Sunday, March 26, 2017

Friday Evening Fun with Family

Hello friends! I am so happy to have you drop by to visit. I trust you had a lovely weekend and are preparing for a new week ahead. Today I wanted to share a few photos taken Friday evening in a tiny neighboring town on the Gulf of Mexico named Horseshoe. There isn't much in this tiny town except homes, a post office, a couple small grocery/bait and tackle stores, & a campground. There have been  a few restaurants come and go over the years. The big storm we had last year destroyed the restaurant that was there. I'm not entirely sure if there is another one now or not. 

We went to a dinner thrown by a few of my mother-in-law's friends to celebrate her finishing her cancer treatments. Such a blessing! Before we went to the dinner, we rode down to the point to snap a few photos. 

Like I said, there isn't much to do here but if you want some downtime and peace and quiet, this is the place for you. It is a lovely little tiny town. I had a long, somewhat stressful week last week and wasn't feeling very well for much of it, so this peaceful evening was just what I needed.

Here I am with my handsome hubby...I love this man so much. He truly is my best friend!

Miranda was able to come meet us and go to the dinner with us since she got off work early that day. Dakota wasn't able to attend but he had just went to visit his grandma a couple days prior. We had an absolutely delicious dinner. I wish I had snapped a picture. I can't believe I didn't remember to do that. You could have seen a true southern dinner. After we ate, the hubby, Miranda, Joyce (my MIL), and I walked down to the boat ramp to watch the sunset.

Of course, it was obstructed by a cloud, but beautiful none the less.

This pretty little wildflower caught my eye.

There are some gorgeous homes in Horseshoe. And, if you are willing to drop a million or two, you can own one yourself. Oh how I! I would settle for a tiny lot to park an RV on. One of the homes for sale looks like a ship. I didn't notice it in time to take a picture but I will go back someday and take one when I do. 

It's not white sandy beaches like you might expect, but there is a beach area a few miles away. People who enjoy fishing and kayaking or just a slow pace of life live in or visit Horseshoe. Many of the residents have lived there for their entire lives. One of my dad's sisters and her husband own an island not too far from here. I have never been to it, but how cool...imagine owning your own island!

I took the next two photos from Miranda's Facebook. Here she is with her grandma. I love this picture. Two beautiful ladies and two of the biggest blessings in my life. :)

Here's grandma being silly! Miranda was her first grandchild...she was the first on both sides actually. And, she was the only one Joyce had until I had Dakota nearly six years later. She loves her grandbabies so very much...even though they aren't babies anymore. She has been an amazing grandma to my children and second mom to me. She is a sweet spirited lady with a positive outlook who enjoys life so much. Thank you all who have kept her in your thoguhts and prayers. We have three long months to wait  before we know if the treatments did their job. 

I have faith that they did. Thank you so much for visiting Horseshoe with us. 

Until next time.....


  1. Nothing like sunsets and water views. Definitely good for what ails you.

  2. What a beautiful place Horseshoe is! I'm so glad to hear your dear MIL has completed her treatments, and my prayers go out to her for a good report at her next appointment. Vicky, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting - life has been pretty rough the last couple of years and although it's indeed wonderful to get back to blogging, it seems like the landscape has changed a little and a lot of people don't leave comments anymore. I love the connections we make with each other through blogging, so I have missed that part of it. Bless you for bringing it back!

    1. Hi Janet...I am unable to reply by e-mail because for some reason, you show up as a no reply blogger. I am so glad we were able to reconnect. I am so sorry to hear you have had a rough couple of years. I pray life is improving for you now though. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Have a wonderful week....Hugs, Vicky

  3. What a good thing to celebrate, the end of treatment. Such a lovely and serene place to visit. Your family photos are sweet.

  4. What a sweet place to go and relax! Just looking at the pictures makes me long for that weather....soon! I live near Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes and I love to just go there in the evenings and just sit by the lake. I think it is a blessing to be able to be near the water.

  5. Sounds like a lovely Friday evening. I've never heard of Horseshoe. I love the Gulf having grown up going to the panhandle, those waters are so nice.

    It was nice that you got to celebrate with your MIL. Prayers that the treatments did their job.

    Have a great week!

  6. Hi Vicky, thanks for a lovely tour . . . you do live in a beautiful state. I am sure that Joyce is feeling great that her sessions are over and she will be in my prayers. She sound like a very special lady.
    Connie :)

  7. How wonderful that Joyce s treatments are over, and I'm hopeful she will have a full recovery. It's so nice that you have so much fondness for her, and that Miranda was able to have all that love.

    I actually googled horseshoe but it didn't come up. What is it near?


  8. Oh Vicky, how heavenly! And how wonderful to celebrate a special woman. I'm keeping faith her treatments worked as well. Many hugs,


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