Monday, July 27, 2015

Moving Again

7 AM

5 PM

Guess what?  

That's our new home!  

We're suckers for a fixer-upper and we've definitely got our work cut out for us, but still excited.

More to come, you know, later.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer, May-July 2015

If you're on your phone I suggest swapping to a computer.  This post contains nearly allllll the pictures I've taken in the past two months, mostly in chronological order.  It's a lot.  And this is what's been keeping me from writing, besides laziness and Internet availability, of course.

Here we go!


This horse was such a sweet pest.  She kept sniffing my hair, my clothes, she tried to pull one of my shoes off.

Poppies in May

Poppies in May

One thing that's kept me busy has been more work.  Boots and I started a lawn care business in May.  Boots does the cutting and such and I am weeder nĂºmero uno.  This is the flower bed in front of the horse three pictures above.  It took me seven hours to weed it one day and since then everything has grown and gotten so beautiful.  You'll see that a little later.
Boots and Mayhem catching a quick nap while waiting for my sister's graduation to start.
We finally made a nurse out of this girl!
We graduated this sister from high school.  It rained, we got soaking wet, and looked like rats.
My daddy finally got a boy that wants to drive all of his tractors.
It's a little difficult figuring out how to ride babies on rocking horses.
We also graduated my cousin from high school. 
Vacuum cleaner Mohawk!
Too early one morning.
This was Mayhem's first attempt at putting his shoes on.
Figuring out the pattern for my quilt squares one night in the living room floor.
Our waterfall in our VBS room.
Pinning the layers of my sister's baby's quilt that I'm working on.
I have no words for this mess.
He sleeps just like his daddy- flopped around everywhere with the blankets ripped off.
The zinnias and gladiolas one early June morning.
Tiny recliner for a tiny man.
I'm always washing dishes and it always looks like this.  Ay yi yi!
 This is "my" garden at my uncle's house before the okra grew up past our heads,
before the tomatoes grew up and we cut the blackberry vines back,
and before we pulled up the dead English peas and the squash grew so wide you can't walk around it.
My couch looks like this a couple times a week, too. 
Putting penguins in the house I built him. 
Isn't this hibiscus beautiful?  Plus, Mayhem in the background mocking the dog yawning.
Riding the horsie!
Fabric shopping!
Purchases from our favorite fabric store.
We picked blueberries for five hours one morning.  8 (or was it 9?) of these pans full.
"Take Scout pit-churr!"
"Take them pit-churr!"
I love taking sleeping pictures of him.
A new cow trough swimming pool.
Shasta daisies in July
Sunflowers in July
Indoor fishing
Fighting a fever from too many ant bites

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dear Bite,

Your days are numbered, buddy.  The tiny human is afraid you may starve to death and he plans to prevent that by overfeeding you!  He knows where the food is kept and has figured out how to get it by moving a chair and taking the bowl off the microwave.

Gotta go, he's fixing my supper now!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Finally Finished

I think I started this quilt in November.  My quilting skills have improved, but there is much to be desired in the binding department.


Ay yi yi!

Oh, after you spend several months warning a kid not to touch the quilt because it has pins in it that will stick them, you're going to have some explaining to do when you try to wrap them up in it.

"Not like quilt, Mommy!  Not like!"
"Why?  What's wrong?"
"Have pins in it, Mommy!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How Romantic

We're cuddled on the couch, forehead to forehead, nose to nose.  His arms around my head, fingers in my hair.  

"Mommy, Mommy!"

"Yes?" I ask.

"Baby chicken die."

He gave himself the hiccups laughing at me laughing at him.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mayhem's Easter

The church we've been attending hosted an Easter egg hunt the Sunday afternoon a week before Easter and it was Mayhem's first time to hunt eggs since last year at Easter he was barely walking.  Initially, he thought the bucket was for collecting leaves.


"Stand right there and let me take your picture," I told him.

I guess he though I wanted to see his belly button, too.

"Up, Mommy, up!"

I explained to him one time that there would be eggs hidden over here (pointing in the general area) and that you're supposed to pick them up and put them in your bucket.  He was pretty excited and not shy at all about the task before him.

"Oooh, eggs!"

Getting a good picture of him was impossible.  Even when I walked away to where I figured he would go next, he'd bend down right in front of me to pick up the egg.

Leaves aren't very pretty for egg hunts, but they sure make it easy for the little kiddies.

Easter was so bright and pretty!

He finally understands the concept of standing still to take a picture (we're working on smiling), but he wants to see what it looks like immediately so you have to be quick!

Boots was able to meet us at church and we had a very nice Easter service, complete with communion and Mayhem taking a nap nearly the entire time.