Tuesday, July 21, 2009

weekend re-cap...

Friday, Terry and Dave were able to get all the fixtures on the bath/shower. The guys did a great job withe the tile around the bathtub. After at least 5 months of plastic on one wall of the tub, it is really nice to have that project done. You know the saying, "if you give a mouse a cookie he will want a glass of milk," well Terry said," if you give the wife a new shower, she wants a new window and if you give her a new window she wants new walls and then paint and then a new floor........its true one thing leads to another. I do not know when the other things will happen but maybe someday!! At least now it "feels' like when you get in the shower, you have entered a little world of what it would feel like to live in an updated house with the new 12x12 tiles :) Friday evening Dave and Kate ate dinner with us, played volley-ball and then we came in and were trying to figure out what to do and it was late, so her and Anna made cookies!! Then the Scrabble game was pulled out and that went into the next morning as I do not think they finished until 1:30 or so. I did not make it that late! Now on to Saturday, some went to a Goat sale. Just checking it out and seeing if Bethany would like to use this opportunity in the future for selling some of her goats. Later we grilled hamburgers and then the guys helped a family move and unload a rental truck. I never thought our avid volley ball playing would give us opportunity for a volley ball road trip for our 6 man team to take on a challenge that the Wilson family and their church gave us:) How could we resist??? The first game was Caleb, Daniel, Elijah, Micah, Terry, Andrew against some of the Wilson family and some of their church members. After that the teams were all scrambled up and there was some very competition. Of course before we left there had to be a last Morris team and the Blanchard team to see if the Blanchard-ites could have a shot of beating the Morris team. It was a very close game and I know the Blanchard folks will have to have a re-match to see if they can whip the Morris crew!! Thanks for having us, great fun!!!

The guys have been around here for several weeks with just the one fence job in between. They have two houses to build but they keep getting post-poned due to the other people that come before them. Of course there is always plenty to do around here but that is without pay:) Hopefully things will get underway soon!! Yesterday the girls helped and we took a meal to Rita and their family with the new baby. They are still working on a name for her.

Tonight, Dave and Terry and whoever else, are going to pick up 75 laying hens some friends are forwarding on to us. These are almost full grown so we'll put them in with the other chickens and hope there is chicken unity! I guess Kate if you read this before I call ya be here for dinner, you know the time and then the guys can head out from here :)

Thought I would give a quick up-date, not much else, normal stuff. A bit of cooler weather the last few days, makes me think of fall, which makes me think of Joel, which makes me think too much, miss too much and its a circle of grief that never ends!

Thanks for keeping up even when its pretty boring on our end!











4 comments:

The Ahlgren Family said...

HaHa! Okay, we'll be there for dinner! :D You guys always make us smile so much! Sometimes at a random moment in the day, one of us, for no particular reason, will blurt out, "The Morris' are so funny." :) Or I"ll look over at David and know he's thinking about ya'll because he's got this particular tweak in his (ever-so-adorably-handsome)smile when he's thinking about you guys! We are very blessed by ya'll and your example of love for God and for each other..... Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

Dara Steward said...

I would love to see a picture of your new shower!

MoonShaw said...

Oh, volleyball is so much fun, but I'm so bad at it! :P Thanks for keeping us updated!

Petie said...

Those volleyball games were so fun! Thanks for coming and hanging out with us! We really enjoyed it!