Fence Phase 1 Complete

Today we finished phase 1 of the fence. We covered the posts with overlapping 1″x8″x8′ boards, elevated 1 inch for a subtle decorative feature. Came out beautiful and sturdy. Super happy to be finished with the greatest phase in size and demension. We start phase 2 tomorrow and that is very cool. Thank God. And another matter of thanks is our new favorite treat that we will be making a habit of. After mowing and a good shower, I took the kids skating. What fun! I forgot how fun skating was. My daughter’s first time. My son is a natural, faster than I am! We had a ball and it was a lovely cheap date for us. Fantastic!😄❤

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Fence Phase 1 Nearly Complete

Now, our beautiful fence is definitely a gift from God. Here are the pictures. And now, when I look out the window, I see a beautiful fence and not many faces and cars coming and going I don’t know as well as kinda sketchy neighbors I do know. Just adds to the happy peaceful place God provided for us to grow up. God is such a great Father.😄❤

So Grows the Fence

Now in phase 1 of the fence, we have 3 of 9 panels completed. 1″x8″x8′ boards are going up today three panels deep on 3 2″x4″x8′ stringers between 4″x4″x8′ posts set in concrete. And now, we have three beautiful sections up and are ready to finish up phase 1 tomorrow. This is so exciting. While we love our neighbors and help them whenever they need it, we do not need to see all their comings and goings. Many, many people live there and come and go and all of them peer into our yard and I have felt uncomfortable with so many people I don’t know so close to my kids that we haven’t been out in the yard much. So now the fence is going up and I am so excited because once it is done, we can use our space and be outside again. Yay! I am so very thankful. Hard work but so worth it! God is so very good! 😄❤

Independence Day

We live in an area where people love firing their guns and shooting off fireworks for our Independence Day celebration. And they start early and go late. We had some booms last night and tonight, and I love that celebratory spirit for our beloved America’s birthday. Being a Marine farmer’s daughter from the midwest, the 4th of July was always our biggest celebration day. Daddy barbequed, mom baked and cooked, dad made homemade ice cream, we lit our own enormous store of fireworks, everyone came over, the kids caught lightning bugs and lit sparklers, it was awesome. America’s birth and all the sacrifices and solidarity of her courageous and visionary founders, our amazing patriot forefathers are worth celebrating. And our great President is restoring her to God one step and day at a time, despite those horrible treasonous creatures trying their best to put us back in chains. Rats they are but America still stands and is regaining her former glory from God. So worthy is God of praise for our free country and our love for each other and Him and freedom. Sure do love our Indepence Day! As you celebrate this upcoming week, please be sure to lift up much thanks to God for our country and many freedoms. May God bless America!❤🎆🎈🎂🎉🎊🎆🙏🙇💋❤

Last Look at the Beach

Leaving the beach is always a bit sad, but some beautiful family memories were made here. And we had a ball flying kites last night at sunset. Such a beautiful experience. And somehow I was able to maintain my Paleo nutrition lifestyle and for the first time actually lost weight on vacation and did not gain. And kept my energy level up despite my lack of ever being able to sleep well away from home. Always glad to go and always glad to be back home again. ❤

Sunshine and Pool Pleasures

God provided us access to my mom’s clubhouse for swimming and playing pool. It is fantastic for the kids and for me. My husband never wants to go, so we play and exercise and get sun. I thank God for this blessing in our lives. And I also thank Him for allowing me to dodge the creepy hair plug guy who hits on me despite my telling him to shove off, I’m married. Oy. One in every crowd. But I will not let one weirdo hinder our enjoyment of an otherwise wonderful place to hang out in summer and most of the year long here in Florida. Love it and love God for providing us such a luxury. And as a bonus, while on my new nutrition based eating lifestyle, I have lost 10 pounds so far and feel great. God is good! ❤

Memorial Day

Many people have sacrifices for our country in service fields because of their love for our country, sometimes for a paycheck, sometimes because n of their sheer love for their fellow man and a God-given desire to help. In any case, the sacrifice they have made or are making now or even have made and they are retired now, this day we value, respect and really appreciate them and their families. Sometimes their families give up more than they do. So we thank them. Thank you, every service person, in past, present or future, for we could not be free without this sacrifice and be protected without your important work. You matter. What you did matters. What you are doing now matters. What better way to serve God than to serve men and women and u our country. Thank you all! God bless you all!!!❤❤❤