Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another Week (O.k. two) Gone Bye

Now that the chickens are settled into their routine, we are getting about a dozen eggs a day.  It's almost a contest among the kids to see who gets to go and collect eggs.  
Grandpa Sedrick and I put hard labour into building this run for the chickens.  It is all out of supplies we had around the house.  The chickens kept being mauled by the neighborhood dogs, (the one in the pic is ours) and we built this to keep them safe.
This is one of the chickens that was attacked.  Poor thing got all its tail-feathers ripped out. 
This is one of unexciting things we've been working on the last few weeks.  It consisted of a lot of sawing and splitting.  
Although, having a roaring fireplace is very rewarding.

A tid-bit of information on the side, on January 13, Carrie and Mitch had their first baby.  It was a little boy, Eric.  (For more info., visit the Ririe Blog.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Year! Where did the old one go?

Now that the holidays are over and we have recuperated from all the fun & lack of sleep, the kids are in school and we are back into our routine I finally have a few moments to jot down a few words.  Shaun just returned from Florida where he went to see his brother Mike's Winging. Which means he has finished his training and is now an official pilot.  Shaun said it was a pretty awesome ceremony.  Mike will be stationed in Hawaii so now we will have to travel all the way over there just to visit them. (Darn) 

My sewing machine has been feeling neglected, so I spent a little time with my Bernie this past week.  I have altered a Quinceaneara dress (a wedding dress for a 15 yr. old), made Carrie's baby blessing outfit, Sarah, & Isabelle clothes & finished a quilt top.  Luckily I found out that the 10 - 10 virgin costumes that I am supposed to make for a Stake Enrichment don't have to be done until the end of February.  Whew!!