Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Long time, no see

We've been having a wonderful winter break here on the Hay Farm! We'll be back soon! I have lots of pictures of our snow (yes, snow!) to show you!

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year

And I'm not talking about Christmas. Here on the Hay Farm, the most wonderful time of the year is when the baby goats start arriving!

There are six here so far. Three boys and three girls. A seventh baby was lost. It's mama was new and the kid was too large for her to deliver. We think the mama will be fine, though.

These two were just born this morning. One boy and one girl.


They have the absolute cutest faces!


I love to snuggle with the new babies!


So far, all six are healthy and eating. They all have great mamas. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have any goat 9-1-1 this year!


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I ♥ Faces: Pets!

The theme this week at I ♥ Faces is Pets!

This pic below is not an example of great photography, but it does show a happy ending to a great story. You can read about that here.



Be sure to check out I ♥ Faces for more great pet stories!







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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Karate Kids!

Introducing our new green belt!


and our new brown belt!


We are so proud of these kiddos and the level of commitment it takes to get this far. We know they have it in them to go all the way to black belt!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

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Thanks to Sandra for hosting!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Foggy and cold.


One of my simple pleasures:
Snuggling down in my favorite chair with a peppermint mocha and a good book.


On my bedside table:
Two books that I'll be reviewing here soon.


On my TV:
No TV here.



On the menu for tonight:
Cheesy corn chowder



On my To Do List:
Chores and work.



New Recipe I tried last week:
Didn't try anything new last week.


In the craft basket:
Nothing, but it's time to start getting creative again.



Looking forward to:
Winter break! Two more weeks of school and work, then two glorious weeks off!


Homemaking Tip for this week:
I am tapped out on tips.



Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I can't seriously pick just one!


Favorite photo from last week:






Lesson learned the past few days:
Prayer really is the answer.



On my Prayer List:
Friends
Family
Fellow bloggers
Our military, always, but especially during the upcoming holidays



Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
2 Peter 1:2-3 May God bless you with his special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better. As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness!


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Friday, December 4, 2009

It's a bird! It's a plane!

It's Super...Oh, ok. So it is a just a bird and a plane. Nothing superhuman about our Thanksgiving. Just lots of turkey eating and plane flying.


Did I go up in the plane, you ask. Are you kidding me?? You won't get me up in one of those flying death machines. That's what kids are for. So I can experience these things vicariously. (I kid, I kid. The plane was perfectly safe. I'm just a big, fat chicken. Or was it a turkey?)

This is the point that I had to go back inside. I couldn't watch knowing I had kids up there. Not to mention the fact that it was cold and windy and I'm a wimp.


Look at that cotton field! Can we say major allergies?


Despite the fact that I don't like to fly in little puddle jumpers, the view is pretty awesome.


I think that might be a lake. Let's just say if that's a pond, they were flying way too close to the ground.


And here they are back safely. And aren't they cute? The two girls had just met the day before, but by the end of the flight, they were BFFs. Near death experiences are funny that way.


Did y'all do anything out of the ordinary for Thanksgiving?


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snow Day!

Snow in this part of Texas is always such an unbelievable sight.


And of course it never lasts long enough to really enjoy.


So I knew I had to snap some pics before it all melted away.


And I just about froze my hiney to do it! But I couldn't let the snow get away without showing it to y'all! Enjoy the day!



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Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

This is my 200th post! Wow!




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Thanks to Sandra for hosting!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Chilly, but sunny.


One of my simple pleasures:
A stress-free Thanksgiving.


On my bedside table:
Two books that I'll be reviewing here soon.


On my TV:
No TV here.



On the menu for tonight:
Not sure yet. Need something quick and yummy.



On my To Do List:
Oh, man, I have the the Mt. Everest of laundry and of course, I have to go to work.



New Recipe I tried last week:
I roasted a turkey for the very first time. We've always fried them in previous years.


