Sunday, August 8, 2010

Highlights from this last week

My Mother and Gerry left yesterday afternoon to head back
to Oklahoma.

We all hated to see them go.
Since they think we need to move there and
we think they need to move here I don't see us moving
closer to one another any time soon.

Casper will one day find the courage to walk up the ramp
into the barn.

Anyhow, the weather was HOT and HUMID for the first few days they were here. Being from Oklahoma they are use to these conditions, but they have central air and are able to escape it. No central air at our house. Just windows, lots of fans and the pool.

After the heat wave broke we picked a ton of beans and made a few batches of the spicy beans. Sure was fun.

Now I must say my Mother hates having her picture taken. She will try to avoid this whenever possible. I decided to take some whether she liked it or not so I've got tons of pictures of her not looking at the camera and the ones of her looking at the camera have a stunned deer in the headlights look to them. Next time they come we are planning on going to get some professional ones taken ~ she says only the pros can get a good shot of her.

Chyann rubbing on Rootbeer with Casper looking on in the background.

Rootbeer having a nibble of beans.

Mom trying to hide behind the apple branches while she picked up apples. Casey even came out and got some exercise. By the way she is able occasionally to get her legs in a standing position and will try to walk, but is unable to swing her feet back into position for that next step.

Just before they left I got some more pictures.

Don't know why we didn't take some pictures outside.
Colton was already at work, but actually stayed home quite a bit to spend time with the Grandparents while they were here.

We had some good storms last night. Lots of wind that knocked off a shit load of apples from the trees. Guess I'll be out picking them up today. We feed them to the animals and they love them. I'll also make applesauce with the bigger ones.

And tomorrow I start work.

For the next few weeks I'll be in training from 6a-230p so the Hubby and I can carpool. This is good, but I'm not looking forward to getting up at 400A so we can be on the road no later than 515A. I can already tell I'm going to need a nap tomorrow after work :)


Dar said...

Family is so important, and obviously, yours is to you too. WOW look at the load of beans and apples at your place. Colfax must be at least a zone warmer than here, but then again, the heat and humidity of this summer will grow everything in greatness. Or...turn it to mold and mush. My apples were great last year but took a blossom freeze this spring so I don't have much.
Every time I see Your Chyann with the horses, I cannot help but think of our Darcie and hers. As an adult and mom herself, now she still has them. A lasting love.
BlessYourHearts and HaveAGreatDay

tainterturtles said...

Bye Mom!

You took great pics Kellie. I just love Casper....she looks so sweet. Root Beer looks pretty cute too.

Hey, good luck on the new job. You are gonna love the benefits & the hourly pay.

Aunt Krissy said...

You mom looks good in the pictures.
Have a good day tmr at the new job and may the nap rule!

Anonymous said...

great pics!! Your mom still looks the same after all these years (and so do you.. must be in the genes). Glad you had a good visit.
enjoy the nap!

crochet lady said...

Looks like you had a great time with family, great photos!

You have a lot of apples there!