(12 of 12) 2.0: May

I'm incredibly late posting my 12 of 12 since I was out of town and without normal internet access. But, better late than never . . . right? Head over to Chad's site to check out everyone's day.

This month I was visiting family in Tennessee, so a little bit different.

8:15 a.m.: My Mom has a tremendous amount of gorgeous flowers around the house. On the way across the street to my grandmother's house for the morning coffee ritual I spotted this really pretty pink peony!

8:17 a.m.: Then, I spotted these dark red poppies! I love poppies!

8:20 a.m.: While on the way across the street I decided to walk to the end of our little road (I come from a very small town!) to check out the cows. All of this land used to belong to my grandfather. Now, it's a dairy farm.

9:15 a.m.: This is looking in the other direction and was taken a bit later. I like the lone tree standing out in the field.

9:20 a.m.: This is my dog Charlie. He's a sweet, fun dog. Here he is rolling around on the ground after a nice morning run through the fields.

3:00 p.m.: After hitting a surprise birthday part (trust me, you didn't want any pictures of it) I stopped at Belk to pick up a birthday present for my Dad. He said he needed some cologne, which is exactly what he got. I love when present buying is easy.

4:00: This is my 4 year old nephew. He's showing off his very cool Spiderman scooter. He's so enamored with Spiderman that he's named his hermit crab "Peter Parker Spidercrab." Isn't that adorable?

4:15 p.m.: Here's my nephew chasing after his dad, trying to recover his stolen scooter.

4:30 p.m.: It's pouting time since no one else is ready to get into the pool besides him. I suspect this was a bit of a pose because as soon as I took the picture he said, "I wanna see how I look!"

4:45 p.m.: Now that it's time to swim, he's considering a jump off the diving board.

4:50 p.m.: Finally!

Bonus Pic: The picture this month was based on the word "Dreamscapes." I took this picture on the way to my grandmother's house. I thought it was pretty with the fog and looked mysterious, like something out of a dream.

Tune in next month!

*T-E-NN-E-SS-EE . . . Tennessee!

I'm headed to Tennessee for the weekend. Mom and Dad will get to see my new truck. I had to wash it today so it would be nice and pretty. Saturday we're going to a surprise birthday party. Also, Saturday is 12 of 12, so instead of a work day you'll get to see where I grew up. Small town anyone? However, it will be at least Sunday night before I get to post them. Mom's still living in the land of dial up internet, at least at the house.

The 12 of 12 bonus word for the month is "Dreamscapes." I'm trying to figure out what sort of picture I'm going to take.

See you all when I make it back to Atlanta!

*The title is based on a Tennessee cheer that is heard at every game. I love my Tennessee Vols -- can't wait until football season starts!

I'm still around . . .

I've been MIA for a bit. I was in Nashville last weekend, but ended up not running the Country Music Half-Marathon. Work has been super busy! So I've been exhausted by the time I get home from work. This weekend was a lazy, recovery weekend for me. Next weekend I'll be in Tennessee and then the next weekend I leave for a week in Florida.

Oh, how I long for my vacation!