a few favorites

 

Since we have moved this year, I thought it would be nice to list a few favorites
that we're going to miss from our "old" state this next year.
 
 It will always hold a special place in our hearts.
 
A list for us to remember, and not forget.

-the rides at the park during the summer

-our short drives around the lake

-walking the lake with friends when the water was released to work on the dam

-visiting the "museum" and watching the miniature Wild West Show

-the ice cream and cotton candy at the little "shack" in the park

-driving over the viaducts and saying "Whee"

-all the trains

-the layout of our house, and our house in general

-the junk stores (otherwise known as thrift stores)

-being able to ride our bikes in the street with neighbor friends during 4th of July weekend (The city allows you to block off the side streets for firework displays during the holiday. The kids loved being able to ride in the road without looking for cars.)

-the comfort and ease with which I felt to allow the children to play outside in the yard alone

-our preschool teacher and preschool that all three bigger kids attended

-the place where we started it all with our first flock of chickens

-little Miss' first home with us

-the friends we made and families we met

-book club evening once a month for mom :)

-the home we will greatly miss and hold dear in our hearts

in the last two months (or so)...


-We've listed our house in Nebraska, and had an offer within a week. We're praying it closes with no problems early next month.

-We been enjoying watching the momma deer and her two babies eat and play around in the yard.

-We traveled back to Nebraska to pick up the rest of our tools, and almost had a breakdown with the trailer. Luckily, I have a good man who knows what to look for, and how to fix the problem with minimal tools.

-The kids did really well during the repair. They had a little picnic snack of Chester's Puffcorn
and pretzels in the parking lot of Tractor Supply. #dontjudge

-We lost all 5 of our chickens to raccoons one weekend while we were away. This semi-country life is rough.

-We have 4 new chickens, and an improved, (hopefully) secure coop. The new girls should start laying in a month or two.

-I've been slowly purchasing Christmas gifts for this year. Little items, like signed books from the author from an adoption auction, a clearance board game, etc.

-We lost another cat for 3 days. The large one that never goes outside. Where in the world did she go for 3 days? Now, she wants outside every time we open a door. Crazy cat!

-A certain little boy must have been playing with my sewing machine, because I'm missing a screw to the pressure foot. I didn't realize I was missing the screw, and found one on the playroom floor and just threw it in the trash a week ago. Yes, I often find random screws in the house from this certain little boy who carries them in his pockets. Sigh....

We have a weekend of more organizing, and a possible trip to the water park before it gets too cold to go.

Happy weekend friends,

Tonya

today i love...


:: our afternoon ritual of a bowl of popcorn and a short cartoon.
An opportunity for me to sit down and enjoy just a little bit of quiet before dinner prep begins.

hello monday


Hello to a well-needed bloggy break.

Hello to kids taking pictures on the camera. They're so goofy sometimes!
 
Hello catching up on ALL the laundry.
 
Hello slow mornings. It's the last week.....next week, we begin school.
 
Hello planning and organizing our school days.
 
Hello menu planning.
 
Hello pancakes and sticky syrup.
 
Hello making lists of lists. I'm a list junkie!
 
Hello projects to work on!
 
Hello new bookshelves.
 
Hello Monday. Hello to a brand new week. Hello to slightly cooler temps this week. :)
 
 
 
**linking up with Lisa Leonard today
 
 
 

today i love...


:: this crazy cat.
She decided to take off on an adventure for over 24 hours. She's my favorite. I thought she was a goner. For sure, I thought the foxes had her as dinner. She decided to show up early, early this morning. She's still got a couple of more years in her left, as long as she doesn't become someone's dinner. :)
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