Wednesday, August 12, 2015

# yard work

{ Yard work }


Country life!!!

There is something so beautiful and relaxing about living out in the country, maybe because everything seems to move at a slower pace and you're not surrounded by noise and cars, just nature and the chirping of birds.


I've been enjoying some glorious sunrises, the type that take your breath away and make you really appreciate the world you live in.

Yesterday was quite a busy one for me, obviously with the reunion starting tomorrow I've been on turbo speed trying to get things done.

My mother and father in law came by to bring some things for the reunion and spent the day with us, it's always a good day when they're over, we do so love visiting with them and chatting and enjoying a meal.  I wasn't sure how long they would be over so had to throw something together real quick, for lunch I roasted some chicken thighs and then made chicken salad sandwiches which were delicious.

For dinner, I made a pork roast with some rice and a salad, filling and yummy, made me feel good that they were able to leave on a full tummy for the 2 hour drive back home.  They should be back tonight for the reunion and will be here until Sunday, can't wait.

Pink Crape Myrtles

Once they were on their way, Curt and I started yard work.  Good thing about summer time is that even though it was 7pm the sun was still shining brightly and it was warm enough for us to get in a few hours of work.



Mowing 3 acres is not easy feat, it's quite challenging to do but hubby enjoys riding around, he finds it quite calming.

It's also a huge blessing for us, it's a lot of land but we are thankful for that.


Truthfully, Curt and I would love to live off the land and become self sufficient, and it's a dream we hold close to our hearts and hopefully with the Lord's blessing we will be able to buy this house and really start living that dream.

Country life

I would love nothing more than to live in this home for many many years.

Yard work

As the sun started setting, we put the yard work aside and came in.  The thing about the sun sets is that they are just as gorgeous as the sun rises and truly one of my favorite times of the day.

Sun set

The yard work is not complete, we will be finishing it all up today, but that is just one of the things on my humungous list of to do's today, which are going to include laundry, getting bedrooms ready for visitors, cleaning bathrooms, food shopping for the reunion, coloring my hair and baking desserts.

Kitchen flowers

I was going to say that I didn't know if I would get everything done, but there's no way around it, it HAS to be done, so I better get dressed for the day and start in on my work.....oh and school starts today too, so we have that to look forward to as well.

Kitchen Island

I'm sure by the time my head hits the pillow tonight I'll be completely drained and I'm only hoping that I have the energy to make it the next 4 days through this reunion, the good thing about it is that it's family and if I need to go hide in my room for a few minutes, I can do that without anyone taking it to heart.

Well friends, I hope you have yourselves a fantastic Wednesday and I hope it's not as busy as mine is going to be.  I'll be sure to keep you update throughout the reunion, I'm going to be taking a lot of pictures and I do plan on making a post afterwards about food for reunions, ideas, decorations etc.

See you all tomorrow, blessings,


  1. Oh that rush when you know family is coming! 3 acres takes a while to cut for sure. We have to keep 60 acres cut here. It still takes a day to get it done on the biggest tractor. Picking up the limbs in the orchard each time is the worst of it! I'll post a picture on Instagram. I hope yall have a wonderful time. I pray you will get all the things on your list done, easily & with no stress! When our family use to get together, there was always poker playing...resulted in some memorable events that none of us will ever forget! Lol! Have a good day!

  2. Isn't wonderful To be in the country ;) bi am so happy for you....have fun with your reunion.....can't wait to see pictures..... Get a chance I was wondering if you would share the blogs you watch along with web sites for TV shows movies etc you watch gave them to me a long time ago but I can't seem to find them..... Thanks

    Have fun...


  3. You are blessed to be living in the country! It would be cool if you could buy the place since you like it so much.

    Have a great reunion ~ FlowerLady

  4. Wishing you a productive day today in getting your tasks accomplished. Enjoy your family in your new home. We moved to the country about a year and a half ago and have enjoyed it. Take care, Heather

  5. It's so fun to see the beautiful photos of your new property and how you're enjoying country live. You All seem to truly be in your happy place there. ;)

    Reunions are always a lot of work, but so much fun and so worth it!! Blessings that all will come together quickly and smoothly and that you're then able to relax and enjoy the fun!

    God bless. xo

  6. I know what you mean about mowing. We mow just shy of 6 acres, and we don't have the goats to eat it down right now. It is work for sure. I'm trying to ready-up my house for a gathering this weekend. Lots of work to do yet. Love the photos!

  7. Wow, that is a lot of grass to mow!!! I hope that you can get everything done as you want it to be and that you have a great time. I am preparing for an event myself next week - smaller than yours - and I know what it is like to have a long list of things to do, so make sure that you take some time for yourself where and when you can. xx

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