Grayson Highlands State Park

If you are ever in or near Virginia, you simply must visit Grayson Highlands State Park.  It is near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains.  On one of our days of hiking, my lil’ family encountered beautiful wild ponies.

_MG_3414 _MG_3435 Spending time with the wild ponies. Beautiful ponies everywhere.  Though of you Hannah Malone and Cindy Barrineau MalonePart of the hike is on the Appalachian Trail and provides hikers respite at Thomas Knob Shelter.

IMG_3460It was a beautiful day and a beautiful hike that still makes me smile.  Sometimes, it is the little things.  Do you have a particular hike or outing that remains etched in your memory and replays in a loop in your mind?

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It is that time again.  Today’s Friday Instagram dump is extra special because ItIsMyBirthday!  These are some of the little things that made me smile this week.

My new candle that smells amazing!

New art created by N and added to the Art Wall

Homemade Bday card created by N

A beautiful Bday present from a Beautiful Friend

Brett Dennen playing on the radio

I thought I would also share this photo because it is featured today on the blog Inside My Glitching Mind.  It was taken on a hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail at Carver’s Gap.

I hope you have many things over the weekend that just make you smile.  Get out you camera and document the every day things that bring you joy.  I plan on smiling and laughing and enjoying everything about this day.