Jeekers, seems like I'm turning into a once a month blogger. Just too busy living this awesome life God has blessed us with. Between homeschooling and getting this homestead put together, life is very full. It has been such a blessing to be near my parents. My mom is a super fun grandma as you can see.
"Yes, my mama wears Army boots!"
My hubby celebrated his 41st birthday this month. It was drill weekend, but he managed to get home just before the kids got to bed so we could have a little party for him. Love my soldier!
We also got together with a couple of homeschool families and had a Valentine's Day party. The kids had a great time cutting out and decorating semi-healthy sugar cookies and exchanging Valentine's Day cards.
My kids spent days decorating. They were very excited!
Those healthy whole wheat sugar cookies made with sucanat were then topped with loads of icing and sprinkles. Hey at least they were halfway healthy, right, LOL!?!
My sister and her 6 kids came to visit that evening and stayed the weekend. Hailey and Lily always love to dress up and dance. They are just like Stacie and I were when we were little girls. Always love spending time with my sis.
The boys were in "warrior mode" most of the time. Lots of room to run around on our new homestead!
Hailey lost both front teeth, finally. It is so cute listening to her speak and try to eat spaghetti noodles.
We were able to start having our shop built in February! Michael is beyond excited about this.
I was blessed to be able to get a Dyson vacuum cleaner for a great deal. It works really good on this old carpet and I feel like things are finally getting clean.
Our friend and contractor who is building the shop is a real "Jeremiah Johnson" type. He's been running a trap line on our local river where the beaver population is decimating the trees and causing a lot of damage. In addition to tanning the hides, Daniel has been giving us beaver meat. I was very leery of eating some, despite the fact that beavers are vegetarians. I must say though, that it was some of the most amazing meat I've ever eaten. Very mild in flavor and tender. Yum!
Well that is about it for the month of Feb. We are in full steam now that March is here. Planting fruit trees, roses, and getting my little greenhouse in order. So much to do! Hope it is starting to warm up wherever you all are.