What’s up? Here are our updates:


  • Sessions! It’s that busy time of year for photographers. We have loved all of our fall shoots. Thank you to all of our amazing clients!! Maybe we will get around to posting some… but we also don’t want to ruin any of those Christmas card picture surprises.


  • Room #1 trim done. The bathroom. We got our vanity in and sinks working!! Can I get a HALLELUJAH!?! We did have to make a trip one night when we went to take showers only to notice that our toliet was still in the shower. Thankfully Tater’s parents live close, and we were able to shower there. Obviously, we didn’t think ahead. Currently working hard on the additional trim in our house!! We hope to pass up our 1 room a month goal.






  • Butchering chickens. A new experience for me. Not sure it was my favorite, although it was a very entertaining night. The kids voted that I was not a country girl. What!?! After all that feather picking, pasture mowing, pest killing, mud and poop steppin’, and nasty barn cleaning,…. you all still don’t think I have any country in me? I finally had one child vote yes, because I think she thought I wanted her to. haha. I have yet to convince them… and maybe myself too. 😉

Saying goodbye to our roosters. Things got a little messy. Yes, that’s blood folks. We don’t quite have our system down yet.

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Working late into the night.



  • We got 2 miniature horses from a very special couple. Mother/daughter horses named Taffy Apple and Tootsie Roll. ♥♥



They are the sweetest. Painting fun!





The kids had a ball. Still painting and braiding the tail.




Learning how to clean them.



Riding the carts







  • Limestone was put into the horse stalls. The kids worked so hard, and kept chanting a teamwork cheer. We were trying to beat the rain and nightfall that was quickly approaching. It was not the most enjoyable job, but we made it a memorable night by working together and finishing the night with a pizza party.



  • We had 4 curtain panels in the kitchen that were a couple of feet short. My mom sewed additional material on so that they would go to the floor. Thanks mom! 🙂




  • NO – another roof leak!! 🙁 We had it fixed last winter when we found the mold, but it wasn’t enough. Roofers are scheduled to come out hopefully soon to completely redo 3 areas on our roof.



Tater snuck away during his lunch break to help cover the main problem area. It was POURING. I stood below under an umbrella praying that he didn’t fall and was there in case he needed anything. So thankful for him. You didn’t know that a tarp on the roof is the latest trend?!



  • New handmade mirrors made by my hubby… He was working on a project one weekend, and I didn’t know what he was up to. He surprised me by making a very large mirror for our bedroom. This mirror was the old vanity mirror in the master bath. It is extra special to me because he used the old siding from my parents’ home as the frame. I love how it turned out! He also made a small one for the girls.







4 Comments so far

  1. mom & dad October 22nd, 2014 2:02 pm

    Love the pictures! You have put so much hard work into your place! I vote you are a country girl and you do it with a smile! Mom

  2. Elaine October 22nd, 2014 6:12 pm

    You are definitly a country girl. Butchering chickens Wow who wouldn’t call you country. Just love reading these posts.

  3. g-ma d. October 22nd, 2014 6:31 pm

    Each step you take is another terrific addition and talent!!! So Blessed!!!

  4. […] made another mirror smaller in size for the girls room. Wood used from my parents home. I love how I think of them […]

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