Sunday, July 21, 2013


I enjoy having chickens. I love fresh eggs. I love that they eat all sorts of bugs. Simple things in life :)

The black one above is the one the boys have named Alpha. We weren't too sure she wasn't a he at first. She can be quite nasty at times.

Later this week I will be adding some more hens to my flock. I originally started out with four ( 2 rhode islands and 2 australorps). A gentleman in my church who lives by my parents ( which is a block from my house) moved, and I inherited 4 more. He used to have more, but a raccoon got into his hen house. Only 4 survived. I had one die 6 months later- I think she was egg bound. My hens are 2 1/2 years old. I am not getting as many eggs as I used to- much to my childrens dismay. Another lady in my church is looking to rehome some of her hens. They are 16 weeks old. I am looking forward to it! They are leghorns. I will post pics once I receive them!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


This word describes my life the last 2 1/2 weeks.
We celebrated the 4th, redid our kitchen and I had cub scout day camp to attend. In my little spare time, I am the program director for cubs and tigers.
Now that it is done, I can breathe :)
My hubby started the taking down the kitchen cabinets with the help of the middle two boys. They rocked. We got the cabinets up, I stained them and then proceeded to paint the kitchen.

It was definitely time consuming!

The only thing different is I painted the walls- they are currently a primer white.
I will NEVER paint a dark color again. Its too time consuming to cover up!
We also picked up a new fridge. With 6 boys- 2/3 of them teens- we needed a bigger fridge. The new one is almost 31 cubic sq feet. I can fit 12 gallons of milk in it. I. Am. In. Love. I despise grocery shopping. The fridge was on sale, we really couldn't pass it up.

Moving on to other items- our adoption was finalized. R never stopped smiling. It was great. His other foster dad and one of his friends were able to come down and attend.

R has wanted to be baptized for several months.
That happened the same week as the adoption.
*He has never smiled so much as he has that week. It was great!
J's dad came and did the baptism.

Can you see the family resemblance?

I love my aunt! She came too.