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Tennessee Mountain Sunset







The Drive

We had a long holiday weekend and made plans to drive up to Tennessee to spend it with my family.  My grandparents are celebrating their 89th and 91st birthdays and what better reason to make this 7 hour trip.


We are about an hour into the trip when my husband tells me that the drive will go a lot faster if I were to talk with him. On road trips, I love to sleep and read but for my love, I will set that aside and talk with him if that is what he needs.  So I say,”What do you want to talk about?  Oh, I know.  Give me 10 reasons why you love me!”  You can only imagine the look he gave me but he wanted to talk and so I have chosen the topic!  I am so sly!


He begins with some very sexual ones which I just grin and roll my eyes at.  Such a man!  But I chose the topic and must live with these male answers.  He finally gets to #4 and says, “You’re pretty.”

Me –  “You love me because I’m pretty?  What if there was a fire and I was burned badly, would you still love me?”  he turns to me slowly and just shakes his head.  I think he now regrets asking me to talk with him to make the time go by.  But I am actually enjoying this conversation!


I chose the topic so I have to live with the answers.  So he continues.  “You smell good.”  Me – “You love me because I smell good?”  Luke – “I don’t think I could love you if you smelled bad.”  We are both laughing now.  Next. He throws out some more that go something like, “you’re organized, you keep our home nice, you’re a good cook.”  At this point we are stuck in some slow traffic because of an accident so the conversation is forgotten for most of the trip.


When we finally make our way off of the interstate and onto the last 20 minutes of our trip I remember that he hasn’t finished the last 2 reasons of why he loves me.  Me – “You still have 2 left.  What are the 2 most important reasons why you love me?”  I am sure he was hoping I had forgotten this conversation like he had but sadly no, he was not going to get out of this.


With a smile and deep breath he says, “You are easy to please.”  By the confused look on my face he decides to expand before I can ask.  “Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and all the guys at work were talking about the lengths they have to go to in order to please their wives.  I was happy that you don’t like the big, extravagant show but are happy with what I can do.”   Me – “So true.  I am not a jewelry person, though I love flowers I cringe to think of the cost of something that will die within days.”  But he knows me and all I need is food and chocolate and that is what he gave me.  Good man!


Now that he is kind of getting into this he lays the last one on me.  Luke – “You are fun to be around.”  I get the biggest, goofiest grin on my face.  Me – “Really?!”  Shaking his head but with an amused smile he says, “Yes.  We have fun together and I always like to be with you.”  Ah, my heart just melted again!

They grab me everytime!


After picking up my kids from school, I can’t help but pull to the side of the road to capture the clouds.


All four of my children should be used to my spontaneity in picture taking but I heard a chorus of frustrated sighs.  I just smiled and told them it would only take a moment.


How do they not see what I see?

A little bit here.. a little bit there

My camera has gone everywhere with me this week.  Take a look.

Let us begin with the worst first because nothing has changed…. I despise folding laundry so I let it pile up and then do it all at once…like that will make it more likeable.

Ahhh… well until tomorrow when this battle wages in me again.  I just need to learn to love my laundry and embrace it because without it, we are naked.

I love rainstorms.. on this day, I kept the front door opened and just drank in the sight and sounds.

Notice the empty spot on Tuesday…  now let’s just sigh.. Ahhhh… a day with nothing pulling me away from my home.

I have gone all summer without ants parading through my home until last week and they will not go away no matter what home remedy I find on Pinterest.

The road I take to pick up my kids from school takes me by a few places that I have wanted to photograph.  This one…

and this one.  I will have to pull down a few roads to get the others so that is on my to-do list this week. Just have to remember to leave a little bit earlier.

Sunset out at the soccer fields.

Girls’ Night Out.. and this is the memory that I had to capture…  I can not look at this picture without having to control an anxiety attack.  I can wrangle snakes but I do not do well with spiders and roaches.  This spider was a good 3-4 inches.  Look at those hairy legs and tell me you do not have the heebie-jeebies right now with me!!!