Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beautiful Day for a Field Trip

Good Morning Friends,

 Just wanted to share a couple pictures from the field trip the kids and I took yesterday.
We have been studying Abraham Lincoln, and made plans to visit his birthplace in Hodgenville,Ky as we wrapped up our studies. Ed unfortunately had to leave town and had to miss our field trip. I was going to reschedule for another date when he was home, but Anna was so upset I decided we  would go without him!

It was a beautiful day, and the kids were excited to  get on the road. Anna helped make our bag lunches, and get the boys moving so we could start our fun.

After watching a short video in the visitor center we  headed out to go see the log cabin and sinking springs. I told the boys they better wait for their sister and they did exactly what I knew they would...Ran!

Poor Anna, she always wants to be where her brothers are, and they like to hear her scream. Well they weren't going to lose her that easily...she took off in pursuit!

                         I don't see them...which way did they go?

                                                 Are you coming mommy?

              There they are! Yes, you can tell by the look on Jordon's face that he thought it was funny.

Unfortunately for us the log cabin is undergoing renovations and closed to the public at this time, so the kids were not able to see it. We headed down to the sinking springs.

It was amazing to feel the drop in temperature as you descended down the stairs.

It was a very warm day and a bit torturous to see and hear this lovely spring water and not be able to take a drink! ;-)

 Ryan spotted a craw dad in the bottom pool of the springs! That thing was big. I don't think I have ever seen one that big, and leave it to a boy to notice it!

We walked around looking at the flora & fauna, and enjoyed imagining life on "The Sinking Spring Farm" 200 years ago when Abraham Lincoln was born.

He was only three when the family left their Hodgenville homestead and moved to Knob Creek, but I imagine he drank plenty of water from those springs and enjoyed running through the same fields we were walking as a carefree young boy!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all have a blessed Saturday. Its out to the garden for me for some much needed weed pulling.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Non-Update Update! ;-)

Hello Blog Friends,

I am way over due for an update, but the problem is I have very little to update. We have done very little with the kitchen remodel. This is Ed's busy time of the year with his job and the traveling is pretty much non-stop through out the spring and summer months. We have been busy trying to get the vegetable garden in, get the pool opened up and doing general yard work, so any time he has at home is busy doing those things.

 I myself have been enjoying my new found freedom. The little ones and I have been enjoying spending so much more time together doing the things that really matter...making memories!

 I ordered a flush mount ceiling light for the kitchen sitting area back in January and that has finally come in...along with a some wall sconces that I ordered too. I'll take a couple pictures so you all can see how much better it looks then that gaping hole in the ceiling! ;-)  The sconces are still in the box waiting for me to decide where I am going to use them. I know two will be going above the fireplace but the others I am unsure where I will be using them. I actually have way more sconces then I need, so I probably will be selling some of them. If anybody is interested let me know... ;-)

Oh, I have made some changes to the kitchen remodel too. Poor Ed!!! If he was smart he would get this kitchen finished so I could no longer make changes! ;-)  There are two areas that are not finished that we built temporary pieces for. The island and bake center! My stove top sits in the island right now, but I have decided I would rather have it over against the wall where the bake center is suppose to go! I won't have a bake center, but not hyaving the stove top in the island will open that up and give me not only a bigger work area, but also more seating!

I've been doing a bit of tweaking and rearranging the last week and thought I would share a few photos with you all on what I have changed/moved!

This little cupboard in my dining room had just my stoneware lamp on it, which I moved and then added the old books, firkin and mirror on the wall...not sure if I like the lamp there or not!?


I moved all my pewter from the red slanted cupboard to my antique cupboard in the dining room. This I like very much!

I had the hardest time decorating the red cupboard after I took all the pewter out. It is okay, but I am not thrilled with it. I'm sure I'll be doing some more tweaking with it!

Well that is about it folks. I gotta get scooting and take Ed to the airport. I hope you all enjoy your day. Suppose to be sunny and 84 here today. I know I'll be outside doing something later on when I get back from the airport and get everything done inside.
Thanks for stopping by!