Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Just a Part of Farm Life. Part 2

Well, after many hard hours of labor, we now have the power steering working! In the process of fixing the power steering, we accidentally jammed a hole in the radiator, causing us more labor. Anyway, we finally got it fixed after having to take the radiator out three times!!:o. It was tough, but we improvised, adapted and overcame! So, Monday Liv and Jordan hooked up the plow and went to town plowing around the house and grove. Then after completing their mission of plowing the surrounding area, they loaded the tractor up and when I came home from my hard day of spraying, we all jumped in the truck and headed into the sunset (or almost). We arrived safely at our destination,(Kathleen pasture), with the tractor still on the trailer. We unloaded and I made one round around the field, then went home for dinner. Thus completing my part of the mission.

So, to continue with the next phase, I'll turn it over to Livy.

Your fathful friend and trusted adviser,

Ben G.


The next day.

Well after waking up and and doing all of those "waking up dutys", (like eating breakfast, brushing teeth....) Me and Daddy headed for Kathleen. After arriving, we hooked up the plow and started to work plowing the field. Daddy was the first to start and he plowed a few rows, which seemed to take Much longer that it really did, and then it was my turn. ( If any one of you people out there reading this haven't guessed yet, I happen to REALLY like tractoring). Well, there really isn't much you can say about plowing that wouldn't bore you, so I shall move on. About 1 O'clock it started pouring rain, thus ending my plowing for the day (boo hoo). But do not dispair for Daddy took me to Garl's -BQ (my Favorite place to eat in the world) for some sweet tea, and good food:) There ending a day, or should I say, half a day of greatness (I'm not saying the second half wasn't good, just that the first half was better than the second:).

In Christ,

All loaded up and ready to go.

Something's funny:)

Yeah, we know who Really did all the work!!
The Truck
After tractoring and loading, we head home

The tractor
Our trusty disk
Me plowing :)

still Plowing
and even Still plowing
Until, alas it starts to rain:(
This happens to be my favorite shot of the day.
All in a days work

Sallie's Hair Salon for you!!!

!!!Attention, Attention!!!!
!!Sallie's is now open!!

Sallie's is open 5 days a week, Walk-ins are welcome. Join us for the Grand Opening special, where you can become like Sallie!! So, come to Sallie's Hair Salon where there's new style for the whole family!!

Here are just a few people who have walked in to Sallie's .

And just Look at the change!!! Wow what a difference.

This is just one example of the magnificent work Sallie does.

The happy costumer awaiting her new dew

Sallie at work

And the finished product. WOW what a difference!!!

But hark, Sallie's a fraud and has stollen all their money!!!

What are we to do???
That Sallie, has ruined our hair and made us look like...like her!!

The police are working day and night trying to track down the dirty Villain.

Two days ago the police received a tip from Sallie's neighbor that she was holding up in an old abandoned warehouse downtown. Police surrounded the building and nabbed the crook red handed trying to cut the hair of a poor innocent and helpless citizen of Lakeland, Fl. She's now locked behind bars and all the townsfolks "heads" are safe!!

And Lakeland is now a safer place to live in.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Suprise Birthday Party!!

The surprise was pulled off without a hitch or without me knowing anything about it, which doesn't happen very often!!! While Garage Selling with Cathy (Mrs. Stokes), my precious children were preparing for the "Surprise". I found out that my eldest son Gabriel had been making quite a few phone calls!!! They know how much I DO NOT like to be the center of attention, and knew that I would never allow a party for "me", soooo they made sure I didn't know anything about it!! I felt very, very loved by all of you that were there!! And to my children, I want you to know that I am a wonderfully blessed mother!!! It was a super evening of fellowship and of course, Volleyball. We did have one "terrible" accident with Cathy (Mrs. Stokes), which we are all in prayer about!! Her words were, "I never in my life felt sooo loved without having to do anything to earn it. REALLY loved." She is a true testimony even in her time of severe pain. "We love you, Cathy"


Two cakes fresh out of the oven.

Wonderful delicious icing!!

A special "plate of flowers"

Roses are Pink, Violets are blue.....

The audience!!

Livy carefully adds the finishing touches.

And the surprise cake is FINISHED!!

Great job!!!

Cleaning for the party.

Dust Bunny.

Happy Birthday!!

Livy, Kitty and Christiana:)

The Three Grillers:):)

Pardon the burnt hot dogs. I had to leave and um...well...they kinda roasted:o


If your happy and you know it PLAY VOLLEYBALL.

The Volleyballers:)

Thomas and Benny.

Gabriel and Pete.

Liv, Christiana, and the Birthday girl:)

Good Friends.

Cutie pie

Mrs Stricklen & Willy P. pose with the Birthday girl:)

Sarah and Kitty kindly Smile for the camera.

Present time, Present time, open a present and see whats Inside.


Mothers with blessings!!

Sooo, Whatcha get??

Lifetime buds

Sweet Fellowship.

Emma and Stacy.

"I've got an attitude and I'm not afraid to use it!"

Bad hair day:)

Grace, Mary, Callie, Ariana, and Livy gather for a picture.

The Three Amigo's:)

Somebody get the ball!!

Art... (ha ha ha)

The Glowing eyed volleyball player

Bend and Stretch and Bend and Stretch, here we go now........

The last of the cake:) .......till next time

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

This post was provided by "The Livy and Christiana Foundation".

Thank You