Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our land and future new home

We have bought land out in the boonies which I used to wonder why people would want to live way out like that, and now our home sites are being cleared. It's like Wow....this is actually going to happen. This time next year we will be moved (I think). Maybe even have Christmas out there. We have lived in our current house for 36 years and it is hard to imagine living anywhere else. But here we go on a new adventure.
Noah is standing in front of the BIG rock quarry that has just a few lily pads in it.

The boys love it out there and I know this is going to be a great experience for them. We are planning on having a big garden and chickens, goats, maybe some pigs I don't know what all. But the best part will be that we will all be together working our "farm". I love that my kids actually want to be living close like this. Two of them won't be for now but who knows what the future may bring.

Friday, July 26, 2013


OMGosh, these curls.....


Monday, July 15, 2013


My sister picked up our annual stash of peaches from Porter Oklahoma. These are the best I have ever had.....yellow or white. Their white ones are incredible but they are not ready yet so we went with the yellow. Jamie decided we were going to make peach jam and I wanted to make peach pie filling so we made both. It's been years since I did any canning but I now remember the huge mess it makes. Wow. BUT the peach jam is awesome and I think the peach pie filling will be too.

Friday, July 5, 2013


I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and took time to remember why we celebrate this holiday. I am so thankful for all of the sacrifice that men and women in this great country of ours have made.
I am also thankful that this year all of our kiddos were home with us. This just doesn't happen on the 4th very often at all. We had such a great time. First we went to the square in Greenwood where the boys played on the bounce water slides, ate funnel cakes and hot dogs, went on a hay ride, saw Captain America but wouldn't let us take their picture with him so Jamie did.
 Isaiah's first 4th of July
 Memorial stones on the square. Jonah is named after my dad.
After the square, we went home to nap and get ready for the evening fun. And fun we had, lots of it. Since Jonah's birthday is Monday and we were all together we had his birthday party. I don't think I have ever seen Jonah so excited.
After all of that we went outside to eat and then began the fireworks, slowly at first but finally just at dark we got into full swing. We watched the big show in Greenwood from our house (which we always have been able to do), fairly big show from across the street at two different houses, and our own mini show. All in all it was a very good day, one of the best.
Launching a lantern with the fireworks in the background..............priceless.