and water vehicle can just drive straight into the water. Can you see the propeller at the back? Never seen a vehicle like this one.

Check out these three wheelers. (Photo courtesy of Hallie)

Having a great vacation in Panama City Beach, FL.  We swam with the dolphins Saturday and it was completely awesome!!!!  Hope y’all are havin’ a good time with whatever y’all are doin’.  Soooo, what ARE y’all doin’?  😉

*squishy hug*

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Create #2

A painting in Aqua The Day Spa at the Renaissance.  I could not find the artist’s name but I find the art quite peaceful and calming.  Don’t you?  A good choice for the Quiet Room, I think.

I wish I could afford to go back to Aqua.  I need a massage!  I’ll have to break down and schedule something in July or August for sure.  If you have never had a full body massage, I FULLY recommend.  You will feel like jello for about a week and live on Cloud 9.  The facials aren’t too bad, either.  😉

Y’all go out and have yourselves a beauoooootiful Sunday.  Try to not get too hot.  It was a scorcher out there yesterday, but that Chai Tea Frappe made me feel all better.  Nom nom.

Oh, and I apologize, since this pic was also taken with my ex (iphone) several months ago.  My new Samsung Infuse takes much better, less grainy photos.  Although, I prefer my digital cam.

Love ya!  *squishy hug*

-Carol