Friday, October 23, 2009

This Makes Me Happy!

Oh so Happy! My faith has been restored in my chickens. I was beginning think they didn't like me or their home, because they hardly ever lay. I average 2 eggs a week from my older hens that my mom gave me. I got my first pullet egg on Tuesday. I'm sure everyone in the neighborhood heard me scream with excitement.

This was what I got Wednesday. One white pullet, one brown pullet egg and a green egg from one of my older hens. Look at how small the pullet eggs are.

The size difference is really amazing.

Tuesday I got one brown pullet egg, Wednesday I got a brown and white one, and Thursday I got one white one. I hope they keep on laying. I'm so proud. They were out all day Wednesday and actually went back to the nest boxes and laid. My old hens just lay them in the yard when they are out. I'm so happy. It really stinks feeding chickens and never getting anything in return. I have a feeling four old ladies will be seeing the end of their days pretty soon. I just can't afford to keep feeding them if I only get one egg a week from them. Chickens are so fun!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weird Dream!

Have you ever had a dream so vivid that you think it is real. I did last night. I woke up this morning convinced that this really happened. It wasn't a good dream either, like winning the lottery or something.

I dreamed or dreamt (not exactly sure the correct English for that), that I got my first speeding ticket. Oh it was horrible. I got pulled over by a mean lady cop, riding a motorcycle and I was only going 5 miles over the speed limit, but it was in a construction zone, but there was no construction going on. I cried when she came to the window and she yelled at me, "Don't cry, crying won't make it go away." She was like a mean warden or old maid school teacher. When she told me how fast I was going, I said I thought you were allowed to go 5 miles over and she yelled at me again. I was so upset. To top it off the fine I had to pay was over $300.

I woke up this morning scared to death wondering how I was going to tell my husband that I got a speeding ticket and was going to have to pay $300 not mention make our insurance go up. It took me a few minutes to realize it was all a dream.

I think I will drive a little slower today. I don't want that dream to come true!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Have a New Blog!

I have started on a new journey in my life. I am trying to lose weight. I am changing the way I eat and exercising a lot more. I have created a new blog to document my progress. I will still keep this blog going, but will put info on my weight loss journey on my new one. I hope you will check it out at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine!

Yesterday my kids came home with papers about the h1n1 vaccine. They are giving these at school for free. I read over all the info that came with it and decided to go ahead and let my kids get it. I sent the papers back today. They are planned for sometime next week.

Now I'm really not sure. I was on Facebook and a lot of people were saying they weren't going to allow their kids to get it because of all the side effects. I'm just really confused now. My kids have always been very healthy other than Emma has had two asthma attacks that she had to use a breathing machine for. But other than that she has only had two ear infections and Colton has only had strep throat once. They haven't been on a lot of antibiotics or anything. They've never had a regular flu shot either.

I want to know what do you all think? I just keep thinking, what if they ended up catching the virus and getting deathly ill, how would I ever live with myself if I didn't get them the vaccine. Then I also wonder if this is just a government ploy to scare people and if the news is making it seem much worse than it really is. I asked our doctor about it a couple months ago and all he could say was he recommended the regular one and wasn't sure about the H1n1.

I know this is never any easy decision and people are so mixed on their believes of any vaccines. My kids have had every recommended vaccine and are perfectly healthy. Now I'm just not sure.

Where Did Fall Go????

Burr! The time has come to start building those wonderful old fires again. Today the temperature has dropped since this morning and is only in the upper 30's. Yuck! I'm not ready for winter. I don't like having to build fires and all the mess that comes along with it.

Tonight I made a nice, warm and comforting supper. We had homemade beef vegetable soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and a wonderful blueberry oat dessert with butter pecan ice cream. The one good thing about cold weather is enjoying all the wonderful comfort foods that warm you from inside out!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's Been A Great Weekend!

I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family! The kids and I spent all day yesterday with my parents and all day today with Travis' parents. We really are lucky to live so close to our parents and have such a great relationship with all of them. My kids are so very lucky to have their grandparents in their lives.

Yesterday we went with my parents to pick up black walnuts at a farm that my dads boss owns. We had fun, especially when some horses came running through the field towards us and me and the kids bolted for the truck. We're such chickens! The kids loved being able to ride on the back of the truck through the cow pasture and Colton loved getting off the truck and opening the gates.

After that we left and went to an Amish community near by. It was so neat. The kids loved to see the horse and buggies riding along the rode. We got to go see one of the Amish families dairy goat farms and they milks sixty goats twice a day by hand! He also showed us the cheese barn where they make the goat cheese. It was all a lot fun!! Such a good experience for the kids.

Today we went to my in-laws. They just got back from vacation in the Dominican Republic for a week. They showed us the pictures and it looked really nice. We enjoyed a nice lunch with them and the kids played outside all day then me and Emma went with my mother in law to Wal Mart. We picked up a pizza and went back and ate supper there too. We all had a great time!

It was a wonderful weekend, just wish Travis didn't have to work so he could enjoy it with us! We truly are very blessed and love our family very much!! Thanks guys for all the wonderful things you do for us and all the great memories you make for the kids!!!
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