Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

 Pearl and FINLEY ;0)
                                                         #1 Falcon Fan & Super Women

 Ready Set Go TRICK or TREAT
 Batman & Super Women a great team
 Beautiful Pearl
love these two goofy girlies 
 It was a little chilly tonight with a little spitting rain ....when your running from house to house a little chilly weather doesn't stop you
 garrett went hunting this evening and we went trick or treating....
fun had by all 
 more friends let's go trick or treating again 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at Atlanta Motor Speedway

garrett getting dressed and ready to drive a race car
at the atlanta motor speedway 

not sure about you but this mom wouldn't be getting in that car. garrett said it was great. he was on the road course and drove 8 laps.
getting checked out to make sure he's buckled in for safety
they are off....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Progress of our house

after 6 plus years of looking....looking....looking we finally found a large piece of property in a beautiful secluded area in Senioa. When we found this property we thought it was to good to be true. we walked the property a few times...prayed while walking...prayed at home asking God if this was the place He'd chosen for us to build our home. we had always pictured pastures of land....this wasn't pasture it was filled with hardwoods acre's and acre's of hardwood. this picture was taken shortly after we'd purchased the property. kent, garrett & a couple guys bush hogged several acre's in the front of the property. 
 the road was made
 after trees were removed...more tree's then we wanted to have removed but the canopies on some of these trees were HUGE!!!! our builder said if they were to come down they would go straight thru our house. they had to go. the nickname for this land is called "big hardwoods"
 preparing to pour concrete
 crawl space dug & concreted
 prepared for the concrete floor to be poured...we placed two bibles under the foundation
 framing the crawl space
 it's beginning to look a little like a house...first floor 60% framed...front of house
 back of house
back of house...they've started framing the 2nd floor.
 side of house...master bedroom
 side of house....2nd story framing began
 back of house....pool will be located in this area
 back side different view
 garage and pool house
 garage different view
 garage....gardening shed....herb gardening area and front of house

 it's coming along. we've had a great time seeing the progress each day. the girls said the other day "mom is really looks like a house now" ;)

One happy man

kent & garrett have waited a long time to have a place to call their own. 
land to hunt on.
land to do what men do (i still don't get it)
sister's now own property....our future home is being built on this beautiful piece of property.
kent had a few acre's cleared for his deer
they've planted clover, different types of grasses  

 kent walking around looking for deer prints....what grass has taken and what grass hasn't.

 this tree stand has been here a long's being replaced with safer tree stands

 yippee!!!! clover is growing
 he wouldn't want to be in anyone else's boots but his own
 deer feeders in various places around the property...we have to check them all out
 more clover
 walking back towards were our house is being built....our property is beautiful....peaceful....full of wildlife we are all very eager to move to our new place but we have several months before our house will be done.
 the target garrett made for them to practice shooting
 one deer print

this print makes kent & garrett very happy ....

Bye Bye Nanny McPhee Snaggle Tooth you will be missed.....

a few weeks after emma lael was adopted she fell on our driveway...she hit face first....she damaged both her front teeth...the dentist predicted neither of them would last long. her upper lip ended up being black and blue & swollen. this picture was days after the incident. 

 fast forward 9 months later ....while giving her a bath... her face and my hand holding the shower wand collided... out fell one of her front teeth without a drop of blood.
 yesterday while she was outside riding her scooter.. she bumped her jaw on the steering bar...she came inside with blood dripping....not a tear in her eyes she says "mom my tooth is really loose" i looked and saw a dangling tooth. i put a piece of dental floss around the tooth we've nicknamed "Nanny McPhee Snaggle Tooth" we have come to love that tooth. i cleaned her up and back out side she went.