Saturday, May 13, 2017

Adding A Roof.

We are adding a roof to the chicken coop area today!

The Egg Plant.

If I were a Swedish Flower Hen, I would enjoy living here!! We are almost ready to bring our girls home ~ maybe by next weekend!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Live Simply.

I gathered a few favorite things together to add a summery touch to a cabinet in our kitchen. I printed and framed the Florida and Virginia prints. Added a few fresh flowers in mason jars, a couple of signs I've had for awhile, seashells from Florida and a wooden cardinal, my dear friend Carol gave me. It was like an episode of 'Trading Spaces' - I used what I had. Uou can find the free state printables - search Pinterest.

By The River.

Gorgeous GREEN late afternoon at the river!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Visiting The American Legion

We had a really wonderful experience when we visited the American Legion today. In honor of our fallen soldiers we were invited to a reading of The Poppy Lady, which is the story of how the red poppy became the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. In addition, we had the opportunity to meet a veteran and witness a POW-MIA chair of honor ceremony. We were also given the opportunity to look through scrapbooks and read about Private First Class, Steve F. Grubb, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. The scrapbooks were lovingly pieced together by his wife, Gladys. It was an honor to be there today.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Finishing Up The Chicken Coop!

Michael has been working tirelessly to put 'The Egg Plant' in place and he began working on fencing. Once we are finished with the fencing, adding chicken wire and a roof ~ our girls can come home!!

The Egg Plant ~ Our Chicken Coop

Welcome to 'The Egg Plant', y'all. This is where our beautiful Swedish Flower Hens will live very soon! It was definitely a family affair turning the unpainted chicken coop into a sweet new home for our chickens!

Yes. To. Chickens.

Soooo ~ after saying NO to chickens for 3 years I told Mike the only way I would get chickens is if he would agree for me to paint the coop purple and calling it the Egg Plant. He agreed. Sarah one of our best friends, said she would incubate fertile eggs that would hatch out beautiful chicks. This is a photograph of the before/after.

Nerf Battling Kind Of Day!

It's been a fun afternoon of having a friend over and Nerf battling, buggy riding, discovering wild things growing, hammock lounging and lazy dogs napping. Couldn't ask for a more wonderful spring day!

Replanting A Cedar.

Found this guy potting a cedar, he and his Dad pulled up from the woods.

Learning By Doing

Some things do not require a book to be taught. Some things are best learned through hand's on experience.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday School Snack - Zaccheaus Lesson

Sunday school snack for our lesson on Zaccheaus. If you would like to read about Zaccheaus and the day he met Jesus, you will find it in Luke 19:1-10.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Fellowship * Friends * Fun

Great night with great friends! ❤ #fellowshipfriendsandfun

Friday, May 05, 2017

Cinco De Mayo

Enjoyed a nice Cinco de Mayo lunch with amigos!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Live Can Change In An Instant.

When Griffin and I were out earlier, Mike was doing some tractor work. He was behind the tractor working on it, and he forgot to set the parking break. The tractor started rolling and he didn't realize it until it was coming at him. He said his leg was almost broken when he couldn't get out of the way of the implements in the yard. Suddenly, the tractor just stopped and he was able to jumped out of the way. He's got a pretty bad cut and bruise, but he is safe! Mike said sometimes God protects stupid. I took this picture when I got home ~ not knowing what happened when we were away. Life can change in an instant. GOD IS SO GOOD!!

Tactical Strategist

Earlier, Griffin was unhappy with how his hammock was swinging and tried to rearrange it himself. After I reminded him his Dad is an engineer and he had designed the best possible solution, he put his hands in his pockets and looked at me with a very serious face and said, well ~ I'm a tactical strategist. I took a long pause and I tried SO hard not to laugh. But, I just couldn't stifle the laugh. Oh, my goodness ... best laugh I've had in awhile. I was laughing so hard, there were tears! (BTW, he was laughing with me).

My Husband

I love this guy so much! He takes such good care of us. I'm not sure if I tell him often enough how much we love and appreciate him. He's an engineer by day ~ but, he can pretty much do anything! I'm often in awe of the skills he has.

Homeschooling & Country Living!

Homeschooling and country living go hand in hand! We enjoy moments like this ~ when we get a hands on science lesson as critters scurry into our outdoor classroom. #taketimetoenjoythesmallthings

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Classroom Comfort

He has mad contortionist abilities when it comes to class time comfort!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Canning - Strawberry Freezer Jam

My first batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam. It's my first time canning! 🍓 I'm so excited!! Now I want to can all the things!!

First Time Canning - Strawberry Freezer Jam

I tried something new tonight. This is my first batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam. It's my first time canning! 🍓 I'm so excited!! Now I want to can all the things!!

Strawberry Picking.

We went strawberry picking today at Newcastle Bee & Berry Farm!

My Happy Place.

My happy place.