Sunday, July 23, 2006
Oh well, we will try again soon! (Doesn't Scott look sooo handsome! :)
Thursday night brought my Aunt Dorie, and cousins Victoria and Heather all the way from NY to
We have not been able to see her children or husband as much, but this time she brought her two oldest, Victoria who is 19 and Heather who is 17. We had a great time talking, laughing and hugging. Saturday they came over for a while to see where we live, but moved along as Scott and I were butchering. :)
Saturday night found us back at Mom and Dad's for a campfire and smores. They left today with Esther as tour-guide and headed down to Rebecca and Andrews for the night before flying home tomorrow. We loved our visit and miss you already!
A few months ago we began training him to go to bed without being rocked or snuggled with. When it is bed/nap time, he gets kisses and prayers and lays down. He has been doing really well and after the first few rough nights, he now hardly ever cries and goes to sleep quite quickly. This has been really nice when we are out and at other's homes. We can just put him in the portable crib and he knows what is up.
Other things our little man loves...
Tickles with Daddy
Playing with the puppies
Riding in the "back-pack" carrier
"Talking" on the phone
Visits from Grandma Sue!
Monday, July 17, 2006
Did I hear someone say supper?
(And a few Ulmers too!)
Just chewing on toys with Aunt Esther :)
Dear Friends, I have really fallen behind in blogging. Yikes! Hopefully I will do better in the coming weeks. June finished out very warm and busy. Scott turned 30 this year, but we kept it small and I did not make a huge deal about it. We were actully on the road some of his birthday as we went down to Salina to test for the KHP. This marks the second summer Scott has been trying to get on the Kansas Highway Patrol. It is a long process with trips to Salina for tests, Topeka for a polygraph test, back-ground investigations and waiting to hear results. Last year he made it to the last cut. THis year we are praying he will get on. If he does, he will train Monday through Friday at the academy in Salina. He gets to come home on the weekends, but we would sure miss him during the week! We would have some time to prepare though, the academy does not start until January.
Near the end of June we also enjoyed attending Esther's graduation party at my folks house. It was a lot of fun. Andrew and Rebecca were up and we had a great time as family.
July started hot and has been getting hotter. We traveled up to good friends the Schreiner's near Lincoln Ne. for our annual July 4th visit. Scott always takes joy in purchasing a bunch of fireworks and he and all the guys put on a great show! We had a terrific time up there- the Schreiner's had opened their house to many and we had a great crowd of friends.
July also brought my birthday, and that ment surprise dinner out and out to the movies- my husband is so sweet! We brought Esther and Elizabeth and had a great time.
As you saw by Scott's post, we finally finished our chicken plucker. What a blessing! We are hoping to finish all our chickens this week. Please pray things go well! :)
Paul is such a blessing. His little smiles and noises keep me grinning all day. He is eating veggies now, carrots and squash have been the start. Saturday he had a bad day. Overtired, strange schedule and teething ment a fussy boy ALL DAY LONG. But thankfully, Sunday he was much happier and we are hoping his teeth will cut through quickly or not cause him so much discomfort.
I will try to post again soon!
God bless! Lydia for the Ansons
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The parts I was getting machined finally came, and we fired up the plucker on Monday night. After a few final adjustments, I gave it the green light for Tuesday's butchering. It is amazing!! It will take 99.5% of the feathers off of two 4 lb birds in about 30 seconds. And the best part is that it is 'hands off'. Just drop them in, keep them wet, and the plucker does the rest. It has easily doubled our efficiency. What a blessing!
Here also are some fun pics :)
Keith came to visit last weekend. Here is a picture of Paul and Uncle Keith. And there also a picture of Justice and Uncle Noah. And here also is a picture of the pups.