Monday, September 17, 2007

Sorry everyone....

This was the yard before....
This was the yard after.....



Here's the boys about to head out on their hunting trip.... Jazz trying to pick up one of our watermelons...

And some Texas cattle for Steve...


OK, I am really sorry that I have been so scarce lately....almost a full month....that's bad. OK, really there hasn't been a whole lot of excitement....just regular day to day life. Housework, yardwork, schoolwork....etc, and lots and lots of laundry, and housework.....did I mention housework? We are trying to take one room at a time and get ON TOP OF IT FOR GOOD. Slow going. Today I have a wonderful head cold....but I feel a small amount better than yesterday..so that's good! Dosing up on Garlic and GSE (grapefruit seed extract....yuck) I'll post a few pics of our yard improvements....I HAVE GRASS GROWING! YAHOO! I am so excited. Jazz can go outside and play now, we have a dog run for Pix, no more landmines!, but the kids are totally enjoying not being STUCK IN THE HOUSE!!!! (ME TOO!). The weather is gorgeous at the moment....I am hoping to get some raspberries and blackberries in the ground to get a headstart on next year's garden. We took the kids to the fair, but didn't make it to the rodeo...bummer. I really enjoy doing that with the kids....maybe next year! I am learning how to coupon/get stuff for free....and having a blast. The church is doing well, and we have a great core of people that I love to be around....I hope to maybe post some pictures of them all if they'll let me! We watched a marriage DVD after Bible study last Wednesday....that was a lot of fun....you should've been there Kristy and Steve....just fly on over, OK?! I definitely recommend the Pearls website. http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/ they have some great materials....of which I specifically recommend Created To be His Helpmeet, To Train Up a Child, and their DVD series on marriage, and Joy of Training, and Teaching Responsibility. They have been a great blessing to our family! Karen (at church) has started selling their material, so I get most of our stuff through her. The boys hunting trip went well....and I am proud to announce that Jordan (he was a retriever of dove for everyone else) actually cleaned a bird ALL BY HIMSELF. Gross, I know, but he's only 5, and he tackled it alone, and did a great job. He also got to help "Finish" off a few with his BB gun. They had a blast! Now we get to eat them....bearable if you stuff them with Jalapenos and cream cheese, and wrap them with bacon....Heath loves them....I'm OK with them! ;) Anyway, just wanted to drop a line to let everyone know we are still alive!



3 comments:

aussietigger1980 said...

The yard looks great--well done!

Yeah, I've heard about Debi's book and am interested to read it. Hadn't thought about it for a while, though. Maybe you can send us some engagement presents. ;)

I'm sure Steve will appreciate you thinking of him with the photo. :)

Hayden and Jordy look cute. :D

Melinda said...

Thanks for the update! Did Jared manage to pick up the watermelon? Its good to see pics of whats happening over there. Almost makes it feel like you are not that far away after all. Lots of Love Mel.

Steve said...

Hi narelle,
thanks for the update and the picture for me, not sure i'd want to be working with cattle with horns that big.
Steve