Good morning Ladies! It is a dry start to Saturday after a week of heavy rain in 4 days since last weekend. We are promised more this weekend .I will take it as it has been a dry summer up until now. It is also welcome for the farmers in our area as they grow their crops.
Last Saturday we got a bunch of yardwork done. Our friend Brandon borrowed a friends tractor to disperse the pile of dirt created from putting our pool in. He came over early and we made breakfast before starting. He is really good on the tractor and after an hour had most of the pile knocked down and spread through the yard in the low spots . We had to take out the clumps and big stones by hand. After it was spread we put down grass seed and it is starting to grow now .
On Sunday we went to Church and after lunch spent a relaxing day at home. I went into the pool for the first time since it was put in, before this I had watched the kids only but I braved the cold water and had a nice time in it !!! The week was pretty typical , but the last week off for the kids, they go back to school on Monday. There were some last minute events, school photos , and a refresher for our new middle schooler getting used to his new surroundings , I went with him yesterday to an empty school , it was nice to walk around and see where his rooms are. Our daughter had a volleyball game Friday and they unfortunately lost, cant win them all!!
A few weeks ago we were both asked to be Godparents to our nephew Stanley and we accepted of course ! So tomorrow at 8:30 am he is being baptized , being made a child of God’s Kingdom. We have to travel 3 hours so we are leaving later today and staying in a hotel overnight . It has a pool so it has the kids excited. Afterwards we will go back to his parents house for lunch. It will be a great day for the family.
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Good morning Ladies ! I hope you are all doing well as we move quickly towards the end part of August. The summer has gone so fast and the kids start school a week from Monday! The weather has been pretty humid early in the week but has cooled of nicely heading into the weekend.
Last Saturday we did some landscaping work in our backyard . It was unplanned but due to having a pile of dirt from the dig out for our new pool we wanted to fill in some areas that were low in our yard. We worked together to fill wheelbarrows, the kids helped also. After all we did we still have a lot so our friend Brandon is going to come over today with a front load tractor and spread the rest of the dirt for us, thank you Brandon!! On Sunday we went to Church and enjoyed coffee and donuts afterwards. The kids had friends come visit and their Mom and I had a nice chat for a while as they swam . One of them had a sleepover.
The week did go in fast with kid activities and some more playdates . The new pool is proving popular with them ! Thursday was a big day. Our oldest son had orientation for middle school , still hard to believe for me ! He said it went well and got the bus there and back. Then the younger kids got to meet their new teachers in elementary school. They are in a new school since our move but i think they will adapt well. The teachers were nice and welcoming to them! On Friday our daughter got picked for the 9th grade volleyball team and was excited by that. She is a high schooler now , where has the time gone ??
On Friday night our friends Brian , Crystal and their kids came over for game night. It was a fun time we played name 5 where as it suggests you have to name 5 of something, one question was name 5 bands that begin with B . Can you answer it ? It was fun and stressful all at the same time as you are on teams of 2 or more. We also played giant spoons a fast moving game played with a deck of cards when one person gets 4 of a kind they inconspicuously grab a spoon from the table and wait to see how long it takes for others to notice . then everyone grabs but there is one less spoon than competitors and if you don’t get a spoon you get an S. When you are last grabbing 5 times you are out! It is so fun!
I wanted to get my post published early as Brandon is coming over at 8am for breakfast . Got to feed the workers!
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Good Morning Ladies! It is a beautiful sunny Saturday morning here in Minnesota with a temperature of 54 degrees! After such a hot spell this is a welcome break. I do like the cooler weather! We had a little rain during the week which was needed.
Last Saturday our daughter had softball nearly the whole day, Their last game ended at 10 pm. They won some and lost some in the tournament which led to the late game. I did get a little alone time also on Saturday for part of the day which is cherished from time to time ! On Sunday there was an 8am game , we left house at 6am as it was an hour away and they were meeting at 7.15 as a team prep. They did well but lost that game and it ended their tournament, they finished 5th out of 20 teams, well done to all the girls!
After the softball we drove 2 hrs for our nephews baby shower , it was a shower for all not just the ladies this time ! And due to covid it was held 2 months after he was born so he was the guest of honor! It was held at his house and was a fun few hours . On Monday the young boys had swimming lessons, they are really progressing well at them!
On Tuesday we went to our local county fair! It runs from Monday to Sunday and is a lot of fun! We got some good fair food and the kids had a lovely time on all the rides . We met a lot of friends also . On Wednesday ground was broke on our new above ground swimming pool ! A company came in and moved the dirt to level it and installed the frame. It can be left up all year round. By 7pm they were finished installing it and all we had to do was fill it. So over the next 2 days we got it to the level needed. It is still a little cold to go in for most people but not for our boys they braved the cold Yesterday , brrrr !!
Our old neighbors Neena and Chris and their 2 girls came over on Wednesday evening for Pizza also and have a fun time with our kids . It was a busy day here! On Thursday we got a new dishwasher put in as the original one to the house was on its last legs . The new one is soo much better! On Friday evening we went back to the fair ! We just had some food and walked around , no rides this time! It was really busy being the weekend. Early Saturday we did some yardwork as we have a pile of dirt to deal with after the pool install. We will use it to fill in low spots .
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Wishing you all a lovely rest of your weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.
Good Morning Ladies! As I write this post early Saturday morning it is thundering and Lightening outside. Also heavy rain as you can imagine, but it is so needed here as we have had a very dry summer. Most lawns are a little burned but we have been trying to green ours up a little when we can water them. This past week has been in the mid to high 80s so maybe the storm will calm things down a bit!
Last weekend on Saturday we hosted a lovely family gathering . The head of the family tree here turned 93 ! He is in an assisted living facility 2 hours from us and was delighted to get out . There were 17 of us in total, one had to work , but it was nice to see our youngest member Baby Stanley make the trip with his parents! We had a nice meal and some yummy cupcakes afterwards. It was so much easier to host in our new house with a bit more space.
On Sunday there was Church and a relaxing day afterwards. Our younger boys had swim lessons in the mornings during the week. They love water and it is a win win as we do not have a pool at the moment since moving. We are working on getting a new one. The kids had a few friend playdates also. Yesterday our daughter was playing in nationals for softball in a weekend long tournament. They played 2 games yesterday and at 5pm all the teams had a parade ! Our girls dressed in a hawaiian theme! There are more games Today and depending on results into Sunday.
For this weeks dress of the week my blog friend Courtney has kindly agreed to model for us ! She is a wife to Jake and Mom to baby Scarlett . She recently did a post on ” ten tips to photogragh a baby” It will be a great insight for parents of young kids. You can see her post here Courtney was in some of the photos and I loved the dress she was wearing!
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Thank you Courtney, have a lovely weekend everyone , Terri xo.