Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday AM coffee

It's feeling like spring folks!
Yesterday we got up to 64* and it felt wonderful.
We worked outside all day cleaning up yard debris, stacking wood, brushing horses, cleaning out vehicles and even got in a few games of basketball.

The first baseball practice for the travel team was last night too.
It's going to be interesting to see how they sort the kids to form the AAA, AA and A teams.
There are about 30 kids vying for a spot on the rosters.

In other news the school production of the musical Annie has wrapped up.
It was fantastic!
All the kids were amazing!

Our boy had several parts. My favorite was star to be.
A few pre show pictures of him.

Hooverville crew.

Singing his part for the song NYC.
The kid really was phenomenal.

Secret service agent.
So proud of all the kids for having the guts to get out there and perform.

After the first show.

Chyann enjoyed it so much she came to watch it the second night when Colton was home.
Caden loves fruit gushers so much they got him those instead of flowers, which he was thrilled about.

My kids are sure growing up.

Yes Caden is as tall if not taller than me (gotta love shoes with heals).

We were so pleased both the big kids came home for the show.
They are coming back on Friday too for the school spotlight night.

That's all I've got.
later :)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday AM coffee

I am sitting here drinking my coffee and enjoying watching the birds outside my window. It's peaceful.

Not a whole lot going on here this weekend, other than making three pans of special K bars and rice crispy treats for the marathon all day play practice tomorrow. Yes, the play Annie opens next weekend! We are really excited to see it!

I recently took a trip to see family in KS and OK. While in KS a cousin gifted me with my Grandmothers old slide projector and four boxes of slides. He apparently kept them especially for me all these years.

Unfortunately the projector isn't in the best shape, but the Hubby has taken it apart and has it working well enough for us to look at the slides at least once. When all the kids are home next weekend for the play we'll put on a slide show and check out some family history. One whole box of slides was taken when I was a kid and my Grandparents visited us in AK, can't wait to see them!

Baseball tryouts were earlier this month. All the hard work and dedication Caden put in over the winter really showed. He did fantastic! Definitely stood out. Can't wait for the season to begin!

I am feeling spring fever something fierce this year and have quite a list of projects that am fantasizing about getting done before May arrives. From trimming trees, weed wacking the brush that is encroaching on the lawn, tilling the garden, planting 60-80 more trees, hauling crap off to the junk yard - ya I know you've heard that one before, but the Hubby says its really happening this year (fingers crossed), digging out stumps and cleaning barns.

With all the snow gone we can see that those freaking moles have been making paths all around the pool. Lets hope they didn't manage to compromise the liner.

Anywho, that's all I've got.
Have a good one :)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Winter returned

All our snow was gone.
Everything was drying up nicely.
The grass appeared to be starting to green up even.
It was lovely.
Until yesterday brought about ten to 12 inches of snow. Wind too. We've got drifts three feet deep on the driveway and will probably spend a good chunk of time outside today moving snow.

It is still February and winter, but that little taste of spring was sure nice.

The kids are all doing well at school.

Colton's graduation date has been set. May 13th! I'm giddy with excitement for him!
The world is his oyster. Wide open in front of him. He can go anywhere, do anything.
Exciting times!
Chyann continues to excel and be successful at college. She will be home in March for spring break. We are all looking forward to having her here for an extended period. With any luck the weather will be nice and we can ride horses. I have been working with them every few days so hopefully they wont be too wild and crazy when we do ride.
Picture from last time she was home.

Caden is in the school play Annie which will open towards the end of March. Between play practice, baseball practice and school work that kid is always busy. Baseball tryouts are next weekend and he is ready to strut his stuff!

Work for me has been busy. It's a good gig. I can't complain at all.
The little taste of spring we had got me thinking about my gardening plans. I'm excited to get outside and plant. Can't wait for that first fresh tomato.

That's all I've got.
Have a good weekend.
Stay warm.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


So it has been 43 days since I have talked to you all.

43 days of crazy shit.
Everything from snow and ice storms, power outages, no water due to well problems -twice, hospitalizations, vehicle accidents, the flu, injured horses, cats with diarrhea, hot tub malfunctions, family member with a terminal illnesses, a clown running the country, nephew got married, my parents will be great grandparents this summer (my brothers kids), fish classes, Dean's list, feeding birds, baseball, broken resolutions and more.

I've laid in bed at night, while unable to sleep, writing interesting and funny blog posts with the intention of writing them down and saying hello first thing the next morning before work. However all the witty things I thought I had to say disappear from my head in the cold light of day and with each day that passed, it was harder to sit down and write.

Here I am today though, short on time as its baseball bat try out day. Baseball season starts soon ya know. Although for us it's turned into a year round thing.

I'll be back soon.