Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A day in the life of Trent

Holy cow!  It's been a long time since I blogged, but I love reading other blogs (early in the morning;) so I thought I'd give it a try again,

I like reading A day in the life posts so I thought I'd do one about Trent's "new normal" right now;)

I picked a day that we didn't have a lot planned and tried to remember to get pictures!

Trent has graduated from sleeping in our room to sleeping in the office;)  He is able to do stairs but he still wakes up sometimes during the night with a headache or just not feeling well, so I didn't want him going up and down the stairs in the middle of the night. 

He is our early morning riser, usually before 6:30 but this morning he slept until 7:40!  When he wakes up he goes straight to the big chair and likes to watch T.V.  However, someone got up before him and beat him to his spot:) 

On his way back from the barn after feeding steers.
This was the only other morning picture I got, but the rest of the morning consisted of flying kites, playing on his kindle fire and probably watching Zootopia (for the millionth time)!

On this day we got a visit from one of our favorite PICU nurses!!!  We love Jama and were so blessed that she wanted to come visit and see how Trent was doing.  She will always hold a special place in our hearts!

Thank you for visiting us Jama!

Trent had asked all weekend if he could wash his steer so he finally got to.  His last really fun memory before his bleed was spent up at the Jr Livestock Show with this big guy!  I caught him trying to give Junior a kiss but also being quick to move in case that big tongue came out to kiss him back!

The rest of the afternoon was spent in and out of the pool (he hasn't been cleared to swim with his head underwater yet, so he basically just walks around or sits on the floaty). 

A couple pictures from dinner, minus some family members:)  Trace was at a birthday party, Lola fell asleep (watching Zootopia again!) and Charly was at work.

Of course I didn't get anymore pictures the rest of the night (oops), but they fed steers and ended their night watching Monty Walsh with Charly and went to bed:)

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Farm Chicks Antique Show 2013

Well it's almost a month later but I am FINALLY posting about
The Farm Chicks Show!
It was a fantastic, incredibly busy show,
and I loved every minute of it!!
Here are a few pictures of us setting up.  I missed getting some pictures
of our husbands helping us set up the heavy stuff, but they were great and it went
so much faster. 
Here is my mom and Wes putting up the burlap sides.
Wes and I putting up more burlap!

Decorating the booth.

The end of set up day!
Beginning of day 1!
Not many pictures were taken on day 1 because we
were so incredibly BUSY!
We had to leave in the middle of the day to get
these little beauties to a wedding that they were in 90 miles
away from the show!
(The Farm Chicks Show + family wedding = 2 busy, crazy, exhausted moms!)
But, we would do it again tomorrow, right?!
Thank heavens for my mom, Laura and Rina!!! They stayed to run
the booth for us and worked their buns off!!  Thank you ladies so much,
I could not have done it without you!!  Love you all!

Beginning of Day 2!
A little rearranging and some new items added.

Loved this little girl!  She came back to the booth multiple times
eying this vintage typewriter.  Finally, her mom said she could
buy it!  She used her own money and left
with the biggest smile on her face!
I hope you are still loving it!

End of the show:(  We made it!

My first-born and hardest working 8 year old I know came
to help us with tear down and clean up!

Here is what our booth looked like by the end of the show.
Pretty big difference don't you think?  We did well!!!
Thank you to all of our customers!  We really appreciate you!

Our tear down crew!

It's amazing we went from this:
to this in just 57 hours!!

Loading the booth back up. 
Thankfully there was so much less to load
than what we unloaded!!

A big thank you to all of our family and friends who took time
out of their busy schedules to come and help us!
We love and appreciate you all!!
Can't wait until next year!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Do you ever wonder when you drive by those abandoned
old buildings, barns and sheds what just might be in there?
Well, I do:)
Last week I had a couple hours while one of my kids was
at practice, so I grabbed a couple helpers and
we went picking!!
I had been in these old buildings before (with permission of course),
but wanted to go through one more time.  In case there
was something I missed!
Here is one of my helpers!  He had fun looking for treasures
on land where he was sure dinosaurs had roamed:) 
We found a lot of wood in great condition
to be used for some projects I have in mind.
Exploring in a little shed FULL of treasures!

Here is my other big helper who loves to go
picking just as much as I do!

Thanks for your help boys:)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Booths #97 & 98

The map is officially here for The Farm Chicks Antique Show.
Click here to view the map and find out where we will be! 
We have a bigger space this year and are very excited!
Come by and say Hello!!

See you in a few weeks!