Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Now take a good look at this picture.....Can you guess what we are working on for supper tonight? This is all ingredients put in the crock pot ready to cook. Here's a hint....We usually only eat this at Thanksgiving and Christmas down here in the South.
Our neighbor buddy came by the other day with his big rig so Shane could check it out. Dillon was in school, but Mallory climbed up with her dad and got the grand tour! I am amazed at what these trucks can do and how much room is inside. It's like a small apartment. Hope Buddy enjoys the views from the trips around the country! Thanks for stopping and giving us a "tour" of your truck!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
He had been walking around pulling and pushing on this thing; all the while wincing at the pain it was causing him. I told him to give it a little more time, but he wanted so badly for the tooth fairy to come tonight. So alas after an hour of messing with it, he came running to me "MOM I did it!!! I pulled it out all by myself!!" Then he says take a picture now....I want you to send it to all your friends so they can see that I pulled my tooth out all by myself... So here you have it...
She then decided that I needed to take a photo of Patch; her stuffed puppy. He has been around for about 2 years now and she adores this thing. I don't know what I'll do when he wears out. He's been washed many times, sewn up, even chewed by one of our LGD pups. My mom took Mal to Libby Lu's and she picked him out. Since then they have went out of business and I have been unable to find a back-up. So for now, I hope Patch can just hang in there. So far he's been pretty tough!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Mallory brushed the back of her head against the wet paint, oblivious to the fact that it could get into her hair. Hmmmm you know what, we ended up going to church with a ponytail and the paint sort of hid itself. I couldn't get that stuff out of her hair for anything!Dillon bent over in the closet of wet paint and touched the top of his head to the wall. This is after washing it around 4 times. Everyone in church asked him I was stressing him to gray hair these days. It just stands out soooooo much on that black head of hair.
I think we will be getting paint off of us for months to come. The painting has really just started in the house. We've really only gotten one room; 8 more to go including ceilings!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here's some of the jewelry that was on display...It was kinda nice to try on all of these pieces. I've never been one to wear a lot of jewelry, but I think I can get used to it....I just have to remember to remove it when out working on the farm ;) I usually only wear my wedding set; and I almost always forget to remove it...It usually goes to work on my hand while digging in the flower beds, working goats, fencing, you know the typical farm work.
Some family and friends from the community....It was a wet and rainy day, but most everyone showed up; despite the fact that my grandma's house is on a dirt road which = MUDDY!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I just had to share this photograph of Mallory loving on Kimba out in the pasture. The kids and I were making rounds and she thought it would be good to give Kimba a little lovin. I don't think he minds one bit. He is one of the LGD's (Livestock Guardian Dog) that we have with our main doe herd. He is very serious about his guarding the flock, but sure does love when we come out to give him some lovin. Mallory and I are especially fond of Kimba! He is a beautiful dog and now there is a picture of the most beautiful girl with him!
Friday, August 6, 2010
After we would get the bricks torn down, Mallory would take the loose ones and throw in a pile in the yard. She took her work very seriously as well. BB told them if they worked hard, she would give them $5. Dillon tried to do all of the work by himself then. He wanted Alex and Mallory to do nothing so he could get their $5 as well. He told me he needed all of that money to put in his "money bank " because he had spent $40 of his "dollars" earlier that day at Wal Mart. He has been saving his whole life and finally got to spend it, and it has really bothered him how quickly it went.
All the while we were working and sweating, we had an audience. The goats were interested in what we were working on.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This was taken from the doorway into what will be our bedroom.
This will be our closet....
And our bathroom.
My mother in law and I have been priming and painting what will become Mallory's room. She wanted a dark purple color and pink, so we came to an agreement on this color which is "pinkish-purple" It's called berries and cream, and I do like it much more than the visions of half pink, half purple walls I envisioned.
Dillon working with Shane nailing the house wrap on. We decided to wrap the addition until all work is completed. We have plans on knocking some walls out on the other end of the house, as well as maybe closing in the carport. Then when all is done, we will be going with a board and batten vinyl siding that is the color of natural cedar. You want to talk about trying to make a decision....it took us a while to decide on the exterior. I tremble with anxiety/nausea at the thought of deciding the interior.....Please pray for me ;)