Spaghetti Sauce 2019

We have been canning this year, not quite so much as past years, but enough to keep us very busy. This year, me girls were both big enough to help. Becca swished the produce clean. Henley chopped the tomatoes in half and placed them in the blender. I hooked up the blender and Becca switched … Continue reading Spaghetti Sauce 2019

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God Bless America

Happy Fourth of July, Independence Day, or birthday of the United States to all! I love living in a free land that is safe, secure, and brimming with opportunity. I hope all you fellow Americans enjoy celebrating today and find some time to be thankful for all we have. Everyone else, I hope you have … Continue reading God Bless America

Life at My House

Look what I found in my bed. Two pajama-clad bundles of cuteness!  They love snuggling in mine or Henley's bed for the first few minutes of every day. Below, this is not where I left my baby.  And Henley was with me so I know she didn't move her.  I'd also like to note that … Continue reading Life at My House

Sisters

Everyone needs a sibling.  The richness that a brother or sister or maybe a couple of both add to a person's life is incredible.  I love watching the relationship between my children unfold.  Sure they are still really young and it's too early to tell how they'll feel about each other over the course of … Continue reading Sisters

Days with Daddy

Ty is a wonderful father.  Last week Henley and I were having a rough, rough, rough day with each other.  She was mad at me, I was mad at her and we were both sleep deprived basket cases.  I finally got her settled for a nap and decided to take on myself.  Ty came home … Continue reading Days with Daddy

Becca’s Blessing

We blessed Becca this past Sunday.  It was a lovely day--before the awful smoke settled in.  Becca wore the same dress and headband that Henley wore for her blessing, only we could barely button the back of her dress.  She is so much chubbier that Henley was!  I don't know if that's due to Henley's … Continue reading Becca’s Blessing

Summer Happenings

Summer has always been a busy time for the Hawkins family, but this summer has been especially hectic and full.  Obviously an active two-year-old, cows, a dog (who is temporarily crippled, more on that in another post), and a very pregnant wife/mother adds up to a busy household and lots of responsibilities, but that's not … Continue reading Summer Happenings

Second Birthday Photos

Speaking of tardiness...here are the photos from Henley's second birthday, which occurred...ahem...in November. Oh well, here is her chocolate, chocolate cake that I made for her.  I'm no cake decorator but I think it turned out pretty well for my lack of tools and experience. Obviously it looked good enough to try immediately! This happy … Continue reading Second Birthday Photos

Preg-checking Repulsion

Mr. Rancher had a few cows and calves to move to a new pasture today and Miss Henley has been dying to go with him and ride her horse so she got to spend most of the day with Daddy.  I joined them around noon and helped vaccinate and brand the calves.  Just before loading … Continue reading Preg-checking Repulsion

Teenage Chickens

Chicks grow fast!  Ours are no longer chicks, more like young adult chickens.  They have mastered the art of putting themselves to bed at night (hallelujah!) and venture out into the yard, hay fields, and sheds on a regular basis.  The other day, I reached in to grab their feeder and one of the rotten … Continue reading Teenage Chickens