Stages of life

Yesterday was the first day of school for most schools in Texas. (School started here in Tennessee a couple weeks ago.) Being from Texas, over half of my friends on Facebook are old friends and classmates there. Its the thing I love about Facebook: keeping up with old friends.

I was amazed how many of my classmates from high school had kids starting Kindergarten! Post after post after post of “first day of school” photos on my wall. I loved it, but it also made me sit back and really ponder stages of life.

Just last night, we had friends over for dinner and visiting. I had one of those moments that made me take stock of life. Sometimes, I wonder what its going to be like to “grow up.”

Despite being married over five years. Despite having a home of my own, paying my bills, going to work, etc. I still feel young! I AM young! I’m an adult making adult decisions, but I still feel young. But last night, hosting friends, I had a moment of, “This is my house. This is my life. I am an adult. Wow.”

Then I sat down at my laptop and saw so many classmates sending their kids off to school. And once again, I had to look at life. We’re the same age, but we are definitely at different stages of life. It doesn’t make them “older” or “more mature” than I am. They’re just on a different path, and I am SO happy for them.

The grass is not greener on their side. It’s not greener on my side. It’s all about living our own lives our own ways: and that right there is what make us all adults. To me, we are all still so young, but we are also all grown up taking each stage of life at our own paces.

County Fair Fun (Weekly Winners)

There’s an event that happens in Middle Tennessee that my husband and I look forward to all year long. Literally, we will mention it multiple times through the year. The Wilson County Fair. My husband plays county fairs all across the country throughout the year, and as he says, “This is only one I’ll happily pay to attend.” It’s just the most epic county fair!!

This year, my husband happened to be playing the fair, so we went twice. Once for the show. Once just for us. Of course, between the two nights, it gave me tons of photo fodder. So… here’s a crazy photo-laden post.

 Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

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Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

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Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

Wilson County Fair 2012

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Started by the lovely Lotus, Weekly Winners is a fun little thing bloggers do to showcase some of their favorite photos from the previous week.

Visit Lotus’ site and check out her various entries, and find other participants. See some amazing photos brought to you by bloggers around the world. Leave a little love when you do — its like food for the soul!

 

Photos taken using my  Sony DSLR A230.
View all of my photos on my Flickr stream.

Family-like friends

Living 800+ miles away from family, I rely on my friends here in Nashville heavily for a support system. Many have become like family to me… all of us to each other.

Last night, we all went on a little field trip to the Wilson County Fair. This has become a yearly tradition (Monday night of the fair), but this year was extra special because my husband’s artist was headlining the show that night. After the show, as many of us as was left after the show (some had to leave early) gathered to take a picture together. I love this shot… makes my heart so happy.

 

Many, many thanks to one of my husband’s band mates for offering to take the shot for us so I could be in it, too.