In the craft basket:
Nothing, but it's time to start getting creative again.



Looking forward to:
Winter break! Three more weeks of school and work, then two glorious weeks off!


Homemaking Tip for this week:
I am tapped out on tips.



Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I can't seriously pick just one!


Favorite photo from last week:  My turkey!




Lesson learned the past few days:
That good friends can come from surprising places.



On my Prayer List:
Friends
Family
Fellow bloggers
Our military, always, but especially during the upcoming holidays



Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.



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Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

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Thanks to Sandra for hosting!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Chilly, but sunny.


One of my simple pleasures:
A Sunday of being lazy with the family.


On my bedside table:
Two books that I'll be reviewing here soon.


On my TV:
No TV here.



On the menu for tonight:
Not sure yet. Need something quick and yummy.



On my To Do List:
Laundry, laundry, laundry, and cooking, cooking, cooking.



New Recipe I tried last week:
Nothing new last week.


In the craft basket:
Nothing, but it's time to start getting creative again.



Looking forward to:
Thanksgiving!


Homemaking Tip for this week:
This is my second year to cook most of our Thanksgiving dishes a few days before the big day. Our traditional meal will be on Fri, but we'll be traveling Thursday, so Wednesday is going to be a big cooking day here. This means I'll have more time to enjoy family on Friday!



Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I can't seriously pick just one!


Favorite photo from last week: PW's Cinnamon Rolls



Lesson learned the past few days:
That good friends can come from surprising places.



On my Prayer List:
Friends
Family
Fellow bloggers
Our military, always, but especially during the upcoming holidays



Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.



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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is not a diet post

Is there anyone left in the blogging universe that has not heard of Pioneer Woman? I'm sure the three of you that read my blog regularly have, so I know you'll understand my title as soon as you see these:



Simply scrumptious!


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

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Thanks to Sandra for hosting!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Just had a cold front blow in last night. Will be down in the 30s here tonight. Bring in those plants!


One of my simple pleasures:
A leisurely lunch with a good friend.


On my bedside table:
Not much. I just cleaned it off yesterday.


On my TV:
No TV here.



On the menu for tonight:
Not sure yet. Need something quick and yummy.



On my To Do List:
Laundry, laundry, laundry.



New Recipe I tried last week:
Nothing new last week.

In the craft basket:
Nothing, but it's time to start getting creative again.



Looking forward to:
Heaven!


Homemaking Tip for this week:
Many hands make light work!



Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Not just one fave. I love all of PW's posts about her book trip. Particularly the post about the hotels she's been staying at.


Favorite photo from last week:
I didn't take one single photo last week. Amazing, I know.




Lesson learned the past few days:
I want to have a lesson to post here, but honestly, I don't think I slowed down enough to hear any lessons. So, maybe that should be my lesson. SLOOOOW DOOOOOWN.



On my Prayer List:
Friends
Family
Fellow bloggers



Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Droid

i got a new phone on friday and i must say it is wickedly awesome. its the motorola droid and you can check it out here

droid

now if i can just figure out how to make this thing type in caps for blog posts, ill be all set.

and certain puncuation doesnt work either. but all things in their own time, right?

love,
leigh/nerd

Friday, November 13, 2009

Roland Osborne visits TXBBA

Roland Osborne is a very cool guy. Besides being an all-around superstar in the martial arts world, he's great with kids, and really down to earth. I took this pic of him with Morgan, printed it on my little photo printer, and he autographed it for her. And don't you know that made her feel pretty special.


Here Morgan is showing off some of the moves she learned during the bokken (wooden sword) seminar.


The bokken group was small which meant lots of time for everyone to show their stuff.


Roland also gave a kicknastics seminar. Kicknastics is gymnastics meets martial arts. The kids learned some awesome new kicks and a new form (combination of moves that's memorized and performed) that will be great for the school's demo team to learn.


We had a great day with Roland and all the folks who came out for the seminar! See you next year!

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