Thank you for the anniversary congrats. Those 35 years have gone by fast but what a ride with my best friend.
This weekend had us moving into the next season as far as the lake is concerned
Yup water season is over
Today is a special day in the Yellowfarmhouse - 35 years ago today I married my best friend in life, my biggest support and the love of my life - dang don't we look young.
and bless his heart he sent some beautiful roses to celebrate the day
We've had many blessings in life and we've been thrown some challenges along the way as well. You know I wouldn't change a thing - because those challenges made the blessings that much sweeter. We've been blessed with two wonderful boys who have brought into our lives two special and wonderful woman who I consider daughters. Our family has grown also with the birth of our sweet granddaughter Ellie and a special little boy joining us in a little over a month. We hope to be blessed with more grandchildren from the engaged ones in the future. With those blessings our life is complete - everything else is just icing on the cake. It's been quite a ride for us and I look forward to seeing what the future brings to our little family in the years to come.
A couple of pics from our trip out west. One of the most beautiful and terrifying parts was the trip through Bear Tooth pass between Montana and Wyoming. The shear drop off the side of the mountain during much of the trip was SCARY for Karen lol - not a huge fan of certain types of height - like a mountain side. Mr. Farmhouse took these pics because I couldn't leave the car. I swear I could feel the mountain pulling me to the side lol. When I could sneak a peek it was amazing
this one didn't bother me like the ones above - thank goodness Mr. Farmhouse didn't mind driving that road
so many beautiful sites to see in Yellowstone
Plenty of bison
we even saw 2 bulls who had a quick head to head contact tussle you can see them squaring off with each other - it didn't last but about 3 seconds
Old Faithful was amazing and we watched it blow several times - each time just as amazing
we stayed at the Old Faithful Inn
which was gorgeous in the lobby - don't you love the log structure
The Grand Tetons were amazing
Jackson Hole was such a fun town to visit - don't you love this antler arch
Mr. Farmhouse and I enjoyed our time out west so much - nothing like a road trip - it's always great to go and always great to come home.
Did you miss me yesterday - and did you just hear me scream. First off I just wrote a whole long post and then proceeded to delete it - pretty sure a sound came out of my mouth lol. So this one will be a shorty now I don't have another long one in me. Sooooo yesterday where was the post - well Mr. Farmhouse and I were away on a little trip out west and Mother Nature decided to throw a winter storm into our last day - causing us to not be able to get to Mount Rushmore as planned - which was actually ok because we've both been there many years ago. So we decided yesterday morning to jump into the white rocket for a 13 1/2 hour drive home - that's a lot of windshield time and car butt lol. Which meant no post from me. Here's a little of what we drove through before we drove out of it
The picture below was taken in Buffalo Wyoming and the trees where so full of the heavy wet snow they were bending over and we saw many already down in the streets and around houses. I'm wondering if at some point they didn't lose power in that town - I've never seen trees so heavy and bent over with snow. That's a squad truck blocking that part of the street so another guy could drag branches off of the street - it was a mess.
Anywho we got home late last night and spent the day regrouping. Tomorrow I will share a couple of pics from the trip - we saw some beautiful areas. I plan on starting my fall decorating to. What's on your weekend agenda.
Those titles just keep getting more and more lame don't they lol. Well I'll just keep going until I can't come up with anything. Anywho tonight I thought I would share with you 2 projects that were recently purchased and in the closet waiting for me to get to them. When I was on the road with the peeps last month I purchased these 2 kits from Homespun Quilts in Estherville Iowa. It's a quilt shop we all love and always come out of there with some fun future projects. First up is a kit for a quilt called Sprigs and Twigs by Kim Diehl from her latest book
Then this wonderful applique quilt project from a Lori Smith pattern that I can't remember the name of
Never met a Lori Smith/Applique project I didn't like lol - same with Kim Diehl. If your ever in the Estherville area make sure you stop by Candy's quilt shop. Her eye for color is absolutely wonderful. She's so good that I knew when I pre-ordered the Sprigs and Twigs kit site unseen I would love it and I did. You can always order over the phone as well - just ask a few of us - Randee included - Candy's happy to ship.