Um exsqueeze me...what is this?! Perhaps this is why my allergies have been so bad I can barely breathe. #pickaseason #zyrtec #flonase #netipotislife
Happy #gotchaday to my little guy Hewitt! It was on this day in 2007 that I “got” him from a shelter in Florence. This year he’s turning 15ish and we’re celebrating with a trip to the vet. (He’s ok...just a well baby check-up!) I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without this grumpy little guy (who is softening up in his senior years). So thankful to have had another year with him! #whorescuedwho #shelterdog #seniordog #mixedbreed
If you know me IRL...you know I’m kind of obsessed with donkeys. Well...we joined a local greenway/nature preserve and they have these adorable friends there. Looks like we’ll be making weekly visits now. #donkey #animallover #ascgreenway #fortmill ⬅️ swipe to see more donks ❤️
We said goodbye to our old friend today. Rest easy, Mike. We will take up the greater cause. #rip809 #ycsostrong
Today was an amazing surprise birthday adventure. We saw animals, went shopping and had some of my favorite foods! I am blessed to have such great friends. ⬅️ scroll for more pics #thisis33
Dinner with the family is part one of a weekend-long birthday celebration. When you’re as old as i am, you have to spread the birthday goodness out or risk breaking a hip...or something. 🎊🎉 #thisis33
First attempt...not so great. ⬅️ (swipe) Second attempt much better. #aprildoesweirdthings #snow #indianlandsc Video cred: @mjp1138
Snagged this occasional chair from @wayfair on sale and I couldn’t be happier! It fits perfectly in our living room and will be great seating for guests! #homedecor #chair #cooltones #gray
On a whim I decided to do a canine DNA test...not to see whether or not he’s mine (the family resemblance speaks for itself thank you very much) but to see what breeds he was. He’s a #shelterpup and I always thought he was a Lhasa or Shih mixed with some sort of terrier. Well, his results are in and they have confirmed what I suspected and revealed interesting new information. I was planning to take the test with a grain of salt because how accurate could it be, right? However they were able to determine Hewitt’s coat color, eye rim/nose color, size and coat type simply from his genetic sequence. All I provided was a name and a swab. They also were able to fairly accurately describe his temperament and behaviors based on the breeds he is mixed with. All in all, I’m very pleased with this and would do it again! Swipe ⬅️ to see his ancestry “tree”. 😂😂 #dogdna #wisdompanel
#firstdayhike in the frigid 26 degree temps. We’re cold but it was worth it!
This year was full of great highs and great lows. My sister’s wedding, a promise of a new home and a completed race are among the joys of 2017. Losing my mom to #braincancer in July defines the lowest point of the year. 2018 will be hard but ultimately, I hope, better. I know having gone through 2017 has given me the strength and endurance I need to take on 2018 with a fresh vigor! 🎵🎶// Through it all, through it all, my eyes are on You. Through it all, through it all it is well. // ⬅️(the song that’s been on my heart as I reflect on 2017 this week.) #2017bestnine
Happy Birthday to my gentle giant. He teaches me how to look out for myself, the differences in 4k vs. HD, how to navigate difficult situations, the names of all the Star Wars characters, how to be kind, the difference between pass interference and holding and how to be a better person in general. Here’s to an amazing 34th year full of adventure and new beginnings!!
The obligatory Christmas Eve church picture with a twist. 😝
Dashing through the snow(globe)... This year’s Christmas card! #hewittisunimpressed
Wrapping presents is such a joy for me. I spend an enormous amount of time each year picking out gift wrap that I think is fun or beautiful. And yes, I have both sloth and llama wrapping paper this year. I keep a variety of ribbon, twine and bows and choose a different paper + ribbon combo for the gifts so that each one is special and unique. To me, the outside of the box is just as important as what is inside the box. #wrapping #christmaspresent #sloth
#🌅 #sunset #allthecolors #skyparty
I added some shades of blue into the #christmasdecor this year to match the art we purchased over the summer. I’m digging it! Swipe for more pics! ➡️
A tale of two sisters. One wears florals and lipstick. One wears camo and plaid. Both can throw down some turkey though. #thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
Homemade chocolate pound cake with frosting...fuel for my pre-Thanksgiving food prep. Special thanks to my sweet Nanny who made this and my Paw Paw who delivered it! ❤️
We’re embarking on my favorite season. No, not Christmas...winter sunset season. #sunset #skyparty #postitfortheaesthetic
Hewitt has perfected the art of begging. Giant round eyes ✔️ Be as close to the humans as possible ✔️ Lick lips in anticipation of food ✔️ #goodboy #dogsofinstagram #seniordog #hewittgram
‘Tis the season for leaf pics. This is a tree in my neighborhood that puts on a display every fall. #leaf #fallcolors #postitfortheaesthetic #nature_lovers
My kitchen “herd” is complete! From left to right: Marshall, Sally and Francine. #cows #moderncountry
#tbt to when I dressed up as Paula Deen for Halloween. It was surprisingly easy to stay in character the whole night...I just channeled my Grandmother’s voice.
“Moisture and color and odor thicken here. The hours of daylight gather atmosphere.” Atmosphere by Robert Frost #fog #sunrise
“10 seconds later, they gave me a treat. This pitiful look thing works.” #hewittgram #dogsofinstagram #goodboy
The photo of mom crossing the finish line at last year’s @natlbraintumorsociety race became this year’s postcard. I’m planning to race this year in her memory. ❤️#braintumorawareness #cancersucks