Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd week of summer!!

Happy Monday!!

We have a busy week ahead. It has been really nice to sleep late and play all day, but today all that changed. Anna is helping with VBS (Vacation Bible School) at
East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church. She loves working with children, so I know she will enjoy everything about her experience. Jake, reluctantly, went to Science Camp this morning. I will be leaving soon to pick him up and I can only pray that he liked it enough to go back again tomorrow.


If you are squeamish of snakes as I am, you may not want to look at this next segment.

Friday morning I was in the house and heard the birds literally SCREAMING on the front porch. When I got there, the mom and dad barn swallows were looking at me helplessly. It was obvious that they were distressed over something, so I looked around to see what the fuss was all about. Within seconds I too felt a little distressed...who am I kidding, I was so distressed I had to get Anna to take this darn picture for me.

If you know me very well, you know that I am not afraid of bugs, scorpions, spiders, rats, mice, etc. but when it comes to snakes....I am DEATHLY afraid of them. This lovely snake climbed a 12 foot wall and robbed this nest...we tried to save them, but to no avail. "Gran"ny got her gun and shot him 4 times, but we never recovered his worthless little carcass, so he is probably still out there waiting to scare the beejeebees out of me. I'll definitely be on the lookout.

I took a few pictures while feeding our new fish Saturday.

It turns into a "family affair" when it is fish feedin' time on the hill.
I didn't get a picture of it, but I saw one fish that was about 18 inches long! I'll be on the lookout for him today!! We saw this creature...

Jake appropriately named him Jeremiah!! He had never seen a bullfrog, so when Jeremiah made his debut Jake said," My gosh, I've NEVER seen a frog THAT BIG!!" It was definitely the highlight of the fish feeding.

We played in our garden Sunday.

We have a few cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes growing now. Here is our first cucumber.

Jake helped his Papa get a few things done too. Here a few pictures of them....

Before church, Anna begged me to make my Aunt Reba's Sausage Balls, so I did. If any of you knew my Aunt Reba, you know that she was a great cook...just like my mom, so here is her recipe:

Aunt Reba's Sausage Balls
1# sausage (hot or mild)

3 cups Bisquick

10 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Have sausage and cheese at room temperature. Mix sausage and cheese then add Bisquick. Shape into small balls.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

I usually spray my cookie sheet with Pam, just to make it easier for removal after cooking.

It's that simple. Well, I'd better get busy. Hope you have a wonderful week and I'll try to blog again soon.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Love you

2000-June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009


Today is our first "official" day of summer! The kids finally wrapped up school last week, so now we can enjoy summer. Anna starts cheerleading practice next week and they have a couple of fundraisers lined up for the next couple of weekends. She is helping with VBS at East Mount Zion Baptist Church next week. Jake has Science camp next week, so he won't be able to go to VBS. We are also going back to Destin for a week this month! I can't wait to hit the beach! We always enjoy going there and relaxing.

Our weekends have been nice lately. We've tried to mow some during the week and we have a friend's son that has been helping us tackle the weed-eating which has been really nice. Here is a quick picture...

Our garden is doing a lot better this year than last. Last year we planted too much and the rows were way to close together, but this year it is much better.

Mr. Melson cut our hay this past weekend and I always love how it looks after it is baled.

I don't know why, but I just love to see the bales lined up in the field. Jake had his first real bout of allergies while they were cutting. He had all the symptoms I usually have, watery eyes, runny nose, etc. He is better today, so maybe he won't have the sinusitis that I usually get afterwards. I talked him into letting me take a few pictures of him by one of the was not free, mind you, I was forced to watch him jump on the trampoline before I snapped his picture!!

Here is another one that looks a little more mischievous .....

Jake and Anna got new laptops this past weekend, thanks to their sweet daddy. They have been on them non-stop for 3 days now.

We have had lots of new little creatures moving around the hill lately. These are our family of Canadian Geese. There is another family of 5 on our front pond along with a family of ducks. Our Eastern Blue Birds grew up and flew the coop before I could get a good picture of them.

That is about all that we have going on right now. Sometimes I wonder if anybody reads about our mostly boring life, then I get word from someone that I need to update my blog. So for those of you that pass on that you miss us when we don't post (you know who you are) Thank You for caring and I'll try not to wait so long to blog next time!

I'll let Gran sign us out today!!

Bye for now!