only with laughter can you win

i think folks should carry bright umbrellas in the rain...
to smile into the sullen sun and make it glad again.
One perk of spending the summer at home is finding keepsakes from many years ago. Today’s #tbt features the Reid girls circa 1991, missing our front teeth. Can you tell who is who? #sunshinegirls #mirrorimageidenticals cc: @susannareid

One perk of spending the summer at home is finding keepsakes from many years ago. Today’s #tbt features the Reid girls circa 1991, missing our front teeth. Can you tell who is who? #sunshinegirls #mirrorimageidenticals cc: @susannareid

A thunderstorm rolled in tonight, but I think this cicada had already weathered the worst. #natureisamazing #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

A thunderstorm rolled in tonight, but I think this cicada had already weathered the worst. #natureisamazing #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

Voilà! World famous peach cobbler by Audrey Faye and yours truly. #nofilter #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

VoilΓ ! World famous peach cobbler by Audrey Faye and yours truly. #nofilter #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

We’re making cobbler with fresh East Texas peaches, y’all! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Stay tuned for the finished product. #lifeisbetterwithasouthpaw

We’re making cobbler with fresh East Texas peaches, y’all! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Stay tuned for the finished product. #lifeisbetterwithasouthpaw

When Sarah Noah asks you to do something, you do it! Here are 5 photos of beautiful me.πŸ’ƒ #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

When Sarah Noah asks you to do something, you do it! Here are 5 photos of beautiful me.πŸ’ƒ #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

I ordered a laptop online, and it’s shipping straight from the source. I imagine it’s the only package ever transported from Shanghai to this tiny town in North East Texas. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ“¦πŸŽ (at the farm)

I ordered a laptop online, and it’s shipping straight from the source. I imagine it’s the only package ever transported from Shanghai to this tiny town in North East Texas. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ“¦πŸŽ (at the farm)

And hot pink OSHA safety glasses. attn: @squidry #longlive1815

And hot pink OSHA safety glasses. attn: @squidry #longlive1815

You know it’s going to be a good day when you get your boots on before 9 am. #summerfarmisms #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

You know it’s going to be a good day when you get your boots on before 9 am. #summerfarmisms #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears." Six months ago today, we rather suddenly lost PaPa, my mom’s dad. Spending this summer with his wife of more than 68 years is a unique and memorable time. Some days are more difficult than others, but as we continue to grieve in our own ways I’m reminded of the love he shared with his family & community and the example he set for us all.

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears." Six months ago today, we rather suddenly lost PaPa, my mom’s dad. Spending this summer with his wife of more than 68 years is a unique and memorable time. Some days are more difficult than others, but as we continue to grieve in our own ways I’m reminded of the love he shared with his family & community and the example he set for us all.

I take naps on this couch like it’s my job and it is gloooooorious. #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch  (at the farm)

I take naps on this couch like it’s my job and it is gloooooorious. #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch (at the farm)