Sunday, October 6, 2013

We bought a Horse....Of Course.       Meet Hocus Pocus
He is so beautiful and kind. He is HUGE, 16.1 hands. (this means 5'4" in non-horse folk speak).

He does Dressage and is a Hunter Jumper, jumping 3' and up. These facts are Heaven speak to Pony Girl.

We got a great deal and I was feeling pretty nifty about this fact, UNTIL, I started looking at all the stuff we now NEED to purchase for this great dealed dude.

If you will excuse me, I believe I will now begin singing the blues...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

You know you have been raising your kids far from your frozen Idaho roots when you tell them to go outside and play, on this a glorious summer day of 72 degrees,  and they inform you after being outside for a mere 3 point 6 seconds that it is FREEZING out there.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just in case you were wondering how rural we were keeping it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Little Man had to hang out with me while I painted the other day. On the way to the shop he asked, "Mom, is anyone at your work funny?"

I said, "I don't know. I guess Steve's kind of funny."

We went on to the shop and I painted for a few hours while LM painted with me, was spoiled by the other people at the shop or played games.

As we were cleaning up to leave he twisted up the side of his cute little face and said, "Mom, I've been waiting all day for Steve to do something funny, and he just hasn't."

Sunday, May 19, 2013

You know what, thanks to friends and family and the fact that I ended up figuring out the perfect gift for Mr. KIR, this birthday was the best ever!!!  Phew! Now, what to get him for Fathers Day...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I hate my birthday! WHY you ask? Because I share the day with Mr. KIR and I never know what to get him. He never gives me a list or any hints, and when asked replies with, "Nothing." UGH! He has hobbies, but hasn't been able to enjoy any of them since we moved to the lovely state we live in 15 years ago, so hobby gifts-- OUT. He collects nothing (thank the heavens above for that) those gifts--OUT. He still hasn't worn some of the clothes he got for Christmas--clothes gifts OUT. He doesn't like to read, rarely watches TV, has all the music he wants--all those ideas --OUT. He never spends the gift cards he gets and I end up using them for the kids--that idea OUT. He hates to playing games. He hates electronics and would like to (and threatens to) throw away all the ones we have. I've gotten him bullets before so he can go out and shoot his guns, but he won't use them because, "They are expensive and if I use them I won't have any." UHHHH, that is the point dingly dude.

Ergo my upcoming PaRtY day becomes a chore and the closer it gets, the bigger my headache gets!

Thank Goodness my mother-in-law has baked our cake for the last few years or I would really be in a twiddle!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I have been so busy lately, I am one tired lady! Nothing really going on that is all that noteworthy, but I feel as though a post is in order. So today, you get the ramblings of my brain.
The chickens are growing and are no longer my cute little babies. I got tired of being pooped on and no longer hold them...ever. We do have one rooster and he is a hoot. I adore him. I will also happily admit that I love the little hen ladies and can't wait for their house to be finished. Mr. KIR is working on it whenever it isn't raining. I picked our the cutest little roost and am excited to see them in it.

I have been working as the "Paintress" as they have nicknamed me at a furniture resale shop. I fix up and paint old furniture for them. I LoVe it.

I cut my hair off. SHORT. I just got tired of having paint in it all the time and to be honest, I have hated doing my hair forever. I have secretly been jealous of boy cuts for year. So far, I am not digging the lockless feel, but have not minded hairless look as much as I thought I would. I do feel like a little old lady though. We shall see if I cut it again or just grow it out.

Broke a toe on my left foot last week and then hobbled around until I broke two on my right foot a few days later. Smooooth.

Mr. KIR finally broke me down and we bought a new car. An is one sweet ride. Tricked out to the gills.  AND of course I wrecked it within the first 3 weeks. NiCe.
That's it..nothing more...peace out.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I can't get enough of these cute little buggers. Mr KIR is not the least bit happy about me bringing them inside, but I just love to snuggle with them. As soon as I say Hi to them, they rush over to where I am  and squawk for me to pick them up. What momma could refuse?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We brought home baby chicks yesterday. They are so cute and we are all in love with them. I can't wait for Mr. KIR to get started on the hen house!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Today Pony Girl was home sick from school. So she made brownies for the family:
April Fools!

She loves this holiday. Has since she was little. She and her daddy plan a prank for her every year...and she plans many on her own... Argo, I hate this holiday. I have since she was little (JJ. I have had no use for it for as long as I can remember.) I think a day that gives people permission to be mean is just not the kind of event I want to be a part of.

However, this joke--pretty dang clever! Well played PG, well played!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For Christmas break we went to visit my family all the way out west.

 Little Man fell on Christmas Eve and said his eye hurt. Mr. KIR and I being the good parents we are, simply told him he was fine and sent him to bed with a cold clothe over top of it. (unbeknownst to us until Christmas morning, he woke up in the middle of the night and his sweet cousin Clarabell took care of him--so wonderful)

Christmas morning he woke up with a swollen eye, still refusing to open it and would not let any of us take a look or touch it. Again being the ever good parents, we ask our local family vet (my brother) to take a look- cause you know- why pay a human doctor when you have a dog one? He said he would be willing to look at it as an Uncle who has a bit of medical knowledge...but he and Mr KIR thought maybe we should actually go to the human doctor. Okay  okay. Plus, I was worried. So on Christmas morning we went to the Emergency Room. It was crazy busy but thankfully we were escorted back fairly quickly as they take eye injuries serious! The doctor was so gentle and patient with our scared little one. Little Man had indeed hurt his eye--seriously and they ran all sorts of test to make sure he did not do any permanent damage. He had not, MOSTLY because he would not open it or let anyone touch or look at it. Turns out Little man had punctured a small hole, bruised it pretty badly, had a piece of wood rolling around and a splinter that would have most definitely scratched his cornea or whatever and could have done serious permanent damage. PHEW!
Thank goodness Doc was a professional.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sick one

Little Miss Sweetums is sick. Has been for four days now. When she woke up at 6:30 am Monday morning and was still sick, she asked if she could watch TV. I told her to go back to bed, that her body needed rest to get better.

Her reply: "But that won't be entertaining for me."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2:30 AM
Little Man: "Mom, I am having grow pains, do we have any of that slimy stuff you can rub on my feet?"

Slimy Stuff = icy hot

Friday, February 8, 2013


Today I sat on the steps while my kids were finishing up their "get ready for school" routine. Pony girls bag was right here:
 She had stuff in her hands when she realized she forgot something in her room.She put the stuff down right here:
and said: "Mom, can you put this in my bag for me?"

Swooooh Thanks goodness I was here to help?!? It is always nice to be reminded of how important my roll is and how much I am needed!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pony Girl in Middle School Class:

Teacher: "We all get certain traits, characteristics and attributes from our parents. Both parents give us different things. June what are some things you got from your dad?"

June: "Math, my dad is good at math and so am I."

Teacher: "Great. Pony Girl, what is something you got from your dad?"


Teacher: "Okay, what about your mom?"

Pony Girl: "Uhhh, my good looks?"


Friday, January 11, 2013

Pony Girl put on mascara today and asked:
"Mom how do my eyes look-- you know-- up close, and if you were a guy?"


Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Man holding up his t-shirt to show his tummy:  "Mom I have a six pack, I just can't see it."

and if that wasn't cute enough...

Pony Girl in the back ground: "Yep, and Dad has a jello pack."