My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Toast to Tuesdays ~ Sunday Spoon River Drive

~Toast to Tuesdays~
I created this because Tuesday is another day we have to appreciate what we have in our lives and to celebrate all that is good in the world!Every Tuesday you can toast to things, ideas or people if you want, and use this logo on your post if you want, let me know in my comments so I can read your "toasts"!

I am toasting to:
~The miracle of changing colors~
~Children~
~All the dedicated advocates of Developmentally Disabled people~
What are you toasting to?
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Sunday after I posted, Courtney came over and asked me to go with her and Coopy on the Annual Spoon River Drive. It's a drive through little towns that have crafts and more. Of course I said yes over cleaning and yard work;)
Cooper drove us there! He's so advanced:):):):):):) Ha!

He be the man!


He refused to sit in his stroller and of course he IS the boss!



Taking a break for him to practice his Karate moves;)


Such a little darling! No?????


We left a little early (both exhausted from carrying "the little man"!)

We took the back roads to Galesburg to go to Target!
I was pleased that Courtney spotted many scenes to photograph and insisted we slow down and take shots! Most of the time people don't want to stop. Everyone is always in such a hurry;)

Barn???

Barn?????


More barns???????

Sorrrrrrrrrrrry! More barns!


This is for Courtney! She loved this truck!


My first changed tree of the fall! Gorgeous?????!!!!!!!


Great day with my babies!

18 comments:

Toni said...

Your grand son is just too cute!

Scrappy Girl said...

Heidi, I absolutely love Cooper's karate moves. Made me giggle...

You definitely love you some old barns. That one looks like the round bales are holing it up!

Heidi said...

I love the barn and fall colors shots... but those karate moves are the best!!!

Pony Girl said...

I want to go on a drive with you! ;) I adore old barns, I just wonder about their history. Lovely pictures and the baby is a doll!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love old barns, I am always pointing them out as we whizz by, Oh look a old ......arnn.
One day I am going to get him to stop.
Cooper is the cat's meow! Cute as a button.
Jen

Carin said...

What another great collection of photos. I just adore that shirt of his!

LadyFi said...

I'm toasting to old barns.. cute kids ... a mischievous dog .. and some lovely autumn sunshine.

Beki said...

Cooper is just too adorable. Is that even possible? To be too adorable?? Gorgeous pictures as usual, but that last one.....BREATHTAKING!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Just found your blog! Love the barn pics!

Becky :) said...

I just can't get enough of how cute that little Cooper is!!!!! He has so much personality in his pictures.

Great shots of all the barns. My fav is the tree!!! I love how the other trees are still green and that one is different.

Off now to Toast to my Tuesday!!!!

megan said...

great barn pics!

Beki said...

Heidi...I was actually looking for a signature type graphic I could put at the bottom of my posts. Kind of like your signature on your picture up top. I found some HTML code for scrolling marquees, and copied it and then put it in the "Post Template" section of the Formatting screen. Does that make any sense whatsoever? I wish I could figure out how to slow it down a little.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

He's so cute... you had me cracking up with the karate moves... bwahahaha... funny. I just adore your posts. Super hilarious!
Love the autumn tree... gorgeous!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

kouji | haiku said...

such a talented child. :O

McEwens said...

My toast... to good health!

Lisa Loo said...

Your grandson is totally yummy!! How funny--those karate moves! I too have always been drawn to barns--I wonder why that is exactly? Your photography skills are amazing--thanx for sharing. I toast to second chances and family.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh Cooper is sooooo cute! You must be a proud Gramma!
What a gorgeous drive you took! Nothing better in the fall...to explore the beauty of the countryside!

Christy said...

Oh, he is precious! And I do love pictures of barns too.