Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow...

Where have I been?  I just realized I haven't blogged in a long time... time for an update!

We spent the weekend working on the barn.  The months previous we (we = the boys) had cleaned out the barn... of thirty plus years of someone (many someones) junk!  The barn has two sides, the left side had a dirt floor and the right side had a wooden floor.  The wood was rotten and termite damaged so we removed it.  Mr. Lonnie came Saturday and Monday and he and Tony and the boys (and Matt when he got off work) rebuilt the one floor and built a floor on the dirt side and repaired the roof.  Yeah! 

There's still a little more to be done but hopefully it won't take long.  Then we can move all of our stuff from the 20x24 storage building and begin renovations on that!  We are going to convert that into a little bedroom/living room/kitchenette for our oldest little birdies. 

What else has been going on... let me think... June 2 was Luke's birthday, he's 12 now!  We celebrated his birthday on May 31.  Tony took him out for the traditional 'Birthday Breakfast with Daddy'.  Luke wanted to wait until Matt got home to have his party so we had a supper birthday party.  Luke wanted Legos and a fishing pole, and he got a few other small things.

June 2 we left for Virginia and we were gone until June 8.  We took Jennifer up for her best friend's wedding.  Susanna's (the bride) grandparents go to church with us and we took them up also.  It was a really fun trip!

Next we had Father's Day.  Jennifer made a special breakfast for her hubby and her 'dad' :)  It was much enjoyed! 

Then Jennifer's 20th birthday on the 21st... we had supper and a little party for her.  She wanted a strawberry cake so I modified my favorite white cake -- it was pretty good.  When I perfect it I will share the recipe.  Matt surprised her with a laptop :)  We got her a waterproof camera for the beach.  She's such a shutterbug but doesn't want to take her good cameras to the beach ;)

Tony's birthday is July 1.  We had a supper party for him too :)  He also wanted strawberry cake so I made the modified one again with another change.  I like the first one better.  And this time I made a Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing which was preferred by all to the Strawberry Buttercream I made for Jennifer's cake. 

July 21 is Molly's birthday... guess what kind of cake she wants?  LOL


Cathy said...

I knew you had been busy, but WOW! Will you be using the barn for any animals, or mainly storage? I sure hope you share pictures of all of these renovations at some point. It all sounds fascinating!

Sounds like you're getting lots of opportunities to perfect that recipe so I'll be looking for it soon! LOL!

Cathy said...

A strawberry cake Miss Dana?!

Sounds like a lot has been going on at your house. It all sounds fun too!

PS:I posted this with mama's permission =)