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Happy Belated Easter

We had a fabulous weekend.  My parents were here, and on Saturday we colored eggs, we chatted, we took a tour around our house and checked all of the plants coming up this spring.  We ate and ate and ate, it was wonderful.   On Sunday morning we did church and then the kids found their Easter baskets, we had an egg hunt (with $ in the eggs), and we had our feast at 1pm.  It  was a very busy, but wonderful day.  Sometimes it works out like this, and other times it doesn’t.  I’m really glad this was an up year, it seems as if they have been mediocre lately.

Here are some photos of our weekend.

L's first time coloring eggs.  She loved it!

L’s first time coloring eggs. She loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T is getting too big to color a lot of eggs, but he did dip a couple :)

T is getting too big to color a lot of eggs, but he did dip a couple 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S with his favorite egg.

S with his favorite egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A with her favorite colored egg.

A with her favorite colored egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L with her colored hands.  I just love the green and yellow hands !

L with her colored hands. I just love the green and yellow hands !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and my husband on Easter Sunday.

My husband and me on Easter Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me, my mom, and the girls.

Me, my mom, and the girls.

A and L easter 2014

Easter Day with 2 beautiful girls.

kids sharing candy

The kids enjoying some Easter candy after finding their baskets.

marg easter 2014

My mother-in-law enjoying a cup of coffee after dinner.

leo easter 2014

My father-in-law eating Easter dinner.

 

I hope you all had a glorious Easter, we did!

Been Gone Too Long

I am back for a post or two until the kids get out of school.  I should have more time for posting during summer vacation.  Let’s hope so, I miss blogging!

Where to start… I have been super busy with the kids.

  • A went to her first father/daughter dance.  She absolutely loved it.
  • A jumped off of the low diving board,
  • M is still working on his Eagle Scout project.
  • J went to prom.
  • My husband went to California for a week.
  • 4H is in full swing and J is our club president!
  • AHG is winding down now, just the awards banquet left!
  • L is rolling over now.
  • My husband is helping me with household updates.
  • T had his school musical.
  • J turned 17.
  • The kids went roller skating with our 4H group.

We have also had a couple of neighbor dogs that keep going after my chickens.  Killed 2 roosters in the first attack and killed 4 hens on the second attack.  I am still very angry about it.

We bought 2 turkeys, 3 guineas, 3 Bantams, and 7 miscellaneous pullets to  replace our dead chickens and build our dwindling number of chickens.

Here are some pictures of what’s been going on around here.

A jumping off of the low diving board.

A jumping off of the low diving board.

A going to father/daughter dance with my husband.

A going to father/daughter dance with my husband.

J's 17th birthday.

J’s 17th birthday.

R skating

R roller skating.

T and A in school musical.

T and A in school musical.

A cute picture of Stevie and me.

A cute picture of  S and me.

My husband putting up blinds.

My husband putting up blinds.

L rolling onto stomach.

L rolling onto stomach.  She is a drooling machine.

M working on a computer.

M working on a computer.

I hope to be back soon!

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful visit from my parents for Easter weekend.  Saturday was absolutely gorgeous.  I am beginning to think that Spring really is coming to our neck of the woods.  With the forecast for rain on Sunday, we had an Easter egg hunt on Saturday.  The smaller three had a bunch of eggs hidden around the yard that have different amounts of change in them.  The bigger three have one bigger egg that has a $10 bill inside.  No one seems to be too big to find an egg with 10 bucks inside!  It was fun.  The kids all end up with $10 and they love doing this every year with my parents!

The $10 egg!

J with the $10 egg!

The three little kids helped me make Easter Nests on Friday.  I got the recipe from Food.com and got the ingredients beforehand.  They liked making them and they were festive.  Here is a picture of how they turned out.

A plate of Easter nests.

A plate of Easter nests.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.  Fun was had by all.  It was great to see my parents and have a wonderful Easter celebration!

Easter egg hunt.

Easter egg hunt.

Mom and L.  Look at that chubby leg!

Mom and L. Look at that chubby leg!

Dad and L.

Dad and L.

R with his Easter basket.

R with his Easter basket.

L in her Easter dress.

L in her Easter dress.

T was sick vomiting overnight, so he didn't have much energy for the egg hunt.

T was sick vomiting overnight, so he didn’t have much energy for the egg hunt.

S coloring eggs.

S coloring eggs.

M with his basket.

M with his basket.

Too much Easter candy!  We are so blessed to have a wonderful family.

Too much Easter candy! We are so blessed to have a wonderful family.

Rural King To The Rescue…

Rural King is my husband’s new favorite store.  He has been there 4 times since it opened maybe three weeks ago.  He doesn’t didn’t used to shop.  He has been there to get supplies for my son, M’s Eagle Scout Project.  He went to see what they had in the store.  Each time he has gone, he has taken a couple of the kids with him.

Each trip they bring home something to share.  We have had their chili mix, three bags of “Larry the Cable Guy” chips.  We (I mean they) have had BBQ ribs, Fried Dill Pickle, and Cheeseburger chips.  They loved them all.  We have also bought the small bite sized sausages.  They like everything that they have tried.

The kids want to try something different each time.  Eventually they wear my husband down, or it is his idea to try something else, I’m not sure which.  They came home from their latest trip and had this.

Dad bought us hot sauce, and you can't stop him!!!

Dad bought us hot sauce, and you can’t stop him!!!

Apparently we needed the 6 pack of Louisiana Hot Sauce  Rural King keeps in stock.  I am surprised to say that they only opened 3 of the 6.  They are loving them!  My daughter A is showing off the 8 bottles of hot sauce that we now own!!

Thankfully they were only $7 for the whole 6 pack.  We will definitely get our moneys worth out of them!

Ann

Happy Birthday To My Husband

IMG_1043Happy Birthday!  I love you so much.  You are my strength.  You are my biggest cheerleader.  You are always there when I need you.  You make me think outside the box.  You always push me to go the extra mile.  You are  a good provider.  You encourage me in all that I am doing.  You always say yes to me and my wants.   You put the kids and me before yourself.  You work long hours so that I can be home with the kids.  You are the best thing that ever happened to me.  I love you!

iPhone 5

My husband bought me an iPhone 5! It came yesterday and I fiddled around with it all afternoon. I am not good with electronic devices, but I was able to transfer my contacts and answer the phone. That is pretty good for me!  My husband had to transfer the calendar and it took him a while to get it, so I don’t feel bad about that! The kids about mauled me to get a turn with it. I didn’t have a case for it, so I was scared to death that one of them would drop it. This morning I got an otter box case for it so I don’t have to worry so much about breaking it.
I had an iPod touch, so this isn’t much different from that except I don’t have to carry around a phone and an iPod. I can also access the Internet wherever I am instead of just a hotspot. I spend a lot of time in the car so I hope to be able to use my time efficiently while waiting for the kids.
I am hoping the camera is better too . The kids said it is. It has a flash with the camera, so I know that is different from my iPod.
I am planning on going on a cruise next winter so this gives me plenty of time to figure everything out.
I didn’t think I needed an iPhone, but so far I am loving it!