Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am still alive

Jerrel and Tim
Jerrel got to sleep over at Aunt Beff's and Uncle Ben's house

Yes, I am still alive and well. Just been very busy and haven't had the time to just sit down and update this. I have decided that I blog for fun so I was not going to get out of shape if I haven't updated...so I didn't.
We have had a pretty busy June and July. First off my brother Tim stayed with us for the summer. He worked for a guy in our church which worked out great for him. I didn't get to spend alot of time with him because he was working so much but we did have fun. We had a little party for him before he left. Matt came down to pick him up and got to come as well as sight see Birmingham and Vulcun! He is now attending GBS.Auburn and Alabama battle it out at Checkers! LOL

I also started teaching the Junior Sunday School class at church which I enjoy. We are doing a cute train theme.Ben also moved to a different position at his work. He is now the E-business guy. He puts all the cars on-line for the internet sales ect. It has been a difficult switch for him, having to learn a new job all over again but he is doing much better now.
June we went to family reunion in TN and then a week later to PA for Steve's wedding. Family reunion was fun as usually. We went on an overnight hike into the Smokies. It was a great experience! July was camp meeting which was very nice and then a tag-a long trip to Cincinnati with Ben's parents later in July. I was able to see Steve and Korin as well as visit my good friend Mary and Jon and their NEW baby born that day!I love this picture of Findley Market in Cincinnati. Makes me feel like overseas!

I then had surgery on my thumb that has been bothering me for a long time. They had to remove tissue in the tendon sheath that was not allowing it to move. So I was out of commision for a few days. It is doing better but is not back to 100 % but alot better then before! Now my old injury I did to my knee skiing almost 4 years ago is really bothering me. I go for an MRI on that soon. I am not even old yet and I am already falling apart! LOL
I now teach art class once a week at the Bible Methodist Christian School. That is fun and it gets me back teaching a little again, which I missed. I still work at Cracker Barrel as well and substitute when I can.I hatched some more chicks out this summer and they are now about 2 months old. We also got another billy goat to replace the one that died last year.Our pigs are history and boy do they fill up the freezer and taste wonderful. Most people ask how could you do that? Well I never let myself get attached to them cuz I knew where they were going. Plus they were really greedy at the end, so big and such pigs!! LOL I had to beat them away so I could pour the feed in their buckets.
We now have two little kittens, well they are not so little now but were at the beginning of the summer. Ben found them at work in a shed so he rescued them and we needed some mousers anyways. Tiger and Smokey. Tiger is already learning the art of mousing, good girl! (or maybe ratting, anyway really gross and some pretty big. They are starting to get into our animal feed.)
They are both really cute and great with all the animals.
Ben has the roof on his shop done and has set up his blacksmith shop. He hasn't gotten any metal yet so he hasn't worked in it much, but it is really cool. He hopes to soon.A couple weeks ago we had the whole church over for BBQ. It was a great time. We all brought lawn chairs and gathered around the bonfire while the kids all get their energy out on the trampoline!We did one reenactment over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, probably one of the only ones this fall. It was the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. It was a good battle and fun to go to despite the heat and being so tired!!
Well that about sums it all up. We have been busy working and getting ahead.