1) i ordered our chickens yesterday! (hooray!)
we ordered 6 speckled sussex hens
a baby picture of the little peeps...
and full grown...
and we also ordered 6 ameraucana hens
and their amazingly gorgeous eggs!
they will arrive april 19th...(68 days!)
all we have to do now is get the brooder set up, get a feeder & waterer, a brooder thermometer, etc & of course, build our two chicken tractors...:)
we are all so very excited...
now, if it would only stop snowing...i am sooo ready for spring!
2) the big news...lance & i will be having our wedding next september! we are so very excited, though i more so than him. it is going to be simple & beautiful...
we got married when our eldest was 8 months old. i did not want to get married just because i was pregnant and as he was, even then, very much a part of our lives, we wanted him to be a part of the ceremony. little did we know then that we would one days have four amazing children to include in the celebration. :)
this all came about because of an episode of my wife & kids that i saw about 7/8 years ago.
they, too, had gotten married at the courthouse maybe because she was pregnant as well, i don't remember that bit. on their tenth wedding anniversary, they had a wedding & renewed their vows. when i saw that, i knew that it was the perfect idea for our family as well.
i am so excited! it is funny, really, as i have never really considered myself a "girly girl", but this is amazingly important to me. it is a rite of passage, a wedding...an outward celebration of the love that lance & share for each other & four our family, & of the life long commitment within. i think that it might be even more meaningful at this point in our marriage as we have "held the test of time"...10 years is quite a milestone these days & honestly we have been through a lot in those 10 years!
i know it's a long way off, what a year & 7 months, but hey...i have waited almost 10 years for this moment & besides a bit of early planning never hurt anyone. ;)
what we know so far...
we will be having a small & simple ceremony on the beach of a small island in florida (we 'tourists' have a silent agreement to never mention the name of the island so that it stays the quiet piece of paradise that it is :) the wedding will be held during the second week of september, or perhaps the third. we are only inviting our immediate family (aka parents & siblings, and of course, their families.
lance will be wearing a white shirt & khakis, and the boys will be dressed in something similar. we'll find a sweet white cotton sundress for evyn. i will wear a wedding gown, but nothing fancy. i plan to buy our rings off etsy as handmade is so much more meaningful. i would also like a cake, but again nothing fancy...
it will be perfect!
(can you tell that i am smiling from ear to ear??)