Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Life (Lately) in Pictures

Things are keeping me really busy. Life. It's all get up and go around here. Honestly, it's not so busy that I can't blog, just so busy that I don't know where to start! So, I've decided to catch you all up with a long line of some of my favorite photos from the last week and a half.

First, it's all about the chickens. They take all my time. These pretty sisters were only day old chicks back in February.

They're all grown up now. Almost. And laying. So of course they need a new place to live.
NOBODY wants to lay eggs without posh resort-like surroundings.

Well, we're trying. Ok?

I'm also trying to keep up with this garden. We got some FANTASTIC rain, and so now we have some FANTASTIC pigweed taking over. You can't tell in these photos, this was BEFORE the rain.

The 'maters are SO on.

And so, evidently, is the hair of the children of the corn.
Don't worry, I HAVE cut his hair since then.

CSI: Chicken Farm case CLOSED. Unfortunately, we found out it was our own dog performing the criminal acts. He has since taken 2 of our little girl chicks as well as the mother. *sigh* They are now orphans! But, they are turning into nice, well-behaved kid-handled birds. R.I.P. Momma Chicken. Thanks for bringing these sweet babies to us!

This has been the summer of reunions. Get-togethers with friends from near and far. Friends I haven't seen in as much as 25 years. I've also got to meet the KIDS of the friends I haven't seen. They are just like their parents. hehehehe!

These particular kids are the offspring of my ol' High School friends.
I also got to meet up with Bible College friends, Kindergarten friends, and even NEW friends!
I got to meet my new niece. (As you've already met in my previous post).

Ain't she just the sweetest?

She knows it.

Then Grandma went and made her unhappy.
It's ok little princess, Auntie will make it all better.

Yeah right. Like I can make any kid miraculously turn into a happy person without a huge bag of candy. Or ice cream. That works too.

Speaking of kids. This young man is not a kid anymore.

Well, he still is to me. When you used to babysit someone, they are always a kid in your eyes.

Gorgeous Bride
Happy Groom
Even Happier Parents that it's all over

Man, what a great photo opportunity - I got lucky.

And... so did they.

Let's see... after the wedding, and time with family and friends, I went along to Boise to hang out with my husband's brother, his wife and their 2 boys.

My nephew is learning the violin.

So naturally, his mother is too.

Now I want to!

Wait, I'm sure we have time for one more picture!!

Nothin' sweeter than my OWN kids lovin' on a baby.


Tracy said...

Wow! You'be been one busy Momma! Thanks for sharing all those great many great ones! It's been terrific to see what you've been up to. Thanks for the update.


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I am completely exhausted thinking of all your runnin around all summer long! But so happy that you got to spend TIME with so many loved ones. How awesome. Your pics are great and that can't be your new niece? She was just born? They feeding her wheaties or what? ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about the dog/chicken massacre. :(
Alrighty then, YOU have a marrrrvelous day Alexis!

Chickie Momma said...

Ok ok! I should clarify. My new niece... is still new because well, I just got to meet her! She was actually born in June. This was the first chance I'd got to take a long drive to Idaho! There, hope that clears up any confusion.

Ricky Danger said...

Well this explains a lot. I was really missing our IM time... got spoiled for some time there with our daily chats.

It was wonderful seeing you after so many years apart... *blinking* I can't count that far back... has it been 25 years??? LOL

You took beautiful pictures btw.

Love you Lex. liv

Ricky Danger said...

Ohhhhh and on the baby... I thought this was your brother's new baby...

I'm so confused. Your family grows really fast. Love you. Me

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love your "How I spent my Summer Vacation" report. You have been one busy chickie, Momma!!
Sorry you have a homicidal maniac for a dog... that must be a real bummer.