William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

April 24, 2012

I have my hearing back and snow.....

Hey everyone! For some of you it's a snowy day, we had snow stuck to the ground this morning, i was not pleased at all :(  Most of it has melted but it's still snowing and raining and very windy....raw temps, blah! i had to dig out the winter coats again :P

Well, as most of you know, I was going to the Nickleback concert Sunday evening.  My daughter and I took the go train into Toronto and amazingly did not get lost, lol. All I csn say is...WOW!!! What an awesome time with 4 great bands and the light shows and pyros were out of this world!  Nickleback and Bush were the best but Seether and My Darkest Days were great too! I finally have my hearing back, lol, and my voice back...much to my kids disappointment, :D  But what a once in a life time experience! I had the best time sharing this experience with my daughter and we can't wait to see them again!  Here are some pics from my cell phone, not great but my daughter has to upload her good pics she took on her camera. Sorry they are sideways, lol.   I have to upload the pics of my goodies from last week and the sunflower bowl fillers that I bought from Deb over at Paxton Valley Folk Art arrived last Friday and are simply too cute!  Thanks Deb :) 
I will be back soon with more pics, hope you are having a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

hugs, Trish

April 19, 2012

beautiful Thursday and the countdown is on!

Afternoon everyone!  It's a gorgeous day on our little farm. The sun is shining, a nice warm breeze is blowing and it is suppose to get up to 20 degrees! hmmm, what have I been up to?  Well, planting bulbs in my vintage tin sap buckets, planting flower seeds, running around like crazy! On the weekend I took Brynn to an auction for a few hours. We couldn't stay long as she had a birthday party to go to but I did walk out of there with a cut tin watering can and a wooden salt box. Of course when we had to leave, they were getting to the good stuff that I wanted to bid on :(   There is another auction on Sunday but unfortunately I can't go as the Nickleback concert is that night and I think hubby would shoot me if I spent more money on the auction, lol. Tuesday's outing scored me an old cast iron ash bucket, an enamelware teapot and potatoe pot and a copper tub that I will use to put flowers in :)  Yesterday I went for a haircut and came out with a totally different style!  No more long hair, it's quite short and they put in hi lights at a discount! Even though I have said for years that I would never have my hair short again, I must say that I love my do and I feel like a brand new person!  Tomorrow I am heading out to see a lady who is selling off all her prim decorations...she must have had a shop at one point, but she has everything set up in her garage for people to come an see. She is selling them less than wholesale so who knows what I will come home with :D I had better hide what ever I get and slowly put them out so nobody notices, lol.   Our front porch is almost done! It's 32 feet by 10 feet and wraps around to the back door. My father in law has been coming over this week and at the age of 71 is still climbing the ladders and carrying up heavy particle board for the roof. He is here today put shingles on before it rains. I cannot wait til it's all finished so we can sit out it and enjoy the evenings :)  Well, I was thinking of maybe grabbing a small nap but not sure with all the hammering. Hoping you are all having a fabulous day and I will post pics of my goodies soon!

take care, Trish

April 13, 2012

Happy Friday morning!!

Hello all, I have not had much time to post in a bit. Things have been happening around here, I thought I was having a string of bad luck :(  Last week I was heading to the gas station to fill up before the prices went even higher, thought I was being smart by going before it got dark out.  My mistake, I blew a tire on the highway, it was a bad blowout, something like you would see a transport do. If i had been any closer to the big cement wall that is a noise barrier for the nearby town, it could of been much worse. Unfortunately the tire wrecked the front headlight and broke the support bar under the hood of our van. Thank goodness for cell phones, cause hubby came quickly to change the tire and I made him drive the van home while I followed in the truck. By than it was dark out. I thank all the wonderful people who stopped to see if I was okay, they were on the other side of the highway and actually turned around and traveled back to where I was. I have been so leery of driving now....but yesterday I was able to get in and get 4 brand new tires installed so I am good to go!  Easter weekend was great, it was my son Kaedyn's 6 th birthday on Sunday so he got double the surprise! The kids had a blast Easter egg hunting and the weather was beautiful. We had my inlaws over for dinner and all was going good until the power went out around 3 PM, thank goodness my turkey was done cooking but I hadn't started the potaoes yet, so we cooked them on the bbq, it took awhile but it worked. We had figured that the whole area was out of power so we never called. the hydro company . It wasn't until after dessert that I said decided I had better call. We ate by candle light, it was quite nice :) Anyhow, turns out it was just us out of power, the wire that attaches to our pole had dropped off so there was no supply to the house. They came within 20 mins to hook it back up! Just in time because with a house full of people and being on a well and pump that runs the water tank....well, you catch my drift,lol  We made some really good memories though :)

I am jumping up and down in excitement! I was able to get tickets to the Nickleback Concert in Toronto for next Sunday! I have been wanting to see them for a long time and there are 3 other really good bands playing that night too. Hubby was suppose to go but he has to work the next day so he said he would watch the kids and told me to take our oldest daughter. at first I don't think she wanted to go with her old mom, lol, but now she is getting excited too, it's her first concert!  So this means a haircut and color is on tap for this week and maybe a bit of clothe shopping is in order to get ready :D

Well, I have to run, have laundry to hang out, it's the last day of sunshine for a bit, the weekend is supposed to be rainy.
Hoping everyone has a fabulous Friday!!

hugs, Trish