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Friday, June 6, 2008

What's on the agenda today?

Well, today is Friday, it is rainy and cloudy, and VERY humid. We have city-wide garage sales today, and since we have a 3 1/2 yr old boy in the house, who is desperately in need of some outside toys, that is my mission this morning. We were at a friend's house last Friday night, and he had SOOOO much fun with all their boy toys (they have 4 boys) and Chuck and I both realized, we had all this kind of stuff when Kendell and Nick were little, it is time to try to find Tyler a few things as well-

We are also heading up to our hometown today to visit Chuck's folks. My MIL has painted a wonderful bookcase for our livingroom, and I am thrilled to be bringing it home today, and FINALLY after 2 1/2 years, getting my precious books out and into the light again, so we are more apt to want to pick one up and read for a while.

Last night, we helped another friend's family with their greenhouse planting-they have 7000 mums ordered, and last night, we ( 5 Waughtals, and 5 Heins) planted a little over 1000 pots and we plan to go back tomorrow to help for another few hours between chores. What a blessing to be doing something fun, different, and we can be a blessing and encouragement to another family as well.
No, this photo is not what they look like right now-that will be this fall, but it is a bit more cheerful and colorful than the little, bitty plants we were poking into pots last night.
However, once I get my FILM developed, I will post a pic of Tyler and his little friend Keturah-talk about filthy as little piggies, but boy did they have fun last night. Actually, we all go plenty dirty from filling, carrying and planting all those pots, but it was a really nice change of pace for us, and Chuck especially enjoyed the work, as it was something to do with ANYTHING besides cows!
Once we were home at 9:30, everyone was bathed or showered, and asleep by 10:30-very late for us-but hopefully the children will sleep in for awhile today when I leave for the garage sales, and Chuck will be in as soon as the first shift of milking is over.
Naps would be on the agenda if not for the trip to Grandma's today, which is a 1 1/2 hour drive, so maybe, a couple of us will catch a few winks on the way up or back home. We plan to take them to Culvers for a treat today, and just spend a couple hours visiting with them. Since we moved in Nov 2005, we just don't see them as much as we used to, and you would not believe how difficult a 70 mile trip can be-one-way-when you are running a dairy operation.
Well, time to run and do some more laundry-many blessings to all, and I promise, tomorrow, there will be new pictures of Tyler!!
In Him
Chris

2 comments:

The Olson's: said...

Chris,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've just enjoyed reading a few of your posts. You sound like a very busy Mom with a heart for following Jesus! I hope your day trip today goes well.

I hope you'll visit me again!
~ Leanne

Joe and Jane said...

I can't believe all the planting you did! What a wonderful act on the part of your family.