Wife to a handsome country boy, and mama to four precious princesses. Lovin' life in the sticks, and capturing every moment through my lens.


It’s July!!!

This is my FAVORITE time of year!!

{I know I’ve said that before, but it’s worth repeating, I love it so much!}

I awake to birds chirping, sun shining, and a warm, Summer breeze blowing in through my open windows.

We end our days roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, or watering our plants, or a 4-wheeler ride down to the pond,

and then smooching tired, little, tan faces.

Ahhhhhhh.  This is truly the life.

We are BUSY little bees.

We’re preparing for our annual Family Reunion camping trip.

Oh how I love everything about it.

I love shopping for camping groceries.

{that’s code for junk food}

I love spending days in the kitchen prepping meals.

I love packing the trailer.

But we’ve been busy with so much more.

We’ve been getting this property of ours in some shape! 

Slowly, but still 🙂


Jeremy has wanted to put up a flag pole for a long time.



And it’s finally up!


I’ve been pinning outdoor fire pits to my Pinterest board for YEARS.

After we finished our retaining wall earlier this year, we had some blocks left . . .

I was SO excited when Jeremy agreed to use them for a fire pit!


We still have a little more to do to finish it off, but that didn’t stop us from trying it out the other night.


I’ve got some marshmallow lovin’ girls!


Fun Fact #332: We make our S’mores with Chewy Chips Ahoy 🙂


Even Nana and Gramps stopped by for a S’more or two 🙂


And a few snuggles, of course!


And now,

 We’ve got a busy week ahead.

Visits with cousins, 4th of July Fun, and then on the road to our camping destination!

Whew!  Bring on Summer!