The yellow house

We have a little yellow farmhouse on our property. It’s the little house that Coles parents stay in when they come and visit from California.

They are coming this weekend, so the kids and I have spent the day dusting and vacuuming, and getting it ready. Here are a few photos I took today.

It really is such a cute little place. The little house was built room by room, or so we gather by the fact that every room has at least one exterior door, all except the bathroom.
I have not found out yet when it was built. The neighbor lady was one of the children raised in this house. She called Cole the other day to ask if he could unload some hay on the sixteenth of this month for her. I hope to have a list of questions for her about the property and the house.

Eat in kitchen and living room. The wood walls are shiplap.


Little bathroom

Coles Mom is an Artist. Here is a painting that her and Big T have been working on. I love it as is, but apparently it’s not done yet. I might have to talk them in to signing it so it can be hung in the new house :).



There is so much character in this house. Old board signs used on the walls.
The old owners (the brother to the neighbor) stopped by this spring and told Cole that the fancy wood door (first door photo) had layers of paint on it and he sanded it all off, to expose the beautiful old wood. I am not sure if the door was original to the house or if he found it? I have so many questions.

We are planning to renovate this house in the future…..if Coles parents decide to move to Texas.
We would like to update the kitchen, add on a nice master bedroom and bath. And add a laundry room. The laundry is in the kitchen now. And we would like to put a new roof on. And re do the porches. That’s the plan 😊.

Things are coming along at the new house. The rods are going in this week. Can’t wait to show the pics. We are really happy with how they look…..and so far they are appearing to be fixing our problem. 😄. Big happy face.

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I really though I would be blogging like crazy this summer. No running kids to school, oh the time I would have. Nope…..four kiddos home all day equals busy busy me. It was the first summer in 10 years that the kids and I didn’t go to Canada. Insert sad face…..with the house we just had too much going on.

Two more weeks of summer vacation then the kids start back to school. Little T will be starting first grade and will be gone all day (another sad face). And little C man is going to be starting pre K. Just three mornings a week but he is my sidekick. It will be a big change for me. (Wow third sad face). 😉.

So here are a few photos of our summer fun. Just because 😄.

Little T celebrating the end of kindergarten.

Aaron Watson. Big C is learning Guitar and soooo enjoyed watching him play.

Stayed until 11:00pm to get some autographs.

Caught an armadillo (digging up under the trailer) and relocated it to the other property down by the dry creek.

We bought goats….this is Rosie.

Fourth of July fun.

Watching a rodeo with friends.

Little C being respectful while the national anthem played at one of their play days. (Kid rodeo)





Big T goat tying.

Big C running Barrels

The kids found tad poles in June and we watched them turn into toads. We just let these tiny little guys go this week. It was a fun experience.

I had an old window frame I found in the old barns and I had an old chalk board that someone gave me. Cole put them together. I have had this for awhile and I like to put quotes up on it. Big C asked me if he could write the quote…..we picked one off my ‘words’ Pinterest board. And it has perfectly suited our summer. We have had some building stress but…….there are just too many beautiful reasons to be happy

Thanks for reading. On Monday our framers are going to be back to put up scaffolding to fix the trusses. Rods are here…..I will keep you posted.


On a hill

I have been wanting to take some photos of the house from the front and back of our property. Just to give an idea of the lay of the land. So last week we were pouring cement for our propane tank, by the house. And a stock tank in the back of the property. So I took the opportunity to take a few shots.

This is almost to the back (north) fence line of our property.

20140529-225821-82701668.jpgkids helping put the stock tank together. 🙂

Watching the guys finish up the cement work. Little C is as close as he can get to the action…..little cowboy hat beside the man working…..we have had such amazingly patient people working here.

And from our front driveway. (South fence line). The house is very close to the middle of our property. It doesn’t look like much of a hill. But from the house we can see almost everywhere on the property. Which I though would be nice when trying to keep track of kiddo’s. 🙂


Happy Easter

Coles parents came in from California for Easter. We have never had family down for this holiday. And are enjoying them so much. And on top of the lovely visit we have had rain on the forty five acres of land we just sprigged with coastal grass. Not once but three times it has rained this week❗️So important for the farm.

Life could not be better. :).

Family and rain.

The tractor putting the sprigs out. Just below the house.

Big T and Grandma at Little T’s Easter egg hunt at school.

Little T hunting eggs.

Taking a walk in the drizzle of rain.

Such a fun weekend….and they are here until Tuesday.

Happy Easter everyone hope you are surrounded by family, love and chocolate :).


The girls

I thought I would share a few photos of life on our farm.

Our little herd of cows were enjoying the beautiful weather today.

One girl was splashing in the tank (that is Texan for pond). I had to stop and snap some shots because they looked so content. ( my iPhone didn’t exactly get the prettiness of the evening). Oh well.

They headed straight over to the fence when I stopped on the driveway. They were checking to see if maybe there was some hay for them.

There were a few missing in these pictures…..we had a new calf this week with a white face. She is so cute. The cow is Big T’s cow, so she named the baby ‘halfpint’. I haven’t been able to get a shot of her. The mama always has her away when I try. Maybe I will get one this week 🙂

Thanks for reading, have a great week.