giveaway winner and tidbits

Summer. The very word sends chills of delight down my spine. Long, lazy days of reading, swimming, sipping lemonade and enjoying life. Planting flowers, getting dirt under my fingernails and in-between my toes; letting my hair blow in the hot summer wind, while I walk barefoot through a golden field--still waiting for the summer rains. The way the goat "butts" the air when a rain drop hits him. Butterflies fluttering around on graceful, gauzy wings, and the bees busy working, gathering pollen.

Summer is beautiful. Summer is a time of relaxation, inspiration and enjoyment. I've been enjoying many things lately. And I've been thankful for these things:

//sunny days
//running through the sprinkler
//fresh mint iced tea {yum, yes?}
//sunlight on flowers
//planting our garden {yes, late.}
//drip systems, ohmy
//bare toes
//loose, flowing skirts
//family coming to visit {squeal!}
//tiki torches 
//a few raindrops falling from the sky
//my followers--you guys are awesome
//this station on Pandora 
//a crazy little fat cat
//yogurt, blueberries/strawberries and coconut 
//Jesus's never ending love
//this video--seriously, girl, I love it
//freedom to worship 
//those who gave their lives

What are you thankful for?

ps-Winner of my 100 follower giveaway is Lizzy! Congrats, girl! :) Just shoot me an email at maidjust4him[at]gmail[dot]com, with your mailing address, and I'll get it to you as soon as I can! Thanks to all those who entered. ;) I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! 

And Happy 4th of July, friends! Remember to thank God for all His blessings He has bestowed upon this country. Freedom to worship, to learn, to live as we see fit. 



  1. Hi Mikailah!! I really like these photos, especially the 1st and 4th ones. Happy 4th of July to you, too (even though it's not 'til tomorrow, lol)! :)

  2. Nice pictures! Especially that last one :)

  3. Hehe, I am thankful for the rainy, cloudy days we've been having. :)

    and you have horses and goats?! i'm coming to live with you. ;)

  4. thanks for following my blog!!

  5. absolutely loving all these pictures! so sunshiney and beautiful. thanks for stopping by my blog, dear! =)

  6. Great pictures!! :D

    Aww to bad. :(
    Maybe I'll win next time! ;D

  7. Lovely blog.

  8. Great Pictures!
    Wish I could have entered your Givaway...oh well... :)

    You did an amazing job shooting that moon! I know how hard that can be!

    Mariah @ ourfinedays.blogspot.com


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