Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snapshots from Christmas

We had a very quiet and simple Christmas. It was wonderful. Lex and I went to The Nutcracker as we do every year. Just us girls. It is something we look forward to every Christmas.

We were able to visit with family that drove down from Arkansas. They spoiled the kids and played a billion games of connect four with them. It was bliss.

We made a gingerbread house and so many sugar cookies that we could not eat them all.

I read The Nativity on Christmas Eve then we opened presents on Christmas morning and spent the day relaxing. It was so nice.

Lee's Christmas present to me was a huge pile of lumber and glass that he will turn into a beautiful greenhouse for me. He is so thoughtful and sweet. Or just really tired of me filling up every nook and cranny around the house with seedlings and pots.

Lets go with sweet.

Today, we are putting all the Christmas decorations away. I resisted the urge to do so the day after Christmas but I can no longer resist. It has to be put away today before my eye starts twitching. I need my house back to normal.

This is as close as we got to getting snow. A little frost that melted by 9:00 am. I'll take it though.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the time with your loved ones.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Butter died unexpectedly last night. Monday he was running around and doing well. Tuesday he was found on his side, unable to stand on his own. He ate a little but deteriorated quickly throughout the day. He lost functioning of his legs, then the ability to hold his head up. I never saw it coming. I am so sad and sick over this. I know it is a normal part of farm life but that does not make it any easier. I buried him this morning. I don't know if he even had a chance to breed the does. I guess we will find out in the spring. He was such a sweet buck. I will miss him.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Just so you don't think I'm exaggerating........

Not too long ago, I went out to the orchard to take care of a little piece of mesh wire.
There was about 6" of wire sticking up out of the ground. It posed a hazard to our lawn mower and 4-wheeler, so I wanted to get it out of the ground real quick while I had an extra 5 minutes.
Well, 5 minutes turned into 3 hours. After 3 hours, I uncovered what you see above.

Yes, it was all underground. A small piece of mesh wire turned into a whole flippin landfill.

So you see, when I say trash and treasures are sprinkled all around our property like fairy dust............

I'm really not kidding.

Every time the shovel goes in the ground, another landfill is discovered and I down another bottle of Aleave.

Someone tell the junk fairy she is not welcome here and to go away. I've had my fill of her presents.

Thank you..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eat Your Hearts Out, Ladies.

My husband and I just celebrated our 14th Anniversary on the first of December. I can hardly believe we have been together that long. He is perfect for me. My best friend and the only person I can see myself old and senile with.

I look just like this baby when he holds me. At peace, restful, and maybe drooling a little.

I hope you can commit these pictures of him to memory because they are the only ones he would ever let me put up on the Internet. You could not imagine the amount of groveling and begging I had to do just for these two.

The first one shows his sweet side, the second his strong. Just the way I like him.

I am more in love with him today than ever.