On April 30, 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States.
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Brooke had asked Noah about his vacuum cleaner and Abe was happy to show his aunt the vacuum and all the parts!
Abe was a Jedi Warrior for a bit...
Abe loves grocery shopping because the store offers all kinds of healthy snacks for the children.
A special request from Abe...
My sister, Missy, her husband Scott, and daughter Elsa visited the farm over the weekend.
Elsa is doing a mini documentary for one of her classes at school and wanted to do it on Hittyville! I was very honored...
We spent a lot of time in Hittyville Village which is based on my childhood.
It was fun for Elsa because she spent many years visiting all the places I have recreated.
I pointed out my Missy doll and Elsa got a kick out of that...
It was such fun showing Elsa all my favorite childhood memories in miniature form.
I have to admit, I did tear up when reminiscing with my sweet niece.
Elsa has a real knack for interviewing and getting to the heart of the "story".
I love this girl...
Joe was also interviewed. He has made Hittyville a reality, after all!
After some time on the farm, we headed over to Brooke and Scott's house.
We all walked over to Brooke and Scott's school....It's that close!
Brooke's classroom got rave reviews.
We then journeyed to Jake's for a great dinner...Thank you, Shafer Family!
~It was the best of visits~
We are all getting the house ready for the big move in!
Scott and Joe needed to make some adjustments on the dehumidifier.
Brooke loves her new lamps.
I have a feeling there are going to be lots of owls in their home.
Joe measured all the kitchen cabinets and I cut out the liners.
And we mustn't forget Brooke and Scott's brand new tool kit!
The dining area needs to be painted...
So does Brooke's studio.
A lesson in cutting in...
Helpful hints on rolling paint...
A demonstration from a master painter...
Brooke has it down!
The entire time we were at the house, these two doves sat on the back deck.
I thought it was very fitting with Brooke and Scott moving in...
~More to come~
Monday, April 25, 2016
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I love our Family Dinners. I thank Noah from the bottom of my heart for starting this wonderful tradition. I got to choose the menu in honor of our anniversary and I looked forward to marinated grilled chicken, twice baked potatoes, roasted green beans and tomatoes...and watermelon!
The weather was just perfect and Abe was busy playing in his little house.
A small pile of fall leaves was intentionally left per Abe's request during raking season.
He uses them to cook in his house. Of course he does...
We brought up some patio furniture I had in my Pixie Cottage for Noah and Amy to use in their Cabana Room. I am changing the theme of the inside of the cottage from Seaside Vacation to Critter's Forest.
Joe is going to remove the ancient hot tub and Abe wanted to help with the planning.
Amy loved the sunshine and spending some precious time with her car playing son.
You are the best...
Dinner is served...and it was delicious!!!
Thank you, Noah and Amy!
I just completed Volume 8 of Abe's Stories and Brooke and Abe looked at every single picture! Abe loves looking at himself...and his family.
~It was the best of Family Times~