Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 5:38 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 9:09 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
2- Maga found this cute outfit that he wore. It fit perfectly and he looked so handsome! 3- We had a big lunch at Gertie's house. We ate Chili and baked potatoes. She was sweet to let us all congregate there. My house is waaay to small for that many people to try and gather. Let's face it, it is too small for the people who live in it!
4- Saturday night the adults all got babysitters and we went to dinner and bowling at the Bowl-ero. It was so much fun to be with my family and have fun. The floor was extra slippery, but I don't think we got any pictures of anyone falling, although most of us did at one time or another.
5- Clark is smiling more and more at anyone and everyone who takes the time to talk to him. He gets a big fun grin on his face that melts my heart!
6- Along with the smiling, he has started to "talk" up a storm! He loves it when people talk back and listen to him. He has got a lot to say already!
7- Luke is learning to be more imaginative with his drawing. It used to be hard to get him to color a picture much less draw something on a blank piece of paper. While I am glad he feels more creative, I am not sure I like where he choose to put his latest masterpiece!
8- While I am not super fond of the picture, it is my reality right now. I love my sweet husband, but he is a little too free with the camera sometimes. After I looked closely at this picture though I realized it was rather humorous. This is me on a normal day doing laundry. Apparently I needed a nap.
9- He is cute huh?
10- I am shopping for a camera of my own. (Ryan brings the school ones home when he can for me to use) My birthday is coming up and I think that is what I am getting. Does anyone have a great one they want to tell me about? Leave me a comment and tell me what kind you have and how much you like/dislike it. I think consumer feedback is the best way to go when it comes to these kinds of purchases.
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 11:19 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
Out in the country they have animals. Some of these animals are bred for a specific purpose. To make any money at any of these such adventures one has to have A LOT of animals. I came across one such man today on my drive out into the country to take Luke to pre-school. A man and his employees were herding sheep down the road. This particular breed, Columbia, is all white and is kept for wool. They cross breed them with Suffolk males, who are taller and have black faces and legs, and sell the lambs for meat. Not just a few sheep but hundreds of sheep. After a lengthy conversation with my father, we decided probably 500. They had one black sheep in the mix. According to him this is how they keep track. He would know. He used to own a few himself. Not 500 but a dozen or so. I used to show them in 4-H. I LOVED IT!! Today I was reminded how much I loved it.
As we got closer to the sheep it became apparent that they were headed the same way we were and it made for slow going. It took about 20 minutes for us to finish the last mile to our destination. The man in charge, sitting high atop his Clydesdale (think Budweiser horses) "led us" through the herd by cutting a path for me to drive along. The sheep were still moving as I drove so they stayed with us for quite awhile. It didn't even matter to me that it took a really long time to get through. I loved being amongst them. The smell was familiar, although Luke thought they were really stinky. The sound of them was a soothing sound. Luke liked the fluffy dogs that were helping herd the sheep. Memories of being a teenager, teaching my sheep to follow me and be led by the chin with no rope came flooding back. They make great companions and fun pets.
I did not have a great camera to capture this moment on film. I did take a picture with my phone out my window at the passing sheep. Just a little glimpse of what we saw as we drove down the road at a snails pace. There were several other cars behind me and as we drove the sheep got more dense in between us so we were literally stuck in the middle of a herd of sheep. Surrounding us on all sides. It was a neat visual and I wish I could have caught it for you. I know I won't forget it.
So there now you know a little more about me you never knew. Ryan and I often talk about our "someday." It includes a home on land so we can have animals. He wants horses. I want a dog. And I do want sheep someday too. The other day Emma told me she wants rabbits. 4-H was fun and I want my kids to experience the satisfaction of being responsible for another life and learning to care for it. Then the pride of showing off what they learn and being rewarded for their efforts. "Projects" help build character and responsibility. I feel like these kinds of experiences helped shape me into the kind of person I am today. I love the feeling of seeing a project through from start to finish and doing a good job at it along the way. I did win Grand Champion Chickens one year. That is a story for another day.
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 1:40 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 1:45 PM
Friday, November 7, 2008
This week has been CRAZY! We did have our family pictures taken recently though so I wanted to share them with you. They are only posted for a couple weeks so if you want to see them don't wait. Here is the link. It is the Hansen Family (obviously). The password is rhansen. We are still deciding on the family picture we like best, but we have the kids picked out. Let me know your favorites! If you scroll down a little farther there are the Hansen Newborn pics there too. Clark as a tiny baby. That password is chansen if you want to see those ones too.
Posted by Lisha Hansen at 11:13 AM