Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sweet Baby Jacob

Over the last few days we have had a newborn here. He came to our home only hours old. A friend of ours found him in their yard after being packed from the field to their home. He was not injured so they attempted to return him to where they believed he may have came from, but upon further observation his Momma never returned to him. We believe because he had human scent on him, that his mother orphaned him. I brought him here and we began feeding him and researching the best place for him to go. We also noticed he had a sore leg. Probably from his encounter with their dog. After a few days of feeding him and waiting on the gentleman to pick him up and take him somewhere safe where he would not be hunted on, we became rather attached. We named him Jacob and enjoyed his presence very much. Jacob left yesterday for his new permanent home.

We can't wait to visit. We miss the little fella already. It was a experience my boys will always remember.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pey's Creative Hair and Graduation.

Pey is his Mothers kid! He took a pallet and made himself a couple shelves.

Today was also his 8th grade graduation ceremony. The ceremony I don't recall much of because a certain unnamed kid of mine was having a raging lunatic fit. I barely was able to get a crappy shot before he exited the stage with his certificate. Either way I'm very proud of Peyton's eight grade year. He never ceases to amaze me in all he does.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Slippery When Wet and Doused With Car Wash

Summer has unofficially started here. I would have thought that the kids would have been bored and expressing it by now, but so far so good. They have pulled all sorts of ideas out of their little crazed minds to entertain themselves. The funniest was using black plastic for a slip n slide and car wash to make it extra slippery.

Pey's football practice is gearing up to be in full force of five days a week, which pretty much eliminates any chance of him having a summer job this year. He hates that, but I enjoy it. Having him home one more summer is nice. Not to mention the extra set of hands is nice. He mowed and weedeated for me a couple days ago and that alone is a tremendous help.

My nieces from VA will be back this summer. I love having the extra estrogen in the house.

My laptop is deceased. I'm heartbroken. I'm hoping some things can be retrieved. The book I began several months ago will be lost if not. Among photos and documents that I should have backed up weeks ago when I first saw some issues with the computer. I seem to never learn from previous disasters such as this. Thankfully, I have my blog full of photos and all are not completely lost.

It's been a hairy few weeks here. No need for details at this time but we sure need some peaceful, healing, stress free thoughts our way. Details will come when I can find a way to address a few things without making the situation worse. I'm going to continue being true to myself and it'll all come out in the wash.

Eli is medication free this summer and doing fabulous. I discontinued the stimulant in hopes his appetite would improve and indeed it has. The first few days were challenging to say the least but as time marches on we are all adjusting well.

Memorial Day is right upon us and I hope each of you have a great weekend. As for us, we never really have given that day the respect it deserves. Maybe this year will be different. I may take the kids to visit the graves and place flowers on them. There is a season and a time for everything and the boys are much more mature now to handle many more emotional situations. Ill let y'all know how it goes. Happy little Friday!!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kitchen "before and afters".

About six years ago we were throwing around ideas in our head of wether to build a house of our dreams, or turn our double wide into some version of it.
I didn't want to leave my location because I knew Granny would eventually need me closer again. I was right. That and building a home then "hoping" the trailer would sell for its payoff was simply too much of a risk. We then decided to build on two bedrooms, a living room and a foyer. We replaced all the windows and doors, added trim, a front porch and patio, as well as siding and hardwood floors throughout. We soon ran out of funds for anything else. Since then we have remodeled the boys bathroom and painted a little here or there. My kitchen was the one large thing that had never been touched. It was a eye sore as soon as you enter the back door. I thought about refinishing the cabinets but soon learned refinishing them would just prolong the inevitable. Trailer cabinets are junk!

Here are some the befores and demolition.

The sink hole was cut to large for the the sink I chose, so this part is unfinished. We have to wait for another top to come in, paint and add a few little details. I'm considering that coper or nickel type material for either my ceiling or walls. I'm pretty proud of it. I've waited 15 years for it!!
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Our awards ceremony at NME was last evening.

Zackary received two. Honor Roll all year as well as Math.

Eli received Honor Roll too!

