We have more than we deserve or dreamed of...
Today we awoke to a clean house after a fun night of hosting a "bonfire" with some wonderful new friends. They have horses, a large Jersey dairy herd and a gorgeous daughter who's the spittin image of "Fancy Nancy!" We had lots in common and enjoyed talking around the fire while kids made s'mores. Sarah was in heaven. Dear Jack announced it was past his bedtime and passed out midway thru!
I love to have friends over and find it's the only real motivation I have for a good house cleaning. Most days I wonder if anyone can even tell ... I no sooner clean, then the kids track in mud or the dog brings in and eats a stray egg she found in the bushes! I want one of those signs that says "My house was clean yesterday, sorry you missed it." It's so hard to get everything clean at the same time - house, barn, porch n yards... But it's like a mini vacation to see it all lookin good at once!
This morning we all slept late then tried out some new pancake mix. It's a multi-grain, buttermilk with Flax seed and soy - shhh, don't tell the kids. It was awesome and healthy - if you don't count the powdered sugar! It'll be a Sunday fixture from now on.
After breakfast The Farmer went to work with his new (to him) cultivator/seeder. He and Sarah planted acres n acres of soybeans for the first time!
He's a master at buying old equipment and fixing it up. Maybe that came from his Dad, who restored antique cars? I wish his Dad could see him now. How happy he looked up on the tractor today, planting his fields, with Sarah as co-pilot. He welded a carseat on this tractor when Sarah was just a baby.. She'd never nap in her crib - only in our loud Dodge diesel or on the tractor. I'll have to dig out the adorable pics of her n Jack sleeping up there, with squished up cheeks from the hearing protection.
Mid afternoon I decided I really missed my old friends in the Potomac Hunt and the kids and I jumped in the truck to watch the steeplechase races and enjoy the fun tailgate parties. The Farmer asked us to say hello but had to stay and keep planting. It was so great seeing everyone down there! We were very impressed with our friends' creative Mexican theme this year... Their sign read "The Galloping Gringas" and they had fantastic food, drinks and decor, plus sombreros n stick-on mustaches for all!
Muchas Gracias Liz, John, Kaja n Bubba. You made us feel so welcome and we all had a blast!
What a special day!