Holidays. We spent the Holidays in Burns with My Family. We got to sleep in our own bed and only had to drive 20 miles to be with family. Doesn’t get much better than that! All of my siblings were able to make it home at some point during the week. Jeff went all out and got me a Cannon Rebel Camera. It is so nice and I am still so excited about it. I got him a pair of shoes… lame I know. My Dad took everyone snowmobiling on New Years. We had a bonfire, roasted hot dogs, made s’mores and had hot chocolate.
Birthday. Jeff turned 23 on January 18th!! His Grandma Carol’s Birthday is the 17th so we went to Prineville the weekend before and celebrated with his family. We took his grandma shopping and out to lunch at Red Robin on Saturday. We went to breakfast with his mom and sisters Sunday morning before we headed home. It was a quick trip but good to see everyone!
Basketball. We have watched more basketball games in the last 2 months to last a lifetime! My Sister Sheyanne is a sophomore at Burns High School and played on the JV team this year. We made it to almost all of her home games and even managed to travel to a few. Jeff’s Stepsister Preslie is a freshman at Crook County High School and played on the fresh-soph team. We got to watch her play when we went over to celebrate Jeff’s Birthday. Jeff’s Sister Baylee is a 6th grader and played on a school team and club team in Prineville this year. Jeff’s older sister Jamie was her coach. We got to watch her play in Bend at a tournament a couple weeks ago. My sister Sayge is a 3rd grader and played her first year of park & rec basketball. She was half the size of most the other girls but that didn’t stop her. She had improved a ton by the time the season was over.
FFA. It’s a busy time of year for FFA. I have been busy editing scripts helping state officers prepare for convention. This year convention is in Medford, OR March 18th – 21st. With the baby coming this will probably be my last year working with state officers. I will miss it, but will be able to focus more of my time on the Burns Chapter. My Sister Sheyanne competed in sophomore prepared public speaking a few weeks ago at the district leadership competition. She didn’t do as well as we hoped, but she got some great experience under her belt. We are headed to John Day next week for district officer elections. Corvallis. Our house in Corvallis has been on the market for 14 months. We finally gave up, took it off the market and rented it out a couple weeks ago. We went over to check the house, meet the renters and give them the keys the weekend before Valentine’s Day. In the beginning we were thinking we could do it in one day, but our to-do list kept growing… deliver hay, beauty supply store, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Big R, Costco. I guess you could say we need to get out of town more! It ended up being a 3 day trip. We spent way too much money, but got a ton done and even managed to go out to dinner at Olive Garden for Valentine’s Day.
Nursery. is under construction! Last week Jeff ripped out the pink carpet and my best friend Brittnee and her mom Bev painted. We are hoping to get the wood floors laid in the next couple weeks. Jeff can’t wait to put the crib together ;] The changing table and dresser are ordered. It’s all a little overwhelming, but we’ll get there eventually. We’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s all put together.
Agriculture, BALEN & BOSTYN, church callings, COWS, Equipment, FAMILY, ffa, HAIR, Hay, lots and lots of hay. Mickey & Minnie, ROXY THE DOG, spreading fertilizer, and TRACTORS are just a few of our favorite things that keep us busy. We are a healthy happy family of 4, and feel SO BLESSED!!