Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm BAA-AAACK!

It's been a month. A MONTH since I posted last. Truly, I needed the break. December was crazy busy, and I needed time to rest and regroup. And browse Pinterest. Most of these I'll post about later, but I did want to give you a glimpse of what's been going on around our place.

Some of this:And working on some of this (you know I had to get on the bandwagon at some point, right?):
And learning about this company (review coming soon!):And working on these pretties:And listening to this:Get. This. CD. Especially if you are a Bible in 90 Days graduate. The stories come so much more alive. Post forthcoming.

And I'm still reading this:
grace for the good girl by emily p. freeman
Are you a good girl? You need this book! (As a disclosure, if you click the picture above and make a purchase I will get a small percentage of the sale. This does not influence my opinion of this book. I'd love it even if I didn't make a dime off of it.)

I've enjoyed spending time with these guys (pictured here serving at the Women's Christmas Party I was singing at in the top pic):Who, by the way, have been quite busy themselves: Yes, yes that would be an antler sticking out from the bottom of the freezer shelf. It's attached to more (I'll leave out the gory details), but when your husband kills an 11-point deer, you have to reserve some room in the freezer for it until he can get it mounted. I mean, I don't. Sound man and Kiddo did all this by themselves. All I do is cook it. All those white packages? Money in the bank, as far as I'm concerned. What's in here is what I'm NOT having to buy at the store. Ground meat, sausage, roasts, steaks, tenderloin...we're not a bunch of rednecks that kill animals for sport. My guys hunt to provide food for their family.

Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to get on a soapbox there.

I've also started keeping a little boy on Thursdays. He is 19 months old, and is so precious. Kiddo loves playing with him, too. Jonathan...well, he tolerates him. I'm sure his thoughts go along the lines of, "Who are you and why are you hanging on to MY Momma?" But I caught a rare moment of quiet for the both of them:Each of them looking out the window, waiting for their Daddies. I love this picture!

And I wouldn't be Heathahlee without some pandemonium around here. You know, the moments when you have two choices...cry or laugh...I chose to laugh at this one:Yes, that is an exploded potato.

Then there's this:This would be my dryer. Oh, me.

And finally, I have to share this pic. I took it just the other day and it cracked me up. I love this dog!

It's good to be back!

P.S. Oh! I also had my first International Etsy sale! And it was to my beloved Australia! I squealed!

6 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

You have been quite the busy bee. I love the wreath and those ornaments. I would love to get on that bandwagon. So many ideas, so little time.
We too, fill the freezer this time of year and I am so thankful for it. Your guys are doing a great job! Have a great weekend. :)

CarlynB said...

Sister,
I'm so proud of your filled freezer! My only hope is that you have some liver in there, too. :)

Also, you are definitely the smart one, since you had sense enough to place aluminum foil on the rack under your potatoes, in case of explosions. I'm never that prepared. I blew up a potato my self not too long ago. My oven hates me.

Love you,
Sister

Barbara said...

So glad to see this post! I was thinking about worrying about you -- now I see that you've just been very occupado with many good activities! Love the picture of the freezer contents and the exploded tater! You always put a smile on my face and I thank you so much for that!

Stefanie Brown said...

I am so glad you're back! I've missed you:)))

Kat said...

I'd take some meat if you offered it (not so subtle hinting occurring)

Songbirdtiff said...

Welcome back! Looks like you have been a busy girl. We are just starting "The Story" at church and I'm looking forward to getting into it.