Last Wednesday the boys helped Desi and I pick up two full loads of free wood from a friend in New Castle. We folded down the back seats of the Jeep to fit it all....it's so much! Now we need to borrow a chain saw and cut it all to fit in our wood burning stove.
Skate Park time! I love that I can read my Kindle Paperwhite in sunshine with no glare! One of the best purchases I've ever made. I use it daily.
We got to go to Miss Vivian's house on Wednesday to help groom her horses! We had such a great time!!!
Giving the horses cookies :)
Obie is such a funny dog...
Our animal lover had such a great time! Vegas, the horse on the right was super pregnant! She ended up having her baby yesterday! Pray for her though, as she did not pass the afterbirth for a long time and is at risk of serious infection :( Baby is super tall and nursing well though.
On Thursday the girls and I went to see our friend Lily who had a part in Coal Ridge High School's production of The Sound Of Music. She was wonderful!
We were super blessed to have the Rants family come stay with us over the weekend. We've been friends for many years and were happy to celebrate the beginning of their new chapter of moving to Oregon! While sad to say goodbye, we are super happy for them.
Eli, their 2 year old, was quite fun to play with!
Shannon and I got to go on a beautiful Thai food lunch date, thrift store shopping and coffee with lots and lots of talking and heart to heart time. I have not had time with a friend like that in a long time...such a gift!
One of the "thrift" shops we went to...called First Class Trash or something like that...everything was SUPER expensive so I guess it was more like an antique shop :)
A beautiful little boutique on Grand Ave that I've always wanted to explore...
Shannon had some Jamberry nail wraps sent to our house for the girls and I to try.
Eli likes my ukulele :)
Games on a rainy Sunday...despite Owen's face, he had fun playing Ticket to Ride with us :)
Such a joy to see our children play together!!!
Recently we got the chess set out and we've been playing quite a bit the past few days!
I lose to Owen every time. But his shirt is pretty funny...it's like I'm playing chess with Grumpy Cat in this photo! Ha ha!
My new book! Going to read it and read some with the kiddos...
We got to go see Vegas's baby girl yesterday! She was only about 5 hours old! Such a sweet baby horse!
The boys playing speed chess (a 6 minute game via the timer). They were so funny.
Owen bought himself a little mailbox at a neighbor's yard sale on Saturday and spray painted it white and then decorated it. Desi helped him attach it to the wall just outside Owen's bedroom door. He told Desi that he wanted it so that his family could give him gifts and leave things for him! Ha ha! What a sweet boy. I've already left him a note and piece of chocolate :)
It's been a lovely week with some challenges, tears and even snow, but overall, just lovely.