"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Saturday, July 31, 2010

You Can't Take The Country Out of the Girl

I just came home from driving through the country 
from my sister's house. 
She sent me home with wonderful
fresh goodies from her garden.  
Green beans, corn, 
cabbage, tomatoes and cucumbers! 
Thank you Cindy!
It is a beautiful 75 degrees here and sunny.
I drove through the countryside  singing with
my windows rolled down
It was WONDERFUL!!!  

"You can
take the girl out of the country, 
but you can't take
the country out of the girl." 
That describes me for sure!
I was raised in the country and have
lived in the city for 34 yrs.

Me and my sisters, Melanie and Cindy.

Here is me (the oldest one!) and my siblings back in the day
of the very tight HOME PERMS!!!
(that's my brother Randy in the middle)
Don't you love how we are all dressed alike, 
courtesy of my grandmother's sewing skills?

Any way, I just wanted to leave a quick post 
with a song I love and heard
playing on the radio while I was driving 
through the countryside today. 
It blessed my heart and I hope
it will yours too!

Please scroll down to bottom & pause my music so you 
can hear this video 

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you
 take a drive through the countryside 
with your windows down.
Wave at me as you go by!!!



Nancy said...

Girl, I was raised in the country too and boy do I love fresh vegetables....Wish I could share yours......

We are in the mountains so I have written on some country roads today too....nothing like it...windows down, fresh air and my sweetie beside me.....

I remember those perms,,,,hated to get them and hated the way they looked but that was life in those days.....

It's wonderful you have two sisters to share with and have fun.....

Have a great weekend...

Lots of hugs

Mary said...

It is good to spend time with sisters!

I wish I could drive down the road with the windows down, but with 98 degrees and the humidity here I think I will pass. 75 degrees sounds glorious!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!


JANET! said...

i LOVE driving through the country with my windows down too!!! SO refreshing! and, i love that amy grant song, too!!! i hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

DJ said...

Your veggie tales sent my tummy to rumbling...and I just love sibling pictures... what is it about black & white photos? Lee Ann, you lead a blessed life, and He's holding you in His hand. Always has...
I've been loving Amy's new song on the car radio; puts our personal relationship with Him into perspective, doesn't it?
Gentle Hugs~
Acts 1:8

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are sooo cute. Lucky you to have sisters. I really love that Amy Grant song. I got to hear her sing it in person. She's amazing:)

Bren said...

The country way never leaves us, it's our true north when it comes to roots in this world. It's home, a state of being that no matter the years never leaves you.

lori vliegen said...

hello country girl!!! i love the photo of you and your brother and sisters.....too cute!!! and yes, i remember those perms (that's a smell you never forget!).....

your 75 degrees sounds heavenly.....i hope your entire week is filled with it!!! xox, :))

Tina said...

That picture is soooooo cute!

Pamela Holderman said...

Love those perms! That temperature is about the same here - perfect in my opinion. Now I just have to stop all the summer chores and go somewhere fun!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I just imagine that basketfull of veggies sitting on the back seat of your car and it takes me back to sweet, simple, sisterly times.
Kind of makes me want to sit and snap those beans with you:)

You and your sisters are adorable!

BECKY said...

Hi LeeAnn! I came over because I love the name of your blog and had to meet the author! So glad I did!

Love the old and new photos of you and your fam! Guess what? My only sis is named Cindy and I have a brother named Randy, and my hubby's name is Randy! AND my brother Randy married a Cindy!

Love your blog and will definitely be back!

Hope you have a blessed Friday and weekend! Your smile is infectious!