On Thursday afternoon, March 13th, we headed over to my Mom and Dad’s. I was going with Sam, Lindsey, Brian, Brooke, Mom, Pam, and Susanna to help Lindsey register at Babies R Us. The kids were staying with Dad til Sam could get there to pick them up. And of course when there is any down time, Lyvie wants to play a game. So, while we waited for Mom-who had overslept and in her mind was in a completely different time zone than us-Dad, Uncle Sam, Gracie, Lyvie and Weston played “Spot It”. Mom had just gotten back from PNG that morning. So glad to have her home safe and sound. Mom was handing out some bilams. I have no idea how to spell that word, so I’m sorry if I got that wrong! The registering crew! Brooke, where were you??? :) Ok, does anyone know what Sam is doing in this picture?! I’ll tell you exactly what he was doing right here. He was calculating how old his baby will be at a particular time of the year, so he could get just the right size Boston Red Sox outfit. ;) Love it! And B&B were checking out the bow tie and suspender outfits! Their baby, should it be a boy, could match Brian perfectly! :) All registered! Well, she got a start anyway, I should say! After registering, we met Dad at Ninety-Nine for a late supper. What fun! The only thing missing was my husband that night! Belly pictures! Brooke’s is hard to see because she has got a brown shirt on. But they both have tiny bumps! So fun! Sisters! I am so excited that my sisters are having babies. Better them, than me! Haha! Just kidding. I love babies, especially newborns. So, I can’t wait to hold these sweet babies in my arms! Umm, why am I suddenly the shortest one of the three of us?!?! Am I shrinking??
For some reason, I just suddenly sat up very straight in my chair.
Sunday, March 9th, we had John over for supper. We don’t get to see John very often, so when he’s home, it’s great to sit and catch up with him! (John is one of our supported missionaries who I grew up with in the church). We spent a lot of time talking about the rapture, the millennium, and eternity. I get so excited when we talk about those subjects. Thanks for coming, John! Come back soon! :)
So, Sam finally got his deer! He came across it on his way home from work (the Friday before) on our road, still warm and ready for pick up. ;) My brother, Darrell happened to be going by so they threw it in the back of his truck. Finally, Monday evening, we got to the processing part. This is Boppa’s old meat grinder that he used years ago.
The girls helped me package and label our roasts, back strap and tenderloins. The guys made the burger and cut the steaks for us girls to wrap up.That was all the pictures I got, because once my hands got all bloody and meaty, there was no touching the camera! This experience was a first for all of us. It really wasn’t all that bad. However, once we were finally finished, I was very glad to be done with it! We put over 30 pounds of venison in our freezer that night!
Weston whittled this entire stick with his favorite knife all by himself. He worked very hard on this for two days. I was so proud of him! Monday afternoon, the girls and I got to go with Sam and Lindsey to her ultrasound! So fun!! It’s always thrilling to see a new life growing. What a miracle! Thanks for allowing us to join you!! My Dad kept Ethan and Weston while the girls and I went with them. They went on a hike in the woods, had a campfire, checked on the beaver dam, and I don’t know what else, but they kept busy for sure! Thanks, Dad! This was the same little hill I would sled on as a little girl. It’s fun to see Dad pushing my kids down this hill now. :) Of course, anytime there is 30 seconds of downtime, Lyvie has to start up an UNO game! Haha! Sam and Lindsey stayed and had supper with us before they left for their Bible Study. We missed Sam being there though, he had to work late.It was a very fun, full Monday with more to come. This same night we butchered our road kill deer. But I decided to save that for a separate post. So, that will be next…..
Little Miss Lou was born late Tuesday night to our Lily. She is precious. The kids named her after their Aunt Lindsey because when she came out we couldn’t believe how long her legs were. For those who have known Lindsey since she was little, know that we have always called her Lindsey Long Legs because of her long legs! We also call her Lindsey Lou Lou, or Lou Lou for short. So, the kids wanted to name the baby Lou after our Lindsey Lou Lou. :)
It’s been a long week. Lily is not nursing her on her own, so every three hours, we have to get Lily onto the milking stand to nurse Lou. We are really hoping she gets the hang of mothering soon. I will post more about the birth soon hopefully, but for now I need to go make soap and help our baby nurse!!
Ok, first let me just mention that the night before these pictures, was Friday night, Feb 28th. Sam found a deer that had just been hit on the side of the road. What I thought was going to be a nice quiet, relaxing night of leftovers and a movie with the kids turned into a very long, cold night of butchering a deer. I got pictures, but I didn’t know if I should post them. It basically just shows the deer hanging from our tractor. I ran to Uncle Steve’s to get Boppa’s old meat grinder, while Sam and Ethan worked on the deer. We ended up not actually processing the deer til the next week, but he had to get the meat off the deer that night or it would have froze solid hanging there. It was bitter cold that night. So, anyway, that was a big thing for us and something I want to remember, but I will have to ask Sam about posting his deer. ;)
On to Saturday morning, March 1st! Sam wanted scrambled eggs and Weston wanted to help make them. So, I let him sprinkle the cheese~~a very important job! And while he was sprinkling…..he looked at me and said, “I’m a cheese boy!”Yes, you are, Weston! Yes, you are.