Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happiness Week 1: Cheatham Hill

Leigh from Leigh Vs. Laundry sent me an invite to her 52 Weeks of Happiness Photo Project. I had seen this on other blogs, but I never checked it out. I love the idea. So I'm very glad she sent me a link! Thanks Leigh! So, I'm participating today! Leigh is also trying to spread the happiness! So I encourage all of you to join in this project and focus on something happy!

Here it goes....

Something that makes me happy is spending time with my son. Just me and him. Bonding, talking, playing. I'm so blessed to be able to spend most of the week home with him. And recently I've realized that he will be starting preschool soon and this time we have together will be shorter! So I've been trying to make the most of it lately.

Last week, Digger and I went to Cheatham Hill. It one of my favorite outdoor places to be! For those of you not familiar with it, it is part of the National Battefield Park here in Georgia. It is the site of several battles that took place during the Civil War. There are monuments there to remember these battles and the people who died there. There are also locations that have trails through them and many use these trails for walking, running, biking, and horseback riding. It's very close to our home and a place that became special to Dada and I during our dating years. It is a beautiful and peaceful place, despite the battles that occurred there. Digger had not been there since he first learned to walk and I thought it would be a fun place for us to go for a walk and picnic. And so we did! And it was a very special, memorable, and fun day! Below are a few pics from the day!

This was also an opportunity to use some new photography skills and get to know my camera settings (which also makes me happy!). Some of the pics may be strangely colored or a little grainy because of this, but I learned a ton about my camera that day! FYI- Week 2 of my photography course will be posted tomorrow!

I so made him take this, but he didn't protest TOO much.

I mean flowers are kind cool to boys, right? Even if just to tear apart!

Brandon was a little whiny during this walk because I mentioned the word picnic. He kept leaving me! ALL he cared about was getting back to the picnic tables so we could start the picnic!

We found this little guy sunning at the picnic tables.

The best part of my day was when Digger actually started POSING for me! This never happens. And I got some cute shots out of it that make me soo happy :)

Oreos :)

And this just came out so much better than I expected! My sweet shot, maybe? There are so many fun shots from this day, it's hard to decide!

It was a good day!

Looking back at these pictures makes me so very happy! I can't wait to get back there. Being there makes me happy, but being there with my little guy makes it that much better!

Happy Tuesday! See you tomorrow!


Sweet Shot Day


  1. Looks like you definitely had a great time. Love the sweet shot. ;)

  2. I love days spent outdoors and it looks like you guys made the most of it! My son would have been totally focused on the picnic part too!

  3. Oh what a cutie!! Great shots Nicole♥

  4. The oreo cookie shots are great! And that little racer lizard is cute. Great happiness post.

  5. Great pics! I love when they cooperate!

  6. Where in Ga is this park? I'm in Athens and would love to take kiddos there!

    Thanks for linking up and giving a little shout out to my project!

  7. These pictures are so sweet. Love the daisies and lizard (and oreos of course!)


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