Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Donkeys Are Here!!!

We adopted Jubilee (more spotted) and Trinket (mostly white) this week!  They came from Longhopes Donkey Rescue which is about 45 minutes from our house.  They are mini spotted donkeys.  We plan to use them for fun mostly, we will be working with them so the kids can ride them and we'd like to see if we can train them to pull a cart too.  I'm so excited!!  Here's some pictures of them adjusting to their new home and some of our other barnyard creatures as well!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

First off, one of my goals for this year is to update this thing more and not do so many catch up posts.

That said, this is a catch up post! With LOTS of pictures.  Sorry.

So, 2010 ended with the last of gymnastics.  The kids have loved their class and their coach so much.  We actually start again this week.  They thought about switching to Karate (Ian) and Dance (Gracie) but then decided to stay with gymnastics.  I’m glad because their coordination has really improved since they started in September and they like it and they are sweaty and exhausted at the end of every class, so it’s a win win!

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We had Christmas of course.  James and my dad pulled off the surprise of the year and my dad walked in with James from work on Thursday evening.  It took me the rest of the night to recover from the shock!  We had a great visit, it was so nice for him to see the kids for the holidays and he got to help build the HUGE doll house he had gotten for Gracie.

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Then on Sunday we had James parents and brother and soon to be sister in law down for Christmas 2.0.  Later in the day my sister and her family came for a visit.  I have like 4 blurry pictures from the day, none of which are worth posting so we will just have to remember it with our brains!

Thursday the 30th was Ian’s birthday.  We opened presents the second he woke up and I was feeling sick and forgot to grab the camera again.  *smacks head*  Oh well, at least I managed a couple with his cake in the evening.  I can’t believe my baby is 5.  Time goes so fast!!!

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New Years Eve we wore pj’s all day long, sat around and relaxed and then enjoyed a MythBusters marathon in the late afternoon. 

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Which brings us to today.  Another lazy day.  I’m still fighting some sort of crud.  We had a bunch of deer in the yard today, I took pictures and posted them on facebook here.  I’ve spent the most of the last two days laying around.  I really hope I feel better tomorrow, we have Ian’s birthday party at Pump It Up tomorrow afternoon.  We made a quick run to Wally World and I bought a bunch of drugs to help me get through it! 

So that brings us up to speed.  Good bye to 2010.  It was a pretty good year all things considered.  Looking forward to seeing what 2011  brings!