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"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer break is here! Here are some of the latest happenings here in ol' Nebraska!

First.. I finally tore out most of the nasty, 50 year old carpet that has been gracing our stairs for well, the last 50 years... so much better! Why anyone would cover that wood up is just insane!

 With Emma and Haydn both finally having fully functional bikes, Leighanne was feeling left out!
 We decided this year to dry farm our south 15 acres into soybeans this year... everyone pray for rain!!!
 Jeremy started tearing out the old brick chimney that goes from the basement, first, second and finally up through the attic. So, I took it one step further and started tearing out the second floor closet that the chimney was in so there could be a real closet in our guest bedroom. I know, another big project!
 The original closet only had a door as an opening and it was all rotted and nasty - now it will be all new sheetrock and a beautiful sliding mirror closet door! So excited!
 Of course since it is summer break - for a whole week now, everyone is apparently bored out of their minds.. hence Weldon swimming in the cat food!
 And Leighanne helping with the dishes!
 Weldon's last day of school was a family bowling party. The girls and of course Weldon Loved It!
 Weldon always cheers!

So the break has just begun... lets hope we survive a few more months!


sharmysteele said...

Loved the pictures! So many projects, but they are always rewarding in the end! Hope we get to see you guys this summer!!!Take Care, Sharmy

awhammari said...

Wow, the wood is beautiful!...and that old carpet was UGLY!!!!!!!! Good decesion. I like the closet project too.
It cracks me up that the kids are bored already...that is how it always goes. Good Luck...on keeping the kids busy. Hooray for Summer!! Miss You, Carmen

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