Thursday, April 24, 2008

HaNgIn WiTh ThE hAaGs... (and others)

So this post is a couple weeks past due but I just have been so busy with things that I didn't have time to update. First of all, I got a new job so I was busy last week with the "newness". The weekend of the 19th (which these pictures are from) was the weekend of the estate sale (which went well) and I spent that weekend with the Haags helping to get things ready for that. Last weekend we had the benefit in Wauneta (which turned out GREAT) and now I am just getting back to normal it feels like! I tried to snap as many pictures as possible of the kids while at the house and then a couple of all of us after the sale.

Miss Ally showing us how she can lick her nose with her tongue. This entertained us for a little while. I bet right now you just tried to see if you could do it...."The Claw"Ally, Dylan and Aunt Lindsey getting good use out of the toy.
Aunt Lindsey helping Ally "doggie-pile" Dylan.
Ally showing Uncle Alex how to lick his nose...
...then showing the pouty face. This picture is just too cute! I love it - she makes this face on command - priceless! Point on every time!!!
Andy , Dylan and the basketball jersey that was just a little too big for Dylan!!!

Ally and Aunt Lindsey At least Lindsey was paying attention! I have to give Andy a little credit because it looks like he was about to be ready. But Alex, what the heck?!

Our friends Rudy and Hillery. Our friend Ben with Lindsey.

This sweet gal is our friend Sheila. She puts up with a lot of stuff - gotta love her!

Brotherly/Sisterly love at its finest!
Hi, my name is Steven...
...This is my friend Mark...
...I am a goof.
I swear he loves the camera and this picture totally captures that. I think he is trying to the "Ally pouty face" but he should keep practicing.
My best friend.

Told you he loves the camera!
Ben, Linds, Hillery and me

Libby and Nick. Had to be there!!!! LOL This picture cracks me up! Love it!! Nick is sooo excited!!!

Mark and some random fallen soldier.
Hillery and Lindsey posing with the random fallen soldier.

Not sure how appropriate the last two pictures are but not to worry - the "unidentified person" was okay. No one was hurt in the snapping of these photos.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

JW's Benefit

I just wanted to post a flyer of the benefit that we will be having for some friends that live in town. If you click on the flyer it will enlarge it so you are able to read the information about the event. If you want to follow along with what has been happening click on the JW's 4 Leaf Clover link in my favorite blogs and you will be redirected to their blog. I hope that everyone will be able to attend because the food is DE-LISH!!! If you find it in your heart to donate a little to help with their expenses that would be great too - every little bit will definitely benefit this family of four!! THANK YOU!

Monday, April 7, 2008

And then there were 12...

In no particular order
1) May
2) Babe
3) Rose
4) Ruby
5) Buck
6) Thunder
7) Katie
8) Captain
9) Colonel
10) Buffy
11) Dusty
and now #12 who doesn't have a name quite yet.
We were out to the farm Friday night trying to decide when Buffy was going to have her baby. Bob said that in May she was probably going to have the baby and Alex said no way it would be before then. The next day Bob told us that Buffy gave birth around noon on Saturday! I am so excited that the whole family will be back in town in a couple weeks and they can see the new addition!!
"Taking a break"
Getting a good look at her.
Baby and Mama Buffy

Look at those long legs!

Stretched out
In this picture Bob is bringing her over to the fence so that we can pet her.

After all the excitement with the birth of a new horse I was exhausted and asked Alex to take me home. Alex and Bob were going to go over to the farm in Danbury to look at a well and I knew I didn't really need to go so I didn't. Alex got back to the house and asked me if I retreived my messages from my phone and I told him that I turn my phone off when I am at his place. Anyway, turns out they were trying to call me because the pickup died and they needed me to come and get them. Kathy finally got the message and went and picked them up. This is a picture that Alex took of some nice guy pulling them into town. Couldn't resist and had to put up the picture!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fence Fixing Farm Fun

Of course I am going to post more pictures of the farm. I probably should have named this blog something other than Scrapbook of Memories - maybe something to do with the farm since there are a lot of pictures on here from there. Then I started to think that I just have a lot of farm memories right now and who knows, later it might be something else. I don't know, I am crazy like that - switching things up on you without the slightest hint. Be careful! Yeah. Okay. Whatever. Right?
So the Farm Fun begins with a little fence fixing. This time I decided to do a little "before and after" camera action. We are standing in the horse pen and this is the fence before...
...and this is the fence after. We removed the square fence stuff that was behind the poles and removed some smaller poles and put up some of that "sucker rod."
Here is to the left of the fence we just fixed. (Maybe "changed" is the correct word I want to use instead of fixed? Oh well you know what I am talking about.) Anyway, if you look to the right you can see the fence we just put up. This is the before picture...
...and this is the after picture. We removed the board that was on the top and some barbwire that was also attached. Alex had built a "sucker rod" thing that went into some pipe. The new "fence part" is small and sort of hard to see but it's the pole that is above the larger pipe.
Now we moved on to our third and final project for the day. Give us a break - we worked hard and accomplished three "fence fixings" or "changes" however you want to look at it - we did it! This is the before picture.
This one was a little tougher than the other two so we needed to bring out the big guns. We needed to bring in a railroad tie to be one side of the fence and those are pretty heavy. For those of you that know us you know that Alex and I are both extremely stong human beings but seeing how we had worked so hard on the projects before we were just starting to loose a little of our "umph" so we needed some reinforcement. This is when we decided we wouldn't try to be "hard"any longer and we went to the good 'ole tractor. Here is Alex getting ready to pick up the railroad tie...
This is realizing the tractor really didn't want to play. I probably don't have to point out that the tire is flat. We somehow mustered up enough gumption and threw that railroad tire in the back of the pickup. Actually, I probably didn't muster up anything I think I just watched Alex do it!! Not surprising I know!
While we were fixing this fence we had to put Colonel (left) and Captain (right) in the barn. I caught both of them looking out the window wondering when they could come back out to play. It made me laugh!
Tada! This is the after picture. We cleaned up the broken fence, got rid of the panel, put up some pipe, and cleaned up some poo. Here they are coming out of the barn to inspect what's new.
Colonel checking it out.
After all our hard work.
Feeding the bucket calf.
Making sure every last drop is out.
The bucket calf. This picture isn't very clear because Captain and Colonel kept coming into the barn and stirring up dust but I think you can grasp what he looks like.