Wednesday, July 25, 2012

turkeys and superheros

 3 lumps on a log -  Above and below are 2 of my favorite pictures that my friend Teresa recently took of the kids.  She captured so many awesome shots and I will truly treasure these with all my heart.

 Recently, we had some family come stay with us.  Can I tell you how much I love seeing SUPER cousins together?
 I think Olivia loves our new bed.  She hasn't taken a nap in years, yet here she was for hours - totally knocked out.  (ignore the color of the wall - we are planning to paint it in the fall).
 This past weekend we decided to take a little road trip to a few antique shops looking for a few misc. fun items for the new abode....well at the one place, the lady let the kids collect the eggs from her chickens.  Ben is very comfortable and practically a pro at this.  I think he will do great when we get our chickens (plans for a coop are in the works).
 This was a new paleo dinner recipe we tried the other night.  Salad and steak (supposed to be ribeye but we only had t-bone) with a sundried tomatoe, artichoke, stuffed green olive topping.  Kids didnt like the topping but they liked the rest.  Adults loved the topping.  I love that much of the salad vegetables were from our own garden (house back in town).
The last couple days, I have been waking up to turkeys on the back porch and in the backyard.  They eat the birdseed that falls from the feeders.  The  are kind of loud and leave poop behind, but I like them.  By the way, I think we are hosting Thanksgiving this year.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

welcoMe hoMe

 What a whirlwind of adventure this move has been so far.  We have been here a couple weeks now, but it has been non stop.  Summer is running away.  We are in between 2 houses working and also lots of company :), errands, tasks.  I thought for now that I would share just a few snapshots. Besides the air not working properly (needs to be replaced) on these hot hot hundred plus days....this whole experience has been pretty amazingly wonderful.  There is so much room/space here and we are wrapped in nature.  We have been so warmly greeted by the neighborhood and feel very welcome and so at home already.  We are where we belong and are meant to be, I know this.
 backyard glimpse.
 Honey Badger riding her rocking horse.
 Noah and the kids finding clams in the creek.
 The sunroom porch where I watch all the birds...deer...etc.
 Ben playing basketball around the house!  Yay we have a basketball net now!
Isabelle is just enjoying everything.  (and would you believe that she met a friend right away that lives two doors down and is her age? )   Like I said this feels like a dream, I can't wait to start putting things away (have basically just unpacked the basics so far between, cleaning and company and working at the other house).   So, we plan to focus on emptying the other house (still full attic and basement) and then I will focus more on here.  Good news is we sold our house and are due to close next month.  I will write again soon now that my computer is set up properly.  I want to share some wonderful pictures that my friend took of the children.  I can't believe school supplies are all over the store shelves already.  I pray the weather gets more tolerable and beneficial to the environment.  I better start writing my list for today...and I think the animals inside of the house are hungry....