Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 2012

Well, as I said in my prior post, my posts would be fewer and farther in between since starting work.  I guess I was right.  I'm just now getting a little organization going on.  Between housework, and grandkids, it's been a fast paced summer already.  But I wanted to post a few pics to let you know I'm still kicking and there is still lots going on around here at the farm.

July 4th
The grandson Jordan was here for his 2nd two-weeks for the summer.  He is here mostly every 4th of July with us.  Larry, Bill's brother had his 3 grandkids here also for a few days.  I got volunteered to take them to buy fireworks this year.  We were very picky on what we bought, nothing that could start fires in the pasture and things that they all could do safely WITH adult supervision.  I think they had fun.  We all sat out on the patio and watched them play with fire.  NO one was hurt and they had a good time.

Here they are playing with the black snakes.  Jordan, Ryan, Meghan and Chase.

This is Larry's grandson Ryan, is he not a cutie.  Look at those eyes.

The kids also played a little bit of the All American sport of baseball for this 4th of July Celebration.  It was just us few here, but we celebrated.
July 14th
This was a very busy day for me.  Once a year the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds has a Rally day and this year it was in Mesquite.  Beings that I had never been and wanted to check it out, I had to figure out a plan to go.  It was also the weekend I needed to take Jordan back home to his mom.  So I carefully coordinated with my daughter Mandy for Jordan to stay with her while I went to the Rally and then back to pick Jordan up and take him home.

Once I got back to Mandy's to pick Jordan up, we took the boys and Miss Bella over to Ryan's uncles pool (close by) and let the kids swim for a bit. 

I think they had a lot of fun, while we were there sitting and sweating.  Luckily there was shade.  Makes me wish we had a pool here at the farm.

And I didn't want to leave Miss Bella out.  She was there in her Texas Rangers finest.  Mandy put her feet in the water, and she didn't like it a bit, so she just watched.
This was a long day for me.  I got home about 9:30pm that night. 

July 15th
Today was the day Bill decided it was time to let the calves we had this last year find a new home.  In other words, they went to the Decatur Livestock Auction.  With us getting pretty much no rain this summer, there just is not enough grass for them to eat.

July 21st
Bill's son Trent and his family came down to visit.  Trent attended a shooting competition out on 51 between Decatur and Gainesville, plus it was Trent's birthday.  We celebrated with dinner at Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes in Decatur and then back to the house for dessert and fun taking pictures.
Ashlie and Baby Owen (the Great-Grandson) came to celebrate too.  Here he is with his PawPaw.  We have to watch PawPaw though, he tries to sneak certain food goodies past mom. 
I had asked Janet what was Trent's favorite cake flavor and she had told me that he liked lemon and cream cheese frosting.  So I jumped on the computer and off to Pinterest I went.  I found this recipe for Cream Cheese Lemon Bars.  It was a hit I think. 
Cream Cheese Lemon Bars:  1 box lemon cake mix - 1/3 cup butter or margarine - softened - 1 egg - 8 ounces cream cheese - softened - 1 cup powdered sugar - 1/2 lemon - grated - 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon - 2 eggs - 1 teaspoon vanilla

More of July to come.

Monday, July 2, 2012


I wanted to let everyone know that my posts will probably start coming alot longer in between.  I have started a full-time job, which is definitely putting a kink into my blogging and quilting and scrapbooking.  I am finding it a hugh task to get my new schedule organized, but I will prevail eventually.  Being gone most of the day is not fun, but this change is necessary and will be fine once I get into the swing of things and figure everything out.
I am really sad about being able to spend the time I love with my new found hobby of quilting, but I will sneak in little time slots as I can.

I am enjoying the extra time I have right now with my Jordan the next two weeks. I do have a few posts that I will work on this week and update everyone.

Have a Blessed Day!!! (gotta get ready for work)  :)