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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wow, has it really been 14 years?

Today, is my beautiful middle daughter's birthday. These are not the best pictures but they are fun. She has turned into the most amazing girl. It is bittersweet, as I am so looking forward to seeing the plan that God has laid out for her life but I do miss my baby. I hate to see them getting older. However, these days are so much fun and I can honestly say I am getting to be a part of their every waking moment.

Happy Birthday my sweet Lindsey.

Since today is a birthday, we will be taking the day off of school. I try to let them really feel how special their day is to all of us. We will probably do some fun things like picking the ton of muscadines that are ready, play a board game or two, or watch movies. We will have her birthday dinner tomorrow night, as my son has football practice tonight from 5:30-8:30. She chose to have steak and shrimp, twice baked potatoes, and salad. It will be so good!! With the high prices of groceries lately, we have not had steak in quite a while.

Here are some cute pictures taken yesterday on the mini farm. These kittens are too funny to watch. I have been reassured that at least one of them (the grey striped) is not as worthless as I have been thinking. She did have a small mouse one day last week. Which is their whole purpose of living here.LOL
As we were sitting at the table doing school yesterday morning, this was the sight we saw. I guess they were tired from a long night. Who knows what they do during the night?!!
The horse laying down is Thunder and he has been with us since the day he was born. My oldest daughter has been able to sit out there with him lying down since he was a baby. It's a neat relationship they have. The one standing up is our new boy, shooter. He too, is a big baby but we didn't get him until he was 13 months old. They are a lot of work and hastle but so much fun.
I have to say that with all that we have going on, I have not been too crafty lately but I hope to get back to working on the house this fall. Right now, I am just trying to get our new schedule down. We have had a great couple of weeks of school!!
As a side note, Gustav is heading to the Gulf of Mississippi. This will mean that my husband will be called in to go and help. He loves being of service but it can also be dangerous. Depending on the severity of the storm, he could be gone for weeks. If you think of it pray for all those who could be affected by this storm. I pray that people take heed and leave before it comes in!!

I hope you all have a great day.

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Susie Harris said...

Happy Birthday Lindsey!
Thanks for asking about Jesse. He seems to be back to his old self again. He went back to school last week. He did have more bloodwork done yesterday... Im still waiting to hear back from the DR. today... sooooo slowwww, ugh!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I will be praying for you guys as the storm heads your way. Love to see the pictures of the mini farm...LOVE. IT!
P.S. So glad my school room mess made you feel better about yourself. That's what I am here for...hee hee.

HeathahLee said...

Happy birthday, Lindsey!

I've been thinking about all my bloggy friends that live south of here who may be affected by Gustav...I'm already praying!

So as for the muscadines...do you pronounce it like we do? Muskeedines? : )

And I sure could have used one of your cats this morning. Kiddo let Jonathan out and came running back in to get me. We went out to the back yard and he pointed at a little gray thing just burrowing back into a hole. I have never seen a mole alive before...well, I saw only half of one today since he was already well on his way down, but I was really wishing for a feline to get rid of him for me!

Rue said...

Hi Trixi :)

Happy Birthday Lindsey!

I love the horse pictures. I used to have a couple myself (long story).

I'm praying for those people and your hubby too!


The Berry's Patch said...

Happy birthday to Lindsey. A girl after my own heart...love steak and potatoes!

Your horses are beautiful!

Brandee :-)

MyJourneyBack said...

Happy Birtday to your sweet girl.
I think we are sisters! Loved the horse photo's. You gotta share the bathroom photo's. I am about to leave to spend the day with my daughter and 3 month grandbaby that btw already has a pair of boots! We are going to a consignment sale to find treasures!
I'll check back and enjoy a long visit with you.
p.s.the kitties are adorable. Don't you just love it when they do thier job.

Chez Nous said...

Happy Birthday Lindsey! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Trixi. My homeschooled DD is also 14 and a horse enthusiast. I'm getting ready to post our homeschool plans for this coming school year and will try to blog daily about our lessons, field trips and other educational activities. I'd love to hear from you.

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday, Lindsey! I loved the pictures of the mini farm...I'd love to live on one myself. :0) I will be praying for your husband!

Marie said...

Happy belated birthday to your daughter! :o)

Please be careful regarding Gustav!! I am so worried for anyone on the Gulf Coast!s

Charm and Grace said...

What a beauty Lindsey is! Isn't it fun to be able to take birthdays off from schooling? I (and especially my children) have always loved that part of homeschooling. Gorgeous pics of the horses and what cute kittens. Praying for Gustav to fade fast.

Happy weekend,

Charm and Grace said...

Trixie, I have an award for you at Charm & Grace Cottage. Praying for safety for your hubby and for Gustav to go away!


The Newbie said...

Pray we will. I have to tell you every time I have looked at your blog I just want to move! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I look out my windows and see houses, houses and more houses (that all look similar). Anyway, good luck with your high schoolers. I am sad just thinking about my kiddos getting old. :)

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Lindsey! I hope your husband doesn't have to go to the gulf!

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!

kari & kijsa

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hello there! Your daughter is soo pretty! They grow to fast. I love the pic of your kitties...and your horses are gorgeous. I too got a tassel from S. I put one of the tags on a pumpkin. I will pray for your dh's safety. God Bless, cherry