We lost not one, but two cameras, one roster, and a goat. The laundry, kids, and school piled up a mile high! While mom, dad, and I lost more sleep then we were able to find and Linnea turned 13!
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The girls came back from there run around Europe, Grace turned 17, it rained, and we had more babies born, and I started this blog.
As I look back April was busier then I remember...Seth turned one, Emma turned 11 (and I remember when she turned one!). Our goats started kidding for the second batch of 2009, as well as puppies, bunnies, turkeys, and chickens were being born or hatched. :D
We got a new buckling from Colorado, learned that for any child under the age of 15 a truck load of sand is the bet toy in the world. I sold my soaps and stuff at a conference, bought yet some more books (both for myself and for birthday presents) we started two new markets, we took more than one trip to see the bluebonnets, and the baseball season started.
To start off May I went and got my driver’s license. Something that I am sure many a people thought would never happen. I got more teasing and questioning about not driving then about not dating! What prodded me to finally go and get my license? Well, the fact that my parents needed another driver for a third market on Saturday! Why else? I passed with flying colors, the first test for me to pass in MONTHS! Now I love driving and which car is my favorite to drive? The standard, of course!
Tim turned nine and then accidently shot the inspecter with his Red Ryder! We had more kiddings and lost a doe, Grace's horse tore off his eyelid, our goat club had its annual show where we helped put it on, we started another Saturday market, Seth said his first words, and our washer broke TWICE!
We lost the camera, again. We got a new washer (it's amazing how things like a washer affect your life!), Grace's horse cowboy survived the surgery to put his eyelid back on, and Seth started walking. Some good friends brought us a goat from Idaho, I got my first taste of farm sitting, and we started making and selling cheese at the Austin farmers market.
We threw a surprise birthday party for Mom, Liberty turned 7 and I had the pleasure of turning 21 on a Saturday!
We finally got some rain, I flipped a 4-wheeler and lived to tell about it, mom and dad went on a mini wedding anniversary trip and at the same time gave a talk on goats and how to run a dairy, dad went to a cheese making class, we had a movie filmed here, and we had our five year anniversary for living out in the country.
Our van broke, we bought my dream car (a station wagon), I got in a little bit of trouble for posting about some of my sibling's habits, we took in our first baseball game of the year, and we started school.
Our grandfather came down for a visit, (No, we do not know how long he will be staying with us. Like many things in life we are taking this one day at a time and as of right now that one day at a time is for him to be down here with us.) For the first time (and hopefully the last time!) I bought decaffeinated coffee and am still getting teased about it.
And lastly for this month, we found out that mom was pregnant with baby number twelve!! And this coming only days after two different people told me "You do know that the chances are very high that the next baby in your family could be yours, don't you?" Ummm....Right, O.K. aren't we forgetting something here?
We started our last batch of kidding for 2009; We went to the circus, which for over half the family was a first. I found out that dad reads my blog, and we had some good friends spend a few days with us dyring the Thanksgiving week.
One of the biggest things that happened last month? We found out that baby number twelve will make eight girls in our family!!
So there you have it, our year in a wrap.
(Man that took longer then I thought it would!)