Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Day Twenty of Thanks

Giving Thanks Day Post Twenty
Happy Trails

I am thankful for Happy Trails.
21 acres of our own personal park : )
The trails to walk along
Peace and quiet
The stream is dry now but still thankful that 
sometimes we can hear the water running over the rocks.
That it is only 3 miles from home
Thankful for the view into town
Our little pond
Happy Trails is a great place and so glad we found it.
We bought the land first because we wanted 
a little retreat from the crowds where we lived.
Then came to realize we wanted to be in this area always.
I thank God for leading us here. : )

Thought you might like to see the latest picture of the cabin.  We have some left over gray vinyl siding from the tractor barn (which you can see part of in the left of the picture) and have decided to use that up on the back of the cabin. We've painted it blue. I thought it came out looking great.  We have enough to finish the back.  Sides and front we will do with the shingles made from the pallets.

A happy day to you.
happyone  : )


  1. What a sweet little cabin. I did not know about your land in the country. I'm going to look back at your older post and try to catch up. There is nothing like a place in the country away from the crowds.

  2. That cabin is looking great! You and Ken have worked hard on it! How wonderful that you were able to find a spot you love this much!

  3. Hello, I think you picked a great place to live. The land and HT are awesome, I also love the blue color, it looks great. Have a happy weekend!

  4. I could just hear Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing as I read your post. If you're not in my age bracket and have no idea what I'm talking about, I'll try to explain someday. Your cabin looks just perfect! How wonderful to have 21 aces all to yourself! Have a blessed day.

  5. Wonderful thoughts indeed. Great looking environment.

  6. Wow, your cottage is looking great Karen. You are very blessed to have a little piece of paradise and so close to your home.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. The cabin is almost done! Great work! I get a kick out of your joy over Happy Trails. How many of us could have that, and never notice what a blessing it is? Your attitude is really what makes your life style so enjoyable to watch. MJ

  8. The cabin is looking good! Yes, i'd be very thankful if I had 21 acres with a cabin nearby! You are lucky folks!

  9. Lovely spot, lovely retreat. Happy Trails to you always, Happy-K!

  10. HT looks like a very pretty and peaceful spot. The cabin is charming and it has been so fun to follow along with you as it came into existence.

  11. I think The Lord found you a wonderful community. It is very special to read how you have both become such a part of the place. The siding looks good and the paint looks good.


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