Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad White!

Saturday, we will celebrate with family and friends.
I just got done with the slide show, so I thought I would share a picture.

It is sooo cold out! It felt like January when we were "checking" cows tonight. Thanks, KD, for not running her over!

Celebrated Ian tenHoeve's third birthday this afternoon. I love Dutch birthday parties. It's fun being the only American's there. haha Julie!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Please don't judge a book by it's cover...

If you looked at my life and only assumed, you'd never know me. If you considered the basic facts about me i.e. wife, mom, stay at home mom, farmer's wife, etc . you wouldn't really know anything about me either. I HATE it when people assume I stay home because they think I don't want to work. HELLO! I DO work. 24/7  I am never "off". There are no vacation days. The money John and I make is ours. Those are also my cows, my buildings, my crops. We are a team, business owners and parents. I can do everything 'cept drive a tractor - because if I did that, too, I would never get anything done in the house! So, I've said my nice to me.

I also am thinking I despise Facebook. It is nothing but an excuse for people to pretend to be friends and avoid direct conversation or face-to-face visits. What's wrong with picking up the phone and issuing an invite? Or saying "hello"? And, if those 300+ people who are my FB "friends" were truly friends, they would have my digits.  So, if you are my true friend, never send me a message on FB again - I'd take smoke signals, a telegram, even morse code over one more FB message!

Cody moved home this week and my home is once again full of teenage boys' laughter, Nintendo noises and heavy metal. I had to buy more food and I get to cook in huge batches again - as Jaiden says, "Happy Da

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rain and the blustery day

Looks like I am going to have to give up my basement hide-away. Cody is moving back home next week - the apartment owner put their apt. up for rent...don't ask. Anyways, I've been hiding out down here with my big screen tv and old couch in the PEACE AND QUIET! Guess I will have to claim another space for me. While hiding I have been going through cupboards and boxes. The pile to take to the burn pile is huge. I had three sets of pans, enough furniture for a whole house and abandoned knick knacks galore. For those of you new to the story, John and I lived in the basement for the first 5 yrs of our marriage.(The Canadian guy on HGTV just said "Eh?" heehee but I digress.) There is a full house down here but it was a rough five yrs, mainly because of my attitude I admit. When we moved upstairs and got the house all to ourselves, we left a lot of STUFF down here. As our "kids" have gotten places of their own, I have been able to fully equip their kitchens with all of the stuff - Khyle's gf Hannah got a house this week and I sent a couple of boxes with her. I've made a lot of progress, so when Cody moves back in he will have his own house down here - but I'm definitely not cleaning it for him. When I first moved in, this place was quite the bachelor pad for John and Jim. And it looked the part.

Went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving today - whoa! - all's I have to say is they better enjoy their meal and eat every last bite - I think that it was the most I have ever spent on it - and I bought turkey breasts and not whole birds. I also bought a ham - I have double ovens which makes cooking a big dinner a breeze.

The weekend before T-day is Don and Austa's 50th wedding anniversary party. So, they will be coming back sometime this coming week so we can get ready to celebrate. We will have family pics taken that day - my fam is wearing hot pink, black and silver. Cody and John are wearing black with hot pink and black ties. The girls got new dresses and I treated myself to a spree at the new JoMarco boutique in Waverly. I walked in the front door and instantly felt like the shoppe had been built just for me! Bling bling everywhere! I certainly won't look like a farmer's wife at the party! If I could afford it, I would buy a whole new wardrobe - it was that awesome!

It is a true fall day today - rain, wind, chilly - the guys didn't get all of the chisel plowing done but I think they are satisfied with the progress they have made considering we weren't done with harvest at this time last year!

I am almost done Christmas shopping - mostly online this year - we are keeping it really simple and focusing more on the reason for the day, not the gifts. I can't wait to spend the day with the kids and just BE - does that make sense?

Will have to post some pictures when I get online upstairs. Jaiden's hair. Jaima's smile. Cody's goofy faces. These are a few of my favorite things.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What a day!

Got up too late to put Jaima on the bus - could it have been the extra episodes of Roseanne I swore I wouldn't watch? hmmmmm  THEN, I took Jaiden to the dentist only to find out the the appointment is tomorrow! I got back in my car and the battery warning light kept flashing - alternator was fried. Oh, there's more...came home and had to shampoo the carpet AGAIN! because Zeus (our 10yr-old lab) had gotten sick. And then, I shut off the carpet cleaner and walked to the girls room - and saw Jaiden try to hide something on her bed. That's when I noticed the HUGE pieces of blonde hair on the floor. I looked at her head. Bangs? Gone. Sides? Gone. Back? One little piece. My baby cut off all of her beautiful hair! I sat down and cried and cried. Called John and left him an unintelligible message. Called Wendi@ Hair Tech - on of my BFF's - and went in right away. It took both Wendi and Dawn to figure out what to do. You'll see pictures tomorrow. I have no idea where my camera is or for that matter, my IPOD. I'm thinking the bald kid hid them.

Scissors? Yeah. Jaima left them in her bedside table. oooooooooooops

Off to bed, because we have a dentist appt tomorrow. I hope. I lost my dayplanner, too.