Tuesday, December 8, 2015

It's 2014 and we're off....

New additions to the garden areas and I couldn't be more thrilled. You know the Woodsman can't sit still and he uses every minute of these nice weather days to get a head start on growing season. This year we have added a lot of new raised beds for hopefully a better crop. Can't wait to see them in use this summer!

These two beds will be the new home of all of our tomatoes. Yummy. I can taste the BLTs already.

These four beds will be for green beans, cranberry butterbeans, various greens and herbs.
And check out the start of the greenhouse next to the chicken pen!

The most exciting addition is our hoop house style greenhouse. It will be small, but it will help provide a place besides my kitchen table to start all of our seeds. Big plans for this small area!!

Another project we completed this year was the driveway. Whoohoo! No more gravel and bumps. This just made the front look and feel complete!

Miss Priss turns 11 - HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

I know I say it every year, but man where has the time gone? This beautiful girl.....I mean young lady is amazing. Fiddle lessons, choir practice, being a straight A student in the honor society and girl scouts are just a few of the things that keep this one busy. We are very lucky to have this responsible, fun-loving chick in our family!

This year on her actual birthday, Miss Priss had a school choir performance. So as usual we went out to eat afterwards, but this time we let the birthday girl choose the place. She picked Awful House, I mean Waffle House and we all ate a wonderful dinner!

Someone LOVES her big sister!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas traveling began with going to Granny T.'s the weekend before Christmas.

She served up an amazing Prime Rib Roast 
(and we all hope this will become a tradition)!

The Woodsman, Pop and Robert sitting around after dinner letting all the good food settle.

Everyone listening to the Christmas story.

Opening gifts.

Miss Priss opening her gifts ever so carefully.

Little Bit just tearing in.

The kid's game of spoons started with all 4.

Then there were 3.

And finally down to 2.

And the winner is..... Turner!

Little Bit had to hand the trophy over!
(But her Mommy did not have to! Of course I won the adult game - AGAIN!) :)

Nonna photo-bombing.

Nonna, Miss Priss, Me, Little Bit and Taylor

Of course we had to add Granny T to the mix.

Can you believe we got a silly one in too!?

The Hays Family

Mr. and Mrs. Hays

The Thomas Family

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas

The Thomas Family

The whole crew.
Top row - Me, The Woodsman, Jay, Pop, Nonna, Turner and Robert
Sitting - Taylor, Papa Jim, Miss Priss, Granny T and Little Bit

Mr. and Mrs. Bryant

Next stop was to visit Big Granny

Little Bit, Big Granny and Miss Priss (who is almost as tall as Granny!)

Next we headed to Mamaleta's for Christmas Eve.

Mimi, Little Bit and Miss Priss playing the part of Santa.

Mimi with her youngins'

Miss Priss, Papa Perry and Little Bit

The Hays family one more time.

And finally we get to Christmas morning!

Little Bit's corner

Miss Priss's corner

For both girls to take to the treehouse.

Finding all the goodies from Santa. 
Shelby doesn't care about the goodies, she just wants to hog the fire!

All the Christmas stuff wears her out!

Finally getting her tablet!

The Woodsman gets his first troll doll - The fix it troll.

Miss Priss and Shelby

Aunt Carolyn, Shelby and Miss Priss checking it all out.

Little Bit and all her owls. Behind her is her first .22. Santa brings your first rifle on your 7th Christmas. It was Little Bit's year!

The Woodsman going over all the basics of how to hold and shoot the new .22.

Getting ready to shoot for the first time.

"Look through here to see this on your target." 
And fire!

So proud of herself! While Daddy reloads.

Of course Miss Priss had to bring hers out too!

Ready to shoot on her own.

Ready, Aim....

She wasn't so sure about it at first, 
but the more she shot, the more she found out that she LOVES it!

My little Annie Oakleys

Watch out world, they are well trained marksmen!

Merry Christmas!