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It’s Been a Busy Summer!

August 22nd, 2008

Jeff from over at Lowcountry Hunting stopped by yesterday and asked where I was.  I realized it has been nearly a month since I have posted any thing.  It has been extremely busy around here over the last  month.  It is going to continue to be very busy over the next two months.  But, I thought I would catch you all up on what has been going on lately.

First, I was able to take a few days of vacation.  We went to North Alabama to visit with my wife’s family.  It was a great time, and my kids really enjoyed a couple of activities.  My wife’s cousins had their sheep, which they show in 4H.  My son wanted one really bad, but we don’t have any place for them.  I have a some pictures of them with the sheep, but somehow I have not loaded them onto the computer.  Maybe I will try to get some posted before long.

The second thing that all the kids liked was riding the motorcycle.  All the kids got on the bike, and rode around with me.  Our time was cut a bit short by one of those Alabama monsoons that can come up on you in no time.  Jacob and I got soaked while trying to return the motorcycle to its owner.  I do have a few pics of the motorcycle riders:

That is Skylar in the middle.  It was her first time to ride the motorcycle, and she loved it.  Now, every time she sees a motorcycle, she says, “We neeeeeeeeed that one!”  I like the way she thinks!

We had only been home from Alabama for a couple of days when I totaled my car.  I was T-boned by a woman who ran a red light.  Fortunately, no one was hurt, but my car is now history.  I have been spending some time trying to find a replacement, but with no luck so far.  Here is a picture of my car:

I did have a really nice rental for a couple of days.  I just wish I could afford to put gas in it.  If I could buy anything I wanted, it would probably be this vehicle:

The little spare time I have had over the last month has been used working with my kids on a new project.  We have spent a lot of time (and probably too much money) getting into the rabbit business.  We have put up a portable garage in the back yard, and have built rabbit hutches.  The kids were about to go crazy trying to wait on the time when everything was ready for the rabbits to come.  So, here is a pictorial accounting of the coming of the rabbits…

We had to do a lot of work to get everything ready for the rabbits.  The kids helped as much as they could.  Notice, Jacob is whistling happily while helping me with the lumber for the hutches:

After the work was done, we went to the rabbitry to pick out the best bunnies.  I let Jacob pick out our male rabbit.  Skylar got to pick one female.  I picked the last female, since we had to finish that job in one day, and you know how kids can be when it comes to choosing!  Here are a couple of pics from the rabbitry:

We got all the bunnies home and settled in.  They seem to be doing well.  The kids are thrilled with them.  Jacob has been doing a very good job of taking care of them.  These are really his project.  I am hoping they will be a way to help teach him responsibility.  Here are a few pictures of the rabbits at home:

One more last thing that has happened over the last month was my daughter’s third birthday.  It is hard to believe that she is that old, but I guess the pictures don’t lie:

I suppose that is more pictures than you all can stand.  That is about it for my month (outside of my work, which has kept me swamped lately).  Hopefully the posts will be a little more frequent within the next month or so!  Thanks for reading!

5 Responses to “It’s Been a Busy Summer!”

  1. Glad to see you posting again Kris.

    Looks like you have been busy. The rabbit project is a great idea, and money is just money, right?

    Looking forward to your posts that will be coming up.

  2. I love the shirt – “My parents are exhausted.” and the helmet…man, that just makes a person smile!

    Thank goodness you had no passengers with you – it looks like the passenger side – especially the back seat – is pretty well mashed in.

    Hope you’re able to keep those blogs coming, again – I look forward to it!

  3. We’ve been missing you – hope the rabbits do good for you, they are a lot of fun!

  4. Wow, you have had a busy time. The kids are adorable, by the way. Looks like you’ve been involving them in lots of fun activities.

  5. […] months ago, I wrote about entering into a new venture with Jacob, my son.  We decided that we were going to try and raise rabbits, both for fun and for […]

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