Monday, December 29, 2008

wide open spaces

today finally concluded our christmas affairs with everyone. my mom, dad, tre, carson, jay, and i along with both girls headed up to cullman this morning to visit mamaw at the farmhouse. mamaw had her yummy chicken and dumplins, turkey and dressing, and dump cake waiting for us...these are jay's favorite dishes that mamaw makes and was made upon his request. we ate, unwrapped presents, and rode the four-wheeler around all day. after a crazy busy week we had last week, it was actually very nice having the down quiet time of an hour to drive up there with no rush while taking everything in. there is just something about being in the country in wide open spaces that make you think and appreciate life and all it's beauty.some may look at those pictures and see nothing. but when i look at them, it makes me want to take a deep breath and live in it. i don't think i could be a city girl. i am definitely a country girl at heart. the little things in life are what matter most to me, and some times days like today help me realize that. it's honestly very refreshing to us to go up to the farmhouse and lakehouse. we don't go up there just to have something to do. we go up there because we truly enjoy it and want to be there. what may be boring to others is a paradise in simplicity for us. so thank you mamaw for reminding us of our roots. for helping us take the time out of our busy schedules to remember what matters the most...family, life, and the "little things."

3 comments:

Katie & Frank said...

I agree Kimmie! There is nothing I love more than a little time in the car to look out the window at the beautiful world around us and just think! I could never live in a big city, I wish that Frank and I could move farther out of town but jobs prevent it! One day. . .maybe! Love the pictures!

Kim said...

thanks katie! and no doubt. just this past weekend jay said that after he made millions, he was going to buy us a huge country house with double wrap around porches on a ton of acres of land...

he also says this about a beach house, a cabin in the mountains, and our own lakehouse. he is a wishful thinker to say the least, but at least we dream big right!? =P

jaydoug said...

you took pictures of my baby/toddler calenstetics.. the secret to my weight loss