This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hayden's first house!

My son, Hayden, bought his first house! It's a 1973 mobile home. It's had some wear and tear and needs to TLC, but it's his!!!
He goes to college about an hour away from us and had previously been renting an apartment near campus. Instead of continuing to throw his money away on rent, he decided to sell his truck and buy a mobile home. He found one half way between our house and his college. The mobile home is in a park and he had to apply for a lease. We were so thankful when he was approved! The home was only $2,500 and he paid cash for it, so no debt!
He got the key and paperwork and is now a proud home owner! P.S. To replace his truck, he bought a broken down 1990s Honda Accord for $300.00. He thought he would have to put at least $1000.00 into it, but when he started tearing into it, he realized it was just the starter and he fixed it in an hour for $100.00! I'm a proud mamma!!!
His buddy Andy is going to live there with him and will basically be paying the space rent. Hayden inherited a whole bunch of junk and garbage with the house, so before he could even start he had a lot of clean up. There was a huge of projects...
...but he's got big dreams!
It's a fixer-upper for sure, but he was totally stoked and ready to tackle this project!
It's a tiny home at 600 square feet, but it works for perfect for him. He owns it and he also has a small yard where he can plant a garden. Let's take a quick tour, here's the kitchen and dining area.
Living room.
Andy's bedroom.
Hallway and laundry area.
Bathroom.
Hayden's bedroom.
The place has lots of problems....
....the list is very long...
....but he's ready to tackle them.
My husband and I went over to see the progress and we were a little overwhelmed....
...but Hayden and Andy...
...are not overwhelmed at all!
He's proud to be a home owner!
Hayden tore out the lower kitchen cabinets and the floor. He put in a new wood floor that he made himself.
He used our shop to make his kitchen cabinets.
I was so impressed by his planning and craftsman's skills.
I'm so proud of this guy!
They tore out the yucky toilet and vanity and replaced the flooring in the bathroom.
Replaced and repaired lots of drywall.
Painted the walls forest green.
He painted his bedroom walls a pretty sea blue.
It's looking like a home!
Eric helped Hayden install the lower cabinets that Hayden made.
It warmed my heart seeing them work together.
While the guys were installing the cabinets, I painted the bathroom.
Looking good!
Hayden also made a peninsula in the kitchen.
It looks so great Hayden!
I'm so proud of him! He is saving a lot of money every month in rent and he will be able to turn around and sell it someday and more than likely make some money on it!
All the while, he has been attending college and he even made the honor roll!
You are doing so awesome Hayden! I love you so much!

"The Lord hath sought him a man after His own heart." I Samuel 13:14b

Monday, July 31, 2017

He's here!!!!

I'd like to introduce you to my precious grandson, Caspian!
He was born on Wednesday July 19. He was 8.5 pounds and 20 inches long. My son, Cameron and his wife, Megan are in heaven! Mamma and baby are both doing excellent! He is such a little miracle and so adorable.
I am in love!!!

"For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." Psalm 139:13-16


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A happy 4th!

Little boy with flag...
...bacon, eggs and fruit for breakfast served on red, white and blue dishes....
...trying to get photo with Mr. Wiggle...
...yummy food on a summer morning..
....breakfast on the patio with the family...
....meeting up with the family to watch the parade...
...enjoying the show with my boyfriend...
...looking into the sky to see the Army jets flying over...
...loving the patriotic floats...
...father and son...
...Rosie the Riveter...
...family...
....these two, soon to be three....
...miniature horses...
...sweet boy gathering candy...
...two of my beautiful daughters...
...Grandsons visiting with their Grandpa in the park...
...iced coffee with my love...
...cooling off hot feet at the river with my dear friend...
...enjoying a refreshing cold drink...
...spying a little crawdad busy about his day...
...super fun girl time...
...patriotic decorations...
...flags everywhere...
...relaxing front porch...
...fun window display...
...patriotic center piece...
...Uncle Sam and friends in the alcove...
...vintage Americana...
...antique American History books...
 ...watering the garden in the cool of the day...
...seeing and flirting with my guy as he's watering on the other side of the yard...
 ....hearing a knock on the kitchen window, turning to see it's my hubby offering me a Bloody Mary...
 ....sipping a Bloody Mary while watering...
...the aroma of chicken on the grill...
...visiting with my true love while he's barbecuing...
 ....and relaxing in the shade all add up to a wonderful and blessed 4th of July!

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17
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