Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Last night was interesting to say the least.. We have a new puppy in the house 🐶 You forget just how involved it is. They have such incredible energy! Having to take them out to walk, clean up after their accidents, watch where you step and what you leave down… Etc. Then, at bedtime, the whining and barking is non stop for a while. Then there’s the late night walks, more water, more play, more whining… Wow! Energy without bounds.

Bell just loves her rabbit 🐇 and her bone 🦴 and her ball 🏀 and her new home I think 🏡 😊

Then, just when you think it might have been a mistake, that it’s gonna be so much work and effort… she crawls up on you and goes to sleep in your lap… Thats when you realize that Love is a four legged word 🐶❤️ You’ve got a new family member, a new baby… and the whining stops when you let her sleep beside you in the bed 🛌

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

~ Josh Billings

Have a great Sunday 🙏🏻

Mark C.



Time immemorial 🙏🏻

April 1st. is April fools day to most… In fact, I had planned a funny post this morning myself… But my mind and emotions steered me in a different direction completely, and I had to start over…


Today was also my Uncle Doug’s birthday. He recently passed away from Covid 19 and has been heavy on my mind. I always took him out for his birthday to a place of his choosing. Sometimes it was as simple as his favorite place for Chinese food here in town, or a place in Memphis for BBQ or maybe he would say “Let’s get some steaks 🥩 and fix dinner for everyone. But since I can remember, I spent this day with him.

I’ve put this picture of us on here before, it’s one of my favorites. He drew a mustache on my lip at my request 😊 and I imagine we both got in trouble… From my earliest memories I always had my Uncle Doug in my life. He will always live in my heart and memories, but how I would love to be able to take him out today for his Birthday.

My blog title today was meant to express how I feel about the love I have for my Uncle.
Time immemorial (Latin: Ab immemorabili) is a phrase meaning time extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition, indefinitely ancient, “ancient beyond memory or record”. In law, it means that a property or benefit has been enjoyed for so long that its owner does not have to prove how they came to own it.

We were close from the day I was born, before my memory’s started! “beyond memory or record”…

He was a true blessing in my life. Happy Birthday in Heaven Uncle Doug! 🙏🏻 You are truly missed ❤️

“God will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and death shall be no more,
neither shall there be mourning, nor crying,
nor pain anymore,
for the former things have passed away.”

 – Revelation 21:4

PS: If you have someone in your life that has been there for you “beyond memory or record”, be it family or a life long best friend, give them a hug today and tell them you Love them. Things happen in the blink of an eye and then all that’s left, is your memories… 🙏🏻

~ Mark Carter



27 Years In The Blink Of An Eye…

Happy Anniversary! ❤️🍾💥 I am a blessed man! I’m fortunate enough to have a job that I love, a great family & Im married to a virtuous woman 👩🏻  Again – blessed! 27 years of marriage today… In the blink of an eye! It doesn’t seem possible that this much time has passed… It literally seems like yesterday that we walked up that isle… 

We had a great group of groomsmen and bridesmaids to help us that day!

We have taken a few days off to celebrate and wind down. Nothing fancy, just some time together. 

Jo’s grandfather walked her down the isle that day. I found this picture of him and it did my heart good. He was a very special person in Jo’s life. And our life together. ❤️

Thanks for all the calls and texts wishing us a happy day! And here’s to another 27 years together! 

Cheers 🥂 


Mark C. 



Sunday Reflections…

Beautiful sunrise 👍🏻
Great Dinner Last Night 👍🏻
Breakfast Coming Up 👍🏻
A Wonderful Day Planned 👍🏻

Boom 💥 It must be somebody’s Birthday 🎈

Here is a small collage of the Birthday girl then and now. She’s only gotten more beautiful!
All the pictures I have are of her and me together. Literally ALL our pictures are of us together. I had to cut and crop to get a few of her without me in the frame. That says everything! ❤️ I’m the lucky one here ❤️ Happy Birthday Sweetheart! 💥

I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Birthday to the ‘Best gal in the world’! We all love you and don’t know what we would do without you ❤️

B   e yourself, we love and appreciate you
I   magine and achieve all you can be
R   elax this day and celebrate another year
T   ake time to look after you, you are so dear
H   umor, never lose your sense of humor
D   etermination you do have that great quality
A   ttitude, yours is positive and felt by others
Y   esterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, live today and enjoy the year.

~ Catherine Pulsifer

 

 

Happy Birthday! Love Mark!



A Quick Anniversary Photo Tour

We had a great day off for our 26th. Wedding Anniversary! The weather was perfect 👌🏻 so we just made a day of riding around, eating out & Junking! Bought a few really nice old things (Junk to most 😊)… And finished the day off at our favorite marina with the perfect sunset 🌅. All in all, a perfect day! ❤️

 

This is my wife Jo & I 26 years in. We still Kickin’!

 

 

Here’s to 26 More! 🍾💥 ❤️

 

Mark Carter



26 Years In The Blink Of An Eye! ❤️

Just a quick mention of today’s importance- Today marks 26 years of marriage to the Best Girl I know! 😘 It’s gone by fast and it’s never gotten old! I’m a blessed & thankful man!

These are all pics from our Wedding and from Anniversaries past. Today we celebrate #26! All I can say is, I’m a blessed man!

Happy Anniversary to the best girl in the world! They say “Time Flies When Your having Fun”… Well I am! And it has! ❤️💥

Happy Anniversary! Heres to another 26! 🥰

 

Mark C.