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{Fun with the littles}

  Good Sunday afternoon y'all. I hope that you all have had a great week. We actually got about 2 inches of rain yesterday and it was so nice. It did cool off a bit and this morning we had a nice breeze as we enjoyed coffee on the front porch. But...no breeze or rain today. HOT!  The youngest two grands stared their new school year in which my daughter who taught school in the public school system for 11 years teaches them at home. Adalynn and Annaleigh are very blessed to have their mom teach them. They love it and of course they had to get all gussied up for their first day of school pictures you know?  The youngest three grands stayed with Papa and Nana Friday and Saturday as for an early birthday outing my daughter had the chance to go see Alan Jackson in Savannah, Ga. They couldn't wait for Papa to get home so he could ride them around on the 4-wheeler. Never mind that he had been up since 4 am and returned home about 6 pm. from work. What we do for the grands, right? Of c

{Happy Sunday Everyone}

 Well, today is the last day of July and I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that that the past seven months has seemed to fly by. WHEW....I may be getting slower by time sure isn't!


Isn't this array of succulents just pretty? I've had this for a long time now. I helped to host a baby shower and was gifted this as a thank you. Each hostess was given just one small plant in a container. I honestly never expected it to live. It has more than thrived. I have propagated these succulents many times with the babies that would fall off and as you can see they are thriving in their now larger container. I have a few more in a smaller container that is growing. 



Decided to make my famous carrot cake for Sunday dinner. Well, it's famous with my family. This is usually my go too cake or a fresh Apple pound cake when making something sweet for raffles, fund raisers or special occasions. Today wasn't a special occasion except to simply celebrate family at the Conner house.  Needless to say a fresh carrot cake is hard to beat. Who doesn't like cream cheese icing though, right? What was on  the menu today at the Conner house you might wonder? Yellow rice and chicken cooked by my man, peas and butterbeans with a big old fat hamhock, fresh corn made with cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper. Biscuits and of course Carrot cake. Let's not forget good old southern sweet tea! Y'all hungry yet? 


Yesterday late afternoon Marty and I decided to spontaneously get in the truck and just ride some old back roads in our parts. We try to sit outside by the pond most afternoons on the weekend but y'all, it was just too hot for my likings. When he asked me if I'd like to just ride and talk well see here....I beat him to the truck! LOL! I am a planner so I was actually surprised at myself? WHAT? No makeup, no hair done, no matching outfit! However, I did say, "let me grab my lipstick". Of course he laughed and says, "Yeah, this is a hot date" so you might need to paint those lips. We laughed, we talked, we reminisced  about the many years we spent hunting in these woods for deer, packing breakfast and lunch meals for the girls, riding on the back of a dog box, camp fires and cookouts with friends and family. We rode through all the old backroads and before I knew it we had spent almost two hours reminiscing. AND...I didn't see a soul to show them my newest color of lipstick I was sporting! The memories of old sure can brighten a day. 


Sharing a picture of some sweet ladies from one of the yoga classes I attend. I ask that you lift up the lady on the far right. Her name is Cindy too. She has recovered from Covid but has some heart issues and could sure use a little lifting up. 

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I've been recently reading though the promises that the Lord gave us and this meme popped up. I don't know about you but sometimes I just need to be reminded that God always keeps His promises to His children. Maybe one of those promises listed might be just what you needed to be reminded of today. 

I hope that you all have a great week. Do something fun, spontaneous or maybe do nothing! Sometimes, we just simply need to get in our vehicle and RIDE.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 




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  1. Hi Cindy, how nice that you and your hubby could get away and think back on the past. Praying all goes well for your friend Cindy. That cake looks yummy! Enjoy your week!

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  2. Yes! Very. Hungry that is. I do love menus that sound so good. I don't know...pool or dusty old road. Hmmm...the truck must have great AC. ☺️ Glad that you had a fun time reminiscing. Said a little prayer for Cindy. She looks like a sweetheart. Actually, she looks a lot like my neighbor Patti. They smile with the same gentle spirit. Have a great week and a wonderful August.

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  3. Happy August to you and your sweet family. Your cake looks absolutely delicious and although I just finished eating supper I know I could find room for a piece of it. Riding the back roads and reminiscing is an amazing way to spend a couple of hours. And that you for reminding me of all God's wonderful promises.

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  4. Yes, this year is really flying by! The holidays will be here before we know it so better start looking for all those recipes. As I age, it almost need to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas in August! Lol! What a fun way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon! During the pandemic, we would take a ride on Sundays. Each week we would take a different set of county roads from our house. We should do it again, maybe in the fall when the leaves are turning. Wishing you a lovely week!

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    1. Zenda, I am with you girl on having to plan ahead for sure!

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  5. Can you send some cake here. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  6. Your Sunday dinner made my mother water. I've always been a fan of carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I didn't realize that your property was so big that you can explore it for 2 hours in a truck!

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    1. The property we rode on was not our property, Just our younger days of hunting close to home. Government owned now.

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  7. Cindy, I love carrot cake and can never pass up a cake that has cream cheese icing. Your menu sounds delicious and taking a drive with your honey makes for a lovely afternoon of reminiscing! I will pray for your friend.Happy August!!

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  8. I said a little prayer for your yoga buddy, Cindy.
    How nice to just ride and reminisce with your hubby, Cindy. That carrot cake looks like it came from a bakery. I sure would love a slice! Of course, your dinner sounded fabulous. Thank you for sending the 7 promises of God. We need those reminders. Have a beautiful week and Happy August!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We surely do need every reminder we can get of God's precious Word.

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  9. Love this Cindy! I chuckled over the lipstick as I would have done the same and I'm the same way about earrings. Have a great week and do run over and read my post from today about my HUGE birthday surprise. Hugs!

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  10. I adore carrot cake and yours looks awesome!!! I agree that time seems to be racing by us! I remember when I contemplated retirement, that the days would just crawl by but it's not been like that at all. Rides on back roads are so much fun! As long as the AC is on! Have a great week.

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  11. I could go for a piece of that cake right now. Those back road trips are the best! I hope you're having a great week!

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    1. I actually froze a few slices for Marty and I for later. LOL!

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  12. The months are flying by....FAST! I can't believe that we are already in August. I have a list of things to do leading up to the holidays and can't seem to light a fire under myself to get going. Always something for sure. WOW.....the cake, YUM, looks AMAZING.

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    1. Girl, I too need to get busy preparing for holidays. The older I get the slower I get! LOL!

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  13. Your carrot cake looks delicious ...
    I think this year is flying by so quickly, we even saw some Christmas Crackers in the shops today !!!

    Enjoy this month of August.

    All the best Jan

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  14. I know this was last weeks, but I am playing catch up. Thank you for the many many smiles. Have a beautiful week ahead.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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