Illumination Combustion Part 2


There are a lot of photos, you know me I love to take photos and share them…

This 2nd set of pictures is of the beautiful Fireworks display the park gave for all of us to enjoy, you will see in a few photos how much my grandson was enjoying the show…

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Illumination Combustion Part 1


With everything that has been going in my neck of the woods I have not really had the time to upload all my photos from our 4th of July Fireworks display my family and I attended at Bull Shoals Lake on July 3, 2014…but today I finally was able to do that.

There are a lot of photos, you know me I love to take photos and share them…

The 1st set of photos are of Kaden making some friends before the Fireworks Show…

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Lost Valley Part One


This is where I took my grandson yesterday and we had a blast. I have been here many times with my kids and hubby, but this was the first time for my grandson. This post is about Lost Valley State Park, I will have another post about Lost Valley later on with al the pictures I took of Kaden and me, and some of the things we seen.

The trail begins at the Lost Valley State Park and terminates in a cave 1 1/2 miles up the valley. Features include waterfalls, a cascading creek, towering cliffs, a large bluff shelter, a natural bridge, spring wildflowers and a hardwood forest containing American beech. The cave itself is a tight squeeze for approximately 200 feet ending in a large room with a 35-foot-tall waterfall. Clark Creek, like most tributaries to the Buffalo River, tends to dry up or go underground during the late summer and early fall of most years. The first mile to Eden Falls is level and easy going. The trail then climbs steeply to the mouth of the cave. You will need reliable lights if you plan to explore the cave.

Eden Falls … Photo Provided at: http://blog.gregdisch.com/2009/05/06/lost-valley-eden-falls-buffalo-national-river/

More pictures of Lost Valley … Photo Provided at: http://www.nightoutfayetteville.com

As you approach the Cave …Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

As you enter the large Chamber … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

More inside the Cave …Photo provided at http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/hiking-the-ozarks-lost-valley.aspx#axzz357JFm6P1

The Cliffside … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

What Lost Valley looks like from afar … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

Our Easter 2014


We had Easter at our house this year for our 3 year old grandson. Even though his mommy and daddy are no longer together they are learning how to be friends and get along for the sake of their son, and both of his grandma’s couldn’t be prouder of our kids for making it work.

So my grandson did not have to go to two different homes to celebrate, he got to celebrate with all of us at the same time. His Easter 2014 would have included his Daddy but his daddy way away at a funeral, but it did include his Mommy, His Nana (his daddy’s mother), his Mamaw (his mommy’s mother), his Papa (his daddy’s step-dad), his Papaw (his mommy’s dad), his Aunt Caitlin who he calls Aunt KK (his mommy’s sister), his cousin Donavhen (who was having his very 1st Easter every and is Aunt Caitlin’s son), his Great Great Aunt Jean and Great Great Uncle Van (who are his MaMaw and mommy’s Aunt & Uncle), and a family friend on his daddy’s side of the family named Jerry.

We had a wonderful dinner, great conversation, and so much fun hiding the eggs, and watching our little ones hunt and find them. I am very thankful for our blended family, it’s hard work but we all love Kaden so much to make it all work. He is one lucky little boy, and we are all so blessed to have this precious gift from God.

Hope you enjoy! For those of you who have viewed my blog titled Positively Negative Easter…well these are the same photos just not enhanced into Negative Images…these are the originals.

Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden's Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden’s Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden's Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden’s Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden's Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden’s Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Donavhen holding his first Easter Egg 2014
Donavhen holding his first Easter Egg 2014
Kaden's Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden’s Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden's Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden’s Aunt KK and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden with his Papaw (his mommy's daddy) and his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden with his Papaw (his mommy’s daddy) and his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden, Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden, Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Kaden, his Mommy, his Aunt KK, and cousin Donavhen Easter 2014.
Aunt KK with her son Donavhen hunting Easter eggs and celebrating Donavhen's 1st Easter.
Aunt KK with her son Donavhen hunting Easter eggs and celebrating Donavhen’s 1st Easter.
Aunt KK with her son Donavhen hunting Easter eggs and celebrating Donavhen's 1st Easter.
Aunt KK with her son Donavhen hunting Easter eggs and celebrating Donavhen’s 1st Easter.
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy's mother) Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy’s mother) Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy's mother) Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy’s mother) Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Mamaw with her other grandson Donavhen Easter 2014
Mamaw with her other grandson Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Mamaw and Papaw with their grandson Donavhen Easter 2014
Mamaw and Papaw with their grandson Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mommy Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy's mother) and his cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden with his Mamaw (his mommy’s mother) and his cousin Donavhen Easter 2014
Kaden with his Aunt KK and his Papaw (his mommy's father) Easter 2014
Kaden with his Aunt KK and his Papaw (his mommy’s father) Easter 2014
Left to Right- Papaw, Mommy, Kaden, Aunt KK and Donavhen, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden's family on his Mommy's side.
Left to Right- Papaw, Mommy, Kaden, Aunt KK and Donavhen, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden’s family on his Mommy’s side.
Left to Right- Mommy, Kaden, Papaw, Aunt KK and Donavhen, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden's family on his Mommy's side.
Left to Right- Mommy, Kaden, Papaw, Aunt KK and Donavhen, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden’s family on his Mommy’s side.
Left to Right - Great Great Uncle Van, Mommy, Kaden, Great Great Aunt Jean holding cousin Donavhen, Papaw, Aunt KK, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden's mothers side of the family.
Left to Right – Great Great Uncle Van, Mommy, Kaden, Great Great Aunt Jean holding cousin Donavhen, Papaw, Aunt KK, and Mamaw Easter 2014. Kaden’s mothers side of the family.
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014
Kaden Easter 2014