Monday, September 28, 2009

Watermelon Feast

Brother Shelton came over today and gave us some grocery bags full of veggies, potatoes and corn from his garden. He also gave us a large watermelon. Curious's eyes got so big when he saw that watermelon. Right off he said, "I want to tell him thank you."

I said "That is a good idea Curious, lets do go tell him thank you."

Curious runs to the door "I want to tell him thank you RIGHT NOW!"

I said "I am sorry he is already gone you will have to tell him thank you later."

I then go into the kitchen and cut up the watermelon, while all the girls watch with big excited eyes. When it came time to call Curious to come and eat his he was no where to be found. We had just started to search around the house when the front door opened. In runs Curious, all excited, and exclaims "I told her thank you!!."

The girls all giggle, and we start to ask him about what happened. He could not have told Brother Shelton thank you, he lived two blocks away, by the new home we are buying. Curious ran over the the Maybes home, rang the door bell, and when Sister Maybe answered the door he exclaimed "Thank you for the watermelon."

Now the Maybe's were a logical choice. We have enjoyed allot of zucchini and corn that the Maybes have given us from their garden. Which the kids have thoroughly enjoyed every time we cooked it. According to Curious's report Sister Maybe said "I did not give you any watermelon, you must mean thank you for the zucchini."

"Yes, thank you!" exclaimed Curious, and then he hurried home to enjoy in our watermelon feast.

Little boys are so cute!

Thank you to the Maybe's and the Shelton's for sharing your gardens harvests with our family!

Jeanine

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Home

Hello ward we are your new neighbors... Again!   I just found out today that we are now under contract to buy a hew home! It took a long time to finalize!! I have been anxious to announce it. The best part is we got to hand pick the best ward, our same ward we love so much, and our children get to keep all their same friends. They love that!! The house is the third home west of Rheas house, so we will have great neighbors. The floor plan is almost exactly the same as the one we are staying in now, but without a half kitchen in the basement.

The home is on a half an acre like our family has always wanted, our chickens will love that. Thankfully it is not an hour away from downtown like all the other homes we were looking at. Which has one down fall... I am not going to move to live close to Freda and Danika, sorry gals. :(

It is a foreclosed home so it needs allot of repairs, the photos below make it look better then it is. The whole home reeks of cat pee BAD. The home is structurally sound with a good roof. The main repairs it needs #1 to get rid of the stink (thankfully Granny gave us GREAT info on how to do that.) #2 Repaint every wall (some are black with bats on them), #3 all new flooring throughout (the dogs and cats trashed it all), #4 repair some small plumbing problems in the bathrooms. So we will be busy for a while. But look forward to getting it fixed up right.