Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

Best Independence Day ever. Well, speaking personally.

The boys have started calling Mr. Moon "Boppa" instead of "Boppy". Should I change his name here as well?
Life is change.
Here are Boppa and Gibson.

Here are Boppa and Owen.

Owen was eating a peanut butter sandwich. They were looking at pictures from the trail camera at Mr. Moon's hunting property. Does and bucks and I have no idea what. But Owen crawled up in his lap and wanted to see the pictures. He tried out the snorkel and mask today in the little pool and completely figured it out and spent approximately four hours underwater. 

After the boys left with their daddy, Mr. Moon and I took a drive in the Cutlass convertible out into the country, down the beautiful canopy roads and the light was magical and we passed so many little 4th of July celebrations in the yards of block houses and meat was grilling and the air smelled of that and of cut grass and of the deep exhalations of the North Florida earth on a remarkably cool day for July. 

The Cutlass growled and roared and ate up the road and the light shone the world into magic. 

Boppa driving the Cutlass with the top down.  

And we have venison backstraps in the oven cooking with bacon and barbecue sauce and sweet potatoes and apples. I'm going to make a salad with spinach and lettuce and strawberries and blueberries and pecans. 

Watermelon was eaten. Seeds were spit. 

All is well. 

May it be so with you as well. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. How wise of you to recognize this charmed moment in time. Such good men around you, and those grandsons of yours, adorable!

  2. Aw, now that is a perfect, perfect day. :)

  3. Your perfect day makes me glad. :-)

  4. That does sound like the perfect day, independence or otherwise.

  5. Angella- Sometimes it all just seems like every moment has lead to this one, you know? And it feels right and good and those are the perfect moments.

    Mel- Seriously was.

    Elizabeth- For rednecks, I suppose we are! Hippie rednecks.

    Birdie- Made me glad too.

    Jo- It was a for-sure sweet one.

  6. I love that photo of the roadway. I feel like I'm in the car with you! I love those two-lane highways overarched with oaks.

  7. Syd- That is the exact word. Idyllic!

    Steve Reed- The canopy road. I love how the car's hood is in the frame, mirroring the trees and sky above. Of course I didn't plan that. It just happened.


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