Eat food from farmers markets.
Drink good tea each morning.
Read books that make you feel.
Paint, even if you’re awful.
Write, even when you have nothing to say.
Sit in the fresh air outside.
Go on hikes.
Swim in lakes and wade in streams.
Sleep as long as you need.
Work hard at what you love.
Work hard at what you hate.

Love unconditionally and wholeheartedly.

Happy Friday!


Scenes from the Weekend

Trey nana and papa Lunch with Dee Friday Night Lights Football Huddle Prayer Football Everglades Sunset Cup in the Sun Ray Cooking under the lights Coffee in the Hammock SwingBeachClouds

It was the first weekend in October and it is officially fall, I guess.  Living in south Florida gives fall a whole new meaning.  Let’s just say that this was the first weekend where the heat wasn’t scorching, the temps stayed in the mid 80’s and there was a great breeze.  This meant that we could actually stay outside without sweating.  It was amazing!  I was outside every chance I could get.  Here are a few pics from the weekend.

  1. An after game pic with Nana and Papa.  Look how long his legs are!
  2. Taco lunch with my college girl.
  3. Friday night lights.
  4. After game huddle.
  5. Everglades sunset at the football game.  Sunset was beautiful, getting eaten alive by bugs was not so nice.
  6. Sunrise and coffee.
  7. Family cookout.
  8. Coffee in a hammock swing may be the best way to start the day.
  9. The super moon brought clean waves.
  10. Sunny days and sun rays.




Beauty of a Sunset

Sunset RoadBoys and GatorsSunset Road 2Bridge over WaterSunset on the Road Sunset Fisheye Sunset End Gators and SunsetCross at Everglades

I am a lover of sunsets. Each sunset is unique in its own way. The beauty of a sunset truly blows me away each and every time I see one. Here are some pics of a weekday sunset at the Florida Everglades and some boys playing with gators. I honestly will never understand why they think it’s ok to antagonize and torment large alligators. One day these gators will get angry and I honestly will not be surprised.

The Big Catch

We took my son fishing in the Florida Everglades this past weekend. Just about the time we were going to leave, he caught a 24 inch large mouth bass. A local fisherman told us it was the largest one caught from the bank in that area. That kid is awesome! Nuff said.

Treys castBird Close Up View Everglades Sunset Flowers Close Up Nell Side View at the Everglades Standing in the Sunlight with Fishing PoleSteve Engulfed by the Sun Trey Fixing the LineWalking into Sunset with Fishing PoleSteve Standing in the sunlight The big catch