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Life in a Small Town

We headed to my hometown this weekend for my nephew's birthday party. The weather was just perfect, so we couldn't stay inside! So,what do you do in a small, southern town, when the weather is beautiful outside and you're a little kid?

You get your great-grandaddy to ride you around on the tractor... make shadow animals on the grass... fly a kite...

...and you enjoy the sun with your cousins while you eat lollipops!


  1. Tractor rides were very popular in my family too. I used to love the way my feet felt when I got off.

  2. awww-how fun! growing up in a VERY small town I can appreciate these things :)

  3. You know what I love the most? The most adorable sweater vest in your picture!! So cute! Glad you had a nice weekend :)

  4. What LOVELY photos! Great post!

  5. These pictures are amazing! It looks like everyone had fun.

  6. these are great photos! I especially love the first one... you can see the care in great grand daddy's eyes! thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Oh, SUCH beautiful pictures. Made me feel all summery & warm. I grew up in a small rural town & this reminds me of home!

  8. What beautiful pictures...great weekend. I love the picture with his Great Grandfather...what a special memory for you and him in years to come....

  9. I love the pictures! There is something wonderful about the simple life of a small town!

  10. I love the photos! What great memories


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