Friday, February 24, 2012

Life and ….

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted pictures of what’s going on here. So today is a share it day.


I hate mending. Jim figured if he wanted his jeans mended before I washed them he might as well give it a shot. I think he learned a bit about why I’m not impressed with mending. It’s hard to turn the pants leg and get all sides of the tear. He did it though and it washed well.


Abby turned 10 this week. We just had a little daycare group for the day but that didn’t matter to Abby. Mike gave her a pink piggy bank with about $10.00 in it. He informed her it’s the starting of her college play money, she’s suppose to add change to it when she has some. Mike got a piggy bank from Mary when Mike was little and he’s going to take it to the bank this week and he’s betting there’s at least $500.00 in change and cash in there.

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For Abby’s birthday she choose to go for a walk on the trails. Mike had us go somewhere we’ve never gone before (as a daycare). The kids had a blast and this was more then likely the last hike with Mike because he’ll be gone shortly.

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Mark has got 38 new baby goats in the past 9 days. The kids and I went and got to pet a new little one that was less then an hour old.


Sunsets have been, will always be my favorite so Mike took this picture on the way home last night.

Remember this?


It’s now this. It use to take us 2 hours to unload 4 tons of coal, we can now do it with this old corn elevator turned coal elevator in 35 minutes.

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Need eggs? My chickens are happy. They haven’t quit laying eggs all winter. Really it’s been cool because I’ve been able to keep family in eggs, daycare and all baking needs in eggs and also able to sell some along the way. So cool!!!


Not a great picture but had to share what my lap looks like when we go for a ride. Both dogs have to see out the window and Wilbur wanted his head out too.

2012-02-13_12-07-00_956That’s all folks. I hope you all have a great weekend. We are going tubing tomorrow at Ski Gull. I’m excited, we had a blast last year so know that this year will be even better.

Blessings everyone!!


Debsdailylife said...

I saw Jim at the sewing machine and giggled!! Sounds just liKE ME!!! I HATE it!!!!
My brother has someone who 'keeps him in fresh eggs' and they are so very good!!

Anna said...

What a lot of fun! I've been sewing for decades, but I NEVER mend things. My husband went for 8 years with un-hemmed pants before I got around to it. And those baby goats are precious! How special that your "kids" got to see one so new!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Great photos, Julie. You look like you had a good few days there. I am always interested in what is going on in your life. Wishing you a happy rest of the weekend. :)

Casey said...

Ok this time my favorite picture is the one where Jim is mending his jeans! LOL
AND I love the egg picture, because, have I told you, I get a basketful a day as well?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Flying high in the sky.... said...

too good!! lovely photographs!!! you made me happy :)

Michele said...

I know just what you mean about mending. I dislike it passionately!!! But, I think it is fantastic that your hubby took to figuring out how to do it himself. What a guy!

Love the pictures of you and the kids including Mike out and about in your beautiful area. Looks like you all had a great day, too.

We passed by a place close to our cabin where someone had eggs for sale. I immediately thought about you.

Glad to see life is treating you well right now. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Anne H said...

LOVE the eggs - love your life, as a matter of fact!