Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Wouldn't it be nice to be a cat for just a few afternoon nap times? I would love it. Bobby spends nights outside and then spends the day inside sleeping so he's all energized to do it all over again.
I just had to share this relaxing photo with you.
Today we went to the farm because we made today Farm day. The kids brought tractors from home, wore farmers clothes and ate things we would get right from the farm. They loved their day and the time we spent feeding the goats and playing. We also went and visited my cousins kids where they always have a blast. Rachel sat with a new baby goat today and just loved it. The baby goats name was Clover and she climbed all over Rachel, nibbling on her hair, chewing on her buttons and the final laid down beside her. I took a couple pictures and here's a couple of the great ones. Of course I didn't have my camera but my cell phone works as a perfect substitute.
We are now officially ready to roll on Saturday morning. I am packed, Mike is and the canoe carrier is on the suburban with the canoes on it. The only thing left is the servicing and that happens tomorrow. I doubt I'll be back on here until we get back after the first of August but I'll be here as soon as I can to share our trip and adventures.
Take care everyone and have a very blessed rest of the month. Thank you for letting me share a part of myself with you. GOD BLESS you all!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Today I let the girls play with my make-up. Really I don't wear make-up but I always have some for the day I just might want to be pretty. My mama says she never can see it when I do put it on but isn't that how a person is suppose to wear it? I really haven't a clue but I do know the girls are having a blast. They have painted their toe nails, finger nails and the boys toe nails (it comes off before the daddy sees it, most of the time :o) ). Now the girls want to do mine, that's funny since I have ugly toes and not to much for toe nails but we'll see.
I'm just about done packing and getting it all into the suburban. There are the odds and ends I'm remembering as the day goes on so am writing it down and doing it when there's time. Mike bought me a Back Track, it's sorta like a GPS but only keeps three different places remembered and I'm learning to use that so I can pin point my suburban when we get to our exit point, our camp site and home. I think I'll really like it and the security I'll feel using it. Just another way to be safe.
Okay, off to have them do my toe nails. Take care and have a super evening. God Bless!!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
So that is that for now. Now it's time to work on the grocery list for our trip. The menu is planned so it shouldn't be to hard get it organized into a list. Time is growing shorter and shorter and now there's getting to be things that have to be done. We are borrowing my dad's canoe and we need to put a carrying yoke on it. We are borrowing Daren's canoe (Brenda's hubby) so have to go and get that. We have a couple of paddles that have to be resealed. Oh speaking of paddles, did I tell you my friend Terri bought me one of those really cool bent paddles. The ones that make paddles a hundred times easier? Well she did, she made me cry too. I didn't expect that from anyone, they are expensive. It was a wonderful gift and such a perfect time to be getting one. Terri, thank you again!!! We have to put extensions on my canoe rack on the suburban since I'll be carrying to and my partner Dave will too. We want to be self contained so we don't have to wait for anyone or have anyone waiting on us. So lots to do but it'll get there. Soon packing and ..........oh can you tell I'm getting excited? I am, I am!!!! :o)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark." ONE: Don't miss the boat. TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat. THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. SIX: Build your future on high ground. SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs. EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile. TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
The Lord then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, becauseI have found you righteous in this generation. ( Genesis 7:1 *NIV )
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Good night, God Bless!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I got some of my sewing done too. I got the sheet made for my sleep pad, a pillow case for the blow up pillow, a draw string bag for my sleep pad and a small draw string bag for the toiletries. I was going to take a picture but it's just pillow cases with draw strings so figured not very interesting. I need to make a tote for the cook set but not positive yet of the size because we all are adding to it instead of having us buy a set or try and find something. So I'll wait and do a quick one after our pre-camping trip.
So that was my day today. A great one too. Take care everyone and have a blessed evening. God Bless!!!
Our County Fair starts today. Rachel and Abby have chicks in there and 4-H projects. Rachel's 4-H project is about flowers and Abby did trees. We'll go on Friday so they can show me everything and then go on a few rides. Then after Mike gets off from work we'll walk down and meet us. At 7:00 Mike and I will work the JC's Turkey Sandwich booth.
Has anyone started thinking about Christmas yet? This year is going to be an all homemade one. So far I'm going to start making plastic bag holders. My mama asked me to make her one and thought if she needed one just maybe everyone else on my list could use one (if they have one then two). I'll come up with other goodies as the year keeps going.
Today I have an extra little one. I'm not quite sure what extra we'll do other then play but I'm betting they'll keep me busy. It's time for breakfast so had better get going.
Take care you all and have a great day. God Bless!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Deerwood so want to check that out too. I wonder what's there waiting for me to pick up and turn into something.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Jim has renamed the bird pond, it's now called the 3 ton bird bath. Last night him and Mike went down to the Wysocki's to get more rocks. We had a good size pile to start out with but have found out only certain rocks fit in certain places and boy are we going though concrete. 6 bags so far and have just got the bottom row on and some reinforcing around the blocks. This isn't going to be a quick project at all but next week will get back to it full swing.
Saturday is Independence Day, what a great day that is. We are having our family/friend reunion and mama was looking back and we've been doing this since 1996, WOW!!! I didn't realize it's been that long. That is so cool.
My grandpa is home now. He came home yesterday and today the kids and I went to visit him and grandma. Both are looking more at peace being home and grandpa even held Hannah for a bit. She is such a lover and is so full of hugs she makes everyone feel so special. She loves the grandpa's the best, all they do is look at her and she's getting there as fast as she can to hug and cuddle them.
So now I'm off to bake that last batch of cookies for the scouts. I got Mike and I packed and am trying hard to get everything else done. It is amazing just how much there is to do when you're just leaving for a couple of days. We have new baby chicks and the ducks are hatching so had to make two small pens in the hen house to keep them safe while I'm gone. I don't have any new pictures of them to share but when things aren't rushed next week I'll get some on because there's nothing cuter then a mama chicken with baby ducks.
Take care my friends, have a blessed 4th of July and I'll be back next week with pictures and a host of other things to share. Be safe and God Bless!!