At the beginning of this new year, I'm realizing how calm and happy I am at this point in my life.
I know this is what we all aspire to...the "ahh" factor. Nearing my 61st birthday, I've never been closer to my ideal life!
Dean and Jake
Dean's vegetable garden last year!
This is a view from our back formal garden and woods. Talk about relaxing!
Our property is bordered in the back by a small creek. Even a small waterfall!
I finally have my sweet home, complete with a white picket fence!! I'd call this happiness!!
We lost Jake the spring following Aunt Doris' passing. Now, our little pup Griff, is learning to navigate our 10 acres. Even since I took this picture, he has grown tremendously!! Now if I could just get Griff and our cat Biscuit to become good friends, my mission would be complete!!
Miss Biscuit, with the perfect look-out perch!