Thursday, January 6, 2011

Holidays and Nesting

 It was a nice holiday season out here on the ranch with a little bit of the white stuff and heavy fog to make for a beautiful time. For Christmas my mom, sister and two nieces came out and stayed over night with us...the poor hubs was in a house full of estrogen and screaming and giggling little girls. He managed pretty darn good, and even took the girls out for a little bit of "sledding," Adam style. And as a sign of how "old" we're getting around here, for New Years Eve we went over to the neighbors and were home and in bed by 10:00 and we hadn't even opened our bottle of sparkling grape juice to ring in the New Year early. We're so sad.

Hubs tied up a calf sled, which is what we use to haul in calves born out in the pasture, to the back of his Ranger and pull the girls around until they were rosy in the cheeks. They had a blast. My youngest niece, 4, wasn't so keen to jump in at first, but when she saw Hazel and her sister laughing and zooming around, she gave in and joined in on all the fun. 

Earlier this year the guys cleaned out the tree patch down by the shed where we lamb, and came up with a huge pile of dead tree branches to burn. The weather was finally just right and they lit a bon-fire Christmas night. My oldest niece, whose about to turn 5,  didn't want to go down and see it because she didn't want to have to sit in it : ) Silly girl! Can you see the star in the background? My MIL puts it up every year on the lambing shed so we have a little something out here in the middle of nowhere.

I was cruising blogs the other day and I read on a ladies blog that what was the point of having pretty candles if you were going to burn them? Well, why not? Usually my pretty candles don't get burned, but I gave in a lit them and it was definitely worth it!

Now that things have calmed down, I've have been guilty of nesting like crazy. I've been going from one room to the next finding things that should have been cleaned, thrown out, or moved a long time ago. Its really amazing all the things you find wrong around the place when you're stuck in the house due to less than friendly weather. Things are progressing just great with the baby and hopefully we'll meet our little one pretty soon according to the doctor. In the meantime, I'm just trying to keep dishes done and the majority of the house cleaned so we're not coming back home to a mess with a new one. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and the next time I post it'll be to share the big news of if the addition is a boy or a girl!


Jennifer said...

How exciting! Can'T wait to hear about the new baby!

Gumbo Lily said...

We are waiting for the phone call that says you are "on the way to the hospital." In the meantime, prayers and thoughts of you.