Be Thankful!



Every day, I can easily find reasons why I’m thankful and I’m sure you can too! Here are some¬†quotes I wanted to share:

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” Alfred Whitehead

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.” Charles Dickens

“We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” Albert Schweitzer

“I think I learned to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don’t know how many you’re going to be given.” Sandra Day O’Connor

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson

“Making it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find taht you have more of it.” Ralph Marston

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” Viki King

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

“People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.” Richard Carlson


Fresh Fruit!


This time of year, the fruit is delicious. Picked up some delicious blackberries yesterday from the local fruit stand. Last night we enjoyed them as a delicious side to go along with our ribeye steaks. For dessert, we had pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and blackberries on top! This morning, we sprinkled them with sugar to go along with French toast. I have only a few left. However, my plan is to get more and make some blackberry cobbler. Blackberries are delicious with yogurt, on a salad or with your breakfast cereal. I hope I’ve motivated you to get to your local fruit stand and purchase your very own! Enjoy on this beautiful summer day!

Just delicious!

Just delicious!

Family Vacation!


This is my favorite…family vacation! Spending time with family, beautiful sunshine and all day on the beach!

Our days begin with a big ‘ole breakfast whether it’s pancakes, French toast and sausage along with some fresh fruit and a glass of juice or a fried egg with sausage and cheese on a wheat bagel. Our day is ready to begin.

Next, we fill the vehicle with corn hole boards, ez-up, chairs, coolers (lunch made), plenty to drink, lots of snacks and sunscreen, beach towels. In the back of the 4×4 we hold on tight and headed to the beach just a few short blocks away.

Pile out, grab anything you can, so we only have to make one trip up the dunes. Scanning the beach, we locate our favorite spot on the beach. Walking across the hot sand gets us every time!

Now, we’re all set up and ready to enjoy the sun and the waves. Let relaxation begin! Awwww…what a feeling! Hours and hours later, still on the beach, enjoying it all, soaking up the sun, spending it all with family! Locating shells, playing corn hole, listening to music and telling childhood stories. Feet in the sand, light winds and watching the waves, enjoying the children building sandcastles, the dolphins in the water, and taking a walk on the beach. Love it all!

Our day ends with hot showers, grilling out, picking crabs or peeling shrimp. Ice Cream from one of our favorite places, a visit to the pier or a ride up beach road. Visiting different shops is fun too!

Never seem to get enough, always ready for our next trip as the week always flies right on bye and it becomes a beautiful memory!

Outer Banks, NC

Outer Banks, NC