Friday, September 28, 2012

Pizza Night!

It had been a while since we made pizza from scratch. 

So hubby came home to us spreading out the dough. 

Adding the pepperoni

Yum, yum. 

My two pizza boys! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home Improvements!

My parents bought us the Nest, it's a learning thermostat, and we love it! 

Easy to install. 

Hubby did good! 

Even our son loves to see the energy savings! Yes, he does ask about this! 

This past Saturday we decided to rip up some carpet on our stairs. 

Padding and carpet are coming up. 

Ripping up the carpet and padding was the easy part. 

It all came up pretty easy. 

The hard part was all the tack strips.... uggh. 

Even our little guy helped, using the shop vac! 

Top of the stairs. 

The stairs, from below. Nice, right? We have done nothing to them- 
this is what was hiding under that gross carpeting. I love old houses! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Victory Ranch

We took a Saturday afternoon and scheduled a time with Vicki out at Victory Ranch, South of Ottumwa. Victory Ranch is the brainchild of Vicki Baum, our friend and a lady who goes to our church, which happens to be right across the road from Victory Ranch. 

 Vicki and Jazz (the horse), and my 4 year old checking the horse out. 

Learning how to brush Jazz down. Part of coming to Victory Ranch is being 
able to help the horses, and help the Ranch out. 

V is for Victory

Getting ready to ride. 

Such a happy guy. First time on a horse, by himself. When he was 3 he 
took a horse ride with grandma at the farm. 

The welcome center, with my hubby's logo. Bible study is held in here on Tuesday evenings. 

Learning to ride with no hands. He decided to ride without the saddle and did great! I think he was more ready to do that than mommy was to let him do that. There's no stopping this kid! 

The saddle fit him perfectly, and I think he was the first one to try it out. Jazz was perfectly calm, and he's really good with kids, which is why Victory Ranch exists- to help children and families. 

While little man rode around the corral, I took photos until the camera battery died, and hubby pulled some weeds. There's always a long list of things that need to be done at Victory Ranch. It's run by our friend Vicki, who's had this ranch on her heart for a very long time, so it's awesome to see it become a reality.