Monday, March 19, 2012

A south alabama saturday

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Around these parts, we start our day outdoors and finish it that way too. 


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I remember as a child we spent countless hours outside.  We didn't watch T.V. because who wanted to watch the channel 12 news or Masterpiece Theater and This Old House on PBS. 

We certainly didn't own Nintendo or all the other high-tech video games.  If we played a 'game' it was Pac-Man on Atari.

But what we did do was climb trees.   We climbed trees like we should live in a zoo

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We walked miles exploring woods and horse pastures.   And often times we did it while riding one of those horses.

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And oh the mud.   Mudholes.   Mudroads.   Mudpies.   Mud.   The best entertainment God ever made. 

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And these days, as my children play, I'm thankful for the same sweet times. 

Around here, just about everyday is Saturday.   Only with a few unavoidable interruptions.

Regardless of what day it is, we spend it outside.   The only difference in our Saturdays and Mondays, is we have daddy home to spend it with us.   Which to my people, that's pretty huge.

We enjoy those precious days.   

And to me, that's about as good as it gets.


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And to end up a warm sunny day with full tummies.....well, there's just no better way than snuggled up together on the back porch watching the sun slowly make it's way behind the trees.   Ahhhh, the peace.   The joy.   


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I'm grateful to live in a place where.....1.}Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter.  2.}Summer starts in April. {or March} 3.}Macaroni & Cheese is a vegetable. 4.}Front porches are wide and words are long. 5.}Pecan pie is a staple. 6.}Y'all is the only proper noun. 7.}Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. 8.}Everything is Darlin'  9.}Someone's heart is always being blessed.


What are you grateful for about your home sweet home, and how do you spend sweet times in your neck of the woods?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love this post!! I could picture our childhood as I read every word you wrote! I so miss all of us living together under one roof. But we sure have gained some great new members of the fam as it has grown! Love yall!!!!
Mamy K

Beth said...

Love you Mamy K ;-)