The Golden Hour

Ahh, the Golden Hour. My favorite time of day. The hour after the sun rises {when we’re normally driving to school and work} and the hour before the sun sets, when the earth has that beautiful, golden glow. That time when lighting is magically perfect and photography is easy and relaxing {and without all the extra outside expectations of perfection}. The time when I love photography again.

So during the evening golden hour of day 6401 in the life, we grabbed the camera and headed outdoors.  This is what we found.

Purple Wild Flowers

Little Purple Wild Flower

Our Little Cottage which is still under construction, but we love it.

Our Little Cottage is still under construction, but we love it.


This tractor belonged to Troy’s father. It’s old, but we love it. And it gets the job done.


Just can’t get enough of this tractor.

This is what Life on Sims Mill Pond is all about.

With a front yard like this, who wants to be inside? This is what Life on Sims Mill Pond is all about.

And our dewberries.

Dewberries on the Vine Dewberries in Bloom Dewberries at Sunset

Day 6305 in the Life

Christmas Day, 2014

As we celebrate Christmas we are reminded how truly blessed we are. Not just because we were able to provide the presents the kiddo was expecting. {Let’s face it. Kids expect presents at Christmas. No matter if they understand the meaning of Christmas or not.} We are happy in our little cottage. We are healthy. We have an amazing family. And we are surrounded by love.

May your Christmas season be filled with love and many blessings.

The Hills 2014