Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
On Monday, our local power company (Irwin EMC) came out and cut down some trees that were endangering the power line. Both of our families were there except for Suzi, David, Liam, and Sami. The kids enjoyed seeing the huge bucket trucks and the giant chipper.
The guys did a great job and left the whole yard almost as good as new! Amanda and I counted the rings on this pine tree and got somewhere in the 50 year ballpark—it was never the same twice no matter how hard we tried. It was too big to go into the wood chipper, so Justin is going to borrow my dad’s tractor and possibly use sections for benches around our burn pile.
Some of the trees were really neat but they would have been a pain if the limbs landed on the power lines so down they went.
I also made use of my mason jar flower frog and filled it up with some camellias from my yard. The only bad thing was the blossoms were full of ants so I had to shake them out twenty times it seems.
Later that night, Wyatt and I loaded up and went to Jake’s 12th birthday party. Justin had to stay home to figure out why our well wasn’t working (turns out he didn’t reconnect the wire when the power got turned back on). I can remember that Justin and I had just started dating when Amanda and Michael found out they were expecting him. I can’t believe 12 years have flown by so quickly. I missed his actual birth-day because I was on a youth retreat to Gatlinburg with my church group, but I’m glad he was the one to make me an aunt for the first time!
Lastly, I got to meet at the most adorable farmers market in Nashville, Georgia yesterday. The City of Nashville got a grant and hired a part-timer to run the shop three days a week and there is an outdoor area with tables where farmers can sell their fresh fruits and veggies. I would love to see something like this in Ashburn; I might have a project on my hands!
Monday, January 13, 2014
I hate it when Justin has to work and there is nothing on the calendar. Sunday was beautiful and I got to spend the day with Wyatt with no pressures of having to be somewhere. It would have been wonderful to have Justin with us. We started the day at church and followed it up with Waffle House for lunch. You know it’s crazy, but Wyatt had his fill of waffles, bacon, grits, and a bite of my patty melt, but he was most excited about this paper hat. Crazy boy!
After nap time, we struck out to explore a little more. Wyatt hopped on his battery-powered tractor and Jeb was right along with him. I’m glad he likes to play in the mud and check things out. We saw two sets of distant neighbors out and about on their golf carts and Wyatt even let me take some pictures of him while he shouted, “CHEESEBURGER!”
Sunday, January 12, 2014
We are very fortunate to have Justin’s Aunt Faye and Uncle Glynn live right next door to us. They have cows and Wyatt is fascinated by them. We spent an afternoon last week checking out our new surroundings. We checked out the little creek on what is part of our original property. We didn’t buy this piece but we would like to eventually.