Sunday, May 31, 2009
Last week for Jon's birthday.
Mike let them play his guitar hero
game and the boys loved it. Mike
is so good to share with these kids.
There are of course those hand off toys
and things but in the end there really
aren't to many of them.
The kids so love going over to Marks to feed and
play with the goats and sheep. The last time there
he let them go into the pen with them and they just
romped and played together. Wilbur (our dog) is
the same as the kids, he loves to be with them all
and part of the group.
Well it's that time, shower time and then bed time so can start the week out fresh and ready to face whatever my little ones can hand me. Take care everyone and God Bless.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This is the ring that my mama got for me. I have wanted this ring (or this kind of one) for as long as I can remember and last month JCP had a good sale on jewelry and there is was the perfect ring. Since the finger I wear it on was dislocated a year ago is much bigger in the knuckle then the rest it had to be re sized but they called last night and now I have it. Other then my wedding ring I have never owned a ring that was real, real pearl, real diamonds. Oh mama made me cry by getting this for me, she is the greatest and not because of the ring either! We noticed after I got it on and was wearing it that the diamonds are in the shape of a butterfly (could be a flower too but since butterflies are my favorite I chose this). It's beautiful, almost as beautiful as my mama.
I had to share this with you. I hope that you all are having a superb day. Take care and God Bless!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Well it's bed time and it sure was a long day but a good one. Take care my friends. God Bless!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
And one other grand event this weekend too. We went to an Eagle Court of Honor for Winchester Hasskamp. He is Troop 52, 52nd Eagle Scout. CONGRATULATIONS Winchester!!!
And finally, I promised a better picture of my little ones feeding the sheep. Well here's a couple.
A day to remember just how much so many people have given so that we may have the lives that we have. Oh life isn't perfect, but in this great world of ours we sure could have it a lot worse. Could you imagine not being able to worship our Lord? How about saying what we want to about our government? Voting and getting a chance to change something? Imagine not being able to do this.
Thank you and God bless the USA!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Then today the boys and I did some more rhubarb. They wanted to help cut so out came the butter knives and then sawed away at it. We got 4 more quarts canned so a start for next winter. Still tons more out there to do but we'll get there. As you can see in the background the boys helped me make cake and cupcakes too. For extra income I cook my husbands store lunch a couple times a week and today they got chicken pepper hot dish and a spice cake. The boys love helping in the kitchen at any time, just like Mike did when he was little.
I'm hoping that this fall the apple supply is huge so can get lots of that frozen and canned too. This weekend is the beginning of the gardening, I love walking bare foot in the fresh dirt. AHHH!!!
Well tonight we are off to help a scout on his Eagle project. We are working at our local hospital's healing garden. I'm glad it clouded over so that it'll be easier working.
So that's it for today. I hope that all is going grand for you all. Take care and God Bless!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I love spring and the new arrivals of all good things. Soon it's time to start planting my garden. Jim is going to till it one more time and it's time to get the seeds in and then late next week after the last danger of frost I'll get the plants in.
Well that's that for today.
If anyone has any other ideas for saving money I would love to hear about them.
I hope that all is well my friends. Take care and God Bless.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Just had to share.
Remember when I said I'd share some jewelry I made. Well here is a piece I made special for the Miss Deaf Awareness fund raiser. Their colors are sapphire and silver so made this for them. The fund raiser was in St. Paul and I heard it had an excellent turn out and the jewelry piece brought them in a fair price.
My best friend and I make lots of jewelry every year and sell about 500 pieces a year. It is so much fun watching people ohhh and ahhh over our stuff. We guaranteed our jewelry and in all the stuff we've sold I think we have had only 10 or so piece returned to be repaired and most of it was just abuse but we fix gladly and am happy that people enjoy our jewelry.
