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dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
abbey will be having a birthday this month. she has been asking to get her ears pierced for a few years but we wanted her to be old enough to make the decision and care for them herself. off to sweet and sassy we went. this place describes abbey to a tee. here she is trying to build up courage to have the piercing done.
as i have mentioned before, she is the princess and the pea. i have always cut the tags out of her clothes because they bother her. she has always worn a slip or something soft under her princess dresses because they itch her. her sheets and blankets have to be soft or she wants nothing to do with them. so even though this was what she wanted, it took about 20 -30 minutes for her to convince herself that she would go thru with it. she nearly lept off the chair with the first piercing. and then a good 10-15 minutes of talking her into the next one. at some point i said let's just take the one-eared pierced pirate out of here. she knows i would so she agreed to finish what we came to do.
here we are after. whew! at least she won't be one of those that has multiple piercings. that's my pirate, ur i mean princess!
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." – Marian Wright Edelman
"this life is changing me...a slower pace...a longer look...a simpler taste for things of nature."
I am a happily married woman of 27 years. I lived in Florida for 40 years and moved to Tn in 2000. We lived in the city of Brentwood for 6 years and move to Leiper's Fork in May of 2007. We have been in the country for about six years now on a 7.24 acre farm. We call it Dash Home Farm. Da-for Dave and Sh-for Sharon. We live in a victorian farmhouse made to look old(it acts old). We love the community of Leiper's Fork and the quaintness of the town (no lights).
"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on the trees and flowers and clouds and stars. " ~martin luther~
" The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. "
"whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."