Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras!

Traditionally, today is a time of fun, excitement, and overindulgence in our culture. Mardi Gras(Fat Tuesday) is the day before the start of Lent usually celebrated by parades, lots of good food, and parties in preparation for the Lenten fast that is ahead of us. Celebrating a time of plenty in order to get ready for 40 days of fasting, prayer, and reflection in order to remember why we are here and to learn where we are going. So have a great day today, a great Lenten start, and to truly remember what Jesus gave up for us to be here. Happy Mardi Gras everyone. Wishing everyone a great Lent.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing everyone lots of Hugs, Kisses, and Love.

Pinewood Derby 2010

Today was the Annual Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts. What a crazy busy morning. Lots of little boys, all the excitement and anticipation, and bunches of fun! There were lots of fast cars in this year's race. The boys had a great time watching their cars 'fly' down the track waiting to see who would come out victorious. All the boys did a great job on their designs. Their hard work and dedication were obvious looking at all the cool cars on the racks waiting for their turns at the track.
Nathan's car placed second this year. I think there was a moment of disappointment, but overall he was a good sport about it. Of course it is difficult to be the Grand Champion from last years race and have to face coming down.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Updates and Catching up

Wow! I can not believe it has been close to a year since I have posted anything. Well things had gotten busy in those months. The summer was filled with Cub Scout activities, Farmer's Market fun, house hunting and visiting with family and friends. At the end of September we finally found our house and moved into it in October. November we discovered that we will be adding a new addition to the family due to arrive at the end of June. Holidays were nice, we spent our first Christmas in our new home and spent the New Year with family.
As the new year unfolds we are beginning to realize the projects ahead of us and how they are building. Obviously there are on going home projects since we have bought an older home that will need repairs. The yard will be needing some work. The woods need some clearing and new trees need to be put in. I will be ordering laying hens in a couple of weeks, so the chicken coop needs to be completed by May. Seedlings also need to be started soon...as soon as this weird cold weather goes away and Spring arrives. We are pretty sure of where the garden is going to go for this year, that may change later.
My oldest son killed his first deer this year and sausage was made with some of the meat. We made a makeshift smoker using an outdoor grill on the property and we are determined to have a smokehouse. It is in the planning stages and hopefully will be finished by the fall or next spring.

Soon I will be making new batches of soap and getting ready for this year's Farmer's Market, and local stores that are now carrying the soap.
So I think we are all caught up. These goals are in addition to our regular everyday life of school and such. My Blog goal is to post at least once a week and update on the projects ahead.
Wishing everyone health and success in the New Year.
So until next time...