Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Little Boy Is All Growed Up!

Today we celebrated my sons 19th birthday, he actually turned 19 on the 23rd of this month, but being older now wanted to spend the day with his friends. So tonight he comes here to celebrate with his family.  I made his favorite meal Hawaiian Haystacks and Cream Cheese cake. He smiles at me with those big eyes as I ask "How is it?".. He smiles and just takes another bite...  My night is made.

As I watch him I have to wonder... how did we get to this point? Where did my little boy go? When did time just slip away and steal him from me. How did this happen, and where was I?

As I  sit here writing this he drift's asleep in his sisters room,  his long legs hang off the edge of her bed and he looks so big, I swear it was just the other day that he was a little boy driving me crazy with his "but why" questions and leaving his toys out.  I can still see him with his little curls driving his Mickey Motorcycle in the living room, or coming home from kindergarten so excited to share what he learned that day..

Now I have to just hope he will drop by and give me one of those deep hugs I live for...  He stands taller then me by a full 6 inches, has a deep voice and looks so much like a man. He has ripped muscles, a captivating smile and gentle eyes. He is noticed a lot by the young ladies but he doesn't notice...
He is such a great young man. Unsure of what he wants to do with his life, and where to head but so excited to figure it out on his own.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, that is Ty marching to his own drum, doing it his way. My little boy is gone...and in his place stands a man ready to take off down his own highway just this time it is without Mickey and mommy at his side...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Being Married to Washington For A Day

My husband blew me away...

to celebrate Constitution week and honor our  Founding Fathers he was asked to play the father of our great country...the one, the only, George Washington himself!  He did an amazing job.

He kept the audience captivated as he shared inspiring words from Washington about what sacrifice's he and others made to give us the freedoms we freely enjoy. He talked about what we owe our ancestors for those stripes of red that fly on our flag. He talked about what we need to pass on to our children, and the duties we  each owe our great country. He talked about what they wanted for us (their prosperity)  when the Constitution was written, what they were trying to do when they created that heavenly document.

He shared  how Washington depended on divine inspiration from our Heavenly Father to guide him to lead a nation... and write that amazing document that gives us everything we need to remain free if we so chose , and how to govern ourselves..

What a great man Washington humble, so faithful and gave his all.  I know Washington must have looked down and smiled  What an honor to be Martha.... well at least for a day :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Little Chicks Are All Grown Up!

My little chicks are all grown up now. I used to wake to crowing each morning thanks to "Nothing" (the rooster... yep rooster) but now he is gone. It wasn't the early crowing that got him sent to the chicken farm but the fact that I couldn't convince him that he wasn't an attack dog! (Yes Willa you were right!) At first it was nice to have him be so protective of " his ladies" but after a while it got old trying to protect "everyone" from him. However I have decided that next year I would like to try another rooster and see if we can find one with a better temperament. He was a beautiful bird and though I will miss him I don't think to many others will.

We also lost 2 of our hens. One early on to a predator and another about a month ago. Who knew I could cry so much over a silly hen, but poor Roxy was lost to one of the boys (stupid dogs!). Just in case you have ever wondered what your supposed to do when your dogs decided to go chicken hunting, Let me tell you the solution isn't easy. There is nothing worse then beating your dogs with a dead hen tied on the end of a rope , as your bawling like a baby! Oh well so goes life when you move to the country.

So we are left with the "seven" and they are such good hens. I get at least half a dozen eggs a day from them. And let me tell you folks there is nothing better then free range eggs for an omelet! I love my silly little hens. Those stupid birds bring me such joy just watching them chase bugs. Grasshoppers are my favorite.. they can keep those chickens going for hours! The only thing I would like to change is that they love my garden!

I have lost more melons to hens then to bugs! But next year I will know what to do so I can have both, at least I will try!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Spring Garden

Wow has it really been five months since my last post... Life get's so busy. Summer had so many things growing and changing for us. My beautiful garden came to life and then thanks to the heat, (some days we hit 110) also proceeded to die quickly!  Though I can't really complain as I was one of the lucky ones. Before the heat took its toll we were blessed with lots of lettuce, spinach, radishes, carrots, and a variety of  melons. And I guess it wasn't a total loss as I have learned that there is much that I need to learn for my garden next year...Who knew that there was so much to know about a garden!

We chose to go with a square foot gardening option.What a great concept that is... plant lots of different produce in one in bed... Companion gardening, adding your flowers for both color and pest protection... I am not sure who came up with such a brilliant idea, but they have given me back hours that would have been spent on my knees weeding. Plus it is just so pretty! And I like pretty.