A Day in the Country

This weekend, my family and I are spending some time with a friend in Henderson, TX. Never heard of it? Of course not! We’re pretty much in the middle of no where and some place else to go. And let me tell you folks, this place is KUNTRY, even to someone like me! Don’t get me wrong, I like the country. I grew up in the country. I’m not incredibly fond of bumping off the hot spot on my Droid to get internet service, but I really do like the peace, quiet, and beauty that are afforded by a VERY rural setting. Earlier today, B, his buddy, and the babies headed out for a walk in the woods with one of the stray, starving dogs that wandered up to the house while I stayed behind to get some work done. 
And wouldn’t you know it? Daisy stayed behind with me to “help” me work. Bless her heart, she’s so hungry! And she’s so sweet. I’ve tried to call the owner but the number is a non working one but I’m still Googling and trying to find her home.
While my family was exploring, I did what any good blogger would do. I grabbed my camera and tried to capture some of the peace and beauty. I honestly think this is a weed, but I don’t care. Pretty no?
And this Live Oak is magnificent. We were told it was planted back when they bought this place in 1972!
And I really need to make it back to this barn before we leave. I just know there are treasures in there that I want to see. I used to love playing in my barn growing up.
I was back inside plugging away when I heard my family emerging from the woods, they aren’t a quiet bunch. Then I hear a loud engine fire up. What? Then “Bubby, do you want to drive the tractor?”. Wha…what? Mommy panic set in, of course, until I ran outside. It was the sweetest.thing.ever!
Daddy and Bubby bonding time. I actually have photos of myself (older than Bubby of course) on a similar tractor with my Dad standing behind me on the back of the tractor. Brought back fond memories.
And then it was Bug’s turn. They were just so happy and it makes me smile! 
Looks like we’re in store for a bonfire with marshmallow roasting this evening and who knows what in the morning. Even though I’ve been working, it’s enjoyable and I’m digging the view. Hope y’all are having a great weekend too! 
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Looks like it was an amazing day for the whole family! I hope you found some treasures in that barn!

  2. clgossett says:

    I never made it to the barn, and the dogs took off even though we had found them both a home. Other than that, it was a great time had by all!

  3. Ahhh, the country life. Good times 🙂