One day in February John told me we were taking a road trip for the day so I made a salad and brought little projects I could work on while riding. When he pulled in at the Dakota firehall I thot that was a little strange and there were cars there. I walk in and was absolutely surprised by a 60th birthday party. It made me cry as I slowly scanned the faces and saw family and friends from different times and parts of my life. Oh, it was a GOOD party!!!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
We thot Mylah would enjoy chickens since she loves animals. Tanner built a 6'x12' chicken coop last winter. John got 11 chickens from a guy he works with. 5 are roosters and we know what that means at 5am. I ordered 30 chicks--hopefully no roosters and they are in the basement right now under a heat lamp. I am looking forward to them moving out because chickens stink!
Becky is a gardener so I made this for her. She retired this month so will have more time to play in the dirt.
Shelling was great this year! I 've been teaching Mylah to hold a shell up to her ear and I'm sure she hears the ocean even if she doesn't know what she's hearing. We are staying 2 weeks next year and maybe Mylah can come see the ocean for a week. She would love it!
In March Mom broke her hip and had surgery. She had to spend a month in the nursing home to get her get-up-and-go back. It was hard to see her there and think that she might not get well enough to go back to the assisted living apartment. I went and lived with Mom and Dad for a week when she left there to make sure she would do okay. It is a role reversal--no longer the child, but the parent to the parent. I tend to be rather bossy so after a week they were probably glad to be on their own. I cherish that time being with them for an extended time. God truly blessed me with a wonderful childhood with a good mom and dad! When they are gone I think I will feel like an orphan even if I am old.
Becky and I went on vacation! We stayed in Bonita Springs and traveled south to Naples a few times. It is a beautiful city! We also went north to Fort Meyers Beach. Spent days at the beaches and being lazy.
Each evening we went to a different beach to watch the sunset. I love how people gather like they're going to a movie and when the sun finally sets, everyone applauds. It's a beautiful world God has created for us!