Our Maple Lane Corn Maze Adventures

#barn #silo #Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane

Last weekend, we all piled in the car and headed out to Greenback for our annual Maple Lane Corn Maze adventures. Oh my gosh, the weather was so perfect; blue skies, puffy clouds, sunshine, warm temps and a slight breeze.

Yep, just perfect!

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds
#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

The girls took turns reading the clues as we answered the multiple choice questions. We mostly knew all the answers, but it was multiple choice so it wasn't too hard after we eliminated the obvious no's!

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds
#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

There were several different themes to choose from, we picked American History this year. I'm pretty sure that we only had to turn around once out of the 10 clues.

These girls, they have a healthy relationship: a little competition with a huge dose of love; even if they don't want the other one to know.

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

I'm terrible at selfies, truly terrible, but I try. And it was worth it to try to get a shot with this hottie. He is my everything.

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

And then as we were corn-mazing, he called my name and I turned around. I was caught off guard and surprised to see him with his phone up and ready to snap a picture.

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

I talked Victoria into posing for photos in the Kiddie area, but Isabella was a "nope" on this one.

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds
#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

Proud Mama with her girls, who continue to amaze me and blow me out of the water with their talents, wit and intelligence. 

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

Then my wacky guy said that we should pretend we were models for a catalog and be very animated and photogenic. Here are the outtakes.

#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds
#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

Clearly Isabella is not amused.
And apparently, 3 out of 4 Wrights are mad for plaid!

We'll definitely be back next year for more Corn Maze adventures, and more photos!

Yesterday In My Gratitude Journal


Yesterday in my gratitude journal, I told a story. It wasn't a long story, but it was more than I could have included in the gratitude journal I use most often {see it here} and see more of my #ilovethursdaythanks posts here.

what I used | before and after
This is my Gratitude Journal after more than a year of use. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have added the hexagon shape going off the top of the page because it gets crumpled when I put it back on my bookshelf.

It holds some wonderful memories that I'm thankful to have and may have otherwise forgotten had I not written them down.


This is the Gratitude Journal you'll receive, which includes the embellishment pack you see.


this week's thankful thought
How could I not include a story of Isabella's bowling match on Tuesday? She bowled a 180 after having been a bowler for just 8 weeks. Wow!!!!! We're so proud FOR her and of her.


in my gratitude journal
I'm pretty sure I've shared some of these pages before, but I wanted to show how easy it is to use what scraps and bits you already have in your Gratitude Journal. I like having a few pages pre-embellished so I can just sit down and share my story.

I get it, not everyone feels the need to decorate, but it's something that makes me happy, so I do!


Don't have any paper bits or stickers? Shop the Embellishment Kits, Die Cuts, Tags and Supplies sections in the I Love It All shop to see more goodies. There are even Print At Home journaling card sets that you could use, like I did here.

join in
Want to document your own #ilovethursdaythanks? Write down what you're thankful for, it doesn't have to be in a journal or notebook, just list it and then head on over to Instagram to post! Be sure to use the hashtag #ilovethursdaythanks so I can take a peek!

no right or wrong way
Let no one, not even yourself, tell you that you didn't do it right. There is no right, there is no wrong. Just do it. A year from now, you'll look back on your journaling and it will make you all the more thankful that you took a few minutes to write it down.