Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is the Rancher's and my 11th Anniversary! That may not sound like many years...but when you have added five children to that mix, it really is something! Just like with other couples, there have been great days, good days, everydays, bad days and hate days...There have been days of great fun and days of great depression...Loving kid moments and those "I hate my parents moments"...Can't live without each other moments and LET ME OUT OF HERE! moments....
In all of that, today is a good moment...a peaceful moment...a moment filled with two people that are enjoying every moment - good, bad or indifferent...and that are finally bound by a wonderful commonality...Jesus.
What's ahead for us?  Well, our Hill Country house as you can see in our blog...
we still have our two puppies, Jig and Buzz (the Saws)
and we are looking forward to GBs! (grand babies)....
What's behind us? Everything!!!!
and finally...
What's with us TODAY? Jesus, Love, Forgiveness, Hope, Sacrifice, and Respect. What a really nice day today is!  I love you Mr. Bill.
Happy Anniversary!
Lana

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Laboring to have a little fun!

Ok, so it was a LONG holiday weekend...we had lots of work planned, but we also had some fun planned too! We weren't sure the weather was going to cooperate, but we didn't care because, the Ranch sure did need the rain!!!
On Saturday, we invited our neighbors, Dad, Aunt Barbara, Uncle Faybert, John, Angela and their girls - Alyssa and Leah; then we had some of dad's neighbors, Herb and Cathy as well.... All together 15 of us, gathered in the house and out on the pathways for dinner, great conversation...
all of which I kinda missed...and here's why...


remember i mentioned Alyssa and Leah? Well...we girls were out runnin' the roads in Harpie - Laughin, singin, and chanting "Go Harpie Go!" What a blast...

note to self...



TAKE PICTURES NEXT TIME YOU
SILLY RANCHER'S WIFE!!!!!


anyway.... (man looks like the pups think that is funny too!)
















Meet Buzz and Jig (the Saw brothers)...it was a holiday, so they went on a vacation of their own with us! They were only there a few hours when they found some real live CACTUS needles...poor babies! So just the fact that they were smiling in this picture is AMAZING!
Actually, these two were quite the well-behaved puppies! Every morning, they wanted to go for a ride in Harpie (aka: the golf cart)...and so off we would go! Finally on the last day, I had the Rancher take a photo of us all in Harpie...they weren't as calm then...but oh well!
















Monday, the Rancher and I really got to work! I drove the lift and helped lift boards and the like so he could "staple" them in place and just every once in a while when I wasn't helpin...I remembered the camera in my pocket and just had to take pics- especially of all my boys...and not to mention to show you that the "Saws" WERE VERY good... they never even chased off the first deer! (isn't that Rancher of mine the cutest thing you've ever seen?)















and of course...just to prove I really was way up in the sky...(PATTY) here's the proof! see my pathways below? That's me!!!!! and then there was the Rancher....that pic is overlooking our future front yard...



So, as you can see, we did get some work done on LABOR DAY...there is siding all the way up on the front and right sides...windows are framed...and me- the designated "caulk girl" has gone behind the Rancher's work and caulked up a STORM!


Before I leave you this week, just thought you could sit with us for a moment and look at the view from where the front porch top deck will be...
awwwwwhhhhhh....
nice.