We celebrated Miss Katie’s first birthday this weekend. Her actual birthday was Friday but we partied on Saturday. Jess made these beautiful cupcakes for Katie. They were delicious.
We traveled to Pikeville Hospital Sunday to see George’s Dad. He is still in intensive care but seemed to be improving. I talked to George’s sister today, however, and she said his mind is coming and going now. I am so thankful that when we were there he knew us and even talked some to us.
Yesterday, my baby girl Grace, turned 13 years old. My, my, how time does fly by. We didn’t celebrate yet as she had a sore throat and wanted to wait. We will be doing it on Friday. Friday will be a big day for us. We are butchering our spring roosters. The Horn’s are coming over and bringing their roosters. It will be a fun day. Our pastor and his wife are coming to help. They are the experts, we are novices. I plan on making a huge pot of 15 bean soup. Vicki is bringing drinks and making cupcakes which will serve as Grace’s birthday cake. Doesn’t every girl celebrate her 13th birthday with a chicken butchering day. Well, she’ll always remember it.
That’s about it for now. We are finished with school for the day. I cooked a beef roast on the wood stove for supper. I added some potatoes, turnips, onions, broccoli and carrots to the pot just a fewinutes ago. YUM!.
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.
They managed to find a few ripe blackberries.
We did hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and sit in the shade most of the day.
My oldest granddaughter, Alexius.
My youngest, Miss Katie.
Everyone was very impressed by the little frogs that are in the “little pond”.
Sam, just being Sam.
The swings got lots of use.
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!!
Hello ladies!! I know it has been a while since I made a post but I have been having technical difficulties with my blog. My thanks to Dave for getting me back up and running. I’m still having trouble with my pictures so no picture today.(Picture Added – Dave) Well, we have been busy here this week. Monday, I helped Hubby at the farmhouse. He started on the plumbing this week. Under the bathroom, the crawl space is about 18 inches. As you can imagine, not my favorite place to work but someone has to do it. Then on Tuesday, the girls and I went down to Jessica’s. They all have been sick, even little Miss Katie. Hopefully, though, they are finally on the mend. Wednesday, I helped Hubby again. Difficulties with the plumbing caused us to decide to finish it up Monday. (Didn’t hurt my feelings any). I’m sorry, I guess I am complaining a little but of all the jobs I help him with, plumbing is my least favorite. Thursday and Friday, the girls and I stayed home and worked on things here.
Well, that’s about all for our week. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
Yesterday we went to Tweetsie Railroad with Dave, Jess, and the kids. We had a great time.
Cany you tell by Sam’s face?
It’s hard to get this boy to be still long enough for a picture.
The highlight of the day was meeting this guy. For those of you who don’t know him, this is Thomas the Train. We all rode Thomas. Every time during the day that we would hear his whistle blow, Sam would say “You hear that train, MawMaw?” This was his birthday gift from his mom and dad. His birthday was June 7th. He is now 2 yrs old. Amazing.
I think this picture says LOVE. When a man the size of David squeezes himself into a car the size of this one just so your little boy can drive, that has to say love.
I think they are conspiring a plan!
Can you tell we are tired? Well, everyone except …..
We went down to Jessica’s today and I finally got a few pictures to show you all-thanks to Grace.
Sam was saying “cheese”.
Miss Katie. Hasn’t she grown? She had a well visit check up today and she weighed 15 lb.
We went to work with Hubby yesterday. I will try to get some pictures of his progress next time we go. Tomorrow after school, we will be going to get Grace’s new glasses. I am so glad. For those of you who do not know, Grace has worn glasses since before she was a year old. Last year, when she got a new prescription, I noticed she was wearing them down quite far on her nose. I questioned her and she said they hurt her eyes if she wore them up farther. I should have taken her back but to be honest I guess I thought she had just got in the habit of wearing them down on her nose. WRONG! They had put her bifocal up way too high in the glasses. So I know she will be so glad to get her new ones.
We had a tremendous amount of rain over the weekend. Lots of areas close by had large amounts of hail-3 to 6 in. I’m very thankful we didn’t have any. Temperatures dropped considerably after the hail. This morning it was 28 degrees with a heavy frost. I think I will have to build a fire this evening. It is fairly chilly inside the house.
I’m not sure if this worked or not. I was hoping to show you all a picture of the hail at the shooting range nearby. This is where Hubby and others from church go to shoot clays.
I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
We took this picture of Katie Sunday when they came for a visit. She really is growing and seems to be a very content little lady. You all remember how I said it was cold here Monday. Well, Tuesday morning it was 10 degrees with the wind chill below zero. Our water froze in the bathroom and the new laundry room. A little disappointing as Hubby thought he had it fixed so it would not freeze. I tell you all, when the wind blows hard like that it can find the tiniest little hole to get in and freeze pipes. Anyway, he thawed out the water and insulated more around the pipes, so hopefuly it is fixed now. Wednesday morning was cold too. Temperature was 10 degrees again but not near as much wind so it didn’t feel as cold. Our hard working wood stove is very much appreciated. Today however has been very nice-low 40’s. Thank you, Lord.
Well, I guess that’s about all the excitement we have had going on here. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Hello everyone. May I introduce Miss Katie Lee! Isn’t she beautiful? She was born Wednesday evening at about 6:30 and weighed 7 lb. 7 oz. No complications-THANK YOU, LORD!
We got the first call about 2:30 A.M. Wednesday morning. Things progressed steadily. The girls and I watched the boys Wednesday and David stayed with Jess. God always works out the best timing. After Katie was born, we took the boys to the hospital to see Jess and Katie. Daniel is so excited to have a sister. He loves babies. Then David brought everyone home and stayed with them overnight while I stayed with Jess and Katie. The next morning we traded out again. Then David brought his girls home last night.
She seems to be a very content little girl. I want to thank all you ladies for your prayers. God is so good! Enjoy your day and God bless.