Monday, June 12, 2017

This guy!!

Is 17 today!!!  Happy Birthday to Zane.  He has been an awesome blessing to our family.  Today Zane is on the Jr/Sr Retreat. FCA has one every summer. The Juniors and Seniors plan the back to school camp and they use this time to brainstorm.  I am missing this kid on his birthday, but I know he is having fun and I hope they take good care of him.

Zane also shares a Birthday with Mac (Maximus Gabriel Quebedeaux) , so I can't post a happy birthday to Zane without including Mac.

Louisiana Visit

The Dr, Zane, Lydia and I drove down to Louisiana to visit our families.  We spent a few extra days there so that Zane could visit with the Crossroads Leadership College leader and so that The Dr could do some much needed yard work around their house.

Mom and Dad were supervisors and drivers for them.  In the end they took 3 truck loads, well packed to the Parish composting facility.  Their yard looks so much cleaner.  

Here is Zane tamping down the branches.  At $6 a load they were set on only taking 3 loads.....

Me and my momma at Prejeans!  I love my momma!!!

Of course we ate way too much but enjoyed our visit with our families, And snow cones!! Real Louisiana Snow Cones!!!!

Aaron didn't come and I missed him, but he is getting older
and wanting more independence..I get that.

 Goodbye Atchafalaya Basin and Tiger Stadium.  It won't be long, I promise!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We found the Featherweight!!!!

Many years ago when I was in my early 20's my mom, dad, husband and I went to the auction of a sewing machine repair shop. Mom spotted a featherweight and dad got it for her, and a few other machines. Well, fast forward to now. About a year ago I asked her about it. She had no idea what happened to it, probably in storage, and that I could have it if I could find it. Today, The Dr was cleaning out her storage closet and there in the front was a familiar black case. I grabbed it. The bottom is missing, but the machine is in great condition. I will bring it home and look at it a little more when we get home.. Isn't she pretty??

Berry Picking

It's fruit season here at Valley View Farm.  The Dr and I went outside this evening and picked about 2 cups of blueberries.  YUM...  I love our orchard, but for some reason, we don't have much luck with the trees, but our bushes and vines are amazing.  Following are pictures of the blueberry bushes and  grape vines.  Any suggestions for what to do with blueberries besides muffins and pancakes (and eating raw) are greatly appreciated...