Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.

Thanksgiving morning we traveled two hours to southeastern Indiana.  We went to the home of Chucks' cousin, Cathie.  They have a wonderful place in the country.  This is the view from their driveway.
After a great meal the men and some of the kids headed across the road to shoot guns at Uncle Frank's.  Megan shot her first 22.

Chuck and Megan with Chucks' 89 year old grandma.  When I think of a meek and gentle spirit Grandma comes to mind.  She is quiet and when she speaks it's always kind and encouraging.

Our old, heavy, duct taped vacuum was replaced.  Megan likes our lighter model which makes me happy that she wants to help with the vacuuming.

Saturday was spent working on our remodel.  The ceiling was painted and the floor trim installed. 
I need to sand and paint the floor, door and window trim this week.  Last night Chuck was able to move two of the three cabinets back.  I'm excited for the major things to be completed.  Then I will take my time putting things back together.  It's going to be a great purge when that happens. 

There have been a few warm days.  Saturday we had a couple of windows open in the house and then yesterday the kitchen window thermometer said it was 70*.  We are soaking up the warmer afternoons.
It makes me smile when the leaves are gone and I can see how many friends we have nesting in the trees.  Looks like the squirrels have make a nice community in this tree.
After taking the picture for our Christmas card Megan took some pictures of her "friends." Miss Bunny and Dinosaur are her favorites. 
These are the lucky few that spend most of their time on her bed. 
I'm cherishing the simple moments of childhood as I know they are fleeting.

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Lovely photos of lovely days, Wendi.
    And yes. Darn these days passing so quickly!

  2. I loved all the photo's, looked like a great visit in the south. Have a wonderful week.

  3. I am so glad you got to visit with family over Thanksgiving. Chuck's grandmother looks very sweet. I am glad Megan is learning how to shoot. I think it is important for girls to know how. God bless.

  4. What a blessing to still have your hubby's grandmother with you all. YOu can tell how much she loves her great granddaughter too. :)


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