We moved this love seat out of the house. When one of the legs broke, that was the last straw. Until the guys have time to haul it off, Rusty is enjoying the new porch furnishings. The cushions? The kids took those to the trampoline to play with them there.
While in Tennessee for Alan’s birth, we went to an estate sale. I bought this marvelous metal dry sink.
I found this picture on pinterest (follow me@Shannon Ranch). I loved it and used it as an inspiration.
Cim offered to paint it for me one day last week. I’m so in love with it. I’d like to use it someday in a real sink application somehow.
We also made a few other changes. We painted the coffee table a similar color and then distressed it a bit.
We also recovered a lamp shade. We ripped off the red material and replaced it with our color. Carolina is also sewing us some new curtains. I’ll post on that later when they’re all finished and installed.
Saturday, June 6 –
We really enjoyed hosting the Rodgers family from Amhearst. They came to pick up some Turkey poults and chicks that Aspen had hatched out for them. We enjoyed homemade pizza (Aspen again) and a fun time down at the river.
The newlyweds joined us, too.
The river is one of the best places for kids ever.
Big sand hills along the river’s edge create a climbing challenge.
Nathan and Joel enjoy discussing the terrain.
Golda and Joel
Rusty never passed up a chance to swim.
Marian had so much fun playing in Carolina’s playhouse. We would come to the sliding side window and pretend to order something. Then we would pay with a little “credit card”. Carolina’s little plastic cash register makes a little computer sound when you swipe the card through it. She also enjoyed washing the dishes, cooking and driving the car.
Sunday, May 10 –
Today was filled with very nice surprises. First, upon awakening, this was what I saw waiting for me on my desk.
a large vase of wildflowers, cards, posters and various notes.
As we left out for church, I was also surprised to see my pickup freshly washed.
Apparently, Stockton and Carolina had been out in their bedclothes at 6:30 doing the job.
After church, everyone rushed away from church in their various vehicles. ( which wasn’t strange as the boys are always dashing away somewhere without notifying me.) Nathan and I stayed and visited as we usually do. We stopped by Georgia’s to pick up Stockton and Carolina who often go home with her after church. I walked in the door to find everyone there and a large spread of food prepared and ready.
There were two kinds of enchiladas, fried rice, black beans, salad, chips and hot sauce! and for dessert, a wonderful cherry cheesecake with chocolate topping. Who wouldn’t feel special after this treatment?
Aren’t our children such a gift from God? We’ve been chosen to raise them and give them a good foundation in the Lord. As they are now coming of age and becoming responsible for their own lives before God, it fills my heart with gladness to see them making good choices and living amazing lives for God.