Tuesday, June 30, 2015

fishing fun

We participated in this years carp-o-rams.  We didn't actually catch a single carp but we did catch some bluegill and rainbow fish.  The kids love going more then anything Gracie loves, loves fishing. We love that every weekend feels like we are on vacation with the music coming across the lake and everyone playing and swimming it is really a lot of fun.

 nolan was done fishing long before gracie and he want to go play in the lake

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Farm

Once we finished the daycare and brought boxes home to go through we had a big problem of space. Everything could not stay.  Lots of the items Sheila brought out to the farm were items like mixers and pans that were being kept because they were better then the ones at the farm.  Then the ones at the farm we got ride of.  My OCD side said I can't leave this all to Sheila its too much.  I took on the back room to deciliter organize and get ride of things not needed.  The farm house is perfect side for 2 people but when all the kids and grandkids are a round it can get crowded.  I started with the room where the kids hangout the most.

Before & After
this includes the bed nolan was sleeping on
 with no room there is also not much storage for all the stuff
 this room became the storage room
 first the chairs pilled high.
folding chairs are easy to store and can easily be moved 
these chairs were out quickly
 I can sew any where
 old curtains that are I am sure over 20 years old were replace with semi new ones
very nice 
 rearranged the room to make it feel more open
brought in a cabinet to hold the tv and all the movies, games, and books.
went threw the toys and organized them 

 showing off

Schenk Selfie
LOVE this picture! 
and were out
doing the one finger wave a few more times until its no longer recognized as a peace symbol

Friday, June 26, 2015

Smith Center Fun

Plenty of SC fun was had in between the purging of stuff.

some neighbors show us how its done
why make the long walk to the house when you can park much closer
I love this view and yearn for it yearly
a SC staple
dad's alma mater

As the kids get older and are remembering more I thought 
it was important for them to know how very important and 
love that Lynn and Velda were. Paying tribute and saying a little hello
little farmer knuckleheads
this girl can get any baby or child to fall in love with her
memories on Troy & Heather in Marlene's Wedding
Gracie has a special pen-pal this summer and it has been such a blessing to little heart

second-cousin fun
we had dinner at marvs and had a blast...
we had no idea G was getting sick
marv chasing the kids around, nolan loves his uncle marv
and he loves animals
he recently asked mema if he could have a cow for a pet;)
first trip to the SC emergency room, guessing it won't be the last
G had strep, poor thing
Daddy sent nolan a special letter and a John Deere hat
making some fun
picking mulberries is a blast and Mema makes some awesome dessert with it
Papa doing some hand work for me...
so i went out to take pictures and saw Randy stop the tractor and let the kids out.
he got back in and started to drive and the kids took off sprinting down the side
road to the left, to beat papa back tot the house

some JD love
peaches are coming
gracie eating more mulberries then she picked
 a crazy storm rolling in
loving some pool time 

i think this is in honor of uncle cliff 
some breckyn time 
Gracie & Olivia 
Nolan jumping to "uncle chris" 

Heather & Chris were Nolan's besties.
he loved going down the slid to them