Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steven and I are trying to be better with our food storage so we decided to get chickens! I can't believe I wanted to get them because growing up we had them and I hated them so much. You would have to duck to get into the coup and thentry and grab the eggs which usually are covered in poop. They stunk like crazy and I really didn't like to clean out their water. I guess things hange when it's your own home and your own family you are trying to help.Here are two of the mom chickens. They have about 6 babys under them in this picture. It is amazing how they protect their chicks. They really gather them under their wings and protect them from everything! Sometimes we see the chicks sitting on top of the moms its really kind of cute.
We had a rough few days this week because our swamp cooler wasn't working and it was about 100 degrees outside. I was dying of heat and when you are hot you don't want to do a thing, so I would just sit by the fan and watch tv. Finally we figured out what was wrong. We had to get a new pump and new pads and now it is working like a charm!
I really love this time of year because everything is green and pretty! I love working out in the yard!! Just like with the chickens I hated having to work all day saturday when I was young, but now that it's my own house I love being outside planting, mowing, and just making our yard look good. I just love working with Steven to make our home better! I love you Steven!!!
p.s. Thanks for fixing the swamp cooler!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008


For the past year Steven and I have had to borrow a lawn mower and a weed eater every time we need to mow our lawn. Since our lawn grows so quickly we had to borrow one once a week and it was just a pain. It was a pain for us and a pain for my grandparents and in-laws. So since we have been saving some money (hence me riding my bike and Steven sometimes going with out lunch) we were able to get a lawn mower. FYI.. Steven does eat lunch most days, don't think I am a bad wife! We were so excited to finally have one of our own!! So we broke it in last night! Steven put it together and then he went to town cutting our lawn and it worked wonderfully!!! Our weedeater is also a plus! Now we don't have to call someone every week and ask if we can borrow their lawn mower!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Steven and I have been trying to save money and like you all know it is kind of difficult to do. It always seems like something comes up and then you are spending again. Well I decided that I would try and ride my bike to work everyday. I have only been doing it for a few days now and it actually is kind of fun. I really don't like to ride it when the wind is blowing and that happens a lot here. I get a lot of funny looks but oh, well. I'm not sure if I can ride it in the summer because then it will be to hot! Steven and I have gone on a few bike ride together and that has really been fun. I used to love going on bike rides with my family! Hopefully I will be able to stick with it for awhile! Heck, maybe I will get nice legs out of this!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

We just can't get enough of the roping at the Palmer's! We love being out there riding horses and roping. I thought I would try it this time and it was a blast. Of course I was more worried about staying on the horse then actually catching the cow!! Steven was doing fabulous out there! He really doesn't like the cowboy stuff but he is pretty good at it. Steven is done with school this week and he is so excited. He will get his associates degree this friday and I am so proud of him for reaching this first step. We are one step closer to getting done with school! We both will go back to school in august. We have decided to stay in Pima for one more year and then we will head to ASU.

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