Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Country Learning...

Because things have been changing around here, I have decided to document them in a different blog.... Country Learning is where I will start to blog about life out here in rural Nevada/Utah. I bet your wondering why Nevada and Utah.... Well there is a post coming about that! :)
I will still update things on here from time to time, but for now it will be a blog fest over here.
Stay awesome! A

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The new chapter....

Here it is, 5 or so weeks since we have moved and I am just now getting to posting in the blog...
I don't have any pictures to post as of yet, because I'm lazy with taking pictures.
The move went really well. WE love where we are living! The views are indescribable! The weather is cooler than I anticipated, but that is just fine because we have 3 wood burning stoves that keeps us really warm. And I have a lumberjack hubby so that makes it even better! :)
The kids LOVE their school, and so do I. In the High School/Jr High School there is a total of 9 students including Samantha. It is amazing how much Sam loves her new school! Since we have moved here, she has come out of her little "Sammy Shell" and is friends with everyone! She is doing so great in school and loves all of the things she is doing!
In the Elementary there are a total of 10 students. 5 of them are mine, but it is really working out great! All of the kids are achieving so many things and that makes me really happy! Also, I get to help out at the school 3 days a week and that is really awesome! I LOVE IT!
I am also learning so many things about myself! I am having to learn how to cook from scratch and that is so much fun! The kids are really loving all of the homemade breads and goodies that I make. Even though El goes into Wendover 3 days a week and can get groceries it is nice to be able to learn how to improve my abilities with cooking and baking. I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving and making homemade pie crust!
It does get a bit lonely at times, but I try to keep myself busy!
I have lost 15 pounds since the move! I attribute that to not having McDonalds at my beck and call. French Fries are my total weakness!
One of the coolest things that I have seen here is, 2 Sundays ago El and I took a drive up above the property where we are living on the dirt bike and we saw wild horses! THAT was SO amazing! I wish I had my camera... It was so amazing and they were not to far from us! The stallion was trying to show us just how awesome he was/is with kicking and stomping and tossing his mane. It was truly awe inspiring!
Also, the Eagles around here are so cool! We see them everyday and I just love it! What beautiful country I live in!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The adventure continues...

After years of planning and working hard to be able to find a job that will be able to sustain us in the wild desert of Utah, I can finally say that we will be able to see these beautiful mountains daily!
El has been able to get a job out in the west desert and we have a place to call home and we all couldn't be more thrilled! El leaves this week to start the move and we will soon follow in about 2 weeks. I am so greatful for all of the wonderful blessing these last 3 years have been and I look forward to all of the blessings to come in this life! Let the adventure continue!!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Almost Accomplished...

At the beginning of summer Morgan and Kylah decided to see if they could see all of the licence plates for the US... This was a FUN game! It got all of us involved.
The only catch was, they had to get all 50 before school started... We were able to see 47, plus Ontario, Alberta, Winnipeg, Australia and Tonga! REALLY, Tonga! In a Home Depot parking lot. If only any of those 5 could have been the illusive 3...
Hopefully next summer we can get all 50!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

speaking of chickens.....

Over the last couple of weeks I have made daily excursions outside to see if any of my loudly clucking chickens have laid any eggs... I was totally surprised to find one at the bottom of the back porch steps. It was cracked, but it was still an egg. I was elated! So yesterday I heard them clucking along with the family and we couldn't find one of the hens.. WELL, my Grandma searched and searched and found this;
Here is one of our hens.. She is one of the friendliest... She was sitting on all of these eggs... I marked them with an X so that we knew they were older. Apparently many of our hens have been laying in this spot and we didn't know it... After I took this picture, she went back into the nest and laid another egg... This is the greatest part of having chickens...