Saturday, April 30, 2011

New boots to wear down to the chicken house....

Our local Vinyards Farm store is going out of business and they had their shoe ware 45 percent off. I picked up these nifty boots. Don't you think my chickens will be blinded when they see these coming at them? Bring on the mud! I am ready!!! Why go through life wearing plain when you can have pizazz....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Celebrating Easter Down on the Homestead...

Family and friends from the Hicks side gathered once again down on the homestead to celebrate Easter. Food was wonderful, laughter was abundant and good times rolled. There is nothing better than knowing you are part of a group of people who truly care about one another. We laugh together and we cry together. Today we celebrated being a family together. Kids and adults both enjoyed getting outside for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We missed those that couldn't be with us this year including our mom who was probably smiling at us from heaven. Hope you too spent this day with your family and friends. I am so thankful that today is the day we celebrate the resurrection! God is good to us! Hope you enjoy our family pictures!
Angie made these adorable cupcakes...

Rachel made a bunny cake...

Brenda also made a bunny cake. The kids loved them!

Chocolate covered strawberries! Adding a little class to our menu!




We played games and listened to John play the guitar while we waited for everyone to arrive.

I knew this little table would come in handy. Bought it at the Maranatha auction for $5.00



This was little Maddy's first Easter and she loved all the attention.


Aunt Jennifer and cousin Katrina with Maddy who everyone thinks looks like her Uncle Kevin

Gracie stopped for a moment to show off her pretty dress.


Everyone enjoyed coloring the Easter eggs.


Charity helping the little ones....







Charity helping Noah ....




Ty giving Trooper a bird's eye view of the playing field.....



Someone got kinda creative when they were hiding the eggs didn't they?

Some of us watched the activities from the porch.

The adults hid the eggs for the little ones.

Gracie took a break from hunting for eggs to check out the big trucks...







Nothing is sweeter than seeing the smiles on our kids faces...




Wasn't that fun? We'll get together again soon. Don't take your families for granted. Spend as much time with them as you can. Support them, encourage them and love them!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hosting the Easter dinner....

I'm hosting the Easter dinner for my side of the family this year and things are moving right along. Had a friend who had fired up his smoker yesterday so took the ham and turkey in to be smoked. Stuffed some candy in plastic eggs and picked up the paper supplies I will need for the dinner. Looking forward to watching the little ones color and have a Easter egg hunt as well as visiting with my family. I love family gatherings!

By the way, hope you know Easter is really the time we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His defeat of Satan so we could live a life free from sin while here on this earth. That's good news and worth celebrating!

Enjoy your Easter celebration!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Downsizing the "little flock"...

I've got too many chickens so am moving 3 of my Polish Crested chickens and my little Sebright rooster to another home today. The rooster had both a coon and a opossum try to get to him while he was in his cage overnight. He's probably in need of some counseling by now. He was clucking just like a chicken and I had to go outside and scare off the wildlife. The new owner has recently bought a pair of peacocks so now I'm not the only peacock owner in this part of the world. Another chicken lover...How great is that???? Maybe I can visit sometime....Enjoy your new home!