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July 4th

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I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  This MawMaw was very happy!  For the first time, EVER, all our grandkids were here at the same time.  Chuck and his crew arrived first.

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They managed to find a few ripe blackberries.

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We did hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and sit in the shade most of the day.

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My oldest granddaughter, Alexius.

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My youngest, Miss Katie.

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Everyone was very impressed by the little frogs that are in the “little pond”.

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Sam, just being Sam.

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The swings got lots of use.

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I think the hammock was the most loved though.  They spent lots and lots of time making the hammock into a big swing.  After we ate, we all took a ride down the Parkway to Mabry Mill.  I, of course, forgot my camera but Dave took a picture of everyone there at the mill.  He is going to email it to me so if I can figure out how to transfer it over I will post it.  I so badly wanted to get a group picture but the day just sped by and it slipped my mind.  Then on up to a little place called Meadows of Dan.  We ate pizza in a little gazebo there.  Thanks Dave!  The little boys had tons of fun playing with rocks that were there.  We then came home and Dave and Chuck set off some fireworks Dave had brought with him.  The first boom sent 3 or 4 deer running out of the cornfield.  I guess they thought it was hunting season starting early.  After that it was off to “little town” to see the big fireworks display.  We all had a great day.  From about 10:30 in the morning till about 9:30 that night, my entire immediate family was together.  God is good.  Now, I wonder when we could do it again!!

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

 

Thursday

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Hello Ladies, it has been another busy week for us.  Monday we went with Hubby to the job site.  This is a picture of one of the rooms he is working on.  He has gutted all the upstairs and  Monday we put the new subflooring down in 2 of the rooms. 

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He put these on the rafters upstairs to give them extra support.  This is a very old house (over 100 years old).  He will be running new electrical throughout the house, hanging sheetrock, lots of updates.  We are VERY thankful to the Lord for this job.  It is the biggest job he has had in several years. 

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We took our school books and when the girls had finished with school they wanted to go exploring.  

Then on Tuesday, Grace had an eye doctor appointment in Salem.  This usually takes all day.  It takes about an hour to get there from our home.  Wednesday, we did school in the morning and then went to help Hubby again.  Today, we went back to Salem to pick up Grace’s eye glasses prescription and then made a trip to Rocky Mount Wal-Mart to get the prescription filled.  Tomorrow we are going down to Jessica’s.  A week spent on the road. 

It has been warm here this week.  A beautiful week for being outside.  We slept last night with our bedroom window open a little.  I love falling asleep listening to the frogs.  We are getting rain now.  The rain and the warm temperatures will get everything blooming and greening up.  So exciting!  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

New Life

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The field above our house has come to life.  Several new calves have been born.  They run and jump through the new grass.  They have so much fun and are such a joy to watch.  Today we worked outside most of the day,  picking up in the yard, getting the garden ready.  David, Jess, and Daniel came this afternoon.  We had hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.  Ate them outside at the picnic table.  The sun was shining brightly.  A beautiful day.  100_2987

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The girls enjoyed some fishing time.  It was one of those days that I just thank the Lord I live where I do.  Clothes blowing dry in the wind.  The birds are singing so  beautiful.  Frogs peeping.  It makes me want to do all my work outside.  I even open my window just a little bit at night so the frogs can sing me to sleep.   Wonderful time of the year in Floyd.  It’s been a really hard winter but spring in sweet.  Just like life.   Sometimes life is hard but the Lord is good and brings us through to spring.  Well, I must go.  My baby boy is here.  Take care and God bless.

Geese are back

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What are beautiful sight!  The geese are back.  They look so pretty on the pond with the sun shining on them.  We heard our first frogs peeping Saturday night.  Spring is on its way.  I will be posting pictures this week of other signs of Spring.  I am sooooooooo glad.  Yesterday was a good day.  Pastor Tom had a good message, then we had a team leaders meeting afterward.  Our Sunday School Director retired and George accepted the position.  We really have no idea what his duties will be as of it but I’m sure we will learn as we go.  Last night’s menu at church included a hamburger casserole, baked beans, potato salad, pretzels and dip, a peach jello salad, and brownies.  I took something no one from church had ate before, pickled corn.  It was a success.   Most seemed to like it.  I guess its kinda like kraut, you either like it or you don’t, not much in- between ground.    Today will be school as usual.  Tomorrow both girls have eye doctor appointments.  We plan to leave early in the morning so as to do some shopping for shoes.  Recital is this Sunday.  I hope to hang clothes on the line today.  It  gives me an opportunity to be outside, plus saves us money.  Temperature is supposed to get in the upper 40’s today.  Things are drying up from all the melting snow.   It will soon be time to start preparing the garden for summer.  I get excited just thinking about all this.  Well it is time to begin working.  Take care and God bless.