Today we actually stayed home and did some much needed work.
This is the old coal fireplace in our classroom. We have 7 of these fireplaces in our house. When they stopped using coal they stuffed old newspaper in the fireplace.
Ben decided to finally clean the fireplaces out today and plug the chimneys. When he pulled the newspaper out it had 1949 on it and was talking about President Hoover. That was kind of cool.
Now they look like this all nicely sealed up. I hated to see the brick hidden but we were losing so much warm air in the winter through the chimneys… And this house gets way cold in the winter.
I decided to paint the hallway chair…
I really liked how it turned out…now I have to decide whether I want to recover it or not.
We ended the day by going on a walk to Furman the sky was beautiful!
Ben took today off too and we headed back to Pendleton.
By the time we got done with Ashtabula yesterday and got to actually go into Pendleton everything was closing. So we decided to go back today and catch all the little antique shops.
Pendleton is such a quaint sleepy little town…
We grabbed some lunch at a little cafe…
We made silly faces while we waited for our food. They were quite crowded.
But the food especially the dessert was definitely worth the wait.
We went to all the little shops an we ran across some strange things like this tin. Note the swastika. I think the Chickens quite enjoyed it they kept wanting to show us neat things they found.
We came home and tried to nap but it was hard because Leighton was about five inches from my face. I think she missed us.
My sweet mother watched the Chickens so Ben & I could go out to dinner for my birthday. It was so nice to have adult conversation but we both commented on how we missed the little buggers.
I saw this in one of the stores downtown. You certainly don’t see that everyday. I think they were having some kind of dress up thing.. We also ran into a hoard of zombies roaming the streets. I didn’t get a pic they were on the other side of the street but it was quite interesting. Come to find out it was the annual zombie walk. Who knew? Guess you run into those kind of things when you have a birthday in October !
Today is my 34th birthday…
I was woken up by the Chickens coming in our room and dropping a pile of presents on my bed. They wrapped them by themselves .. The Christmas paper and painters tape was the best.. I think I need to buy some wrapping paper and more scotch tape.
From Boo… she said she picked it out because I looked at it a lot when we went to the store.
My beautiful cards…
My dear talented husband drew me a picture of the necklace he ordered from Lisa Leonard. He did not realize it took two weeks to come. But I was very happy with my card the time and talent it took means so much.
It was my choice what to do today so we went to Ashtabula an old plantation in Pendleton, SC.
I love all things old so I was in heaven! Poor Boo was a bit bored but she was a trooper . Chicken on the other hand found it fairly interesting . It totally counted as a field trip.
He even got to try out and old corn shucker.. He loved that.
A Confederate rose.
Boo & I giggling while we were supposed to be listening to the tour guide.
We stopped at a model store on the way home & Boo enjoyed playing with the train table. Chicken & Ben were busy looking at the model airplanes.
We ate supper with parents and enjoyed it so much. It was the best birthday and I am so thankful I got to spend it with my little family.:)
The weather here lately has been beautiful. It’s wreaked havoc with my sinuses but the weather is just gorgeous…
So we decided to go for a walk this evening and get out of the house. The Chickens were displaying signs of cabin fever and this was a quick fix.
They found a little house at Furman thAt they were encamped with. They had a fun time peaking in the windows.
I love this photo of Boo peaking in the window.
We had to stop by the rose garden they always like to look at the fountain.
And the roses are gorgeous.
It was a great way to end a lazy weekend… And to top it off my sweet husband updated my blog for me:)
It’s been a wonderful weekend… Reading, library time , roasting marshmallows, whispering down pipes calling for Borrowers and sprinkler time.
I am so blessed and so thankful.
Today was Mother’s Day and my day was wonderful! Mason has learned to make coffee this week and he knocked on the bathroom door this morning while I was getting ready and handed me a mug of coffee.
And then he made me breakfast. What a sweet boy:)
We had a wonderful church service this morning and then went out for lunch:)
When we got home we had cheesecake . Mason wanted to put candles in the cheesecake and song Happy Mother’s Day … It was incredibly sweet.
Then they gave me their cards and my presents. They were so sweet and thoughtful. And thanks to my sweet husband for helping
We napped and then went to my moms later to see her…
I ran into a fairy while I was there:)
My wonderful Mother and Boo. It was a wonderful Mother’s Day:)
This past weekend Mason and Ben went camping so that left Boo and I at home. We declared it a girls weekend!
We went to the Bounce house & Yogurt mountain. We went shopping and stayed up to late…. We had so much fun together ..:)
I haven’t seen my oldest niece in 5 1/2 years. She is more like my cousin instead of my niece we are only six years apart. The last time she saw Chicken he was only six months old and she had never met Boo. And my other two nieces I had not seen in 3 1/2 years.
But they finally got to visit this weekend! It was soo great to see them!
I am so glad the Chickens got to meet their cousins. We sat around and talked and drank coffee all day at my moms it was such a great time of fellowship and filling up on family love…
My beautiful momma and three of her grandchildren:)
Raising our coffee cups to grandma!
My favorite pic:). I miss them already.
We had a great weekend! We went strawberry picking and did some planting in the garden.
But first we started out the morning with homemade blueberry scones.
Boo ready to go pick strawberries!
We picked four gallons! The Chickens were troopers and they did such a good job only picking ripe ones!
Boo took this family portrait… She did a pretty good job.
When we got home we planted some herbs… Hoping they will do well so I can use them in cooking!
On Sunday Boo found a tiny box and Mason made it into a car for her.. She thought this was the greatest thing and pushed herself all around the house in it. How she fits in a box so small I don’t know.
Mason and Ben spent sometime playing a game together.. I love this pic of them. Mason sure does love his daddy.
And on a side note my pumpkins sprouted! So excited!
Boo dressed up in grandpa’s shoes today when we visited grandma.
My yummy supper! I starts juicing and eat raw veggies and fruit today.
Give Boo a shovel and she will dig in the rocks for hours.
She was so proud of her creation.
She called it her flower castle.
Beautiful sunset through the power lines.