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“Winter” Days 2.1.17 – 2.9.17

This February has been jam packed so far. We made it home and then Wes pulled his new car into his shop. And then it sat. For days. He checked fuses, he checked sensors, he rented gadgets to test.. other stuff.. I don’t know. (Actually – he rented a fuel pressor gauge to test his fuel pump and fuel relay – but I’m sure most of my readers don’t care to know specifics. I know more about cars than I ever thought I would.) So after everything on the car tested as working… We started going back over it. We priced the parts. Fuel pump was about $150. Timing belt was about $75, but a LOT more work. The sensors we replaced were about $8 and $12. Not terrible, but.. Also not the fix. I suggested we go through the two fuse boxes with a fine tooth comb. Both of us looking, because what if it was a hairline blow? Second fuse we pulled out of the case… blown to bits. If you looked at it on one side – looked fine and dandy. Flip it around? Dead. Also – it was too small. So when the battery power was undone and then hooked back up, it probably zapped it.

$4 fix. And I’m SO glad that’s over. And I’m SO SO grateful that when stuff breaks down at my house or with my car, my amazing Hubs is able to fix it. We are super blessed. I grew up with my Dad being like that. Need to remodel, “lets do it!” And I’m really glad I married a guy who knows how to work with his hands. It’s awesome (and saves a ton of money.)

On to other things…

Lucy and I got dressy Sunday and both wore our heels.

I had to show her how to prop her leg up. She’ll learn…

And a close up of us because.. In the other one you can barely tell who we are. Her hair looks much bigger in the picture than it was. I promise I didn’t tease it. 

And my little monkey boy in his flannel. I love it.

He’s choosing Daddy over me most days now. He loves his Daddy. And he still loves me, but if he’s got a choice between the two, he almost always picks Daddy.

And he did just that Monday night. He went with daddy to the Men’s ministry meeting. I told him they weren’t eating kid food like I had made. He said, “It’s okay mom. I can eat that.” Like a big boy…

And so, Lucy and I had girls night. We ate chicken nuggets and mac and cheese and watched “3 Tails” a mermaid adventure movie. Which is based on some Youtube Sensation girls apparently? (I can only give the movie 1 star because… well… It was awful.) Lucy LOVED it.

And my baby boy, who like I said loves his daddy, wore himself out and fell asleep with Dad in the chair.

What a sweet guy.

And a random thing. We heard a loud pop early one morning, and knew lightning struck close. Well, it did. Real close. It struck a tree in Wes’ aunt’s back yard. And she lives across the woods from us. (Like.. .25 miles as the crow flies.) Yes, I just used that.


It’s hard to see, but in the tree is a long slinky strip of bark pulled clean off of it. It wrapped around the tree several times.

And Lucy made a chicken in our homeschool group the other day with sculpey. Sculpey is a low bake clay. I think she did pretty dang good for a 6 year old!!

And you are officially caught up.

070315 + 070415: Happy 4th and Mimi and Pop’s

We took a trip over to Mimi and Pop’s house to visit them. It’s a solid 4.5 hour drive, so it’s not a trip we can make that often. We wish we lived closer.  

The kids got to open their birthday gifts and they were so very excited!


And as always we had some great food! 

  
We also got to watch some storms. They live on a hill so you can see much farther than our view. 

  

And the sleeping arrangements were fun! 

  

Before we got out of the driveway both kids were saying they missed Mimi and Pop. They love getting to visit and they always heard leaving. Hopefully we’ll get to see them again before Christmas. 

All in all, great trip!