Evyn wasn't impressed.

I had the boys sit by their mascot for a photo I will cherish forever. Last night was difficult. I will always carry so many wonderful memories from Nme. I wish Evyn had been able to attend. But we will move on to Hiseville and make more wonderful memories.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trophy Night

Our last ball game was last night. In a way I hated to see them end. It was bittersweet. The running is over briefly, but I will not sitting at Nme for hours on end anymore.

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Photo Dump

I always look forward to this day. It makes an unofficial start to Summer for us!!!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekends Cure Depression

We had such a great weekend. To spite the rain it was fabulous.
On Friday I was forced out of the house by my best friend to go horse back riding. Equine therapy and a intervention I called it. Out kids had a great time!! We took a trail ride and never spoke a word. Sometimes no talking is the best medicine. She took her daughter and I took Evyn while the others where in school. We rode with our kid and enjoyed the peace. Evyn only spoke three words to speak of the whole time, "I'm a cowboy,Momma!"
Here's a photo of the two on mine and Evyns horse, Valentino.

Danny had had enough of my moping and gave me the go ahead to find another Boxer pup. I searched a couple days (actually I had been looking for a couple weeks) and found a few but what caught my eye was a pair of young adults in Indiana. I do love pups and I loved the idea of a pup growing up with the boys, but I don't like house breaking. I don't like the chewing and biting and watching where I step. And I don't like having to keep my eye on it along with four kids. So, Danny and I decided adults would be the way to go. We adopted a three year old male names Bronson:

Bronson is so very handsome. He was spoiled rotten by his owner. His owner was a breeder and Bronson had been his buddy for some time. He is house broke, crate trained, shakes, sits, lays down and stays on command. He stands and stretches out those back legs like he knows he's the stuff. I absolutely adore him. But, the feeling isn't mutual. He thinks Danny is the chit! I think he was so use to his previous owner that he prefers men over women. He came to the right place didn't he?!
Bronson was the one who caught my eye. But, he was paired for adoption with a female who was four years old. Both the sweethearts are CKC and the breeder had decided to only raise AKC pups from now on. Since we are going to be pet owners and maybe raise some pups a couple times for friends and family we decided the registration wasn't that important. Meet Mabel, Previously Daisy, but we didn't think that name suited her.

Mabel isn't nearly the people doggy like Bronson. She hasn't been nearly as spoiled. After all, she was used for breeding and knew her place to be outside with the other females. She is coming around. We are house training her and introducing her to a whole new world of doggy luxury. I have my hands full with her but I feel like she will catch on quickly to being spoiled rotten. She had never rode like Bronson had, but she sat in the seat like she's done that a million times. We are looking forward to ball games, walks and vacations with these guys. The kids are thrilled. We surprised them by the way. They had no clue what we were doing. They stayed at Mike and Lacys while Danny and me made the rather long drive. Yes, she has a diaper on in this photo. Hey, whatever works till she realizes we are not in Indiana anymore!!

Speaking of the drive.....I had a whole day of no one calling me Momma, which I needed in a bad kinda way. Danny and I had a fantastic day trip. We stopped in Cincinnati and visited his uncle. By the time we reached Cincy it was clear and sunny. We stopped and had a couple childless meals. And never once did we turn on a Disney movie. It was music and singing the whole day! Win win.
This week will be peaceful. The kids are testing this week which normally means no homework. Also there will be no baseball games for a few days. I am looking really forward to enjoying a few days with limited running to do.
I hope your weekend was memorable and your week will be relaxing. I myself am ready to get back to the land of the living. The last several weeks I have had a case of the blues. My Dr. Prefers to call it something else. But the weekend and medication was just what the Dr ordered! Sometimes we just have to listen to what others suggest. A SSRI doesn't make us weak. It makes us smart. Our bodies can only handle so much before its had enough. My advice.......please remember,my friends, to take care of yourself. Don't sweat the small stuff. I wish I had let all the small stuff through the years go, so I could have had the mentality to handle the huge stuff that comes along. It'll catch up with you!
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