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I am a God-loving, husband-adoring, mybabyboys-hugging, mind-reeling, photo-taking, life-documenting, yummyfood-cooking, garden-planting, country-living girl. Writing about life, with boys, in the sticks...
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

What Did You Do This Weekend? My Husband Was BUSY…

Matt got started working really hard this weekend on fixing the railing on our front porch, which had begun rotting about a day after we moved into our house.  5 years ago. 

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Seriously, he did some mighty fine craftsmanship and built us a railing that’ll last (and is low enough that it doesn’t block my view of the field!)…

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And in between some hunts, he fulfilled Gage’s plea by helping him build a boat… (sorry these pictures are a bit wonky… I’d SO hoped that this template would work wonders at condensing my photo quantity, but in doing so, if for some reason really reduces the quality of the images…)

BoatbuildingWEB And since it was Friday and during ‘school time’, Matt took the opportunity to be Teacher-for-The-Day and turned it into math and woodworking education.  It MADE Gage’s day… and made Daddy a hero.

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And then on Saturday, he harvested some blackberries … with his little helper in tow. 

September25,20102pictureAnd we made our way to the pond to set the boat-a-float…

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(Just seconds after I snapped the above photo of Gage, we watched Cooper racing after him, wind in his hair, shouting after Gage, “Doot Doo!  I have to tell you something about GYPSIES!”  WHAT?? And then BOOM… he tripped and tumbled into a ball, totally biting it.  I braced myself for the tears but as quickly as he’d hit the ground he was up and running again.  I laughed until there were tears in my eyes!)

Back to the boat…

Sugar-Cookies4  Once it launched, Gage was immediately concerned about how it would make its way back to the shore.  No worries, when you have a waterdog…

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… or a tape measure.  Again, for the second time this weekend, Dad was a hero.  

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These boys finished up their weekend by going for a ‘man hunt’.  Evidently Gage took it WAY too seriously and scolded Bosley time and again for scaring away the animals (should we tell him he wasn’t actually hunting??)  But, again, for the third time this weekend, Matt was their hero. 

Matt also bottled his most recent batch of homebrew (beer), but I didn’t take any photos of that because I was in my room working on these pictures and this post… I’m not sure what I think of the processing on these images… I was going for an antiquey look, but I think they came out looking more dirty.  I don’t think this is my ‘style’ but I’m going to go with them anyway…

And I have big news tomorrow about what I did this weekend (much in thanks, also, to Matt), and it has to do with this little guy…

thatlittleguy …stay tuned!

3 comments:

Dianne said...

Look at those veins on Matt's arms! He could sure give Marlboro Man a run for his money...Eat your heart out Pioneer Woman!

I won't give away your weekend secret but "Yayyy for you!"

Love,
Auntie Dianne

lacey said...

Yes, Matt's for-arms are a favorite feature of mine! Haha! Do you know what my secret is?? Or are you projecting?? :)

Mom said...

What a nice "Daddy" weekend. Important for Matt, wonderful for the boys, a delight for you to watch, and a joy for your viewer.

Can't wait for tomorrow's post :)

XO

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