Well it's just about that time to turn in for the night. I have early daycare tomorrow so that means up at 4:30 am. I am hoping for another beautiful day tomorrow. I think I'll take my brood fishing. Take care and God Bless.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We also worked together cleaning out the flower beds of old dirt and getting them ready for planting. We have another couple of weeks before we can do any plant planting but seeds can go in next week. The dirt was still ice cold when we did it so I know it'll still be a little bit but if it ever warms up and stays that way then it'll be time. This morning when I got up it was only 28* and snaining, I don't think a tomato would be happy in that yet. I didn't get to the mower or mowing but maybe tomorrow after mama and I go garage saling. Jim would like me to get him more trees too. We got the 8 planted from last week and needs another 10 or so. Lets see, in the 19 years we've lived here I think we've planted well over 300 trees. We've gone from a cow pasture to our own forest. One day I'll take a picture to share our outdoors with you.
Well the end of my day is fast approching, take care and sleep well my friends.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I did a lot of sewing this winter and do have a couple of other pouches I want to share with you.
Here is a couple bags. The tulip one I gave to my mom's friend going though chemo so that she could carry along a few items to help take her mind off of her treatments. The little bag holds a pack of cigs, lighter and some gum.
Here's a few more. The two purple ones one of my little guys gave to his mama and sister, the one with tools on it is my sons shaving case.
Well that's all for tonight. I hope you had a terrific day and sleep well tonight. Remember that, This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. A wonderful thought to fall asleep on and a even better thought to step into the new day in. God Bless!!!
I can hear my little ones stirring so had better get moving. They come at 5:00 each morning so I head them back to bed until they wake up. It makes for a long day when I have all my little ones for the day but today I'm done at 3:30 so I think I just might try sand blasting the miners pan. It's been awhile since I used the sand blaster so may take a bit of set up but I can't wait to get it painted and start working on the mosaic part.
Have a blessed day today.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I made this with contact paper, magazine pages and a sewing machine. At first I tried to have the contact paper have no wrinkles in it, not with the fabric but just wrinkles in general, but it didn't work that way and now that it's done I love it. It's lined with the most beautiful fabric. The little velvet bag is also lined in the same fabric.
Well enough for now, I started this post at something like 7:00 this morning but just now got to finish it up while the kids are eating lunch. We worked outside this morning, then went for a walk in the woods and then a cart ride. They helped me bring out the fire hose and clean the porch off and water the new trees and after they left to play a bit I got under the porch taken care of. With our chickens free range that means they are under the porch in the late afternoon and on the porch when they think they want a treat. I'll share a picture of them later on when there's a bit more time.
Take care and have a stupendous afternoon.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My Mother's day was terrific. I didn't get to go fishing like I had planned but we did go out for breakfast, picked up more fencing and feed for the baby chicks and then home to work on the fencing. We are only doing what we can afford each week or two but am caught up until next week. We went to an orchard today too, I'm looking for apple trees but they sure aren't cheap. We did however get a terrific deal on spurce trees. Buy 3 get one free and the trees were on sale for $4.00 a peice instead of $26.00 like normal so we got 8 for less then 1/6 the normal price. We each pitched in $10.00 plus change and now have our work cut out for us this week. Trees are good and pine trees, well I love then since even in the winter I can still see green.
Well another week is about to begin so I had better finish up from this week. Take care, God Bless.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Now go and enjoy your Mother's Day!!
Well have a terrific Mother's Day, I know I will.
Take care and God Bless!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
My daycare kids love him to death, he is their bother and playmate and they love it when he's off with them. He works in the family business so doesn't have to much time off to just play but once in awhile while the kids are on vacation he'll take the day and play with them. They have such respect for him. For the oldest she's been here 9 years and it's sorta like the older brother/younger sister relationship. I just love it.
Just so you know, the engine3 or umengine3 part is from the fact that we own two local old fire trucks (one's a 1940 and the other a 1961) and each fall we participate in Fire Safety week at our local school. When we first started over 12 years ago the kindergartners didn't really get to be part of Fire Safety week so we brought in our fire trucks for rides and investigation time. Since than we have given over 50 rides and taught some fire safety issues to well over 600 students. Neither my husband nor I are on the fire department since we live just to far out of town in the country but both have talked to and learned things to teach the kids. Anyway, I just wanted to share the reasons for the name.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Well that is all for my first post. I hope that this is something that will interest someone. If you visit my post if you could leave a comment telling me what you think I'd really enjoy hearing from you. There will be lots more coming with my life as a mom, scout mom, beader, crafter, outdoors person. Thank you for stopping by.