Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Egg Basket

So, I am going to start by saying that we have absolutely wonderful neighbors that watch our chickens when we are gone.  I was talking with Easton about having them watch our chickens the next time we go away and Easton comes back with, "but mom, Dave & Jen don't have a basket to collect the eggs" (they haven't watched them since they started laying!) and that led to my little egg basket for the neighbors.


Before


After
 So, its amazing what a bucket from the dollar bin at Target matched with vinyl cut out with the cricut can create ... and it only took a few minutes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tillamook County Fair 2011 (August 10th - 13th)

So, Easton and I took a mini-vacation to Papa Norman and Grandma Marlene's for Fair.  We spend 4 wonderful days taking in fair food, horse races, carnival rides, farm animals, pig-n-fords, reptiles, concerts, a demolition derby, and checking out the numerous exhibits.  Here are some of the highlights (from my phone ... since I forgot my camera at home):

So this was Easton's first fair food ... a hamburger.  Other food that he had during the four days:  Elephant Ears (his favorite), cotton candy, pronto pup, teriyaki meat w/noodles, popcorn, beer sausage, pizza, and of course ice cream)

Papa and Easton waiting for the Lonestar Concert on Wednesday night.

In the pig pen with Lorrie (Jerrad and Libby raised pigs for market)

Lorrie trying to get Easton to pet the pig ... he finally did but was very unsure!

Riding the Merry-Go-Round with Grandma Marlene (even though she is hidden by the Zebra - which was Easton's favorite!)

Checking out the farm equipment with Nate!
 So ... there are some of the pictures from our trip ... I know we have some additional pictures on Grandma Marlene's camera ... I just have to get them!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Todays Discoveries

So ... this morning started off in an not so unusual way ... Easton throwing a fit about something ... I'm not even sure what it was as I am sitting here typing this.  Anyways, needless to say both of our moods were sour (and with Todd out of town it was looking like a very long day!).  However, I can say that in an instance both of our moods turned from grouchy to excited.

I went out to let the chickens out of the coop (normal morning activity) and I made our exciting discovery that we had 3 eggs in one of our nest boxes.  Yes this was our first, second, and third eggs from our wonderful chickens (I may have to take back all the awful things I have said about them in the past).  I will post pictures later of our cute little eggs. 

So, as I come in from letting the chickens out and hold my discovery in my hand I come through the door and ask Easton "Guess what I have" and as I opened my hands, he screams "Eggs ... momma those are eggs ... are they from our chickens!!!"  It was priceless!!!

We had to call Papa Kenny and tell him about the eggs, then Grandma Marlene, then Grandma Fran called us ... who would have thought a few chicken eggs could bring so much JOY!

As I am writing this at 1:45 in the afternoon our count is up to 4 eggs (Easton made me go check before he went down for his nap!) 

Update!!!

So, I know that I have been slacking on my blogs (all of them) ... I just can't seem to make myself sit down and type out what I'm doing (maybe I've just been to busy shopping for great deals!!!  Anyways my hopes are to get all of my blogs back up and running and to ACTUALLY post on them.  In case you forgot or need a reminder they are:

http://www.growingupsain.blogspot.com/ --- our life :)
http://www.sainsavings.blogspot.com/ --- my savings and shopping
http://www.goinginsain.blogspot.com/ --- crafts and recipes

I'm going to TRY!!!

Melissa