Monday, February 29, 2016

scavenger hunt with Dad

I went on a hunt with my sister and Dad.
It might have been the most fun I ever had.
We had to find lots of stuff.
But we didn't need a piece of fluff.

We counted our points and we had a big score.
195 points, no less and no more.
But much too soon the hunt came to an end.
What a great way to spend,
Our night. - LE

I loved our scavenger hunt.  We went to Bill Miller's BBQ (b/c it started with the same letter as my name, a task assigned).  We went to the park to take a picture.  We ate salmon and took a picture behind the seafood counter.  In the end, we got 195 points.
Then, I made myself a strawberry surprise ice cream.  So, that means it was AWESOME!! - Boo

Friday, February 26, 2016

Mimi and PawPaw 's Barn Home

If you haven't heard, my parents bought a 1930's farmhouse about a mile and a half from Ben's parents.  A few weeks ago, we took the kids for a weekend of projects as they had never seen the house.
My parents told us over the Thanksgiving holidays they were contemplating buying the fixer-upper.
Over the Christmas holidays we were able to get in the house for the first time and discovered the people were hoarders in every since of the word.  As in they hoarded their trash.  They were evicted and left this trash, years and years of trash.  There were three out buildings floor to ceiling trash, the plumbing stopped working so they used their chicken coop as a port-a-potty.  The house was full of trash.
Our first weekend to work on the house was the last weekend of January, so my parents had gotten all of the trash out of the inside, but the outbuildings were still full of trash.  Dad rented a bobcat to clear up the outside of the property and we had a burn party.  As we started hauling trash we discovered trash bags full of clothes, toys, and of course trash.  We found out the wrong way had fireworks in it, which had us stuck in the house until the explosions halted.
It was an all hands-on deck weekend.  HR's favorite job was pulling staples out of the shiplap.  The other kids helped haul paneling to the bonfire and metal to the scrap pile.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

mailbox workshop

A few weeks ago, we stopped into Home Depot to pick up some things for RSB.  When we arrived they were having  a free workshop for kids, building Valentine mailboxes.  The kids hammered, screwed and painted their projects and have been writing each other messages for their mailboxes since.  Gotta love free Saturday morning fun.

Monday, February 15, 2016

I never saw another butterfly

Boo had the opportunity to design the cover for the playbill for the production she will be in.   She water colored the background, designed the butterfly and painted the fence post.  Daddy helped her scan them into the computer and then add details in photoshop.

Very proud that she is using the talents God gave her.

Monday, February 08, 2016

In case you missed it...

Last Wednesday, I got a call as class was ending.  Normally, I wouldn't have answered my phone, but that day I did.  It was Kris Betts from KVUE asking if she could come right then to the gym.  Luckily no one had left yet and they all agreed to stick around and tell our story.