That all being said - since I realized that it's ok to let those negative people out of my life, I also learned that just because someone isn't a blood relative, doesn't mean that they aren't family. There are a few women in my life that we have made the choice to be in eachother's lives for a long time. Some I've been friends with since high school or shortly thereafter and others I may lose touch with for a time and then we come back together and it was like we just saw each other yesterday. I love my friends. There are a couple people in this world that I can say just about anything to and they place no judgement on me. The love me for who I am, they love my children, they support my decisions (even when they don't understand them or wouldn't choose them for their selves)...I am so thankful for this group of women, friends who have become my family. The other day, was a little rough for me...I was having a bad self-esteem day. (for those of you that know me, may or not, know that I have some pretty bad self esteem issues - there are days that I just don't really like myself, don't worry, it'll be ok, it happens). But one of these wonderful women sent me an amazing gift...flowers...delivered to my home. Remember, we live out in the boondocks...this took a lot of planning to locate a florist near me that would actually deliver out this far and do such an amazing job. The flowers are still gorgeous and still put a smile on my face when I look at them...like just now, I looked over while typing and smiled. I'm thankful that I there are these awesome women out there that love me as much as I love them.
|My lovely flowers|
|Gage and Drake - hotel comfy!|
|This gentleman was pushing four horses - I believe he had some sort of farm equipment - the horses were ginormous.|
|Amish parking lot - near the restaurant that we ate at, they had a special area that the horses could be hitched to, while they ate dinner.|
|While we we driving through, we came upon a house that was a deer farm - how neat to see about 15 deer wandering through someone's front yard.|
|We stopped to turn around in a parking lot and this "little" guy peeked over the fence at us. Looking not amused lol.|
|The Spring flowers are beginning to bloom.|
|Jester and Steve (mostly) and Ethel is climbing up the balance beam.|
|Jester and Steve chowing down on hay.|
|Sweet little Fauna, hiding from all the craziness (don't let her fool you, she's a crazy maniac too...she was just needing a little break).|
|Sweet Pea - hard to believe that this little goofball had such a rough start.|
|Ahem, Steve REALLY enjoys his hay. LOL|
|Turkey, turkey, turkey.|
|They are so cute now - don't get attached! They are dinner!|
Happy Spring Everyone!!