Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Life At Our Place ~ Originally Posted 2010

It's been awhile since I've shared my news. So get yourself a cup of coffee and sit a spell and I'll tell you what's been going on around her. I'm so excited to be getting some vegetables from my garden.
Even though my asparagus patch is filled with weeds I am still able to harvest some. Many spears are white from lack of sunlight. Shame on me for not weeding more often. We have radishes and butter lettuce; my favorite.
What is it about boys and mud? Garrett enjoys playing in this portion of the garden we've set aside for him and his tractors.
Even older brother Harrison still plays in the dirt. Boys will be boys. I'm so glad they are this way. It's good "clean" fun with no expense needed. They use their imaginations. I think all mothers should allow their children to get dirty.This is Harrison, our older son and his girlfriend Nikki. 
My husband Stacey and me enjoying dinner around our fire pit.We've gotten so much enjoyment out of our homemade fire pit. It's one more inexpensive form of entertainment and keeps our family close together.
Our friend Logan helping to weed the flowerbeds.
Harrison doing his part to help around the yard.
My husband also doing what it takes to spruce things up.After all the work Harrison and Stacey did some target practice, then cleaned their guns.
While mowing the field my husband found this sweet bunny. Garrett is thrilled to hold it.
They are precious creatures aren't they?
In other news, Jessica got her braces removed after having them for nearly three years.We all love her pretty smile and think those three years were worth it.We are so proud of Victoria. She attends a large high school with high standards and she made the National Honor Society. I was sick with a headache and dizzy, but was able to attend that night.
Daddy is sure proud of his little girl. She worked hard to get this honor.I had breakfast with Dad and Mom one morning and thought it was so sweet that they made a big ham dinner together. I miss seeing them and wish I could get over there more often.
We had a visit from my husband's sister Kara and her daughter Selkie. We decided to surprise my son Garrett.
We drove to his school and let him out for the day. He was so excited to see his cousin. They both smile then automatically hugged. I'm so glad I snapped this picture.
Grandma Vivian went along with us to lunch and shopping. We had a good day.
This is my laundry farm house laundry room where Grandma Vivian has lived for six months with us. She's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It's been hard, but it's also been rewarding to have had her with us.
It's sad to have her now placed in a care facility, but it was a necessary move. They are able to care for her better than I could. She is with people her age and goes on field trips and has her hair done weekly. It is a beautiful place with gorgeous grounds and lots of flowers.
Our daughters Jessica and Victoria went on a business trip with Stacey to Washington D.C. and had so much fun. I love this picture of them hamming it up.
During spring break my sisters Kelli and Sharon came for a visit. There is never a quiet moment. We talk, laugh and cry. I'm so thankful for my dear sisters.
My sister Sharon and I have been getting together with the girls we went to high school with. This has been so good for all of us. We are all friends on facebook so getting together has been a natural outcome of all the fun and silly things we say to each other daily.
This could have been used for a "Wordless Wednesday" post. The CAT got locked in the truck; need I say more? Poor thing!!! Poor us; the truck still smells. Yucky!!! I don't know how to get the smell out. Well, that's all the news for now. I have much more to tell; but no time. Please come back and see me again. Love, Kathi

"Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe." Psalm 61:1-3

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