28 June 2015
Some people need exotic destinations or beautiful people as their muses. I find mine all around me in at home, sweet home.
27 June 2015
|Can't make much with the girls without adding some glitter, this time on the stars!|
|We put in finishing nails through the back and front to really secure the wood.|
|Letting the girls at it!|
|The only time white crayons come in handy...|
|We attached screws then twisted wire around them for hanging.|
23 June 2015
Once he returned from scout camp, we took a stroll outside and did some picking.
|Ah, Jack is up to his usual antics...|
|Evelyn lost in the sea of berries.|
22 June 2015
Claire is an entomologist for sure. There are very few bugs that she'll scream at when she sees, and usually, she's screaming out of excitement more than fear. So, when she got her hands on a mayfly and a dragonfly, she got a mischievous look in her eye and held them together like she was encouraging them to battle.
Lucky for them, she had to let them go before they got in any punches.
21 June 2015
On the day we celebrate fathers, husbands, men and father figures, Jack is our shining star. He works hard to provide for not only the necessities, but a rich, abundant life full of adventures and unique experiences. He is our guardian and protector. He's quick to smile and laugh and is more than willing to impart his wisdom, but knows when to listen too. He serves willingly and frequently. He honors women and motherhood as an equal companion to his own divinely appointed roles and he encourages us to develop our own talents and skills so we can spread our own wings. Jack is a gem and we know it.
To all the fantastic men out there...
Happy Father's Day!
20 June 2015
|Jack's all set for a week at camp.|
|Claire is not impressed that Jack's gone.|
|I think we're about halfway done prepping firewood...|
We stacked wood...
|Finishing the last bit of tile in the master bath!|
...worked on the bathroom...
...played in the rain (because otherwise, we weren't going to get to go outside)...
...worked on the bathroom some more, while doing summer homework...
|Last of the grout!|
|Kate throwing in a few rocks before it started to sprinkle.|
|Hiking down to our Scouts' campsite.|
|Catching rain while visiting Jack at camp.|
|Stopping at the animal building, of course!|
We're all so glad when Daddy comes home.
Now, time for some real fun.
Now, time for some real fun.
19 June 2015
15 June 2015
climbing everything in sight...
...I was working up a sweat alongside
Michael Jackson Jack, finally getting a good start on the front pasture fence. And really, entertaining and taking care of themselves is incredibly helpful and a skill that not all kids have. So, play on, girls!
|Not exactly good timing working on outside projects with Jack's horrendous allergies, but he's a good sport.|
|One more rail and some stain and gates and the fence will be DONE! Doesn't it look nice?!|
|There's never enough horse fencing...|
14 June 2015
|The day wouldn't be complete without someone climbing up something.|
Climbing has long been a tradition with the girls. Evelyn is a climber...
|Claire caught a branch, pulled it down and shimmied up. She's very ingenious.|
|A rock exterior on a house is always free game for a climb.|
Guess it's a good thing there's always something to climb around here.
|Even the cats enjoy a challenging climb...|