Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings!

Lots of excitement has been abound at the Compound this weekend. The Coats family plus Nana B came a knockin Saturdy morning and stayed for lunch and an indoor egg hunt. We introduced them to our newest arrivals, the little goat who for lack of a better name is being called "goaters", & "Gracie", Aspens's new horse. Yes, we have a horse again!! She is a 3 ye old paint. Very sweet, Aspen says she likes to nuzzle her head on your shoulder. We were glad they stopped by for a visit!
Denver & Greeley serves a beautiful Easter Vigil Mass, despite the, um, "events." G was put in charge of the incense, during the procession, the chain on the burner broke and out went the charcoal brick on the floor. He wasn't quite sure what to do, it melted right through the carpet. Poor G, he said all he could think was the church was gonna burn down on Easter Vigil and it was going to be his fault. All the while this was happening, Jacinta also scorcher her hair with the candle, and a guy a few pews in front of us dropped his candle. I missed all of this but did witness the man passed out a few pews behind. Poor man, been praying he is ok.
After Mass we cooked our what has become tradition bacon and eggs breakfast. Yum!
Today we planted a few trees, cooked over the fire outside (which was impossible to get hot because of all the moisture) and went for a nice hike. Steve came up with a solution (see picture) that i was sure was straight from Duck Dynasty! It did work! Wishing you a Blessed Easter!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We have a baby goat!

That was the almost breathless exclamation from Mikelle yesterday as she burst into the house, sheer milli-seconds later big sister was racing down the stairs and out the door to check it out. Meanwhile I was still trying to verify what i just heard and figure out how she could hear that all the way across the house and up a level when she cant hear me from down at the bottom of the stairs screaming. Apparently we dont need that intercom, I just need to have Mikelle yell it. Haha! Back to the story....we weren't really expecting a goat, yeah we knew we had these two girl goats but weren't sure if anything had happened there. Denver said he was in the process of throwing the usual hay to the goats when he saw this little thing laying there on the pile. Two seconds later Mikelle was up to the house exclaiming the news. I guess she got the baby she prayed for. It's a cute little thing- a little girl goat. Everyone is excited to show it off to cousin Sammie this weekend.