Birthday Snow

Its been a snowy weekend here and we are clearing out still (more on this later). In the mean time before I post on the snow I wanted to write a special post for my hubby. The boys and I wanted to let everyone know what a good worker, daddy, and hubby he is and how many happy wishes we have for his birthday and many more with us.

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We love you and are happy to be spending this snowy birthday with you. 🙂

Happy 4th Birthday Chase!

Today Chase our youngest pup turns 4!

Chase smile

I can’t believe we have already had him for 4 years (well minus 3 months 😉 )

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I wanted to make a list of all the things I love about Chase, but that would be one long blog. So I will focus on a few important ones.

Chase n the chicks

First he is a love bug 🙂 He always wants to be petted, loved on, kissed, and hugged. He always wants to be by your side.

Chase love

Second, he is such a happy pup. Always smiling and making you smile.

Chase face

Third he is a bundle of energy. It’s hard to sit still when he is up. From the moment he gets up until he naps or goes to bed he is on the go. Playing with his toys, playing fetch, running like a mad man all over the yard or house, or keeping a lookout for intruders from the front windows.

Chase run

Fourth, he loves every one he meets. He is anxious for attention, is a great host, and pays close attention to his guests needs.

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Fifth, he loves to spend time with his family. Whether it is a ride in the truck, a family vacation, a hike in the woods, or a simple trip to the park. He is up for anything.

Chase truck

Finally, he sleeps in the cutest positions. Sometimes it’s all curled up in a ball on his bed, other times in sprawled out on the wood floor, but I love it when he sleeps with his head hanging over the chair.

Chase sleep

So, Happy Birthday Chase, Mommy and Daddy love you 🙂

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today my Mom turns —. Its her special day and she deserves a great big Birthday wish 🙂 My mom is a great lady and a great mom. She always tries to help hubby and I, is there when you need to talk, will lend a helping hand with any project we have around our place, and loves her granddogs 🙂

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When I was growing up she always made sure I had many experiences, got to do a lot of what I wanted to, and got to travel a lot. From horses, to sports, travels to Europe, visiting most of the United States, to numerous pets, karate, piano, clarinet, other instruments, and so much more. I got to do a lot and see a lot, but mostly I got to feel loved a lot. See when I did these activates she was right there much of the time traveling with me, watching my sporting events, watching my music recitals, band gigs, or whatever I was involved in at the time. She said “I love you” a lot, gave my hugs and kisses, took good care of me when I was sick, and still kept good boundaries and made me follow the rules so I learned to be responsible, kind, and giving.

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So here is to you Mom and Granddogmom 🙂 We all love you and can’t wait to see you very soon 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂

Happy Birthday Hubby :)

Today is hubbys birthday… he has to work poor guy. When he gets home I plan to have surprises including a big beef dinner and presents waiting 🙂Lornes Birthday Dogs

I wanted to say something special about hubby that I haven’t before so here is the top 5 things I love about him 🙂

1.) He is striving to be the kind of man God calls him to be.

2.) There is never a boring day in our house, between his humor, klutziness, and  antics it keeps you guessing.

3.) He  is a meat and potatoes guy. This may not be unusual for some of you, but I love it because I can make almost anything and he loves it… it helps when I want to try a new recipe 😉

4.) He is a hard worker. When he wants to do something and is motivated in his task he gets the job done 🙂

5.) He can entertain himself if I am busy, am taking a class/training, or want to go to a Christian women’s conference… he is supportive of my learning and growth.

So happy Birthday to the love of my life 🙂

Happy B-Day to….

My mom…Mom bday

This past weekend my mom was up to celebrate her birthday. We had a grand time going to the farmers markets, antique stores, and other shopping. We made her  a big dinner on the BBQ with her own birthday dessert 🙂 It was a lot of fun and we all had a good time 🙂 In honor of her here are some things I love about her:  She is a helpful, knowledgeable, and fun loving person. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and stays young at heart. So today I wish her a very Happy Birthday! Here is to many more 🙂

Birthday Trip…

The other weekend we went to the Marine Corps Museum to check it out for hubbys birthday. They had a lot of history that hubby knew or enjoyed learning about. I also enjoyed reading about the history and trying out some indoor settings on my camera. Hope you enjoy some of the shots I got… Statue

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Happy Birthday To…

Hubby 🙂 Lornes Cake

Today is hubbys birthday. I won’t tell you how old he is to save him 😉 I made him the above funfetti cake with buttercream icing from scratch… his favorite. He wanted chinese for dinner and with the additional snow we got today (2 more inches) it was nice to be inside after work baking 🙂

In honor of hubbys birthday I will tell you why he is special to me: he has wonderful dreams, he is a hard worker, he supports my hobbies, he is a good puppy daddy, he has allowed my Dad to live with us, his belief in God, he has the best sense of humor and keeps me laughing, he deals with me when I have migraines, he helps me with my garden and reminds me when things need to be watered or picked, and he is honest 🙂 I could go on and on, but I will just state…

Happy Birthday Hubby Love You!

Weekend words…

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This weekend has been a busy one as predicted. During my cleaning this morning for the elderly couple I got a bushel of apples and a bag of pears from their trees. So my next project is canning applesauce, pears, and making jelly from the grapes I peeled and got the seeds out of the other day. I get so excited to try something new with canning (I know I am weird). My venture into canning has been fun so far and I am looking forward to do more 🙂 Tomorrow I am off to church and then the 1st birthday of my friends little boy… I get to take the photos of this blessed event… he is a cutie 🙂

Keeping busy…

The weekend is here and I have a busy one planed…

Today and tomorrow I am helping a friend (a cousin of hubbys) move into their new place. I am so excited to have a friend closer and I adore her kids (they have been featured in my posts before). Saturday morning before I go to help her finish unpacking I have to clean for the elderly couple I help once a month. Sunday it is church then to my friends to help set up for her one year olds birthday party (and to help put away any last-minute things from the move). I volunteered to take pictures at the party so she could enjoy this time with her little boy.

Next week is going to be a long and stressful one, but I will make it though… I have faith. Hope you all have a blessed weekend. 🙂

Vacation to Nebraska…

Hello All…

I am sorry I have not been on in a week. My Grandmother turned 80 on Monday and my husband and I flew out to Nebraska to celebrate with her at a party my mother and her brother threw for her. It was such a busy trip that we are so glad to be home. We also missed our boys a lot…

Baxter glad we're home

Chase so glad we are home

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos with you tonight from Nebraska. I really enjoyed all the beautiful photos I was able to take. I hope you enjoy the following…

A beautiful sunset over the pond

Sunset over the fields

The sky is so big...

I love the colors of the sky

Barn in the field

I love old barns...

Even the barn windows I like...

The sky before the sun is gone...

I will post more as I go. I am glad to be back to blogging… Happy Friday!