Monday, December 4, 2017

Randy's Truck Comes To Life

I was inside working on our tree when I heard the most awesome sound...Randy's truck coming to life. He just about whooped and hollered! I'm totally amazed at the knowledge these guys have, being able to put in a new motor with a gazillion wires and they get it to run. The work on the motor and truck is not over yet, but Randy sure passed a hurdle tonight. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Tree

Scott got home from another trip to Mexico last night and this afternoon we headed out back to find our Christmas tree. It was a beautiful, warm, blue sky kind of day, just perfect for Christmas tree hunting in our grove of white pines. To be honest, white pines are kind of scraggly looking compared to frazier furs, but by the time we add lights and ornaments, it will be country beautiful. We sure love our big back yard! I thought it was unusual to find a daisy in bloom this time of year. It's been a mild November, but cold weather is on the way.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Farm Days

Have I mentioned how much we love owning a backhoe? It makes work around the farm so much easier. Today Scott dug up the tree stump next to our house, transplanted our elm tree and smoothed the dirt level.  Next, we tackled the stump on our front lawn. Scott dug around this stump and Ethan pressure washed it to remove as much dirt as possible. It took almost an hour, but Ethan leveled that stump to the ground with the chain saw. Afterwards, Scott smoothed the dirt over the stump. 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm  100:4

Happy Thanksgiving to our family and friends; we thank the Lord for you! Our blessings are overflowing and it's with a thankful heart that we celebrate this special day. Our day was quieter than in year's past with Steve and Nana and our dear friends unable to join us. Randy spent the day with Sarah and even though he was greatly missed, we're so delighted for him to meet her side of the family. We enjoyed our day with Charles, Brittney, and Ethan, spending hours around the table talking, and catching up.  I decorated our table simply, and with items held close to my heart... scattered hickory tree leaves from Dad and Mom Little and my table runner from my sister, Brenda. In a way, they shared our table with us...feeling their presence throughout our meal. Jason and family stopped by for a visit and it was so good to see them. We send our love to each of you and give all praise to the Lord, who is so worthy of our praise!

Friday, November 17, 2017

CPR Time

I just finished up a week of teaching CPR to our 3rd graders at our local elementary school. We took CPR step by step, covering- checking for response, calling 911, compressions, breathing, using the AED and choking. The students were able to practice their skills on the manikins and they did a great job. So proud of these kids learning skills that can save a person's life.    

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Scott Home From Brazil and Mexico

Scott arrived safely home from Brazil. Texting and phone calls just aren't enough and it was so good to finally hug him. Here are a few pictures from Scott's work trip to Brazil and Mexico. He flew first to Sao Paolo, Brazil, working with their supplier in the nearby city of Joinville.  He stayed in Brazil for a week, then flew to Atlanta, catching a flight to Queretaro, Mexico.  My babe looked tired when I picked him up at the airport. He mentioned his trip was a productive one, however, I could tell he was happy to finally be home and in my arms.

Dinner in Brazil with Scott's co-workers: Gerardo and Ruben

Sunrise in Queretaro, Mexico

Dinner with Scott and his co-workers while in Mexico: Simon, Bobby, Chris, Scott, Diego, Joe and Jose Luis

Standing Desk

Randy and his roommate, Coleman, took a day off work and spent the day at the farm making a standing desk.  It turned out well and very solidly built. It comes up to my chest, but perfect for Randy's height.  Great job men.  Yep, and I cooked... minestrone soup and cornbread.