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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paradise Found! (Sneak Peek)

Remember all those times when I would try to explain my absence by posting that my husband swept me away to a tropical island in the Caribbean?

Well this time, it's actually TRUE!

I'm still doing laundry and cleaning the sand out of my bags, AND going through pictures, but here is a little teaser for you....I promise to be back soon with more.

Ohhhh, there's more....but it will have to wait!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Snake In The....

You all know....when you live in the country, anything is possible.


The husband and I had been working outside all day, and decided to come up the house for a break.

Just as I was getting ready to get comfy in my chair, I felt a strange feeling.  You know...that feeling when someone is watching you.

I glanced up and...

So, I did what any blogger would do....ran in the house and grabbed my camera.

I know this little guy is not dangerous, but he still gave me chills!

Just as I was getting ready to take another picture, my husband says, "Hey, you better step back.  You know those things jump, don't you?"

So that...was that.  End of story.

p.s.  Do they really jump, or was he just pulling my leg?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Daughter's Journey

About a year ago, my daughter called and told me she was going on a fitness journey...
I had no idea the life changing transformation she would experience.

She started working out at a gym everyday, as well as, checking in with a coach.  Her coach not only guided her with work-outs, but also gave her all the guidelines needed for healthy diet and nutrition.

There is an amazing science behind her successful journey...balancing protein, carbs, muscle gain and loss, the importance of water....the list goes on and on.  Maybe I could get her to do a guest post, because it's really interesting!

She has been such an inspiration to so many people.....and because it has been such an amazing journey for her, I wanted to share a bit of it.

One of  her  goals was to be prepared to compete in a major fitness show.  A goal she reached in April.

I was so proud to be able to travel to Denver and get a glimpse into her fitness world, at the NPC Competition.  It was held at the Colorado School Of Mines in Golden.  I have to tell you, I have never seen so many beautiful FIT people in one building.  They are all so dedicated to their extreme healthy, fitness lifestyle.

Here is my girl....

 She's the one in the white.

                                    She continues her journey AND continues to inspire many......

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Fine Art Of Blowing Bubbles

Recently our little grandson spent the night with us.  It was his very first sleep-over, without mommy or daddy.  Anyway, we had TONS OF FUN!

The weather was beautiful, so we got out the bubbles.

 Obviously, this wasn't his first rodeo.

 I will huff, and I will puff...

 And I will huff, and I will puff some more...

And I will blooowww your house down  BUBBLES!

                                                 Wishing you lots of smiles (and bubbles)....
                                                           Have a great weekend, friends!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In The Country....

Out here in the country, there are numerous things we never tire of...

Sunrise on the prairie.

Signs of Spring!

Our Callie Girl, enjoying the sunshine.

Greening up!

And one more....

Our handsome little grandson!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Gone Fishing!

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful here!  Our college boy is home for spring break, so we took
advantage of the great weather and headed for Two Buttes Lake.   It's our one and only lake, and is located about twenty five miles from us.

This nice lake has filled up and dried up....several times.  The whole community has been jumping for joy (and purchasing boats)  since it filled up again a few years ago.

We brought my brother and great-nephew along.

Watching and waiting....

Still watching and waiting.....
Finally my husband caught one!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Whimsical DIY Bird Feeders And Bird Baths!

Like most of you, I really enjoy feeding and watching our native birds.  Some of you make me jealous with so many different feathered friends!  Our birds are pretty common, but hey, they still need food and water!  While cruising around on Pinterest, I found some really cute bird feeders and bird baths...I even threw in a butterfly feeder.

Follow Darcie (My Modern Country)'s board Bird Baths & Feeders on Pinterest.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Trip To The Canyons!

 A couple of weeks ago, we took a drive out to the canyons.  Just about an hour away is Carrizo Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon.  It's amazing how much the land changes in just a short drive from our home on the prairie.

 We took our nephew along for the ride.

Wranglers taking in the natural beauty.

There were actually two roadrunners...the other one was too quick for me!

 There are numerous Indian writings in our canyons.  Look closer at this rock...

We spotted deer.

 And big horn sheep.

 And more deer.

 This deer had only one antler.

 An old homestead.

Wish these walls could talk!