Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nancy's sweater

Nancy gave the twins some sweaters a few years ago. They were hand-me-downs from her for the girls. Somehow one of the sweaters made its way through the wash and into the dryer. Unfortunately it was a wool sweater and shrunk. I mean it really shrunk. It was a cute oversized wool sweater....that quickly became a hand-me-down to Evie. Evie was just a year old at the time. But she would fit into it eventually. Nancy found the humor in it and couldn't wait for Evie to enjoy it. 

Well, that day finally arrived. Over Memorial Day we went to GI town to bury Nancy's ashes. It was rainy and 49 degrees. It seemed like a perfect day for her to wear her grandma's sweater. 


Monday, June 22, 2015

House update

Here are a few pix of the house. Things are progressing quite nicely. It's feeling more and more like a house everyday.

Here are some of my finish selections; carpet, granite, tile and paint colors. 

My mom bought a fixer upper in GI town. The previous owners abandoned their cats. Two little kitties, one boy and one girl. We are hoping to rehome them to our new home as farm cats. They live outside right now and have been fending for themselves for over a year. They are great little hunters and friendly. My mom is feeding them until the house is finished. Here's the little guy we call Rory (Roar-y). 

I'm so excited about moving to the country. John and I have so many plans and we can't wait to embrace the country lifestyle. And the views are amazing! Soon this will be the scenery we wake up to every morning! How cool is that!?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jeff's birthday bash

At one time my sister in law, Amy, and I had grand visions of a full on birthday bash for Jeff. He turned the big 7-0 and we really wanted to do something fun with lots of friends and family. But somehow Jeff caught wind of these grand plans and nixed them. He said (in a very firm voice) "I appreciate what you want to do, but don't. I don't want a big party with friends. "

Some would have been discouraged by that. But I just heard- don't invite my friends...he didn't say anything about family!

So Amy and pulled together a family dinner at the acreage for his birthday. KC, Kim, Sheila, Steve, Kelly, Ed and girls were all in attendance as well as our families. It was a lovely evening. I absolutely love getting the Kelly family together. They are a great bunch of people. And celebrating a wonderful man was awesome too!

The cousins ran around, played with water balloons and jumped on the trampoline. Evie tagged along the whole time. And it definitely tuckered her out. She was asleep before we hit city limits and slept in until 10 the next morning. She sure is a cutie! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer 2015

Well, summer 2015 has been chugging right along. I can't believe June is half over. We officially have two seniors, a 7th grader and a preschooler in the house. Complete craziness.

The twins are busy working on volunteer hours to fulfill their LPS requirement for graduation. Corynn is busy sleeping in and playing minecraft. And Evie is busy keeping everyone on their toes.

Evie has really taken an interest in Emma. She loves to comb her, pet her and play fetch. It's super cute!

Not a lot of fun adventures. It's been rainy since the beginning of May. Yards are marshy and mosquitos are fierce this year. Despite all that, we have made a few visits to the zoo. Evie LOVES the zoo. Not sure if its all the animals or the popcorn and ice-cream. But she LOVES it nonetheless. Especially the butterflies! :)

Fingers crossed for better weather so we can venture to parks and spend more time at the acreage. We've accumulated more than 20 inches in the last seven weeks. That's a years worth of moisture in under two months. Wowzers is right!