Friday, May 25, 2012


Joe's parents have recently started a sheep farm.  This morning we got to introduce the kids to the sheep.

This is "Lamby" with Joe.  She was bottled fed so she is very friendly.
Checking out the pasture

Grandpa doesn't need a Border Collie if Nathan is around.  He is a natural sheep herder.

And it's a wrap....

 School wrapped up here this last week.  I now officially have a 1st grader, 3rd grader, 5th grader and 6th grader in my house.  (Whew!)  Here's some shots from this last week including the family picnic on the boys' of my favorite events of the school year.

First day of school....
Last day of school...

Nathan with one of his buddies, Ryan, at the school picnic
John and his best buddy Aiden.  John got the special treat of getting to spend the night with him on the last day of school.

John and Nathan after the picnic

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Random pics from a Sunday evening

Joe and I were sitting outside Sunday evening watching the storms go around us.  We could have used a little more rain, but it was nice to sit and watch and listen to it.  I decided to get my camera out and play around with it a little.  Here are some of the shots I got.

I planted some daisies to border our new driveway.

This is our squirrel feeder.  We enjoyed watching a squirrel yesterday morning stuffing his cheeks with the corn and then burying it in the yard.  We are really hoping we don't have corn sprouting up anytime soon!

My hummingbird feeder that my boys got me for Mother's day.

This hummingbird (you can barely see it as it is blending in with the fence) was flying around.  I tried to get a picture of it on the feeder but I was never fast enough.  I was pleased the I caught this shot.  Initially I thought I had snapped it too late.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A little bit of culture

Friday night the girls and I got to enjoy an evening out.  One of the seniors at our church was performing in her last musical with her home school group.  So Sara, Ashley and I joined some other woman from church at the performance.  It was a Gilbert and Sullivan and really good.  Sara decided that she would have enjoyed it more had there not been as much singing.  Ashley whispered to me in the middle that she was fairly certain that if she was sneaking away and eloping she wouldn't be singing as it would call to much attention to her.