Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The fabric barn is starting to shape up !

This summer our BIG project is the fabric barn.  The concrete floor is down the deadmen are in place and the pipe frame is coming together...slowly.

Katie Kubota offers her services to help lift the pipes while we anchor them down and put the cross pipes in place.

Yay !  The frame is in place and just needs a bit of adjustment and securing of the pipes.  It is starting to come together.

Today my mom and a few friends went for a drive out to Hurd Orchards and the gift shop is so, oh so...lovely.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A joy to behold, a brand new grandson to love!

Introducing James Robert, son of Mike and our daughter Sarah, brother of Peter.

Very early this morning Sarah gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy!  His BIG brother Peter looks SO proud !  Peter asked if he could see his "extension cord"  LOL

Great Grandma Pat offered her love to this little bundle of joy and she wore her mother's ring in memory of Great Great Grandma Gen to welcome little James.

Papa Jim got his turn to say hello too.  How tiny he looks in his arms.  Oh, oh...James squared.  :)

Big hand a weeee little hand...  Below: Mike, Sarah and James.

When I was young, someone would ask me "what do you want to be when you grow up?" reply was "a bopshe" aka know as a Grandma. My all time favorite role in life is now running in 4D on an imax screen. LOL.
 I LOVE my life.
I wish you all a BIG wonderful burst of joy...too! Hugs!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day weekend and traditions continue...

Miss Bella was found chillin' on the couch including having her head on a pillow!  Too funny.  The life of a dog.

My second cousin, Mark Ketch married his blushing bride, Jamie and I volunteered to make the favors.  275 cut out cookies.  Jim brought home this baking rack and I thought I would NEVER use it.  But for a small country kitchen it was perfect for working on such a BIG batch of love.

My mom came out to help me decorate and she delivered them for me too.  All packed in foam bubbles so they arrive perfect.  Thanks Mom, love ya.

So, when other folks are trying to figure out what festival to attend or fun to be had on Labor Day weekend we are installing our new windows in the front porch.  Also, it HAD to be the last of the HOTTEST day of summer.  CRAZY.

To complete the fun of Labor Day weekend we held our 5th Annual Freezer Corn Festival.  LOL  Husking the corn for the big production.  It equals out to about a tote of corn.  Fun for everyone.

Jim gets the biggest kick out of it, this production has come a long way from the way his folks did it in the basement of this ol' house.  He really is this happy about this production.  He smiles just as big when he is eating it for dinner in mid winter.  :)

He arranged another stainless steel table top to sit on his custom made horses.  Note the height of the tables, no bending over and straining your back.  He is always thinking...that guy.

All husked !

Mom gets into the fun too! Another tradition continues...