Ice Storm

Quite a lot has been happening here since my last post. I suppose the biggest news would be the ice storm.

The weight of the ice broke the tops out of the two willow trees. These trees are located in Grace’s duck lot so the ducks are back to be confined to their smaller lot until we can get these cut down and removed.

The ice storm brought power outages all over our county. We were without power for 4 1/2 days. We managed to keep the stuff in our big freezers from thawing by packing them in ice but we lost everything in the house freezers. Needless to say, a generator is already on it’s way to our house. We are so thankful for this wood stove. It kept our house nice and warm and allowed us to cook our meals.

Grace worked on this picture while we were without power.

I think she did a great job.

So when the willows broke, one of the limbs was hanging down in front of our satellite receiver for our TV so therefore no TV reception. Our neighbors came over and cut down the limb so we could watch TV. So thankful for good neighbors.

Also this huge catawba tree has been needing to be cut for several years. As you can tell by the picture it was rotten all the way down. Marvin came and cut it down for us right before the ice storm. So glad it was already down. It was very close to the house and I was concerned that it might fall on the house. We are glad to have it down and looking forward to all the wood we will get from it.

We also enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Yum!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well.

So Julie and Grace always had this thing they did with their hands and they called him Sparky. A few days before Thanksgiving, Grace hollers at me to come look at something. I look up and directly over our house this is what we see..

A perfect Sparky in the clouds!! What an amazing God we serve.

God bless.

Grace’s Birthday

Happy birthday, Grace! Madison made Grace this cute birthday cake. She does such a great job.The Horns brought all these cute decorations. It was so much fun.A great bunch of kids.Vicki and QuentinQuentin’s mom and dad. We also had cake on Monday at Jess’s but I somehow did not remember to get pictures.This is the crochet project I am working on right now. I am doing a crochet along with Jennifer at Fiber Flux. I really like watching her channel on YouTube. She explains how to do things really well. This is a new stitch for me. I really like it and all the pretty colors.Jess made this pretty pencil holder for Grace for her birthday. Isn’t it pretty? The yarn and the button came from Canada. Jess participated in a yarn exchange a little while back. This is one of the yarns she got. The yarn is hand dyed and the button is handmade. Very nice.One more picture. Fall is so beautiful. God bless.

Katie’s Birthday

Happy birthday to our sweet little Katie! 7 years . Wow!

Yesterday was party day. So much fun.

She has been wanting a Nintendo ds like her brothers have. She was literally jumping up and down when she opened it.

Grace drew her a birthday picture on the chalkboard.

It was a really fun day. We love you, Katie.

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